Raleigh One of the Best Places to Retire

Money Magazine placed Raleigh among the top 5 best places to retire in 2014.

Donna Rosato, senior editor of Money Magazine stated that a few of the things that draw people to Raleigh is the strong local economy and North Carolina State University’s life long learning program for seniors has been popular with retirees. The numerous and well respected Medical Centers including Duke and University of North Carolina within easy access to Raleigh make it a very desirable choice for seniors.

Many people from the northeast move to Florida then decide to make a second move back north to the North Carolina and Raleigh or Triangle area. These people have become known as the “half-backs.”  The mile weather and four seasons seem to be some of the drawing cards for these “half-backers.”

This designation for Raleigh as being one of the best places to retire is no surprise for those of us who live in the area.  The housing prices are very reasonable in comparison to some areas of the country and the quality of life far exceeds most metropolitan areas of the country. Whether retiring or relocating for employment, Raleigh and the surrounding areas of Cary, Wake Forest, Apex, Durham and Chapel Hill are great places to live and to raise a family, as well as, to retire.