Huntersville, NC 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

4 Communities in Huntersville

Overview

Huntersville is a large suburban town in North Carolina, near the South Carolina border, and a part of the Charlotte metropolitan area. Its prime location and pleasant weather have made it a desirable option for retirees. Aside from that, the city is home to a historic district, and many annual festivals and parades. 

Climate & Geography 

Located in Central North Carolina, Huntersville has a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, while winters are short and mild, with minimal snow. Residents can expect more rain than the national average and about 200 sunny days a year. 

The town is built along the Catawba River, and is home to many nature reserves and small bodies of water. For the most part, Huntersville is built on low, flat land. 

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Huntersville has many greenspaces for those looking to interact with nature and stay active. Some of these include, Carolina Raptor Center, Historic Rural Hill Farm, Buzzard Rock Trail, Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge, and more. These locations are ideal for hiking, biking, camping, and fishing. 

There are also many historic museums in the area where residents can learn about the area's storied past.  Not to mention, there are also a number of local breweries, restaurants, and antique shops, that contribute to the town's tight-knit, friendly atmosphere. 

The city of Charlotte is less than a half-hour drive away from Huntersville, allowing residents convenient access to all the amenities of a major city.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Huntersville is higher than state and national averages. Also, the housing cost is well above the U.S median. Other categories such as groceries and utilities are lower than the national average. 

North Carolina does not tax Social Security benefits, and homeowners who are 65+ may qualify for an Elderly Exclusion on property taxes. The sales tax rate for North Carolina is 4.75 percent and Huntersville does add a 3 percent tax on that rate. 

Health Care 

There are 11 hospitals and medical centers within a 15-mile radius of Huntersville. 

Out of these, four are highly rated by U.S News. They are Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Carolinas Healthcare Northeast, Carolinas Medical Center, and Levine’s Children’s Hospital. Carolinas Medical Center is nationally ranked and rated high performing in multiple procedures and conditions. 

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