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Hickory among top 10 least expensive retirement towns in America

HICKORY, NC (September 12, 2018) — The City of Hickory is ranked the No. 6 least expensive retirement town in America, according to a recent article by, a trusted real estate resource for home buyers and sellers.

According to the article, data analysts at “looked at the 500 largest metropolitan statistical areas, focusing on those where at least a quarter of the population is aged 60 and up and where the most folks in this age group moved to between 2011 and 2015.”  Only markets with a significant number of listings with references to “retirement,” “aging in place,” “ground-floor master bedrooms,” and similar phrases were included in the study.  Metros were then ranked by the total cost to pay down a 15-year mortgage on a median-priced home, assuming buyers would have a 20 percent down payment and a 5 percent mortgage interest rate.

“With an affordable cost of living and abundant amenities, Hickory continues to attract those seeking a high quality of life from all across the country.  The City is proud to have become a sought-after destination for retirees, as well as other demographics,” said City Manager Warren Wood.

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