Program Details

Certified Retirement Community (CRC) Program

Visit NC manages this program with assistance from the NC Department of Commerce. The CRC designation means a city has completed a comprehensive evaluation process with requirements outlined by the North Carolina General Assembly. These Certified Retirement Communities are recognized for providing the amenities, services and opportunities retirees need to enjoy active and productive lives.

For more information, visit or download our CRC guide. is the comprehensive website featuring North Carolina’s offerings for potential retiree and Certified Retirement Communities. It includes information about the state of particular interest to potential retirees, including content on getting around, climate, accolades, cost of living, health care, arts & heritage, recreation, work and volunteer opportunities. also spotlights retirement areas, highlighting Certified Retirement Communities with maps and content specific to each.

Trade Shows & Marketing


Develop cooperative advertising opportunities for partner organizations in targeted media in top markets.


Continued participation in consumer tradeshows for potential retirees in target markets.

Industry Partnerships

Develop and continue marketing partnerships with DMO retirement marketing organizations.

Public Relations

Public relations efforts support and enhance goals and objectives for retiree marketing.