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A pretty rural community located in Eastern NC. Very few job opportunities if you are not affiliated with the military, particularly with the Marines as there are 2 bases within the area. Medical care is mediocre, jobs are basically low paying food service, retail or service positions. The positives are living close to the beautiful beaches of the Crystal Coast, the warm climate and low property taxes. If you have a good financial cushion and are able to drive everywhere, then this is a good place to retire if you can purchase a home or condo as there are few rentals and retirement communities are nonexistent.
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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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