Why choose the city of Raleigh for your Retirement Community?
Start with a list of things that are important for your retirement activities.
Do you prefer four seasons a year?
Raleigh is the place to be with all four seasons, sometimes even in the same week! Anyone from Florida or New York will be happy to tell you about the mild temperatures they enjoyed while visiting North Carolina. Raleigh, located in the middle of the state, has average spring temperatures between 60°-80°F. Fall temperatures are in the mid-70s. Winters are mild and wet, with highs ranging from the mid 40s-50s °F. Summers are typically hot with highs in the upper 80s-90s °F. And for those who like to see a little snow, we have that too! Typically six inches falls across the area. Just enough to give us a beautiful white coating that goes away quickly.
Do you prefer outdoor activities?
Raleigh’s temperatures plus its central location in the state make it conducive to great outdoor activities. Our retirement community is only a half-day’s drive west to the Appalachian Mountains. Enjoy Mount Airy, Blowing Rock, or the artsy town of Asheville for a beautiful scenic weekend. Hop in the car and travel a few hours east and the ocean will be splashing on your toes! Wrightsville Beach, South Port, and Beaufort are all wonderful places to enjoy a walk in the sand, a seafood dinner and a gorgeous sunset.
Are cultural activities high on your retirement list?
Raleigh is home to The North Carolina Symphony, The Carolina Ballet, The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh Little Theatre and so much more. From science to history museums, the Capital City has so much to offer your family. There are bluegrass festivals in the fall, arts festivals in the spring, and food-truck rodeos in the summer. Outdoor concerts are offered at the Red Hat Amphitheater and indoor concert at the PNC arena.
Are continuing education classes and college sports important parts of your retirement?
The Triangle is home to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Duke University in Durham and The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Springmoor residents enjoy a variety of Osher Lifelong Learning classes at NC State’s McKimmon Center. Besides the continuing education, all of our schools offer a wide selection of travel groups, musical events and theatre productions. The college rivalry among the residents is in full swing, especially during March Madness!
Are professional sporting events important too?
The Carolina Hurricanes hockey team and the Durham Bulls baseball team are part of The Triangle’s competitive events too. Soccer clubs, tennis teams and golf tournaments are also on the list of sports activities. Pinehurst, host to the state’s best golf courses and recent US Open competitions, is located only an hour away.
Is transportation on your list?
Raleigh offers an International Airport with a daily direct flight to London, Toronto, San Francisco and Seattle. Amtrak has fun day trip to Charlotte. You can take your grandchildren on a train ride to the Charlotte Nature Museum and back in a day. With a retirement community located in a mid-size city, there are numerous travel options for friends and family that want to visit you at Springmoor. Or if you prefer to visit them, it’s only a fifteen-minute drive to the airport!
No matter your age, medical facilities are always on the list.
UNC Rex Healthcare, Wake Medical Center, and Duke University Hospital are among the long list of medical facilities located in the area. With two medical schools, a research university and numerous pharmaceutical laboratories, in The Triangle, the level of care provided for our residents is excellent. Springmoor offers its residents an on-site clinic and a skilled care facility. Physical therapy is available for those that want to stay on campus during their rehab or want help maintaining mobility.
Appearing on TOP TEN lists always helps confirm a decision.
Raleigh has been named on the Wall Street Journal’s list of the top 10 cities emerging as the “hottest, hippest destinations” for educated workers in their 20s. Making it a city attractive to multiple generations within your family. The journal cited the low cost of living and the highly educated population as part of what makes this city a special place for a retirement community.
With over 8,000 acres of parks, and a Nationally Acclaimed 152-mile Greenway System, the open spaces provide numerous places for walking, jogging, hiking, bird watching and outdoor fun. Women’s Health named it the “Healthiest City for Women”. Southern Living named Raleigh on of their “Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South”. And The Huffington Post ranks it among the “Five American Cities You Should Visit “ on their 2015 list.
What is important?
Choosing a retirement community starts with a long list of things that are essential to you and your family – seasonal temperatures, travel opportunities, continuing education, cultural activities, medical facilities and so much more. Once you make your list, we are certain that you will see why so many have chosen to live at Springmoor and enjoy all that Raleigh and the surrounding area have to offer.