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Finding Quality North Carolina Retirement Communities

Because of its temperate weather, booming population, and genteel southern values, North Carolina retirement communities are among the top senior living destinations in the country. Read on to explore some of our active retirement communities in North Carolina.

Acts Retirement-Life Communities in North Carolina

  • Matthews Glen

    733 Pavilion View Dr, Matthews, NC 28105

    This pet-friendly community in Matthews, NC is just a short distance from Charlotte, and offers plenty of on-campus benefits and amenities. 

  • Tryon Estates

    617 Laurel Lake Dr, Columbus, NC 28722

    Tryon Estates is a 215-acre senior retirement campus nestled in the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

North Carolina Points of Interest for Older Adults

Besides the many amenities available at quality retirement communities, this beautiful and affordable state has much to offer retirees. Explore the interactive map below for a sampling of what senior living in North Carolina can offer: 


Sports: North Carolina is home to the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. The team’s home stadium is in Charlotte, NC. And if you ever feel like catching a game, our retirement community in Matthews is less than 30 minutes away.

Museums: With dozens of museums, North Carolina has something for everyone. We recommend checking out the House of Flags in Columbus, the Matthews Heritage Museum in Matthews, and just about any of the museums in Charlotte or Asheville.

Restaurants: There are several wineries near our retirement community in beautiful Columbus, North Carolina, with many of them also offering food. Our Matthews community is just a short distance to Charlotte and its thriving restaurant scene.

Lifelong Peace of Mind

All Acts locations including our North Carolina retirement communities, provide lifelong healthcare at a fixed rate, so you can live worry-free in the retirement home of your dreams.

Acts Network of Retirement Communities

Are you already a resident of one of our active NC retirement communities, but are interested in traveling to other cities? Good news! Acts residents get access to all 23 of our campuses throughout the country. That means you can visit one of our communities in Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, or anywhere else that Acts has a campus! It’s just one of the many benefits of being an Acts community resident.

Acts has a commitment to excellence by continually evaluating its processes through external and internal processes. Acts' financial performance is regularly reviewed by Fitch ratings, the organization maintains an ethics trust accreditation, and regularly completes resident surveys.

Quality Senior Living in North Carolina 

Residents of active NC retirement communities enjoy the warm weather, gorgeous scenery and southern charm, making it one of the most popular senior living destinations in the country.

Whether you enjoy the scenery and recreation of the Blue Ridge mountains or the activity and ease of life in the Piedmont region,  Acts' North Carolina senior living locations outside Charlotte and Asheville keep you close to all the local conveniences and attractions you know and love in the Tar Heel State.

Why Retire in North Carolina?

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    Low-Cost Living: Those who choose senior living in North Carolina benefit from a lower cost of living relative to other states that are popular with retirees. According to US News, the state was named an excellent place to retire on less than $100 per day.

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    Natural Beauty: Whether you like hiking, biking, or just lounging by the beach, North Carolina has something for everyone – from the Great Smoky Mountains, to the Appalachian Trail, to the Outer Banks.

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    Popular with Retirees: Nearly 2 million North Carolina residents are over 65. And by 2025, one in five North Carolinians will be 65 and older. People are retiring here for a reason! 

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    Ideal for History Buffs: The Tar Heel state played a pivotal role in the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Plus, North Carolina is home to numerous museums, including the NASCAR Hall of Fame.