Most people retire near the place they spent their career.
Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas have seen their senior-citizen populations increase by more than 25 percent over the past decade.
The population of those age 65 and older in the Raleigh-Cary area has increased 60 percent over the past decade, the largest uptick of any metro area in the United States. There was an even bigger increase (97 percent) in the number of baby boomers between ages 55 and 64.
The suburbs of the nation's largest metro areas are aging faster than the cities. Baby boomers and seniors are now more likely to live in the suburbs than young families, and the child populations in many suburbs have decreased since 2000. Some 40 percent of the suburban population is age 45 and older, up from 34 percent in 2000. The baby boomers were the first suburban generation. They were born in the suburbs and came back after college and raised families there. Now the suburbs are aging with them.
Garner, NC is a growing community. Located about 8 miles south of downtown Raleigh. Garner residents are closer to downtown Raleigh than many Raleigh residents are, but we've retained the hometown atmosphere that makes Garner special. Garner has many amenities to offer. With over 350 acres of parkland, a thriving business economy, safe and beautiful neighborhoods, quality schools, great community events and all types of shopping and local entertainment venues, Garner has something for everyone.
But what really makes Garner great is the people and sense of community where everyone feels welcome. Garner is known for its neighborliness and spirit of cooperation. It doesn’t take a newcomer long to find activities that will engage their particular interest and help them meet great, interesting and caring people.
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