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Retirement Living In Piedmont-Triad - North Carolina

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Area Description

The City of Asheboro, named an All-America City by the National Civic League, is conveniently located in the Heart of North Carolina approximately 70 miles from the capital Raleigh, and Charlotte. It is easy to see why Asheboro has become a great destination in recent years because there are so many activities and entertainment for all ages, from seeing one of the largest private collections of Harley Davidson© motorcycles in the country at American Classic Motorcycle Museum to concerts, plays, and shows at the Historic Sunset Theatre.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   One of the largest attractions in the state, the North Carolina Zoo delivers outdoor fun for family and friends from exciting animal encounters to enchanting outdoor art. The Zoo is considered an international leader in animal conservation with field conservation programs in over 10 countries. Situated in the heart of central North Carolina near the scenic Uwharrie Mountains, the North Carolina Zoo is the world‘s largest natural habitat zoo. Guests will encounter 1,800 animals along a five-mile walking trail, enjoy taking a spin on the endangered species carousel, tackling ropes courses (one for adults and one for kids), or enjoying the opportunity to feed a giraffe. Children can learn about the Zoo‘s ambassador animals, splash in a creek or make mud pies at the Kidzone play area. Discover exotic and native butterflies at the walk-through butterfly garden, opening in May. Whether elephants or lions, polar bears, or flamingos, animals of all kinds call the North Carolina Zoo home!

Just a few miles from the zoo guests zip through the forest along Richland Creek at the base of locally renowned Purgatory Mountain on more than one mile of cable at Richland Creek ZipLine, recently voted a Top 100 Expo Adventure.

Visit Downtown Asheboro to experience one-of-a-kind food, entertainment, and shopping including Collector's Antique Mall, Brightside Gallery, The Table Farmhouse Bakery, Four Saints Brewing Company, Lumina Wine & Beer, Positano Italian Restaurant, Magnolia 23, and The Flying Pig! Located in the heart of downtown Asheboro, the Historic Sunset Theatre and Bicentennial Park, a beautiful green space park situated in the center of downtown, showcase a variety of concerts, plays, movies, and special events…all located along Sunset Avenue recognized as a "Great Main Street" by the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program.

American Classic Motorcycle Museum showcases one of the largest private collections of antique Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in the country including 45 bikes ranging from 1936 to 1978.

Immerse yourself in aviation history at the North Carolina Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame located by the Asheboro Municipal Airport just eight miles southwest of downtown. Tot Hill Farm Golf Club, just off Hwy 49 near the aviation museum, is the only 4.5 star rated golf course in the Piedmont Triad, and has been ranked the 7th Hardest Course in America by Golf Digest. Asheboro Country Club, located in the Caraway Mountains area west of Asheboro, is an 18-hole championship course that cuts through tall oaks and towering pines and features a spring-fed lake. Designed by the famed Donald Ross in 1935, Asheboro Municipal Golf Course is a popular public nine-hole course on 56 acres of property that features beautiful tree-lined greenways.

Asheboro ZooKeepers summer baseball is a popular summertime entertainment choice drawing thousands to Asheboro's tradition-rich McCrary Park for collegiate wooden bat play featuring the Coastal Plain League’s rising stars. McCrary Park is also home to the American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament!

Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, the Uwharrie National Forest has two entrances in Asheboro on Tot Hill Farm and Lassiter Mill Roads. Also located in the Uwharries, guests from near and far visit the Historic Pisgah Covered Bridge, one of only two remaining covered bridges in North Carolina; and a great spot for photography, picnics, and nature walks.

Cultural Activities

The Historic Sunset Theatre in the heart of downtown Asheboro showcases a variety of concerts, plays, special performances and events, as well as films and classic movies.

The Sara Smith Self Gallery features works from local, national, and international artists in a spacious exhibit hall located in the heart of downtown Asheboro.

State of the art movie theater featuring all digital cinema and stadium seating with surround sound and RealD 3-D; closed captioning/listening devices/wheelchair accessible.

Nearby - Seagrove, the handmade pottery capital of the United States where artisans create handcrafted pottery inspired by the traditions that began in this community more than 200 years ago. With nearly 100 shops and galleries scattered throughout the area, you will find everything from traditional tableware to folk and collectible art pieces and historical reproductions.

