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 retire

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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80 Lake Drive Biltmore Lake NC 28715

Biltmore Lake

Biltmore Lake

80 Lake Drive
Biltmore Lake, NC 28715

10 homes $497,500 - $1,599,999

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

5701 Honeycutt Road Holly Springs NC 27540

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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

5701 Honeycutt 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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Real Estate Homes and Land

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

1007 Evangeline Drive Leland NC 28451

Brunswick Forest

Welcome Home to Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest

1007 Evangeline Drive
Leland, NC 28451

186 homes $234,900 - $1,175,000

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

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

19 homes $129,500 - $389,777

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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Golf Course Living, Waterfront Living, Oceanfront or Coastal, Real Estate Homes and Land

401 Shale Creek Drive Durham NC 27703

Andrews Chapel - M/I Homes, Inc.

Andrews Chapel - M/I Homes, Inc.

401 Shale Creek Drive
Durham, NC 27703

15 homes $306,757 - $387,500 / 8 models

You’ll know when you’ve entered Andrews Chapel because you can feel the hospitality and charm of this growing neighborhood in Durham, named the healthiest housing market in the state and top in the country. Andrews Chapel is a family-centric, tree-lined community full of lush green spaces, winding sidewalks, and friendly neighbors!

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

Community Amenities: CommunityCenter, Greenbelt, Park, Pond, Pool, Playground, Volleyball,

66 Legacy Club Drive Chapel Hill NC 27517

You will literally be experiencing a vacation every day when you live in Legacy Village. The stunning community is located inside the master planned community of Legacy at Jordan Lake and is immediately next to Jordan Lake and only minutes from downtown Chapel Hill. Legacy at Jordan Lake is a breathtaking community that you simply have to see for yourself. The serene, amenity-rich community features home sites nestled among rolling hills and natural ridges and is the perfect place to escape home to each evening.

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

Community Amenities: Clubhouse, Pool, Trails, Park, Playground, GolfCourse, Tennis, CommunityCenter,

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2461 Royal Anne Drive Denver NC 28037

3 Cherry Way

3 Cherry Way

2461 Royal Anne Drive
Denver, NC 28037

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

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, 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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, 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

36 homes $200,500 - $625,000

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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Oceanfront or Coastal, Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

4410 River Rd Wilmington NC 28412

Riverlights

Riverlights

4410 River Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412

45 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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Oceanfront or Coastal, Real Estate Homes and Land

1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr Leland NC 28451

Magnolia Greens

Magnolia Greens

1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr
Leland, NC 28451

49 homes $175,000 - $510,000

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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Golf Course Living, Oceanfront or Coastal, Real Estate Homes and Land

1815 Olde Thistle Club Road Sunset Beach NC 28468

Thistle Golf Club & Estates

Thistle Golf Club & Estates

1815 Olde Thistle Club Road
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

2 homes $498,500 - $699,000

Sunset Beach, NC - Thistle Golf Club & Estates is an exclusive golf and residential community, offering a limited 145 custom golf estates on 27 magnificent holes. All surrounded by an idyllic nature preserve with acres of wildflowers & wetlands.

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

254 Bluefield Road Mooresville NC 28117

Legends at Lake Walk

Legends at Lake Walk

254 Bluefield Road
Mooresville, NC 28117

2 homes $330,116 - $455,000

Nestled on Lake Norman, Lake Walk is a thoughtfully designed community of new homes in Mooresville, NC with amenities for all to enjoy and boasts elegant included features throughout each home.

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

14820 Lawyers Road Stallings NC 28104

The Courtyards At Emerald Lake

The Courtyards At Emerald Lake

14820 Lawyers Road
Stallings, NC 28104

3 homes $375,000 - $444,500

The Courtyards at Emerald Lake is a beautifully designed low-maintenance Epcon Community in Stallings, North Carolina. Our open and light-filled home designs make living more comfortable, with flexible and spacious living areas and luxury features throughout!

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

25 Pinebrook Club Dr Asheville NC 28804

Pinebrook Farms

Pinebrook Farms

25 Pinebrook Club Dr
Asheville, NC 28804

5 homes $389,900 - $469,900

The ideal location of Pinebrook Farms means rural living is balanced with the excitement of one of the Southeast’s most vibrant metropolitan areas. Only two miles away, Weaverville offers conveniences such as supermarkets, banking and other professional services, while the town’s classic Main Street features antique stores, boutique shops and wonderful dining.

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

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 retire

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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