Focus on North Carolina

Retiring to North Carolina? Do you know enough about the State? You do not want to appear “green” about the Old North State when you get there… If you were wondering, and a little doubtfully at that, about moving to North Carolina, rest assured that it is an extremely good idea. Let us tell you why and provide you with some useful information about the State.

Facts About North Carolina

North Carolina is in the south-eastern part of the United States. North Carolina is often referred to as the Old North State. It is bordered by South Carolina and Georgia in the south, and Tennessee and Virginia to the west and north respectively and is the 10th most populace State. Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina. This is a State that has a long history that is steeped in suspense as, in 1585 and 1587, the first English settlers came into Roanoke Island and there was a mysterious disappearance of colonies.

The landscape of North Carolina is diverse with swampland, hills and mountains, extensive forests that cover half of the State, and rich farmland. The weather in North Carolina is greatly influenced by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore, you will find that North Carolina has mild winters and moderate summers. If you are worried about the weather in North Carolina, this information should relax you.

Economy wise, North Carolina is first in industries, such as textiles, tobacco, and furniture. They are also great producers of meat and dairy. Fruits and vegetables are grown in small quantities and are sold within the State at local markets. Commercial fishing, shipping, and lumber industries also contribute in a significant manner to the success of North Carolina’s economy.

What to do in North Carolina

Tourism is gaining popularity in North Carolina in a big way. There are so many places to visit and sights to see. Charlotte and Wilmington provide the most number of sights and attractions. You can spend hours in museums that provide you various arts and exhibits take in the splendor of the high-rises and the beautiful architecture in uptown Charlotte. You can also enjoy trekking up the mountains if you are into hiking and mountain climbing. Some of the best outdoor activities are available in Salisbury-Rowan County. If you wish to bird-watch or simply go hiking to take in the splendor of North Carolina, you can do so at Eagle’s Nest and Dunn’s Mountain Nature Park. There is also canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and boating here.

North Carolina boasts of many world-class golf courses with scenic views of the famous mountain ranges or pristine coastline. Whatever you are looking for, a golf vacation or a weekend getaway, you will find some of the world’s most perfect golf courses in North Carolina.

With such a rich history and activities to offer you, why should you NOT consider North Carolina as your perfect retirement State? Check out some of the retirement communities mentioned below to further convince you.

 

There are 417 all age and active adult retirement communities in North Carolina. Visit our website ActiveAdultLiving.com® and obtain further information on any retirement community of your choice.

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  1. […] North Carolina is in the south-eastern part of the United States. North Carolina is often referred to as the Old North State. It is bordered by South Carolina and Georgia in the south, and Tennessee and Virginia to the west and north respectively and is the 10th most populace State. Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina. This is a State that has a long history that is steeped in suspense as, in 1585 and 1587, the first English settlers came in to Roanoke Island and there was a mysterious disappearance of colonies…read more> […]

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