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A number of reasons contribute to Carthage’s appealing living environment. People are attracted to the community’s small-town vibe and larger city resources, making Carthage an ideal place to reside. The area is accessible to high-quality medical centers, top-rate educational facilities, expansive recreational sites and a host of nearby retailers, offering everything from antique shops to grocery stores.

Housing in the area is diverse, sure to suit every potential buyer’s lifestyle. Friendly neighborhoods dot the community, offering a selection of housing ranging from traditional and Victorian-era homes to luxury condominiums and apartment complexes.


The median home value in Carthage is just over $80,000, providing residents and potential homebuyers affordable, high-quality housing units. In 2006, the Public Works Department reported that 32 new single-family homes were built, with an estimated cost of just over $4 million. In the same year, seven new duplexes and two triplexes were also constructed, together with a valuation of approximately $1.7 million.

For active adults, Carthage is home to two senior-living communities including the Drake Hotel Apartments and The Villages at Rollins Creek. Both locations offer a variety of amenities that cater to their residents. Several assisted living facilities lie within the Carthage area—Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center, Maple Tree Terrace, and St. Luke’s Nursing Center to name a few. Each facility offers extended services and round-the-clock care for those who require assistance.

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