Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Best places to retire

Posted March 2, 2011 7:25 a.m. EST

If you were picking the perfect place to retire in North Carolina where would it be?

You might use Asheville for its cool mountain air, rich arts and cultural life and excellent restaurants.

You might prefer the Sandhills for the golf, tennis and towering pines.

The Triangle might please you with its outstanding health care, performing arts, and educational opportunities.

Or you could head to the coast  for the warm sunshine, sandy beaches and laid back lifestyle.

Where would you like to retire? Please explain.