Because of the number of baby boomers who are at or approaching retirement age, more and more North Carolina retirement communities are being built to compete for having today’s and tomorrow’s seniors move there permanently. North Carolina has been hard at work building excellent North Carolina retirement communities for all types of seniors, including those that play golf and those that don’t.
It used to be that after retirement, seniors would move just about anywhere that the temperature stayed warm for most of the year. But that is not the case anymore. The retirees of today and tomorrow want amenities such as fitness centers, club houses ideally equipped with dining facilities, golf courses (18+ holes, not just 9!) and hiking/biking and other nature trails.
Many of the newer North Carolina retirement communities boast fabulous amenities in their retirement communities. At most of them it is as if you were traveling to a 5 star resort instead of a senior living facility full of baby boomers. They have Olympic sized pools, massage therapists on staff and not just one, but two or sometimes three 18 hole golf courses.
It isn't just that there are more baby boomers retiring these days and North Carolina retirement communities are being built strictly for that generation, it's that the standard of quality and expectations have increased so dramatically in what seniors expect when they retire.
Most golfers who consider themselves avid golfers, that is they play at least 25 times a year, would say that the best place to retire to live out their years is a placed surrounded by fellow golfers, would be in Arizona, Florida or California. That used to be the case, to be sure. And while those states still lead the way in the number of golf course retirement communities that exist in the U.S., North Carolina retirement communities are being built fast and it appears they will be as good a contender, if not better.