Aberdeen is a town in North Carolina, Moore County, west of Charlotte. Its affordable housing and historic district makes this town an ideal retirement destination. Besides these, Aberdeen is home to a quaint downtown with friendly residents who come together to foster a tight knit community.
Climate & Geography
Central North Carolina summers are hot and humid, while winters are cold, with temperatures rarely reaching freezing. Residents can also expect more rain than the national average and about 200 sunny days a year.
Aberdeen is home to many nature preserves and forested areas, including an abundance of pine trees. Aberdeen Creek, a tributary to Drowning Creek, flows through the middle of the town, giving way to a few small bodies of water.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Aberdeen is known for its small town charm and neighborly feel. The town is home to a number of nationally recognized historic landmarks, including Malcolm Blue Farm, Aberdeen Historic District, Bethesda Presbyterian Church, and John Blue House. The Aberdeen Historic District is also where residents can find the majority of their antique shops, collectibles, art exhibits, and more.
Aside from these, there are also a few golf courses in Aberdeen for residents looking to stay active, such as Legacy Golf Links. Residents also have the option to take a day trip to Charlotte, a major city with world-class amenities.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Aberdeen is lower than state and national averages. This is primarily due to the cost of housing which is lower than the U.S median.
North Carolina does not tax Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits. Also, homeowners 65 and older may qualify for the Elderly Exclusion program, which excludes the first $25,000 or 50 percent of the home’s appraised value from property taxes. The sales tax rate for North Carolina is 4.75 percent and Aberdeen does add a 2.25 percent tax on that rate.
Aberdeen’s main hospital is FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital which is ranked high performing in eight procedures and conditions by U.S News. An hour outside the city, residents will find Fayetteville which has three hospitals and medical centers, one of which is highly rated.