Active Retirement in North Carolina

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North Carolina Active Adult Retirement Communities

Active Retirement Communities and 55+ Communities are active retirement communities and developments that are specifically for active adult retirement living. These types of communities really offer anything and everything for an active retirement lifestyle. You can find golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard and everything else you can think of in a gated retirement resort type environment. That being said, many adult communities also offer a quiet more reserved type living for those residents that appreciate a slower pace lifestyle. Almost all have community centers or clubhouses that feature many community activities. Almost all allow small pets. About the only thing you don’t find in 55+ communities are a lot of children, which can visit but cannot reside in most communities.

North Carolina has quietly become one of the most popular states in the country for retirement. Its milder climate attracts retirees. North Carolina is blessed with a varied topography, from coast to mountains

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100 Headrick Road Holly Springs NC 27540

Honeycutt Farm is M/I Homes’ newest adventure! This beautiful master-planned community helps you escape the hustle and bustle of your busy day. The backdrop of majestic oaks, well-tended gardens, and a peaceful pond is a dream to come home to every day. The community is expected to have approximately 600+ homesites. Many homes are set on cul-de-sacs or tucked into wooded areas. For exercising or relaxing, there’s an onsite fitness center and a community swimming pool. Excellent dining, shopping, and entertainment can be found just minutes away at Holly Springs Towne Center, the Shoppes at Holly Springs, and charming downtown Holly Springs.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

Community Amenities: Pool, CommunityCenter, Clubhouse, Trails, Park,

820 Emerald Mine Drive Raleigh NC 27615

Wykoff - M/I Homes, Inc.

Wykoff - M/I Homes, Inc.

820 Emerald Mine Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615

2 homes $535,000 - $541,276 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

80 Lake Drive Biltmore Lake NC 28715

Biltmore Lake

Biltmore Lake

80 Lake Drive
Biltmore Lake, NC 28715

10 homes $650,000 - $1,540,000

Pets Allowed Pet Friendly

Biltmore Lake community located near Asheville, North Carolina is a picturesque water front development nestled in the mountains of Western North Carolina. With 62 acres of shimmering mountain lake right in the neighborhood Biltmore Lake has it all.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Waterfront Living (or near), Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

7199-5 Beach Drive SW Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469

Sandpiper Bay

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Sandpiper Bay

7199-5 Beach Drive SW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

2 homes $129,500 - $419,777

Ocean Isle Beach, NC - Located just 5 minutes to pristine Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Sandpiper Bay offers residents a myriad of resort-like amenities, including championship golf, pools, fitness, tennis and convenient access to restaurants and shopping.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Waterfront Living (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

6844 Shoal Creek Dr. Suite 100 Denver NC 28037

Trilogy Lake Norman

Trilogy Lake Norman

6844 Shoal Creek Dr. Suite 100
Denver, NC 28037

3 homes $437,835 - $785,000

Trilogy® Lake Norman is more than a place to live. It's knowing you're in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. And for many of our owners, they wonder why they ever put off making the move!

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

130 Durie Way Garner NC 27529

Grove at White Oak - M/I Homes, Inc.

Grove at White Oak - M/I Homes, Inc.

130 Durie Way
Garner, NC 27529

8 homes $440,000 - $579,650 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

1007 Evangeline Drive Leland NC 28451

Brunswick Forest

Welcome Home to Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest

1007 Evangeline Drive
Leland, NC 28451

44 homes $234,900 - $1,200,000

Brunswick Forest, Leland, North Carolina - Located in a setting of unmatched beauty in a lush landscape of pristine forest, Brunswick Forest is an approximately 4,500-acre retreat just minutes from historic Wilmington, North Carolina.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Waterfront Living (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

100 Headrick Road Holly Springs NC 27540

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

Community Amenities: Pool, Clubhouse, CommunityCenter, Trails, Park,

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239 Clubhouse Rd Sunset Beach NC 28468

Sea Trail Plantation

Sea Trail Plantation

239 Clubhouse Rd
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

4 homes $125,000 - $595,000

Sunset Beach, NC - Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center encompasses over 2,000 acres in Sunset Beach, one of America's most loved beaches on the southernmost barrier island of North Carolina. Sea Trail Plantations naturally beautiful setting is surrounded by lush green fairways, crystal clear pristine lakes and ponds, and nearby white sandy beaches.

