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North Carolina Retirement Communities

When you make one of the active retirement communities in North Carolina your new home, you’ll have plenty to look forward to in one of the most popular senior living destinations in the country. Retirees agree that North Carolina is one of the best places to live thanks to the fine weather, revered scenery, and terrific cultural setting. 

But why retire in North Carolina? Well, there’s something for every retiree in North Carolina, and the NC senior living locations overseen by Acts Retirement-Life Communities offer even more. Conveniently located outside of Charlotte and Asheville, you’ll never be too far from local restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Plus, all Acts locations in North Carolina provide lifelong healthcare at a pre-paid rate, ensuring that should you ever need a higher level of care such as assisted living, it’s already covered. Read on to learn more about our fabulous retirement homes 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.

Benefits of Living at a Retirement Home in North Carolina

Residents of active retirement communities in North Carolina 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.

Plus all Acts locations, including our North Carolina retirement homes, provide lifelong healthcare at a fixed rate, so you can live worry-free in the retirement home of your dreams. You can learn more in this video.

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Is North Carolina a Good Place to Retire?

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 why so many choose to retire in North Carolina.

Local Highlights for Retirees Living in North Carolina

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.

Why Retirees Love Living 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. Another reason why North Carolina is one of the best places to live for retirees! 

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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.

Explore the Full Breadth Acts-Retirement Life Communities Network from NC


Are you already a resident of one of our active North Carolina retirement homes, but are interested in traveling to other cities? Good news! Acts residents get access to all 27 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.

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