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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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,

820 Emerald Mine Drive Raleigh NC 27615

Wykoff - M/I Homes, Inc.

Wykoff - M/I Homes, Inc.

820 Emerald Mine Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615

4 homes $511,941 - $616,801 / 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

9 homes $429,000 - $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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Waterfront Living (or near), Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

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

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

100 Headrick Road Holly Springs NC 27540

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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

1007 Evangeline Drive Leland NC 28451

Brunswick Forest

Welcome Home to Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest

1007 Evangeline Drive
Leland, NC 28451

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

7975 Bryan Road Garner NC 27529

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

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

7975 Bryan Road
Garner, NC 27529

3 homes $440,000 - $566,510 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 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

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

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4410 River Rd Wilmington NC 28412

Riverlights

Riverlights

4410 River Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412

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

33 Connestee Trail Brevard NC 28712

Connestee Falls

Connestee Falls

33 Connestee Trail
Brevard, NC 28712

18 homes $274,900 - $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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Golf Course Living, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

5102 Casper Drive Charlotte NC 28214

Located just fifteen minutes from downtown Charlotte, The Vineyards is a new community nestled along the shores of Lake Wylie.

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

22 Sunny Meadows Boulevard Arden NC 28704

Village at Bradley Branch

Village at Bradley Branch

22 Sunny Meadows Boulevard
Arden, NC 28704

1 homes $266,990 - $266,990

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

2827 Haywood Road Hendersonville NC 28791

Carriage Park

Carriage Park

2827 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791

3 homes $435,000 - $571,000

Selected as one of America's 100 Best Master Planned Communities, Carriage Park is a collection of twenty-three distinct mountain villages secured within a single gated community. Cradled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains in Hendersonville, NC, it is a haven for those who seek a comfortable and peaceful lifestyle.

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Golf Course Living, Mountain Living (or near), Gated Communities

3 Cliffsridge Parkway Arden NC 28704

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

3 Cliffsridge Parkway
Arden, NC 28704

16 homes $950,000 - $5,250,000

Asheville's only private, gated golf course community is a lush rolling meadow within a natural amphitheatre created by the Blue Ridge Mountains, yet only minutes from downtown.

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

90 Summerfield Place Flat Rock NC 28731

The Orchards of Flat Rock

The Orchards of Flat Rock

90 Summerfield Place
Flat Rock, NC 28731

3 homes $449,900 - $489,900

Deep in a valley guarded by the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and surrounded by gently rolling apple farms is The Orchards of Flat Rock, a new home community that provides an escape from the ordinary on so many levels.

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

25 Pinebrook Club Dr Asheville NC 28804

Pinebrook Farms

Pinebrook Farms

25 Pinebrook Club Dr
Asheville, NC 28804

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

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

4 homes $498,500 - $895,000

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 (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

15110 High Bluff Court Charlotte NC 28278

Regency at Palisades

Regency at Palisades

15110 High Bluff Court
Charlotte, NC 28278

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

10 Kenmure Drive Flat Rock NC 28731

Kenmure

Kenmure

10 Kenmure Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731

20 homes $349,000 - $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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Golf Course Living, Waterfront Living (or near), Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

1619 Cuthbertson Road Wesley Chapel NC 28173

The Courtyards at Wesley Chapel will feature 136 beautifully designed ranch style homes in Wesley Chapel, North Carolina. This 55+ community will offer the best of both worlds: proximity to every day conveniences, while nestled in a serene, heavily wooded setting.

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, 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

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

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

470 South Crow Creek Drive Calabash NC 28467

Crow Creek

Crow Creek

470 South Crow Creek Drive
Calabash, NC 28467

1 homes $525,000 - $525,000

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

2461 Royal Anne Drive Denver NC 28037

3 Cherry Way

3 Cherry Way

2461 Royal Anne Drive
Denver, NC 28037

1 homes $374,900 - $374,900

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

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, 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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