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While other communities are scrambling to capture the younger population, Reidsville has been busy building a community that welcomes all age groups, especially active retirees. As the only community in North Carolina that is both certified by Retire NC and the American Association of Retirement Communities, Reidsville has gone above and beyond to create a truly special place for retirees of all ages to “do what they love.”

Located in the northern section of NC just outside of the metro of Greensboro, Reidsville is the best of both worlds. It’s a small city with big attributes.

Seniors and healthcare are very important to our community. Reidsville’s Senior Center is a Center of Excellence, one of the few in the state with that designation. The center also houses an adult daycare, one of the first senior centers in the state to offer this service. Reidsville’s hospital, Annie Penn, was bought out several years ago by Cone Health System. This has allowed our city to grow greatly in the number of doctors and services offered. If needs cannot be met locally, then renowned health institutes such as Duke, Baptist and Chapel Hill are just down the road.

Quality of life is important. Reidsville prides itself on recreation and art in our community. Lake Reidsville is a 750-acre lake offering hiking, boating, water skiing, disc golf and camping. Walking trails are also located at the lake and greenways throughout Reidsville, including a walking trail in the Downtown Historic District and an art mural tour. Golfing is also a big sport with 10 courses located in the county. If live music and entertainment is what you crave, we have that as well. Downtown Reidsville boasts Market Square, an outdoor amphitheater that hosts numerous free activities from May through October.

Reidsville’s historic downtown is a wonderful place to shop and have a great meal! There are specialty restaurants that offer cuisine from around the world and unique finds you can only find in Reidsville. Enjoy cooking at home? Check out the local farmer’s market May through October. Local farmers, bakers, artisans and more set up and sell fresh produce, fruits, baked goods, eggs, cheese, jams, jellies, flowers and so much more.

Our downtown is peppered with many beautiful historic homes. The Penn House, listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, is owned and operated by the City of Reidsville. The home is used as a venue for weddings, special events, business meetings and more. It is just one of the many attributes in Reidsville that brings people to the area. The cost of living is another great attribute compared to surrounding areas. There are several options including townhomes, apartments, terrace homes, historical gems, and new construction. Some of the older, more established neighborhoods offer a wide selection of 1- and 2-level homes in a variety of design styles as well as neighborhood pocket parks that provide nearby recreational activities and trails.

Whether you want to spend retirement volunteering in the community and spending time with friends or finally opening that bake shop you always dreamed of, you can "Do What You Love in Reidsville."

We understand that being "retired" doesn't mean you are done living out your dreams, in fact, we think it means you now have the freedom to do exactly that without restrictions.

Explore all the opportunities for living your best second childhood in Reidsville, and then visit to learn more about how you can be a part of the community of champions being built here. Team Reidsville is always looking for new players to join the team.

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Latitude: 36° 21' 17.4918" / Longitude: -79° 39' 52.1094"

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