Wesley Chapel, NC 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

3 Communities in Wesley Chapel

Overview 

Wesley Chapel is a village in Union County, located only 40 minutes away from Charlotte. Residents can enjoy the many parks in the area that provide plenty of nature to explore. The warm weather in the summer and mild winters allow active adults to enjoy the change in seasons without facing extreme temperatures.  

Climate and Geography

The climate in North Carolina is characterized as humid subtropical, which features hot, humid summers and cool, wet winters. Residents can expect more rainfall than the national average, almost no snowfall, and approximately 212 days of sunshine throughout the year.

Being located in Central North Carolina places Wesley Chapel within the Piedmont region, a large plateau made up of low-lying, gently rolling hills that lead up to the base of the Appalachian Mountain range. The village is also located on the outer suburbs of the Charlotte metro area.

Recreation, Culture, & Entertainment 

Some of the top things to do in Wesley Chapel include visiting places like the Weddington Optimist Park, Dogwood Park at Wesley Chapel, Colonel Francis Beatty Park, Bakery Quarry Lake, Harvey Clay Nesbit Park, Marvin Efird Park, Twelve Mile Creek Greenway-Town Creek, Walnut Creek Park.

Residents of the village can also reach downtown Charlotte in about 45 minutes, providing easy access to plenty of fun opportunities and more amenities in the city.  

Cost of Living & Taxes

The cost of living in Wesley Chapel is higher than the state and national average. 

North Carolina has an effective income tax rate of 5.49 percent for single filers and 5.49 percent for joint filers. While retirement savings accounts and pensions are taxed in the state, Social Security benefits are fully exempt from income tax. Qualifying residents may also be eligible for the Bailey Exemption which covers specifically defined benefit plans for prior residents of the state. 

Retiring homeowners who are 65+ can take advantage of different programs that provide property tax relief, such as the Elderly or Disabled Exclusion and the Circuit Breaker Tax, if they meet qualifications. 

Health Care

Hospitals in the near area of Wesley Chapel include Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Carolinas Healthcare System Pineville, Carolinas Healthcare System Union, Carolinas Medical Center, Piedmont Medical Center. These health care facilities are all recognized as high performing or nationally ranked by U.S. News, with specializations in multiple procedures and conditions. 

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