If you are like Mr. GoTo and many other baby boomers, you are getting to that place in life where you are thinking about other places where you might live, perhaps after you become an empty-nester. I find it interesting to read the various “best places to retire” lists that are published by magazines such as Money and Kiplinger’s. Sometimes I have some familiarity with a place on the list and I scratch my head as to how it made it on the list. Other times I have no knowledge of the city and am eager to learn more.
The first walking tour is of Raleigh, North Carolina. I have some familiarity with Raleigh because our middle son attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We flew in and out of Raleigh a number of times to attend track meets where he competed, etc. We also took a tour of the city and the campus of North Carolina State University when our oldest son was looking at colleges.
Raleigh is particularly attractive to some baby boomers as a retirement spot because it is also a college town, which brings its own set of benefits and attributes for active retirees. Some colleges and universities are actually investing in or sponsoring retirement communities. This feature can provide special life-long learning benefits for baby boomers and retirees. I plan on investigating and reporting on more of these college town retirement communities in the future.
Here is some statistical data about Raleigh if you are interested in learning more.
So after you check out the video, leave a comment about any information or thoughts about Raleigh that other boomers might be interested in. If I receive interesting information about Raleigh from a comment, I will update the information on this page.
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