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5 Tips to Plan the Perfect Retirement in Wilmington, NC

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If retirement is around the corner, it’s time to start planning for your future! This is an exciting time of life when you can focus on your own needs (and finally prioritize some much-needed relaxation). As independent living experts in North Carolina, The Davis Community team knows how to help you retire in style.

5 Essential Tips for Planning Your Retirement in Wilmington, NC

Our first piece of advice for those considering retirement in North Carolina is simple: visit The Davis Community! You can learn so much about an independent living community, city, or environment by simply being there. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or have only passed through, here are our top five tips for planning the perfect retirement in Wilmington:

1. Explore the City

Everybody loves a good adventure, and Wilmington can offer you everything from sprawling beaches to bustling shopping centers. To start your journey, visit the River District and Island Beaches for water activities, unique attractions, and seaside fireworks from the boardwalk. After a long day of fun in the sun, you can wind down with a walking tour of the Wilmington Historic District, one of the largest historic districts in the country. In fact, you could spend an entire day visiting landmark sites across town. From the USS North Carolina Battleship to the Burgwin Wright House and Gardens, you’re sure to find something that speaks to your hobbies or interests.

2. Expand Your Comfort Zone

Trying new things or visiting a new city isn’t always easy. It’s okay to feel nervous about the change! However, retirement is the perfect opportunity to reinvent yourself and reinvest in the things you love. 

If you’re a passionate student, North Carolina offers free higher education to residents aged 60 and older. UNC Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, and Brunswick Community are all just around the corner and ready for enrollment.

Not sure what you want to do next? No worries. You can explore any of the unique neighborhoods of Wilmington to discover your next hobby. For example, Leland is a famous district for pickleball players of all skills. At the same time, Southport offers some of the best healing and wellness centers in North Carolina. You can even drop by The Cape and get in long-distance walking on the beach. By expanding your comfort zone and being open to new experiences, you might discover something you love.

3. Invest in Your Community

Your community is your home, and if you want to make the most of your retirement, you should invest in it! Volunteering is a great way to stay connected to your city and help those in need. You might even make a few friends along the way! Attending community events, whether through a church, local organization, or charity, is a great way to enrich your daily routines. Wilmington offers a wide variety of groups and organizations that always need a hand!

4. Connect with Other Wilmington Seniors

Good experiences are meant to be shared! You should have a social network of people you can enjoy your retirement with. In fact, The Davis Community is designed in a way that facilitates connection. Whether you plan to take group fitness classes or visit one of our restaurants, you’re bound to meet other seniors who share your same interests.

5. Ask the Independent Living Experts for Help

You don’t have to plan your retirement alone. It’s okay to ask a lot of questions before you make your next step! Experts at The Davis Community can help you figure out all the details, from planning your living space to comparing budgets or scheduling an independent living tour. We’d love to show you around our community as we put the finishing touches on our state-of-the-art amenities.

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If you’re planning to retire soon, we’re here to help. You can download our free ebook, “Retiring in Wilmington NC Guidebook,” for more information and advice. And if you’re interested in learning more, reach out to our team today with any questions. We’re excited to help you transition to Wilmington and this new (exciting) phase of life!

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