Retirement means you’ve got the rest of your life ahead of you — for adventures, experiences, and personal growth. So determining where you’re going to settle down is a big decision. You need to find the location that will serve as the perfect setting to achieve the new goals you set for yourself.
Coming up with your requirements for where to retire may take some time. Don’t worry, it’s a process. But in the meantime, we encourage you to learn as much about different locations as you can.
Cary, North Carolina is a popular retirement destination due to its endless offerings — from mild climate and serene scenery, to the rich culture and arts. Senior living communities are abundant here, and take advantage of all that the location provides. The number of seniors affectionately settling in Cary to embark on the retirement of their dreams increases every year. Find out more about what makes this such a coveted retirement area and why senior living communities in the region are so popular.
Recreation to Write Home About
If you’re trying to lower your handicap on the golf course — you’re not alone. And the courses in Cary and the surrounding areas of North Carolina serve as just the place to do so. More than forty golf courses are either in Cary or located within 20 miles of the town. The oldest golf course in the Cary area is the Raleigh Golf Association which dates back to 1929, while the Old Chatham Golf Course is rated the best course in the area.
And with the weather in North Carolina, you can likely get in a round any time you want. Winters are short and mild, so the biggest part of your weather-woes will be a little rain. But residents don’t typically mind — it keeps the grass and gardens lush.
Unique History and Arts
North Carolina is known for its rich culture and opportunities that span across the state, from one city to the next. The three prestigious universities, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University, are home to exciting events and opportunities that span every interest. Attend insightful lectures by well-known scholars, join in on discussions with best-selling authors, witness art exhibits or check out who has the upper hand in any one of the Duke vs. UNC sporting events. You’ll never be bored living so close to these campuses.
With no shortage of history in the area, it makes sense that there are amazing museums to take a deeper dive into stories of the past. There are also theaters and centers for the performing arts where you can enjoy movies, plays, musicals, and all types of entertainment.
Shopping and Dining Experiences
What’s a fun day out without a little shopping? The centers scattered across North Carolina include a variety of shops, sure to fulfill your every need. Malls, villages, and commons are all located just a short drive from one another so your trip will be convenient as well as successful.
And whether you’ve worked up an appetite after a long day of shopping, or you’re looking for a date night spot, the wonderful restaurants offer exquisite culinary experiences for every palette. Entertain your out of town guests by bringing them to one of your favorite restaurants near Raleigh, Cary or Chapel Hill. Check out The Umstead Hotel and Spa for fine dining, exclusively at Herons restaurant, named one of only 64 five-star restaurants in the world by Forbes.
Getting Out of Town
Travel is a must for many retirement bucket lists as you likely have the time you’ve always wanted to see the world. Fortunately, senior living in North Carolina means communities are in proximity to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. You won’t have to worry about a far, inconvenient drive to the airport — just book the trip! The close proximity to both the beach and the mountains make for easy travel by car.
Easy Access to Healthcare
Your health may not always be in the forefront of your mind, but it should be. Cary, North Carolina makes it easy for you to stay on top of your health and cognizant of your own mind and body. Some of the best medical centers in the country are located in North Carolina, including Duke University Hospital, UNC Hospital, and WakeMed Hospital.
There are also programs that allow you to focus on your wellness without even thinking about it. Centers like the UNC Wellness Center at Northwest Cary offer multiple fitness areas with training equipment, indoor aquatics, indoor track and basketball court, group fitness studios and many other amenities that will help you keep your body in top-notch shape. Outdoor trails will allow you to soak in nature while getting some exercise through walking or biking.
Searstone is an independent living community in Cary, North Carolina that strives to provide new and exciting opportunities to every resident. The campus offers walkability for easy pedestrian access to all of the community’s amenities, and to take in the neighborhood of Cary located just beyond the walls. All you need is conveniently located just steps from your front door. If you think Cary could be the place for you, click here to find out if it’s right for your future.