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Best Places to Live & Retire in North Carolina

Beaches, Mountains, History and Great Weather

Ideal-Living offers a free comprehensive service that begins with helping you find your Ideal Lifestyle. Until you know how you want to live, you can’t know where you want to live. We offer a wide array of tools to helpyou get answers to the questions that are keeping you from moving to your ideal destination. That includes finding the best place to retire in North Carolina.

Our resources can help you find best retirement communities in North Carolina in the best retirement locations. We can help you gain all this information as well as talk with representatives from the top retirement and resort communities in North Carolina, this includes communities in Wilmington, Southport, Raleigh, even the North Carolina high country areas like Boone and Asheville.

In addition to its natural beauty, great climate, and combination of mountain, lake and coastal communities, North Carolina also offers numerous tax benefits for residents and retirees.

No tax on social security benefits

Property tax deferment program for qualifying seniors

Prescription drugs are exempt from state sales tax

No inheritance tax

Those over 65 may qualify for Homeowners Exemption

Our free Digital Retirement Guide and Ideal-Living Magazine offer an abundance of information on which states, towns and cities are the best for retirees, vacationers and second-home buyers.

 

Because we can give you first-hand information on so many communities, virtually any type of community or neighborhood is available for you to consider, such as:

Coastal Communities
Golf Communities
Active Adult Communities
Mountain Communities
Lake Communities
Gated Communities
Inland Communities
Green Communities
Vacation Homes
Luxury Homes
University Towns
Small Towns
Affordable Homes for Retirement

Ideal-Living provides you the resources to not only compare North Carolina against other states, but also compare communities within North Carolina. And not just a few communities, but over 20 of the most popular communities in North Carolina. From the beaches to the mountains, all that North Carolina has to offer is at your fingertips.

Sample Communities to Discover

Landfall
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Landfall

Wilmington, NC
Homes: $550K - $3.5M Lots: $300K - $1.9M

For more than 25 years, Landfall has been one of the premier gated communities in the southeast. Located in the heart of historic Wilmington, North Carolina, Landfall encompasses over 2,200 acres of serene, coastal living along the Intracoastal Waterway just across from Wrightsville Beach.

The community of Landfall is anchored by the private, member-owned Country Club of Landfall with a diverse membership base from all around the world. The Club boasts two clubhouses, 45 holes of Championship golf by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye, and a state-of-the-art tennis/pickleball and fitness center. CCL features various categories of membership to meet the needs of most residents.

Opportunities are plentiful for entertainment with annual festivals such as the North Carolina Jazz Festival and the Azalea Festival; outdoor recreation including boating, fishing, surfing, kayaking; and arts and historical culture with Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts, Screen Gems Studios and Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNCW. Upscale restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries can be found throughout Wilmington with a local flair, southern cuisine and hospitality. The region’s best shopping is within minutes of Landfall, as is many of Wilmington’s best and most diverse restaurants.

Find Out More About Landfall – A Top North Carolina Gated Community

If you would like to learn more about this uniquely located, stable and mature water front community, you can request more information and compare this community with many others to find your ideal lifestyle.

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St. James Plantation

Southport, NC
Townhomes and Condos: $300K+, Homes: $500K, and Homesites: $200K

Southeastern NC’s shimmering coast is home to St. James Plantation. This uber popular community is nestled along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), near the charming seaside village of Southport and historic Wilmington. Residents enjoy our over 100 million dollars of completed first-class amenities, including a private oceanfront beach club, a 475-Wet Slip/Dry Stack ICW marina and marketplace, fitness clubs including a $4 million dollar Signature Wellness Center, 4 welcoming clubhouses, 81-holes of championship golf, 36+ miles of biking, walking trails, dining, Har-Tru tennis, pickleball, parks and community gardens as well as over 100 social clubs. Our residents also enjoy a mild Carolina climate as living here means four distinct seasons, perfect for enjoying the great outdoors and exploring nearby antiques, shops, boutiques, gourmet restaurants and historical landmarks dating back to the 1700’s. Moreover, our area boasts well- supplied adult educational institutions and first-class medical centers. Real estate options range from spacious custom homes to patio homes and condominiums. Single family homes range from the $500s to $1 million plus, and homesites range from the $200s.

Plan your visit right now! Call 800-245-3871 or visit our website: www.StJamesPlantation.com.
View our article Reasons to Love St. James Plantation!

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The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, NC
Homesites $49k - $300k, Homes from $500k to $3m

Mountains and a scenic river, are a rare combination to find in WNC developments. The 3,600-acre gated community enjoys five miles of river frontage along the Johns River connecting to Wilson Creek. Amenities include over 20 miles of nature trails; perfect for horseback riding, biking, and hiking, a community garden, a river pavilion with an outdoor kitchen, cascading waterfalls, and a stunning mountaintop two-story lodge with 360-degree views of the mountains for community gatherings. And our low homeowner association fees.

The Coves enjoys a mild four-season climate and close proximity to the towns of Blowing Rock, Asheville, and Charlotte, making it a perfectly located community. In fact, The Coves offers the same stunning views from Blowing Rock, Boone, and Linville, but has a fraction of the winter weather and closer proximity to many conveniences such as shopping, dining, and entertainment.

The only thing better than the views and amenities at The Coves is the residents, those that chose The Coves as their primary or secondary home. Truly, some of the kindest people from all over the country, that you will ever have the pleasure of having as neighbors.

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