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Retire in Concord, North Carolina?
Overview: Only 20 miles northeast of Charlotte in south central North Carolina, comfortable Concord is the Cabarrus County seat and one of the oldest cities in the Charlotte metro area. It started out in 1750 and has boomed by 220% within the last 10 or 15 years.
Essentially an exurb of Charlotte, Concord boasts three historic districts with elegant homes from the late-1800s and early-1900s. The North Union district contains Memorial Garden, a three-acre 1804 botanic garden paradise. The engaging downtown includes the county's historic courthouse, the Concord Museum, a working pottery studio, art galleries, restaurants, antique stores and the popular Piedmont Farmers' Market. The Cabarrus County Arts Council manages galleries and The Davis Theatre, which hosts concerts, film screenings, and professional stage works. Concord is also the home of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, a NASCAR office and numerous professional racing teams.
The city owns three recreational centers, an outdoor aquatics center and an 18-hole municipal golf course. Its Rocky River Greenway, an open space trail system, is under development. Concord Mills, which is actually the state's largest tourist attraction, and Carolina Mall have plenty of opportunities for shopping. Established neighborhoods have narrow streets with bungalows and Victorians on small lots, while newer areas have Craftmans and brick Colonials on larger lots. Lake Norman is less than hour away.
Population: 88,000 (city proper)
Percentage of Population Age 45 or Better: 31%
Cost of Living: 3% below the national average
Median Home Price: $165,000
Climate: This area has hot, humid summers with temperatures in 80s and 90s. Winters have temperatures in 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, it receives 46 inches of rain per year.
At Least One Hospital Accepts Medicare Patients? Yes
At Least One Hospital Accredited by Joint Commission? Yes
Public Transit: Yes
Crime Rate: Well below the national average
Public Library: Yes
Political Leanings: Conservative
Is North Carolina Considered Tax Friendly for Retirement? Somewhat
Notes: Concord is racially diverse.
Recommended as a Retirement Spot? Yes, although the high poverty rate is a concern.
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