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Waterfront Living (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

1819 Country Club Drive Maggie Valley NC 28751

Maggie Valley Club

Maggie Valley Club

1819 Country Club Drive
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

11 homes $219,900 - $1,149,000

Maggie Valley is an upscale master-planned community cradled between the majestic Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountain ranges at 3,020 feet above sea level. Surrounded by thousands of acres of old-growth forests, this unique corner of North Carolina is an outdoor enthusiast’s wonderland.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

15110 High Bluff Court Charlotte NC 28278

Regency at Palisades

Regency at Palisades

15110 High Bluff Court
Charlotte, NC 28278

28 homes $425,000 - $2,500,000

Flawless grounds, pristine facilities, abundant amenities and exquisite homes are only part of the luxurious lifestyle afforded at Regency at Palisades. Enjoying low-maintenance living at its best, homeowners here have time to pursue their passions, develop lasting friendships and explore new territory.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

1640 Goley Hewett Rd SE Bolivia NC 28422

Winding River Plantation

Winding River Plantation

1640 Goley Hewett Rd SE
Bolivia, NC 28422

4 homes $160,000 - $1,250,000

Bolivia, NC - Winding River Plantation features the Carolina Nationals 27 hole Championship Golf Course This Fred Couples designed Championship golf course is the center of Winding River Plantation and features a full service clubhouse and pro shop.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Waterfront Living (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

9202 Edelweiss Lane Huntersville NC 28078

The Courtyards at Kinnamon Park is the first Epcon Community to introduce our new American Porch Collection of home designs. With the flexible, open and spacious living areas, abundant natural light and luxury features Epcon homes are known for.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

3 Pinnacle Crest Circle Arden NC 28704

Pinnacle at Arabella

Pinnacle at Arabella

3 Pinnacle Crest Circle
Arden, NC 28704

8 homes $505,000 - $785,000

The Pinnacle at Arabella is a unique new-home community perched above the French Broad River with sprawling views stretching 270 degrees from hillside to hillside.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

22 Sunny Meadows Boulevard Arden NC 28704

This South Asheville location is near everything you want and need, including the area's major healthcare systems. The Village at Bradley Branch offers a quaint neighborhood of one- and two-story townhomes, featuring premium finishes, low-maintenance living, and Energy Star certified construction for ultimate energy efficiency and savings.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

1 Hagen Drive Hendersonville NC 28739

Champion Hills

Champion Hills

1 Hagen Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

7 homes $870,000 - $1,850,000

Champion Hills is a top-ranked, year-round golf club with members and residents hailing from over 36 states. The Champion Hills community consists of an array of people with diverse interests, experiences, and passions, who are all united by the easy going and welcoming culture that is Champion Hills. Over half of our residents live here year-round and enjoy all that our club has to offer including our Tom Fazio designed golf course and a full calendar of social events and activities for members of every walk of life.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

531 Loblolly Trail Hampstead NC 28443

Coastal Estates - Sun Communities

Coastal Estates - Sun Communities

531 Loblolly Trail
Hampstead, NC 28443

2 homes $130,000 - $142,995

Pets Allowed Pet Friendly

Choose our beautiful Coastal Plantation community in Hampstead, North Carolina and live near historic Wilmington and the region's famous Atlantic beaches.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Waterfront Living (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (or near)

Community Amenities: Activity Center, Bingo, Free Wifi, Game Room, Lake, Mail Center, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Pet Friendly, Planned Activities, Restrooms, Shuffleboard, Social Events, Cards, Swimming Pool, Water Aerobics, Catch and Release Lake, Clubhouse, Common Area Free WiFi, Community Center, Craft Clubs, Dances, Fitness Center,

2461 Royal Anne Drive Denver NC 28037

3 Cherry Way

3 Cherry Way

2461 Royal Anne Drive
Denver, NC 28037

1 homes $372,900 - $372,900

3 Cherry Way is ideally located on a quiet peninsula in Denver, NC and surrounded by the beautiful waters of Lake Norman.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

2000 Arnold Palmer Drive Shallotte NC 28470

Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

River's Edge Golf Course

Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

2000 Arnold Palmer Drive
Shallotte, NC 28470

2 homes $153,900 - $595,000

Wilmington, NC - Located between historic Wilmington and the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, SC, Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation™ boasts a coastal lifestyle that is not to be rushed, but savored. With over 500 acres of lush landscape nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the beautiful Shallotte River and its tributaries, this master-planned community sets the example for perfection in coastal living.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

