Nothing could be finer than retiring to North Carolina, and no area could be better than Halifax County. Halifax County offers lake living on either Roanoke Rapids Lake or Lake Gaston, small town living ranging from 300 to 17,000 people, or rural life on large parcels of land along beautiful country roads.
Halifax County’s mild climate affords residents the opportunity to enjoy our amenities year-round – both lakes, the Roanoke River, Sylvan Heights – the world’s largest bird park, Medoc Mountain State Park, Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail, Historic Halifax – Birthplace of Independence, Riverside Mill - the largest gallery of craft art on I-95 & nationally-known clothing & accessories outlet, Lakeland Theatre, The Roanoke Rapids Theatre and more. Unique shopping and local dining are available in each Halifax County town.
As the midway point between New York and Florida and along Interstate 95, Halifax County is in the best geographic location possible for retirees to conveniently travel anywhere – take vacations, enjoy day trips to major cities (only 90 minutes from Richmond or Raleigh), visit family or access major medical centers. Regarding health care, ECU Health North Hospital is a modern 204-bed facility with 24-hour emergency care.
Clearly, Halifax County has everything you need for retiring at the end of a career or the end of a day.