College Towns Make Ideal Retirement Location

August is here, which means it’s time to go back to school! Burlington, NC is buzzing with youthful energy as students make their way back to campus for Fall classes at Elon University. The appeal of a college town spans past the age of the average college student. In fact, according to AARP and U.S. News, college towns make an ideal retirement location for older adults. That might seem odd as images of frat parties and keg stands pop into your head. However, a lot of the same cultural amenities that appeal to college students also appeal to people in retirement. These amenities include but are not limited to walkable neighborhoods, reliable transportation, an abundance of restaurants, premier health care, and cultural events. Also, living in a youthful community is invigorating for many retired adults.

Located just 2 miles from Elon University, Twin Lakes Community has a strong affiliation with the school which boasts a variety of entertaining, intellectual, and cultural events. Residents of Twin Lakes frequently attend performances of musicians, theatre productions or world-renowned speakers. Many of our residents participate in the lifelong learning institute offered through the university’s Life@Elonprogram. Elon University’s lifelong education program was designed to offer non-credit learning opportunities to people ages 50 and older.

When considering a place to retire, in addition to independent living and exceptional continuing care, consider one in a vibrant, youthful community that offers multiple amenities on and off-campus. Twin Lakes Community in Burlington, North Carolina is a neighborhood where independence and community are treasured. Schedule your tour now by calling (336) 538-1572.

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