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Ways to Enjoy Your New Life in Chapel Hill

They call it “The Southern Part of Heaven,” and every day more seniors in over 55 communities in Chapel Hill, North Carolina are finding out why.

As a college town, home to one of the oldest public universities in the country, Chapel Hill is hip and happening. But this small, welcoming burg still manages to maintain its unique charm. Its location in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill “Research Triangle,” known for attracting tech research and development companies, makes Chapel Hill a hub of both southern hospitality and cutting-edge sophistication.

From its globally influential music scene, to natural surroundings that are nothing short of spectacular, to its inclusive spirit of community between locals and students, Chapel Hill is the very definition of a cool little town. And let’s not forget North Carolina’s untaxed social security benefits, a perk seniors will appreciate as much as the outstanding sports teams.

Retirement life in Chapel Hill is as good as senior living in North Carolina gets. Here’s a preview of the Chapel Hill activities guaranteed to keep this new chapter truly active.

North Carolina Botanical Garden

The University of North Carolina campus is the centerpiece around which Chapel Hill revolves.  One of its highlights is the over 1000 acres of native plant areas, curated gardens and walking trails that make up the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Designed to connect students and visitors with nature, the Botanical Garden is a perfect place to stroll, meet friends or just pull up a bench and people watch.

Franklin Street

Just off campus is Franklin Street, home to boutiques, restaurants, bars, and music venues. Popular with locals as well as students, Franklin Street is the quintessential example of the intergenerational vibe Chapel Hill is known for.

Ackland Art Museum

With over 17,000 pieces in its permanent collection, as well as temporary and rotating exhibits, and classes for art enthusiasts of all ages, the Ackland Art Museum on the UNC campus is sure to impress. Spend the day getting your culture on and then head to Franklin Street for cocktails and conversation.

Tee it Up

The UNC Finley Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course was both designed and renovated by renowned golf course designer Tom Fazio. No doubt there are one or two golf enthusiasts at active adult communities in North Carolina to fill out your foursome. 

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

When the grandkids come to visit, you can boldly take them where they have not been before, the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. They will love the space exhibitions and the full-dome theater. They may not have heard of Captain Kirk, but they will surely know how cool their grandparents are for taking them on a space adventure.

Road Trip

Three words define the best active adult communities in North Carolina: Location, location, location. To that end, senior living in Chapel Hill comes with a neighboring bonus. Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city is but a half hour drive away and the perfect destination for a day trip. Book a walking tour, visit a museum and enjoy the city’s art and dining.

Perfectly situated near downtown Chapel Hill, Overture Chapel Hill is the premier over 55 community in North Carolina.  Book a tour today and become part of both the Overture and Chapel Hill families.

Go Tarheels!