##################### - click to go back to the home page

North Carolina Retirement Towns

Read about Concord, North Carolina

Concord, North Carolina

Gentlemen, start your engines and head for the town whose slogan is "high performance living." Concord sits just north of Charlotte, in Cabarrus County, and is much visited by motor sports enthusiasts. It is the home of the...
[

Read about Kernersville, North Carolina

Kernersville, North Carolina

One of the major industries in Kernersville is shipping. Roadway Express is the largest of the 28 logistics carriers located here and the Norfolk and Southern rail line is an active and important part of the industry here...
[

Read about Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Salem, by far the older of the sister towns that became one city, dates back to January 1753, when Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg chose a site for a settlement on Muddy Creek...
[

South Carolina Retirement Towns

Read about James Island, South Carolina

James Island, South Carolina

It is home to McLeod Plantation, which was built in 1854 and still has intact slave cabins, as well as the Seashore Farmer's Lodge Hall. Dedicated to preserving the heritage of the island, a 53-year-old tradition has been revived...
[

Read about North Myrtle Beach, SC

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

In 1968, four small beach towns-Windy Hill Beach, Crescent Beach, Ocean Drive Beach and Cherry Grove Beach- joined forces to form the city...
[

Read about Sullivans Island Beach, South Carolina

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

riginally known as O'Sullivan's Island after Capt. Florence O'Sullivan, as Irishman who was stationed there as a lighthouse keeper, the island paradise is drenched in history...
[

Georgia Retirement Towns

Read about Augusta, GA

Augusta, Georgia

Augusta is more than just the home of the world's most important golf tournament. It is a thriving city with a rich history and a bright future. Located in the east central section of Georgia, tucked up against the South Carolina state line
[

Read about Jekyll Island, GA

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Unlike many island communities, where condos and homes are packed as tightly as possible, Jekyll has retained its natural beauty. By law, only 35 percent of the island can be developed, leaving nearly two thirds of Jekyll in its original, natural state...
[

Read about Savannah, GA

Savannah, Georgia

The colony of Georgia, the last of the original 13, was a haven for England’s working poor, who flocked to the New World looking for a new start...
[

Florida Retirement Towns

Read about Cocoa Beach, FL

Cocoa Beach, Florida

Life is good in Cocoa Beach. There are plenty of fine shops and boutiques- including the world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop- and dining options, from fast food to upscale fare. A 27-hole golf course lures duffers to the Cocoa Beach Country Club...
[

Read about Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

More than four miles long, the beach is wide and offers plenty of room to stroll or sunbathe. Water activities abound, such as offshore racing, fishing and surfing. The Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier is a hub of activity...
[

Read about Melbourne, FL

Melbourne, Florida

It's named for Melbourne, Australia, where Cornthwaite John Hector, the new postmaster, had spent much of his life. It is said that Hector preferred a different name, but Mrs. R. W. Goode is credited with the suggestion...
[