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Retiring in Asheboro

Why Retire in Asheboro? from City of Asheboro on Vimeo.

If you’re ready to spend your retirement in a small community surrounded by rich cultural resources, look no further than Asheboro, North Carolina!

Living in Asheboro means that you’re centrally located to enjoy all that the “Old North State” has to offer. From the mountains to the sea, North Carolina is home to breathtaking scenery, unique history and vast cultural and natural resources.

We encourage you to come for a visit to see for yourself why Asheboro is exactly where you want to be! Contact our Retiree Attraction Coordinator to request more information or to schedule a visit with a retiree ambassador who can give you one-on-one advice about moving to Asheboro.

For information, contact:
Trevor Nuttall
336-626-1201 x 223
tnuttall@ci.asheboro.nc.us

10 Things You'll Love About Asheboro

Taxes/Cost of Living
The property tax rate in the City of Asheboro in 2011 was 1.2745 per $100 value. That means the owners of a $150,000 home paid just $1,911.75.

The average single family home sales price for Asheboro in 2009 was $118,501. The median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2005-2009 was $117,100. (US Census Bureau)

Compared to the rest of the country, Asheboro’s cost of living is 7.7% lower than the U.S. average. (Sperling’s Best Places - December 2011)

Location
In Asheboro you’re centrally located to enjoy all the beauty and variety of North Carolina! In just 2 ½ hours you could be in the mountains and in 3 ½ hours you could be at the NC coast. Residents can also take advantage of all the resources and entertainment options of the Piedmont Triad (which includes Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro).

Medical Care
Quality health care options include Randolph Hospital and the Randolph Cancer Center, located right in the center of Asheboro. If you need additional services, Duke University Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Health, UNC Hospitals, High Point Regional, Moses Cone/Wesley Long and Presbyterian Hospital are all within a 90-mile radius of Asheboro.

Weather
You’ll experience four beautiful seasons in Asheboro. Fall typically is a time of vibrant color, winter will bring a few light snowfalls, spring is simply beautiful and summer is very tolerable.

Month Average High
(°F)
Average Low
(°F)
Precipitation
January 49 30 3.83
April 71 48 3.64
July 88 69 4.08
October 72 49 3.68
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Randolph Community College
If you’ve been looking forward to retirement to take a few classes or learn a new skill, look no further than Randolph Community College. Pick up a new degree or take a continuing education classes. Ask about their noted photography program and popular pottery classes.

Library Facilities
The Randolph County Library’s Asheboro branch is the center of the county library system, and home to a wide range of programs and activities.

Recreation Resources
The City of Asheboro offers a number of local parks and recreation facilities, including tennis courts, lakes and a golf course designed by Donald Ross. There are numerous community wellness options, ranging from walking paths to quality fitness facilities.

Size of Community
With a population of around 25,000, Asheboro is large enough to offer a variety of activities and resources but yet small enough to allow new residents to become part of the community.

Arts
Thanks to the Randolph Arts Guild, Asheboro is home to a thriving arts scene. Downtown offers outdoor sculpture, murals and galleries. Enjoy movies or performing arts at Sunset Theatre, a 1930s movie house that is operated by the City of Asheboro.

North Carolina Zoo
The North Carolina Zoo is one of the largest natural habitat zoos in the world, and living in Asheboro means that you can easily see this remarkable facility any time you want. It’s a great place to take visiting family members or to volunteer.