Yes, Money Magazine ranks Durham, North Carolina as the number 1 place to retire on their listing of their 25 Best Places to Retire. Benefits cited by Money Magazine include the weather where there are four seasons and yet none are usually too extreme (contrary to this year). There are an abundance of parks, golf courses, cultural activities, and home prices are affordable. Then there is the world renowned Duke Medical Center. Durham has a new 2,800 seat performing arts center (DPAC) and it is home to the Durham Bulls baseball team.
Duke University has a senior learning program that has been around for over 30 years. It is one of the biggest in the country and there are more than 100 courses offered every term which cover a wide variety of topics.
Many of the same features that might draw retirees to Durham are found all over the Raleigh, NC area as well. Top notch medical treatment and care can be found at the Duke Medicine Plaza on Duke Raleigh Hospital’s campus which has specialties from Neurosurgery, Cardiovascular Care to the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center that have won local and national awards.
Healthcare in the Raleigh area also includes two other nationally known healthcare systems, Rex Healthcare and WakeMed Hospital systems. All three of these major healthcare providers have urgent care and campus locations in many of the surrounding areas of Raleigh.
The Raleigh, NC senior housing market offers a wide variety of choices that range from maintenance free homes, senior friendly apartments, independent living, assisted living, and continuing care retirement living.
Maintenance Free Homes in the Raleigh area include detached homes, condominiums, and townhomes. They can be found from Apex, to Cary, Raleigh, Midtown (North Hills) Wake Forest and even Knightdale.
Here are just two examples:
There are many more options and the Marti Hampton team would consider it a privilege to be able to help you with your home search.