Retiring in North Carolina: Location, Climate , Affordability, and Amenities Point to Belmont Lake Preserve
Retiring in North Carolina is a trend that consistently sees more parents and grandparents relocating to the Tar Heel State each year. An obvious reason would be location due to the influx of their children and younger families heading to NC first. However, upon further research, we think you’ll find a number of other reasons for Retiring in North Carolina. Similarly, and more specifically there are a number of reasons that once looking in NC, you’ll agree the perfect retirement fit is at the new homes in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve (BLP) golf community.
The Perfect Location for Retiring in North Carolina
As earlier stated, there is a great allure to Retiring in North Carolina, especially for those who have family that has made the move prior. In contrast, what many retirees don’t realize is the proximity of NC to almost any major city or area on the east coast.
Thus, if a retired couple has difficulty choosing a location as they have one grown child with a family in Georgia and another in Maryland, selecting one or the other puts them at a greater distance from the location not chosen. As a result, the perfect location would find them Retiring in North Carolina. Even more specifically, the perfect destination in North Carolina, “location-wise,” would be the Belmont Lake Preserve golf community.
The new homes in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve place you ideally within reasonable driving distance from major cities and areas in the state or the Eastern U.S. The statistics below show the actual distance you would be from major NC and U.S Cities once Retiring in North Carolina.=
Belmont Lake Preserve Distance From U.S. Cities
- Richmond, VA- 120 miles
- Norfolk, VA- 130 miles
- Washington, DC- 225 miles
- Baltimore, MD- 276 miles
- Charleston, SC- 280 miles
- Philadelphia, PA- 373 miles
- New York, NY- 450 miles
- Atlanta, GA- 470 miles
Belmont Lake Preserve Distance From N.C. Cities
- Raleigh- 50 miles
- Morehead City- 120 miles
- Greensboro- 123 miles
- Outer Banks- 136 miles
- Wilmington- 161 miles
- Charlotte- 199 miles
- Asheville- 295 miles
Whether you are Retiring in North Carolina may depend on the Weather
Most noteworthy for those relocating from further North is the change in climate when Retiring in North Carolina. While NC still enjoys its four seasons, they receive significantly less snowfall than the states to the north.
Likewise, North Carolina’s average winter temperature ranges between 10-20 degrees warmer than those located in the Northeast and is the 11th highest winter temperature nationally. Sure, the NC summer’s can get warm, but comparatively the average temperature statewide is very livable in the mid-70’s.
Average Temperature in state of North Carolina
- Summer- 75.7 degrees
- Winter- 42.1 degrees
- Annual- 59.0 degrees
Average Temperature in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve
- Summer- 82.3 degrees
- Winter- 42.6 degress
- Annual- 61.9 degrees
Why is Belmont Lake Preserve is the “perfect” retirement destination?
We’ve detailed location and climate and those numbers are undeniable. In the paragraph to follow we will discuss affordability. So, in looking at the introduction to this article there is one question for us yet to answer. Why is Belmont Lake Preserve is the “perfect” retirement destination?
For starters, we will preface our next paragraph and talk about the affordability of new homes in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve. Starting in the upper $190,000’s, it is rare to find such an affordable, newly built home with a nationally-acclaimed home builder crafting your house. Well, not at Belmont Lake Preserve it isn’t. At BLP, “America’s Favorite Builder,” D.R. Horton has several affordable and beautiful floor plans for you to select from and if you have your own custom dream home in mind, BLP also has many home lots for sale in a variety of sizes in which you can find the right fit and your own custom builder to come in and makes those dreams a reality.
As if that was not enough, by choosing the new homes in Rocky Mount at BLP, you also get access to the community’s spa-like amenities. These include both an indoor and outdoor pool, a full gym/training facility, an 18-hole professional golf course, and so much more. Consequently, if you combine the BLP amenities, the affordable homes, location, and climate, I think you are starting see why this is the perfect retirement fit.
Amenities at Belmont Lake Preserve (BLP) Golf Community in Rocky Mount, NC
BLP Community Clubhouse features:
- Meeting, gathering and activity rooms
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
- A state-of-the-art fitness facility
- Full catering and dining facilities
- A billiards room
BLP Golf Clubhouse features:
- “The Main Course at Belmont” Restaurant
- Indoor and Outdoor Dining Areas
- Full Golf Pro Shop
- Golf Lessons available
BLP Golf Course features and accolades:
- David Johnson Championship 18-hole design
- Golf Instruction by PGA Pro Tim Wilke
- Named #11 Top Course in NC for 2019 (Golf Advisor)
- Named #12 of 2019 Courses for Pace of Play in U.S. (Golf Advisor)
- Given a 4.7 of 5 stars rating (Golf Advisor)
Is Retiring in North Carolina an Affordable Option?
Certainly, the cost of living is a big question anyone will ask when considering relocation. Above all, this may be a deal breaker or deal maker when thinking about Retiring in North Carolina.
From what you’ve seen already, the answer is an obvious, yes. North Carolina does have a low cost of living and is very affordable for those in the retirement years. However, don’t take our word for it…for further analysis on the cost of living and affordability, the following paragraph was quoted from the digital personal finance publication, moneywise.com. (In actuality, moneywise also backs us up on the location and climate too!)
“North Carolina is one of the few places where you can visit rugged mountains and sandy beaches in the same day,” the blog posting says. “With its hot and humid summers and mild-to-chilly winters, the Tar Heel State has the perfect climate for enjoying its charming towns and waterfronts.”
Moving along to cost of living, moneywise concludes, “…Social Security benefits are not taxed, and property taxes are comparatively low.”The cost of living in North Carolina is 5% below the national average and studies put the state in the top 20 for affordability.”
New Homes in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve
Finally, you have answered each of these important questions about Retiring in North Carolina. Yes, the location and climate are both exactly what you were seeking. Likewise, it is affordable and the fantastic new homes in Rocky Mount at Belmont Lake Preserve also give you incredible on-site amenities.
So, in answering these questions, ironically, it raises two more questions to be answered. First, would be, “How could Retiring in North Carolina be such a perfect fit?”
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