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3 Towns in North Carolina Have Been Ranked as the Best Places To Retire in the United States

Joe Mertens

Disclaimer: The following information is updated for 2023. It is for educational purposes.

If you're planning on moving or retiring to the great state of North Carolina, you should add the following towns to your list.

One website made a list of the best places to retire in the United States. Here's what the three in North Carolina were.

3. Winston-Salem, NC. This place was ranked number 36 on the list.

The website says, "Winston-Salem, which locals refer to as Winston, is a region on an upward trajectory that still maintains its Southern roots. Although the city is traditionally Southern in its friendliness, it has an international feel. The metro area celebrates its diversity during an array of festivals and through a variety of cuisines."

"This slow and steady growth has preserved the region's small-town feel while allowing for improvements, such as repurposing old textile and tobacco factories into loft apartments. Due to heavy interest in residential and corporate development, the region has become a fertile land for entrepreneurs and small businesses," the website also says.

2. Raleigh & Durham, NC. This place was ranked number 29 on the list.

The website says, "Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are known for their research/technology roots and collegiate rivalries. This tri-city region (known as the Triangle) is luring new residents every day with strong job growth and high quality of life."

This place is also the 6th best place to live according to the website.

"A strong sense of community is evident, as strangers are quick to provide a friendly conversation when standing in line at the supermarket. Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill also encompass beautiful green spaces, family-friendly museums, and a growing art and music scene defined by monthly gallery walks, summer concerts, and music festivals like Hopscotch," the website also says.

1. Asheville, NC. This place was ranked number 24 on the list!

The website says, "Though this small mountain city has many nicknames – “Paris of the South” and “Beer City” among them – what makes Asheville unique is hard to define."

"Certainly, an excellent food scene, fed by local farmers and producers, is a huge draw. The Blue Ridge Mountains, which form a backdrop behind the downtown skyline, also serve as an attractive playground for outdoor adventurers," the website goes on to say.

Those are the places in North Carolina that have been ranked as some of the best places to retire in the United States.

What do you think about this? Do you think these places should have made the list? Have you been to these towns before? Did you enjoy your experience there? Comment below and let me know!

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