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Marion ranked #3 in best places in NC to retire

SmartAsset recently released its seventh annual study on the best places to retire in the United States. As part of the analysis, it compares localities across four criteria, including tax burden, access to medical care, and opportunity for recreation and social activity.

The study breaks down results across state lines on an interactive map. For a look at the top cities in North Carolina, check out the table and link to the map below:

RankCity, StateTax BurdenDoctor Offices per 1,000 PeopleRecreation Centers per 1,000 PeopleRetirement Centers per 1,000 PeoplePercentage of SeniorsBest Places to Retire – Index
1Hendersonville, NC15.7%
2Hickory, NC15.9%
3Marion, NC15.7%
4Brevard, NC15.7%
5Roxboro, NC15.7%
6Pinehurst, NC15.7%
7Williamston, NC15.9%
8Forest City, NC15.7%
9Reidsville, NC15.7%
10Black Mountain, NC15.9%

Additional details on the study, including the full methodology and map, can be found here: https://smartasset.com/retirement/retirement-calculator#northcarolina