SmartAsset has ranked Southern Pines and Pinehurst as #2 and #4, respectively, on their 2016 list of Best Places to Retire in North Carolina

Downtown Pinehurst (photo courtesy of Bill Kamenjar)SmartAsset is a financial technology company based in New York City that provides online tools and advice regarding personal finances.  To compile their list of best places to retire, SmartAsset gathered data on three separate regional factors that affect the quality of life for retirees:

1) State and local tax rates, both income and sales taxes.

2) The number of doctors’ offices, recreation centers and retirement centers per thousand residents in each area.

3) The number of seniors in each area as a percentage of the total population.

Each county and city was ranked using these three factors, and an average ranking was calculated for each area, weighting the three factors equally. Downtown Southern Pines

Pinehurst and Southern Pines are consistently praised as ideal retirement communities, being named as best places to retire by Money magazine, Where to Retire magazine, and others.  Active retirees are attracted by the golf, temperate climate, exceptional medical services, the multitude of senior care services, and overall quality of life. 

Ready to make the move?

 

>> Southern Pines Listed in 50 Best Small Towns in America - Read More>>

>> Pinehurst Featured in Where to Retire Magazine - Read More>>

>> Moving to Moore County Guide - Read More>>


Related Stories

Better Schools for Moore County’s Future Generations

Voters showed their overwhelming support for better school facilities and educational opportunities in Moore County by approving a $123 million bond referendum for Moore County Schools and Sandhills Community College in the May 8th primary election.   “When we told people what this was about, everybody said ‘yes,’ and they jumped on board and they wanted to be a par... Read More »
Better Schools for Moore County’s Future Generations

Top Hospital & Best Places to Retire Rankings Go Hand-in-Hand

One of Moore County’s most prized assets is our local community hospital, Moore Regional Hospital (MRH), the heart of the FirstHealth of the Carolinas healthcare system based in Pinehurst.  It is at the center of our enviable quality of life, and as the County’s largest employer, the FirstHealth system is a major driver of our local economy, employing almost 30% of our workforc... Read More »
Top Hospital & Best Places to Retire Rankings Go Hand-in-Hand