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Page Reviewed / Updated – March 15, 2023
Forest City is a small North Carolina town of just under 7,400 people, 18% of whom are seniors aged 65 and over. It’s one of the oldest towns in western North Carolina, and its historic streets are lined with period homes and landmarks. Located not far from Charlotte for shopping and day trips, the town has been voted the No. 1 Christmas town in the greater Asheville, NC, area for its citywide decorations and festive downtown.
Forest City can be attractive for seniors thanks to its mild climate and low violent crime rate. North Carolina is generally a welcoming place for seniors on a budget, as the state does not tax Social Security benefits and the sales tax is kept to just under 5% for most purchases. The cost of living is also fairly low in Forest City, with transportation and housing well below the national averages.
Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey doesn’t record local costs of long-term care in Forest City, but it does have the cost of care in nearby Spartanburg, South Carolina. Assisted living here costs just $3,600 a month, which is $900 less than the $4,500 nationwide average. This is also below the $4,010 average for the rest of North Carolina. Even in Charlotte, assisted living averages $4,400 a month, which is $800 more than in Forest City.
Note: Data for Forest City was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Spartanburg, was used instead.
This guide lists the 10 best assisted living facilities in Forest City, NC, to help seniors and their families make a good choice for long-term senior care.