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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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205 Articles by Amy Trainum

  • The Best Communities in North Carolina for Snowbirds

    by Amy Trainum on December 1st, 2021

    When cold temperatures hit, come are ready to move south for the winter. North Carolina is a popular destination for those snowbirds due to its milder winter weather. It also offers a wide selection of active adult communities. Here are the 10 best communities in North Carolina for snowbirds to consider:


  • The Best Communities in South Carolina for Snowbirds

    by Amy Trainum on November 22nd, 2021

    When it comes to places to move to escape the harsh winter weather, South Carolina can usually be found at the top of the list for many snowbirds. The Palmetto State offers mild winter temperatures, hundreds of miles of beautiful coastline, and a wide variety of active adult communities.


  • North Carolina Communities Big on Boating

    by Amy Trainum on November 15th, 2021

    There are few things better than spending a day out on the lake boating, whether it's to fish, soak up the sun, or just to enjoy a peaceful ride on the water. There are several communities throughout North Carolina that have direct access to some of the state's most popular lakes.


  • 6 Reasons Residents Love Sun City Hilton Head

    by Amy Trainum on October 27th, 2021

    Del Webb's Sun City Hilton Head is the largest active adult community in South Carolina, and it continues to rack up impressive awards (including spots on the Most Popular and 55 Best 55+ Communities lists) year after year. Here's why residents love Sun City Hilton Head so much.


  • The Lowest-Priced Communities in North Carolina

    by Amy Trainum on October 21st, 2021

    North Carolina is full of active adult communities with a wide range of home prices to suit almost any budget. For those who are specifically looking for lower-priced homes, there are several neighborhoods in the Tar Heel State with price points starting in the $100s.