Public transportation

Regional Coordinated Area Transportation System (RCATS) provides public transportation service to all Randolph County residents on an advance reservation basis. Curb-to-Curb transportation services for older adults, persons with disabilities, human service agencies, and the general public are provided on a county-wide basis. Clean, dependable vans (some of which are equipped with special accessibility features) are used to transport passengers. Drivers are trained in First Aid, CPR, defensive driving and in other safety-related areas.

Medical Facilities

Randolph Health is a nationally recognized facility for the quality care it provides patients each and every day. The hospital offers the following services: Breast Center, Cancer Center, Cardiac Services, Colonoscopy Services, Community Health Services, Emergency Center, Imaging, Human Motion Institute, Maternity Services, MRI Center, Peripheral Vascular Lab, Piedmont Integrated Health, Pulmonary Services, Surgical Services, Vein Services, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Piedmont-Triad, North Carolina?

For those of you that retire in Piedmont-Triad, you will enjoy warm summers, a cool fall, a cold winter and a temperate spring!

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Piedmont-Triad such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Piedmont-Triad is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the upper 70's and highs in the upper 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's. Expect some days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Piedmont-Triad, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  30  40  50
 Feb  33  44  54
 Mar  39  51  63
 Apr  47  60  72
 May  56  67  79
 Jun  65  75  85
 Jul  68  78  88
 Aug  67  77  87
 Sep  60  71  81
 Oct  49  60  72
 Nov  40  51  62
 Dec  33  42  52

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  18  0
 Feb  0  14  0
 Mar  0  7  0
 Apr  0  1  0
 May  1  0  0
 Jun  7  0  0
 Jul  12  0  0
 Aug  9  0  0
 Sep  3  0  0
 Oct  0  1  0
 Nov  0  6  0
 Dec  0  17  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  10  29 %
 Feb  4 "  9  30 %
 Mar  4 "  10  36 %
 Apr  4 "  10  44 %
 May  4 "  10  55 %
 Jun  4 "  10  64 %
 Jul  4 "  11  68 %
 Aug  4 "  10  67 %
 Sep  4 "  8  61 %
 Oct  4 "  8  51 %
 Nov  3 "  9  40 %
 Dec  3 "  10  32 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  2 "  2  1
 Feb  1 "  1  1
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  0 "  0  0

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Cost of Living for Piedmont-Triad, NC

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Senior Assistance in Piedmont-Triad, NC

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What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Piedmont-Triad Offer For Retirees?

The Volunteer Center of Randolph County currently provides volunteer opportunities in the following agencies: 4-H Cooperative Extension, AARP Tax-Aide, Amercian Red Cross, Arts Guild, Asheboro Day Care, Ash-Rand Rescue, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Carolina House of Asheboro, Central Boys & Girls Club, Christians United Outreach Center, Communities In Schools, Family Crisis Center, Girl Scouts, Guardian Ad Litem, Habitat for Humanity Hospice of Randolph County, MERCE Health & MERCE Dental, North Carolina Zoo, North Point of Archdale, Pregnancy Care Center, Randolph County Animal Shelter, Randolph County Partnership for Children, Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Randolph Hospital, Regional Consolidated Services, Salvation Army, Society of St. Andrew, SWRHS Project Unify, United Way, Victory Junction Camp, YMCA, Zoo City Young Life.

Piedmont-Triad Region Jobs by Occupation
The following is a list of occupations with the highest ratio of potential candidates in the workforce system that were looking for work to job openings advertised online in Piedmont-Triad Region, North Carolina on December 15, 2016 including how many candidates in the workforce system were looking for work in that occupation and how many jobs were available in that occupation: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive (Candidates : 339 - Jobs : 4), Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders (Candidates : 74 - Jobs : 1), Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (Candidates : 68 - Jobs : 1), Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (Candidates : 63 - Jobs : 1), Administrative Services Managers (Candidates : 519 - Jobs : 11), Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors (Candidates : 47 - Jobs : 1), Graphic Designers (Candidates : 80 - Jobs : 2), Couriers and Messengers (Candidates : 37 - Jobs : 1), Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (Candidates : 34 - Jobs : 1) and Child, Family, and School Social Workers (Candidates : 133 - Jobs : 4) (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).

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