Durham draws in many retirees for a variety of reasons. Generally, the area senior living options are more affordable and still very appealing, with a wide variety of communities to choose from. The city itself also attracts many residents, featuring perks such as good weather, a diverse culture, and southern charm. Durham is also very close to NC State University, and individuals age 65 and over are able to audit courses tuition-free! Additionally, many assisted living facilities and senior living communities are in close proximity to some of the state’s top-ranked hospitals: Duke University Hospital, UNC Hospital, and WakeMed Hospital.
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