Most people retire near the place they spent their career.
Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas have seen their senior-citizen populations increase by more than 25 percent over the past decade.
There has been a 36 percent uptick in the number of seniors age 65 and older in the Charlotte area, but there was also a 30 percent increase in people under age 45. About 31 percent of residents are now over age 45.
The suburbs of the nation's largest metro areas are aging faster than the cities. Baby boomers and seniors are now more likely to live in the suburbs than young families, and the child populations in many suburbs have decreased since 2000. Some 40 percent of the suburban population is age 45 and older, up from 34 percent in 2000. The baby boomers were the first suburban generation. They were born in the suburbs and came back after college and raised families there. Now the suburbs are aging with them.
Nestled in the beautiful Piedmont approximately 30 miles north of Charlotte, Mooresville, NC offers a desirable quality of life and has been described as the optimum environment for living, working and playing. Iredell County is one of the few counties in the Carolinas with two connecting interstates. In addition, I-85 is only 15 miles away. Due to its accessibility to these three interstates, an unmatched 54% of the U.S. population live within a 650-mile radius of Mooresville—a day's drive or a short 90-minute flight.
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