Spend your best years yet in Historic Tarboro!
As a North Carolina Certified Retirement Commuity, we've become one of Eastern North Carolina's premier retirement destinations. The reason is clear: Tarboro offers a high quality of life at an affordable price. But that's not all! Other benefits include:

  • Excellent location! Located along U.S. Highway 64 only 20 miles east of Interstate 95, Tarboro offers easy access to anywhere along the East Coast. Raleigh's only an hour away. Two hours takes you to the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks or the Crystal Coast. Richmond and Hampton Roads are just two hours away, and provide easy access to points north.
  • Mild climate! You can trade snow boots for swimsuits here in Tarboro. Warm weather and plenty of sunshine prevails for the vast majority of the year. Beach season lasts from May to October, giving you plenty of time to soak up the sun. Even our mild winters don't last long, providing a brief break from the usual warm temperatures.
  • Things to do! You'll never be bored in Tarboro. From exploring North Carolina's largest historic district to paddling the Tar, we offer enough adventures to last a lifetime! Top it all off with our vibrant arts scene and a friendly and open group of locals. Tarboro will welcome you with open arms and show you everything we have to offer!
  • Quality healthcare! Vidant Edgecombe Hospital consistently performs above the national average on Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grades (2016: "A", 2017: "A", 2018: "B") (Source). The 117-bed facility provides exceptional care for its patients with a personal touch that only smaller hospitals can offer.
  • Low cost of living! Tarboro is an incredibly affordable place to live. Our cost of living index is 86.3, far cheaper than the national average of 100 (Source). Check out your overall savings compared to your current hometown by using the cost of living calculator found here.
The Fountains at the Albemarle
Address: 200 Trade Street
Phone: 252-823-2799
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This elegant senior living complex is found in the heart of Tarboro's downtown on the banks of the Tar River. It offers a wide range of floorplans and care tailored to each resident's needs. The Fountains at the Albemarle provides options for Independent Living, Nursing and Rehabilitation, Alzheimer's Care, and Short-Term Stays. The community also offers residents fine dining, a beauty shop, a library, a lounge, and medical specialists. Other amenities include scheduled transportation to local shopping, medical appointments, special events, religious services, biweekly housekeeping, concierge services, a fire safety system, a piano bar, and a computer center.