Is Charlotte NC a good place to retire?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Allen Tate Realtors

With plenty of outdoor activities, lush landscaping and no shortage of delicious food and drink, Charlotte, NC is quickly becoming a hot retirement destination.


Voted #34 in best places to retire by US News, Charlotte is certainly a city to add to your list of possible places to retire.


Experts say Charlotte is a popular spot for recent retirees because of three main factors:


Over 55 communities


Over 55 communities are quickly becoming a hot spot for active retirees, and if you’ve got a 55 plus community in your retirement plan, Charlotte has plenty of options for you.


A few notable active communities include:

Sun City— Located in Fort Mill, South Carolina, just minutes from Charlotte, Sun City is home to more than 3,160 community homes, an 18 hole golf course, and beautiful views of the Catawba River.


Trilogy Lake Norman— If you’re looking for resort-style living, Trilogy Lake Norman is your best bet. Featuring a 30,000 sq foot club house with a private restaurant, beautiful common areas and gathering rooms, Trilogy Lake Norman leaves nothing to be desired.


Regency at the Palisades is truly a must see— from the breathtaking views of Lake Wylie to the expansive clubhouse, you’ll find plenty to do here. Residents can enjoy tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, as well as swimming.


Healthcare options


Health care is typically high on the list of “must haves” for an retiree, and Charlotte has plenty of top-notch healthcare facilities to care for an aging population. Atrium Health, and Novant are two of the largest healthcare facilities offering services to patients in Charlotte.


Most recently, the Jesse Helms Nursing Center was named one of the best Nursing Homes by US News and World Report.


Plenty of things to do


Charlotte has no shortage of delicable food and drink, so if fine dining is on your horizons, you’ll likely be in heaven!


Make sure to check out Charlotte’s very own restaurant week, where you can enjoy discounted meals from over 100 of Charlotte’s most popular upscale restaurants.


If you consider yourself to be a life-long learner, you’ll fit right in at Queen’s University Senior Scholars Program, where members meet weekly to hear prominent speakers.


If the outdoors are calling your name, you won’t be disappointed in Charlotte. From the Whitewater center to DuPont State forest to the Blue Ridge Mountains, outdoor activities are a plenty in Charlotte.

Additionally, many choose Charlotte as their ultimate destination to retire because of the weather. Charlotte’s weather tends to be much milder than the typical states most retirees flock to.


Many retirees will be pleased to know about Charlotte’s pretty balanced cost of living, with the median housing price just below the national median. Moreover, many Charlotteans find that suburbs tend to have more affordable housing options, compared to homes located closer to the city.


Still unsure if Charlotte is a good place to retire? Many experts recommend visiting several potential destinations about 5 years before you plan on retiring.



Comments (1)

Sally Crane
WMS - Unity, WI
Woodland appraisal support.

Thanks for the update, all the best to you as you get many of these properties listed and sold.


Jun 20, 2019 08:02 PM