A significant portion of Edenton’s retired population moved here to enjoy this lifestyle and environment. Why?
Retirees selecting Edenton and Chowan County came from as far away as Vermont or Florida to find this idyllic place on the water in North Carolina. Our year-round residents in Edenton include former top executives of international corporations, federal workers, military retirees, teachers, doctors, nurses, college professors, former staff from Congress and about every background in between. We would love to tell you more! Call us today to learn about active adult life in Edenton.
Retiring to Edenton means not having to feel like you are living in an old folks home or retirement village. You get as involved as you want but don’t have the hassles of traffic, noise, high costs and impersonal surroundings.
~ Mary Q.
Edenton is one of the best places to retire in North Carolina!
We hold a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community, one of only 18 such designated places in the state.
Most of our happy residents who relocated to Edenton were motivated by the small town environment, the waterfront beauty of the Albemarle Sound and our active adult lifestyle. Some who chose to retire to Edenton had previous connections to the area, but the majority chose a new experience in southern living in one of the “Prettiest Town in America,” according to Forbes.com.
No two Edenton experiences are alike, but most have in common a desire to live a more peaceful lifestyle, where you can be as involved as you like in our charming, low-tax, North Carolina town.
Today, Edenton remains a small waterfront town where everyone is welcome and engaged in the community. It is home to high-tech boat building, broad variety of agriculture products with a great little airport.
The North Carolina General Assembly established the N.C. Certified Retirement Community Program (S.B. 1627) as a system to designate communities that offer unprecedented quality of living that is sought by the mature community. To gain certification, a local government must submit an application for consideration. Edenton was one of the first towns in North Carolina to be certified. To learn more about the criteria Edenton meets and exceeds, review the state’s criteria to be a Certified Retirement Community in North Carolina.
Why Some Should NOT Retire to Edenton?
For some, retiring to an idyllic spot like Edenton just does not make sense. Why?
- They thrive on the hustle, bustle and noise of a big town.
- They prefer to be alone and not bothered by friendly neighbors interested in their lives.
- They get a kick out of long commutes, like to hear the honking of horns and the smell of exhaust fumes.
- They really do like to go to the Opera or Symphony weekly and think that a periodic trip to Norfolk or Raleigh for such cultural entertainment would be too much hassle.
- They want their designer shopping needs met down the street, as opposed to a seasonal trip to Raleigh, Norfolk, Washington (DC), New York, Paris or London, which a number of Edentonians are known to make.