Great Healthcare for Beach Lovers Relocating or Retiring to Coastal NC

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Linda Rike Real Estate

Great Health Care in Atlantic Beach NC, Beaufort NC, Morehead City NC, Pine Knoll Shores NC


Top REALTORS know the most significant concern for relocating retirees is good specialized health care that is accessible to preferred residential communities. Who among us wants the worry of an hour-long road trip to get to a good gastrologist? Fortunately, the coastal community of Morehead City, NC offers a wonderfully caring community of physicians and facilities that center on specialized health care.

As we age, our interests over quality of life increase, and that quality of life is defined first by our own health and then by what we can do with that health. For some of us, feeling good about our quality of life means finding holistic practitioners to meet our physical and emotional needs. For others, quality of life means making sure we surround ourselves with the activities and interests that we love and that keep us fit and vital.

Additionally, quality of life can mean living in conditions that support our well-being. Many believe that living in a mild climate that provides humidity, as found in coastal communities, serves that purpose. And, of course, so many of us now have sick or elderly loved ones who depend upon us to make sure they get the special care that they need, whether that means in-house assistance or within an outside facility. Few things can impact quality of life like managing the life of another person. All of these things are considerations for the new or seasoned retiree who is seeking that ideal place to call home.

In the waterfront town of Morehead City, North Carolina, which is at the heart of the Crystal Coast, one finds the crossroads of medical offerings. Carteret General Hospital is a 135-bed acute care facility which has been the primary healing center for thirty-five years. Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Carteret General is a complete complex that includes a birthing center, cancer clinic, Hospice services, and also a Specialty Clinic which affords patients more specialized care in the areas of neurology, nephrology, pulmonology, and neurosurgery.

Private Practioners of every type fill out the medical community along the Crystal Coast. You'll find a clinic dealing primarily with women's issues and another practice that focuses on natural health care. For those wishing a preventative or more natural approach, The Whole Health Resource Network publishes a free directory of service and product providers that includes massage, yoga, reiki, life coaching, vitamin and herb experts, and fresh food markets. You can request the directory and obtain more information at

Rehabilitative clinics and services are plentiful in Carteret County, NC. From respite care to home health assistance, every need is managed for the recovering patient or long-term disabled. A recent report on assisted living and nursing facilities in the state showed Carteret County's Snug Harbor at Nelson Bay to be among the best.

With medical concerns out of the way, a retiree can then concentrate on enjoying the lifestyle that we all strolling the boardwalk at dusk. As for locals, we love boating over to Shackleford Banks to watch the wild ponies run or taking a picnic to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse for some serious shell-hunting. We can't get enough of our delicious fresh-caught seafood, and we adore nothing more than to sit on our decks with a glass of wine at the end of the day watching the orange and pinks melt into a glorious sunset. Here, the golden years never seem so perfectly named.


Considering relocation, retirement, second home or military relocation? For more information Contact Linda Rike, RSPS (Resort & Second Home Property Specialist) Linda Rike Real Estate 252-247-6922


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Marian Goetzinger
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000 - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC

Linda,  Thanks for a great blog.  I've had more health issues in the past couple of years than I want to think about and I've found our local health care professionals to be wonderful.  By the way, I love this picture of you and Ed.

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