4410 River Rd Wilmington NC 28412

Riverlights

Riverlights

4410 River Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412

11 homes $240,800 - $1,294,500

Wilmington, NC - Riverlights is a lovely, new Del Webb Community featuring a large selection of custom single family homes and stunning town homes with sweeping waterway views! Single family homes in Riverlights start at an affordable $230K and go up to over 700K. All the Del Webb homes come with many standard features and are quality built to give years of carefree living. In addition to Del Webb homes, there are 8 additional approved builders in Riverlights offering a wide selection of floor plans from Craftsman to Cottage style homes and single level homes from 1100sf up to over 3,000sf.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

1186 Turnata Dr SE Bolivia NC 28422

Palmetto Creek

Palmetto Creek

1186 Turnata Dr SE
Bolivia, NC 28422

1 homes $239,900 - $629,900

Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas, Bolivia, NC - Palmetto Creek is a beautifully planned, gated community only 30 minutes from famous Carolina beaches and historic landmarks like Cape Fear Lighthouse and Southport’s Bald Head Island Ferry. The residential community includes a clubhouse, fitness center, Kayak Launch, Outdoor Kitchen, pool, Tennis Courts, Putting Green and nature pathways. Lovely brick custom homes, patio homes, and town homes define the community.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

10 Kenmure Drive Flat Rock NC 28731

Kenmure

Kenmure

10 Kenmure Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731

20 homes $565,000 - $1,550,000

Kenmure is Western North Carolina’s premier gated golf community. Located four miles south of Hendersonville in the quaint mountain village of Flat Rock, NC, this Joe Lee-designed golf course provides top-notch high-country living.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Waterfront Living (or near), Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

1745 Hendersonville Rd Asheville NC 28803

Crowfields Condominiums

Crowfields Condominiums

1745 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

2 homes $495,000 - $599,000

Set in the midst of 72 acres of woodlands, the property includes varied ecosystems. In the sweeping meadow deer graze and wild turkeys roost in towering pines. This is where Dingle Creek wends its way to the French Broad River.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

1000 Olde Waterford Way Leland NC 28451

Waterford of the Carolinas

Waterford of the Carolinas

1000 Olde Waterford Way
Leland, NC 28451

2 homes $200,500 - $675,000

Leland, NC - Wilmington's most unique waterfront community just across the Cape Fear River from Historic Downtown Wilmington and the Atlantic Ocean. Featuring creeks and waterways with almost every homesite on the water. Often referred to as the “Cape Fear Coast,” few places can match the Wilmington area's wide range of recreational features, cultural offerings, and historical ambience. With an average annual temperature of 63.7 degrees, Wilmington has become one of the top relocation areas in the United States. Discovery Package available!

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

33 Connestee Trail Brevard NC 28712

Connestee Falls

Connestee Falls

33 Connestee Trail
Brevard, NC 28712

17 homes $287,000 - $1,333,300

People move to Western North Carolina for a variety of reasons, including cool summers, mild winters, unrivaled natural beauty, lower cost of living, and less crowding. So it is with the residents of Connestee Falls.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr Leland NC 28451

Magnolia Greens

Magnolia Greens

1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr
Leland, NC 28451

2 homes $175,000 - $615,000

Magnolia Greens, Leland, NC - With an abundance of resort-like amenities and picturesque views, Magnolia Greens offers residents a relaxed and active atmosphere with daily conveniences within walking distance. Magnolia Greens’ well maintained streets, common areas and resident yards reflect the pride that the owners take in their community as well as their homes. The tree lined streets explode with blooming Azaleas, Bradford Pear trees, and white pillowy Dog Wood trees, creating a setting that many have found alluring as demonstrated by the more than 400 residents.

Community Lifestyles: 55+ Communities, Active Retirement, Golf Course Living, Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

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Active Retirement Communities and 55+ Communities are active retirement communities and developments that are specifically for active adult retirement living. These types of communities really offer anything and everything for an active retirement lifestyle. You can find golf courses, swimming pools, tennis courts, shuffleboard and everything else you can think of in a gated retirement resort type environment. That being said, many adult communities also offer a quiet more reserved type living for those residents that appreciate a slower pace lifestyle. Almost all have community centers or clubhouses that feature many community activities. Almost all allow small pets. About the only thing you don’t find in 55+ communities are a lot of children, which can visit but cannot reside in most communities.

North Carolina has quietly become one of the most popular states in the country for retirement. Its milder climate attracts retirees. North Carolina is blessed with a varied topography, from coast to mountains

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