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Mount Holly: A Magnet For Retirees

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When people think of retirement, they often think about moving somewhere south or somewhere warm. People in the Carolinas might be surprised to find out that a popular retirement destination is right in their own backyard.

Retirement has a new face in Mount Holly. Gary Linsenmayer and Dick Dubler moved to Mount Holly for their golden years. Despite arriving here late in life, they say there is a hometown atmosphere.

They got involved with their church and spend their time doing charity work Today they are building risers for their choir. They don't miss living in the big city. Apparently, they're not the only ones.

Mount Holly was recently ranked the second best place to retire in North Carolina by Movoto Realty. Some have said Mount Holly couldn't compete with other towns for new arrivals. City leaders took that as a mandate for improvement.

From 2000 to 2010 they saw 42 percent growth.

With all this success there is no plan to slow down. Greenways and an urgent care center are in the works.

Making Mount Holly a magnet for people who have closed-out their careers... But who aren't quite ready for that rocking chair.

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