Posted on December 11, 2018

Why North Carolina is the Best Place to Retire

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We live the good life in North Carolina, which explains why we believe it is the best place to retire. We are healthier, more active, have access to more sports, art, music, theater and great food than many other states. There are plenty of “Top 10” and “Best Of” ranking lists to prove it! We are consistently ranked in the Top 5 best states for those entering retirement.

North Carolina stretches from the Atlantic Ocean on the coast moving westward into the Piedmont (central area) over to the Blue Ridge mountains. We have beaches, golf courses, riding trails, ski slopes, bike paths, and some of the North Carolina Bed and Breakfast Inns (some of the most luxurious bed and breakfast inns you’ll find anywhere in the country)!

According to, “North Carolina is making headlines as an up and coming place to retire, even earning some retirees moving there the nickname, “halfbacks” as retired people from Florida move halfway back home to the mid-Atlantic and mid-South states. Drawing people from all over the country with its beauty, stunning coastline, and southern hospitality, there’s a lot to love about retiring in North Carolina.”

Their Top 10 Reasons To Retire to North Carolina:

  • Great tax benefits for seniors
  • Over three-hundred miles of barrier coastline
  • The Queen City (Charlotte)
  • Mountain getaways
  • Four distinct seasons
  • The Outer Banks
  • Lower than average cost of living
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Endless historical sites
  • Abundance of professional sports (and college sports)

There are plenty of things to experience in The Tarheel State:

Kiplinger revealed that out of the 9.9 million residents of North Carolina, more than 14.7 percent of the population is age 65 or older. All of North Carolina has so much to offer you. Why not come for a visit and stay at one of our regularly-inspected NCBBI Member Inns. Our friendly innkeepers are experts on their respective local areas and they are happy to direct you to fun, discovery, and delight. Indeed, North Carolina may be the best place to retire.