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Where to Retire in Morganton and Home Prices

According to Zillow.com, the median sale price of a home in Morganton was $108,750 in mid-2015.

What is special about Morganton

Morganton is a small city in a beautiful location with a lot going on.  The charming, walkable (and bike-friendly) downtown offers unique dining, breweries, wineries, shops, and galleries. Along with outdoor recreation opportunities are museums, art events, festivals and concerts held throughout the year, and Western Piedmont Communitiy College offers a variety of Personal Enrichment courses. 

What is not special about Morganton

Winters are cool and the nearest large city is Charlotte, about 75 miles away.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is about 38 degrees, with July's average at 77 degrees.  Morganton gets a trace of snow during the winter months but less than 5 inches.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The City of Morganton Parks and Recreation Department maintains more than 400 acres of public parks along with the Morganton Greenway System which offers biking, jogging and picnicking; the town also provides community gardens and a year-round Aquatics Center; Burke Arts Council is host to several cultural and artistic events that include classes, exhibits and Arts on the Square; The Historic Morganton Festival is held each summer and is one of the biggest in this part of the state, with music, concerts and vendors; Morganton also hosts the annual Oyster Outing and Ghost Tours in October. For more fun and culture, Asheville and Charlotte are both about an hour away.

Crime

The crime rate in Morganton is below the national average.

Medical facilities

Blue Ridge HealthCare is located in Morganton.

Transportation

FootHills Regional Airport is nearby, but the closest large airport is in Charlotte, about 75 miles away.

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