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Amy Trainum

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Amy Tranium covers North and South Carolina for 55places.com, contributing stories about active adult communities and trends in both states. Amy is a freelance writer with more than 10 years of journalism experience that ranges from working in public relations for professional sports teams to producing digital content for TV stations in top markets across the country. Her writing has also appeared in StyleBlueprint, Scoop Charlotte, and goCarolinas. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Amy has lived in Charlotte more almost a decade.

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199 Articles by Amy Trainum

  • Charlotte vs. Raleigh: Where Should You Retire?

    by Amy Trainum on July 28th, 2021

    Charlotte and Raleigh are two of North Carolina's biggest cities and more popular areas to retire. But, which one should you pick? We broke down aspects of both NC cities, including the 55+ communities near them.


  • North Carolina Communities Where Homes Sell Fast

    by Amy Trainum on July 13th, 2021

    There are some North Carolina communities that are more in-demand than others, making the real estate market rather competitive. We've put together a list of the fastest-selling active adult communities where homes are put on the market and generally sold within 40 to 80 days.


  • South Carolina Communities Where Homes Sell Fast

    by Amy Trainum on July 7th, 2021

    South Carolina is home to many popular and highly-rated active adult communities where real estate moves quickly, but there are several communities that stand out above the rest for how quickly their homes sell. The market is so competitive that homes within these communities are on the market for an average of 90 days or less.


  • New Community Alert: The Parks of Carolina Forest

    by Amy Trainum on June 29th, 2021

    Myrtle Beach is adding another thoughtfully designed community to its already lengthy list of active lifestyle neighborhoods. D.R. Horton is adding a new development to its master-planned Carolina Forest community. Read on to discover everything The Parks of Carolina Forest has to offer.


  • New Community Alert: Heritage Park at Longs in Longs, SC

    by Amy Trainum on June 25th, 2021

    Chesapeake Homes has an up-and-coming development located within 30 minutes of the popular vacation destination in the town of Longs. Heritage Park at Longs will boast a total of 400 single-family homes upon final completion and have several amenities for homeowners to enjoy.