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Gastonia
Gastonia
North Carolina
15 reviews
3.5 out of 5 stars based on 15 ratings
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Gastonia is the largest city and county seat of Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. It is also the second largest satellite city of the Charlotte area, behind Concord. The population was 71,741 at the 2010 Census. Gastonia is the 13th largest city in North Carolina. It is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, officially designated the Charlotte Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Gastonia has experienced steady growth, with a population increase between 2000 and 2010 of nearly 8.2%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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This town is age friendly.
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I think my community is age-friendly because I see the elderly in my community walking their dogs and such. I like the elderly around the community because they actually keep an eye on what's going on. No harm in that.
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I just moved to this area only 2 months ago, but i have seen a lot of people around that appear age friendly.
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Not enough, employment availability, not enough education opportunities for those with financial issues, needs more variety of transportation to be provided, and not enough kind hearted/caring people to help the elderly as needed.
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Easy access to both health and social services. Safe and comfortable.

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C+

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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