Certified Retirement Communities
The communities listed below have completed the application and requirement process.
Asheboro, located in the heart of North Carolina, Asheboro is home to rich economic, natural and cultural resources. Asheboro's "come as you are" attitude invites you to jump in and become part of the community - whether you're here for an afternoon or a lifetime. With a population of approximately 25,000, Asheboro is the largest city in Randolph County and is part of the Piedmont Triad, an area that includes Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem.
Eden, located in Rockingham County, is where good things come in multiples. The two rivers, the Dan and the Smith, and three downtown areas are tucked away from big-city bustle. Meander through shops, sample local cuisine or window shop. You can hit the trails on foot, bicycle along the quiet roadways, or dip your paddle in one of the gently flowing waterways where wildlife and history await around every river bend.
Lumberton, located halfway between New York and Florida on Interstate 95, is within an hour's drive of a vast assortment of cultural activities in the areas of arts, music, theaters and more. Historic properties and museums are located in all directions, and festivals and events are held in nearly every nearby community. Whether you like boating or fishing, playing golf or tennis, swimming or walking, recreational sites and facilities abound.
Marion is located at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering a unique combination of the comfort of a small city while also offering a location convenient to large metropolitan areas. Since its incorporation in 1844, Marion has grown in an orderly and efficient manner due in part to the efforts of private citizens and city leaders working together to build an ideal community that is conducive to business, the entrepreneurial spirit, and a high quality of life for residents.
Mount Airy, nestled in Yadkin Valley wine region and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, offers breathtaking views, hiking and canoeing while a stroll down Main St. reminds you of simpler times with historic sites and jam sessions for traditional music lovers. Actor Andy Griffith grew up in Mount Airy, and it's no coincidence that a stroll down Main Street reminds people of the town of Mayberry from The Andy Griffith Show. Bluegrass and traditional music lovers can take in a jam session or live radio show every Saturday morning in Downtown Mount Airy. History buffs can delve in to the area's colorful past at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History and by visiting the county's myriad of historic sites. Mount Airy is also located in the Yadkin Valley Wine Region home to over 24 Wineries.
Pittsboro is located in the heart of North Carolina, with small town charm yet close to more than a dozen universities and the Research Triangle Park. With an illustrious past, it is Pittsboro's current charm and bright future that generate the enthusiasm and optimism that is pervasive throughout the community. The Town has all of the appealing qualities of small town North Carolina, such as friendly, caring people; a low crime rate; relatively low cost of living; and a slower, gentler pace of life. These qualities, coupled with its close proximity to the employment centers, cultural activities and retail conveniences of the adjacent cities of the triangle make it a particularly appealing place to call home.
Sanford is located equidistant from the Triad, Raleigh-Durham and Fayetteville metro areas and just north of the golf courses of the Sandhills, blending the charm of a small Southern railway town with a modern and diverse economic base.
Edenton, Discover a welcoming community featuring a low cost of living amid beautiful surroundings with homes available at reasonable prices. Edenton has a unique historic downtown with a nice variety of retail, restaurants, coffee shops, hardware stores, and interesting boutique shops. The town’s historic districts protect the future and ambiance that makes Edenton different and inviting. Edenton is not “just a small town”, it is so much more. It is a living community that embraces people; people become involved and supportive of one another in a way that is astounding. Excellent healthcare and continuing educational opportunities abound.
Tarboro's downtown is in the National Register of Historic Places. One can expect to see beautiful turn of the century buildings, showcasing architecture dating back to 1884. Our small, yet vibrant downtown would be effortless for any new retiree learning to move about. One can expect to find small boutiques, eateries and a variety of other retail/professional business. Tarboro’s Historic District is a 45 block restored area that’s home to many “grand old ladies”, Colonial, Antebellum, and Victorian homes. Tarboro has an exceptional quality of life. The climate of Tarboro is ideal for any retiree, with mild winters and warm summers making most recreational activities available year round. There are numerous walking and biking trails, fishing on the river, hunting locations, and picnicking spots just to name a few. One can play a round of golf at Cotton Valley or enjoy indoor recreational and fitness activities at B&G Fitness or E.L. Roberson Center. Tarboro’s location makes many attractions along the east coast accessible within a days drive.