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Old 06-27-2006, 07:25 PM
 
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Where are the best locations for retirees?
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:27 PM
 
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I thought that was NC too, everyone else seems to be heading there
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Old 06-27-2006, 07:28 PM
 
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I thought that was NC too, everyone else seems to be heading there
The person could be asking where in NC since this is the NC section.

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Old 06-27-2006, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Areas around Pinehurst-Southern Pines, Asheville-Hendersonville-Brevard and Wilmington-Southport seem to be the favorites.

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Old 06-27-2006, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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There seem to be alot of older people that follow their grown children to NC. I've noticed in the last two years that alot of the builders are building "Active 55" communities. One of them in Cary has a full time activities director! Also alot of the builders are building one level ranch type villas. You pay the HOA to take care of the lawn and the outside maintenance of your home. When my parents lived in Florida, alot of their friends had homes in the mountains of NC. They came in the summer time and returned to Florida in the winter time. FYI...homes in the mountains are becoming more pricey than homes at the coast. Vicki
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Old 06-28-2006, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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What are you looking for: Weather, mountains, ocean or a retired social atmosphere?
I put too much emphasis on weather and the beauty of the mountains. In our case we wanted the ability to motorcycle in the mountains which is the best riding in the world! I challenge you to find better year around weather than here. But, if we had it to do over we would put a lot more emphasis on being around more retirees. The locals tolerate us but they aren't keen on the area being over run with yankees.
If you golf mm34b is right: Moore County.
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Old 06-28-2006, 06:09 AM
 
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hapaleeretired,
I agree with you about how locals treat yankees or outsiders. I put my house here in NC on the market and ask this question as a last ditch effort to stay in the state. NC is a beautiful state and I would like to stay here but I am fed up with the bible slappers and rednecks.
I worked and retired from another state my pension is issued by that out of state company. I have no children in NC schools. All I do in NC is pay taxes and contribute to the economy. Yet I am still considered a "damm yankee". It seems to me the only industry NC has left is retirees. You would think they might treat us better.
If I cannot find a good retirement community I will go back to my "just as beautiful PA" and take my "damm yankee money" with me.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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There are a number of over 55 areas around Hendersonville and a couple south of Charlotte. If I had the bucks I'd look at Tega Cay.
We have one here but this area is not yet a retirement area but it should be. Please let us know if you find anything promising. I am reading that we cannot afford to return to PA.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:53 AM
 
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I've read some are also considering Chapel Hill / Carrboro. Good food, shopping, etc. But also cuz they are very walkable towns with free public transit so the older folks don't have to worry about driving anywhere.
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Old 06-28-2006, 07:59 AM
 
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From what I've researched into areas, it appears a lot of retirees look to live in "college towns." Those of you in the area would know better, but I believe a lot of senior apts complexes are being built around the univeristy.
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