This Large, Historic City Offers Downhome, Southern Charm for Senior Living

Senior citizens having lunch together in the dining roomLocated in between the city of Concord to our north and Charlotte is our native Harrisburg, whose roots date back to the late 1700s with close ties to railroads, agriculture and commerce. History has it that then-president George Washington traveled through the area by stagecoach in 1791. Even today, amazing photos and memorabilia chronicling the town’s past are proudly displayed as part of an exhibit at the Harrisburg Post Office.

Ever mindful about its past, modern-day Harrisburg a fast-growing town and desirable place to live, delivering a pleasant small-town feel, yet still rich with activities and all the attractions of a major metropolitan city nearby. From the doorstep of TerraBella Harrisburg, for example, it’s mere minutes to local parks and recreation, restaurants, and senior- and family-friendly entertainment destinations like SEA LIFE Aquarium, Great Wolf Lodge and Concord Mills Mall. Plus, this is NASCAR country, with race team headquarters and the exhilaration of Charlotte Motor Speedway also just a short ride away.

Fans of performing arts will frequent the Old Courthouse Theatre and Davis Theater, whose stages host a variety of performances throughout the year. There are also world-class works of art and sculpture on display at Charlotte’s many museums, as well as throughout the historic NoDa arts district, which is easily accessible from Harrisburg as well.

This area is a venerable haven for sports fans, with major college athletics happening year-round just four miles away at UNC Charlotte. The Triple-A Charlotte Knights of minor league baseball play home games at the new Knights Stadium in uptown. The Carolina Panthers take the field at Bank of America Stadium, and the Charlotte Hornets take on the NBA’s best at Spectrum Center, all of which are fewer than 20 miles from our hometown community. Plus, seasonal festivals, concerts and special events featuring local and national bands and recording artists are always on tap at venues including Bojangles Coliseum, PNC Music Pavilion and NC Music Factory, to name a few.

Indeed, for the familiar comforts of small-town living, with big-time fun and the endless possibilities of Charlotte and the surrounding areas forever at your fingertips, TerraBella Harrisburg provides a perfect setting for living well and enjoying life right here in the suburbs of the Queen City.