When I retire and can pick anywhere to live out my golden years, I would chose a place like the Outer Banks in North Carolina. This area offers a sense of remote solitude and some of the most beautiful waterfront properties available anywhere. Enjoying the sun, relaxing and reading a book would be a little slice of heaven delivered daily to my doorstep. Go inland and I’ll find majestic tree lined streets with architecturally detailed homes. The beachfront home pictured above was used for the film Nights in Rodanthe staring Richard Geer and Diane Lane. The house is depicted in the film as a bed and breakfast and the simple scenes allow you to really get a sense of the house and the weather. The waterfront weather will offer excitement and let you know you are alive. It will allow you to feel the power of mother nature. It is the simplicity of this kind of place that make them a happy place on earth, there is no pretentious air. A simple way of life, in a place where family and friends would come to visit, that is the place I would pick to live. That’s the stuff that dreams are made of.