RETIRE, RELOCATE & RELAX IN WESTERN NC
With so many outdoor activities, dining, wineries and breweries, area attractions and shopping, and arts and culture right here, it’s no wonder Our State magazine included Morganton in its list of best places to retire, relocate and relax. It’s also why so many of our residents and their families consider Grace Ridge a dream retirement destination.
Once you experience the breathtaking mountain views, perfect seasonal weather and natural beauty, you’ll also see why Morganton, NC, has been dubbed “Nature’s Playground.”
From wine trails and waterfalls to gazing in awe at the 1,200-foot deep Linville Gorge – there’s something for everybody to see. Plus, our Burke County location places us approximately one hour’s drive from Asheville and Charlotte.
By the time you reach Grace Ridge, you’ll know why our residents proudly call it home. Ride a steam engine or feed wildlife at Grandfather Mountain. Cool off at High Shoals Falls in South Mountains State Park or find a hot buy at Hickory Furniture Mart. From breathtaking overlooks of the Appalachian foothills to storied forests and iconic drives like the Blue Ridge Parkway, retirement in Western NC makes any day a vacation.
Morganton, NC offers many opportunities to step outdoors for fresh air and invigorating activities. From greenways and walkable trails with waterfall views to crystal clear lakes and majestic mountains, there’s something for everybody to do outdoors. Grace Ridge residents also enjoy membership to Morganton’s own Mimosa Hills Golf & Country Club, offering rounds of golf, tennis matches and dining with friends. Our Western NC haven is ideal for active, thriving retirement living.
Unique restaurants featuring delicious and creative dishes prepared by renowned chefs are at the heart of Morganton’s dining scene. There are gourmet and casual dining options throughout the area for all palates, which you’re sure to enjoy after an afternoon of shopping at Morganton’s many boutiques, galleries, antique shops or outlet malls.