4 Great Reasons to Retire to the Triangle

Posted on 05/06/13 No Comments

North Carolina’s Triangle region, largely made-up of Raleigh/Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill, has more than enough reasons to attract first-time home buyers and relocating young families. However, much of what makes this area so appealing to younger generations can also attract active adults and empty-nesters looking for a new place to settle down. Here are just a few arguments for joining us in the Tar Heel State.

1. Recreation
From golf to bicycle paths, it’s not very easy to get bored here. The Durham Performing Arts Center attracts music and theatre acts of global acclaim while North Hills in Raleigh provides an array of dining and shopping options. You can stroll around any one of the many lakes that string together the Wake County greenway or take an easy drive down to the coast or out to the Outer Banks for a long weekend. Cary, Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham each have outstanding urban centers rich in unique small business and weekend events. We’re really just scraping the surface. Also consider the Red Hat Amphitheater in Downtown Raleigh, Apex’s historic Salem Street or a trip to Asheville’s Biltmore Estate during the holidays.

2. Home Value
Even if you just want a second home closer to children or are hoping to experience a more mild winter (we do see some snow each year, usually less than six inches total), the Triangle has one of the best real estate markets in the country. It’s hard to find more for your doller anywhere else. There are a number of condo developments, active adult oriented communities and townhomes that can offer simple living and a wide array of amenities. Each of the Triangle’s cities has respectively landed on countless national “best places for” lists for everything from starting a business to raising a family. Our average house price is at the national level of $170,000 while income remains above the national average. And speaking of …

3. Jobs
Not ready to completely kick back yet? No problem. The Triangle continues to add new opportunities and remains on track as one of the nation’s best places for businesses to locate. There will always be a large crop of college graduates competing for work because of the notable university presence, but the options are plenty for those seeking part-time employment, volunteer opportunities and consulting gigs. State government, software, pharmaceuticals and healthcare each have a significant employment presence in the Triangle.

4. Weather
The term “half-back” is used to label those who started retirement in Florida, but came back half-way up the coast to experience more mild, varied seasons. The summers can get pretty hot but the fall and spring more than make up for it. Winter is messy at times but it’s always short lived and the sun tends to never let the cold set in for long. All four seasons come and go in North Carolina and each have their highlights. However, if you haven’t seen the North Carolina mountains in fall, we suggest you make it your first road trip after settling down.

If you have questions about relocating to the Triangle area, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’d be glad to hear from you.

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