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Old 10-15-2019, 08:46 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Based on the number of houses and communities that are being built...
The builders see a well heeled high value RE market to sell into.

I'll repeat ... absent some OTHER previously existing reason for a retiree to move TO (anywhere really)
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Not saying that you are incorrect, but how many of these 55 and over places are filled with people who already lived in the Triangle before retirement? Or moved here because their children lived here? I am genuinely curious. If I had to guess, I would think that people moving here cold for retirement - not knowing anyone and never having lived here - would be the smallest of the group.
Based on our community, friends and acquaintances, your thoughts are reasonable, but I think incorrect. MANY move here without having kids in the area or having lived here previously. National stats would say the same.

Reasons? COL is less for many, especially those from the NE. Weather is pretty mild, and has four seasons. Heath care is GREAT. Two centers for OLLI. Taxes for many are overall reduced.
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Based on our community, friends and acquaintances, your thoughts are reasonable, but I think incorrect. MANY move here without having kids in the area or having lived here previously. National stats would say the same.

Reasons? COL is less for many, especially those from the NE. Weather is pretty mild, and has four seasons. Heath care is GREAT. Two centers for OLLI. Taxes for many are overall reduced.
That's interesting. I can see good healthcare being a big draw. I know of one couple who moved here for retirement without any ties (that I know of). The others I know came here because their children are here or one because he had gone to school here and liked it. My MIL retired to Greensboro because her son lived there.

Of my parents' friends and relatives, most everyone either retired in place (NY, NJ, or PA) or snowbirded to Florida. One followed their son to Oregon, and one followed their daughter to Arizona (and her son actually lives in NC). One of their retirement friends in Florida halfbacked to the SC coast. It would be interesting to see stats.
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Old 10-23-2019, 10:15 PM
 
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My husband and I (retirees) are planning a move from Florida (which we've found is just too hot and buggy) to North Carolina. We have visited and liked the over 55 communities in both the Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas and are can't decide between the two. Would like some thoughts on pros and cons of retiring to either of these areas.
I have found that Raleigh has a lot going on , different activites and the fair, but like everywhere else they have the bad areas also. I have been to durham a lot and they have the best medical care, duke hosp and I have found the people there really good. good luck
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