Why Retire In Wilmington, NC


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Discover why the Old North State is the home of choice for so many retirees. In this new phase of life, are you looking for an endless amount of things to see and do, including day trips to the mountains and the beach? For a low crime rate, lower taxes (in New Hanover County), and low HOA dues? These perks are just a few reasons Wilmington, NC – and Porters Neck Plantation in particular – is the idyllic place to call home in your retirement years.

Elderly Couple on the beach

But a major draw for retirees is undoubtedly our weather! The years begin and end in Wilmington, North Carolina, with mild winters, where the rare snowfall is a delight, not a nuisance. Expect to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year with temperatures in the 40s and 50s. Wilmington warms up in the early spring, with the mercury climbing to the 60s, 70s, and sometimes beyond.

But it’s the summer months that make Wilmington the ideal place to retire – and for your loved ones to visit. Enjoy temperatures in the 80s and 90s, with occasional rain prompting residents to embrace indoor activities. In the fall, don’t let the abundance of pumpkins and school buses fool you: The weather can still be quite warm, giving the feel of an extended summer. As the year winds down, the weather cycle starts over again.

And with great weather and so much to see and do in the area, you may get a few more knocks on the door from your children and grandchildren. We’re sure you won’t mind!