Contributing Writer

Charles Moss

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Charles Moss wrote about the Southeast region for 55places.com, covering active adult communities and trends in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. His writing has also been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, VICE, MOJO, Thrillist, Slate, Paste Magazine, The Week, The Bitter Southerner, Tablet Magazine, and elsewhere. He is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee


65 Articles by Charles Moss

  • The Best Places to Retire in North Carolina

    by Charles Moss on October 11th, 2021

    North Carolina's four-season climate, abundance of continuing education opportunities, and proximity to cultural and recreational activities have made it one of the most popular states for retirement in the U.S. Here are the best places to retire in North Carolina along with the 55+ communities in that area.


  • Sun City Hilton Head vs. Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

    by Charles Moss on July 19th, 2021

    You certainly don't have to enjoy the musical stylings of Jimmy Buffet to appreciate all that the new Latitude Margaritaville has to offer. On the other hand, Sun City Hilton Head is a well-established and large active adult community. So, which is one is best for you?


  • The Best Places to Retire in South Carolina

    by Charles Moss on May 3rd, 2021

    South Carolina is known for having some of the best golf courses in the country, but that's not all it has to offer active adults. The state has a rich history and culture, a wide selection of entertainment and recreation, and miles of beaches and coastal living.


  • 5 Atlanta Museums That Retirees Will Love

    by Charles Moss on January 10th, 2019

    Atlanta is a huge city with a lot to explore. Among its many restaurants, bars, entertainment venues, and sports stadiums, and arenas is a thriving culture bursting at the seams with tons of art, history, and science museums. Whether you live in the Big Peach or are just visiting, these museums are well worth the price of admission.


  • 5 Tennessee Communities with Their Own Restaurants

    by Charles Moss on January 9th, 2019

    Finding a retirment community in a city with a variety of restaurants to choose from is at the top of a lot of retirees list, but what about those nights where you want to eat a little closer to home? These five Tennessee communities are home to their very own top-notch restaurants.