The Area

The #1 retirement state.

North Carolina

N.C. is one of the country's top retirement destinations.

N.C. is one of the country’s top retirement destinations.

North Carolina is known for its vast geographical landscapes — more than 300 miles of coastal beaches, vibrant Piedmont cities and the eastern U.S.’s tallest mountains. With warm summers, mild winters, bustling college towns, tourist attractions, shopping, recreational opportunities, cultural events and more, North Carolina has the proud distinction of being one of the country’s top retirement destinations.

The Triangle

The Triangle area of North Carolina — including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary — offers something for everyone and is a great place to retire. Whether you’re interested in the arts, education, sports, entertainment or family life, central North Carolina has it. Centrally located between North Carolina’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and serene beaches, the Research Triangle area has become a desired destination for seniors across the nation.

Within an hour’s drive are numerous attractions, such as The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, Seagrove Pottery and Pinehurst Resort and Country Club. Boating or a day at the beach are just a short three miles away at Jordan Lake. For your convenience, fee-for-service scheduled transportation is provided to all parts of the RDU Triangle.

Area Universities

Duke University
Durham Technical Community College
Meredith College
N.C. Central University
N.C. State University
Peace College
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Shaw University
Wake Technical Community College

Area Hospitals

UNC Hospitals
Duke University Medical Center
Durham Regional Hospital
Wake Medical Center

Arts & Culture

Carolina Performing Arts
Durham Performing Arts Center
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
N.C. Museum of Art
N.C. Museum of Life and Science
N.C. Museum of History
N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
N.C. State Fair
Carolina Ballet
N.C. Symphony
PlayMakers
The ArtsCenter
The Nasher Museum of Art
Ackland Art Museum
The Carolina Theatre