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Brevard
Brevard
North Carolina
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Brevard is a city in Transylvania County, North Carolina, United States, with a population of 7,609 as of the 2010 Census. It is the county seat of Transylvania County. Brevard is located at the entrance to Pisgah National Forest and has become a noted tourism, retirement and cultural center in western North Carolina. A moderate climate, environmental beauty and cultural activities attract relocators to the area. Brevard is also known for its white squirrels. There are several theories of how they came to live there, including an overturned carnival truck and an escaped pet breeding with native squirrels. Brevard is also adjacent to DuPont State Forest, which is the only North Carolina State Forest designated as a recreational forest, and which attracted more than 650,000 visitors in 2015. A waterfall in the forest, Triple Falls, was used as a filming location for The Hunger Games. Along with nearby Asheville and Hendersonville, Brevard forms the Asheville-Brevard, NC CSA combined statistical area.

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How did North Carolina earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. North Carolina has a state sales tax of 4.75%. Of particular interest is that North Carolina does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. North Carolina has an effective property tax rate of 0.86%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how North Carolina earned its state tax grade of C+.

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