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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6600 Truxton Ln Raleigh NC 27616

5401 North - M/I Homes, Inc.

5401 North - M/I Homes, Inc.

6600 Truxton Ln
Raleigh, NC 27616

22 homes $350,000 - $430,000

Be transformed! Come home to 5401 North. Located at the intersection of I-540 and Hwy 401, this beautifully designed, master-planned community is like living in a nature preserve in the heart of a city. Hiking and biking trails allow you to explore by wheel or on foot. There are numerous neighborhood parks and recreation areas, including a dog park, amphitheater, a community pool and clubhouse, a future kayak launch, and even a community garden. And that's inside the community! Just beyond the entrance to the community, you'll find all sorts of shopping, dining, and entertainment options coming soon.

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

Community Amenities: Trails, Pool, Clubhouse, Park, Playground, Greenbelt, CommunityCenter, Pond,

7199-5 Beach Drive SW Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469

Sandpiper Bay

Community Entrance

Sandpiper Bay

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

18 homes $135,000 - $354,900

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

1007 Evangeline Drive Leland NC 28451

Brunswick Forest

Welcome Home to Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest

1007 Evangeline Drive
Leland, NC 28451

109 homes $279,900 - $1,199,900

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

1302 Farm Pond Trail Durham NC 27703

Andrews Chapel - M/I Homes, Inc.

Andrews Chapel - M/I Homes, Inc.

1302 Farm Pond Trail
Durham, NC 27703

102 homes $282,000 - $460,000

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

80 Lake Drive Biltmore Lake NC 28715

Biltmore Lake

Biltmore Lake

80 Lake Drive
Biltmore Lake, NC 28715

20 homes $458,775 - $1,150,000

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, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

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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1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr Leland NC 28451

Magnolia Greens

Magnolia Greens

1800 Tommy Jacobs Dr
Leland, NC 28451

30 homes $156,500 - $525,000

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

3 Pinnacle Crest Circle Arden NC 28704

Pinnacle at Arabella

Pinnacle at Arabella

3 Pinnacle Crest Circle
Arden, NC 28704

20 homes $399,000 - $699,000

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

7199 Beach Drive Suite 5 Ocean Isle Beach NC 28469

Sunset Ridge

Attractive Community Entrance

Sunset Ridge

7199 Beach Drive Suite 5
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

11 homes $189,000 - $310,000 / 7 models

Sunset Ridge, Ocean Isle Beach, NC - Sunset Beach offers a quiet, family-oriented beach atmosphere this pristine beach has been considered the top barrier island beach in North Carolina and after a few moments on its white, sugar sand you will agree.

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

337 Clubhouse Drive Burnsville NC 28714

Mountain Air

Mountain Air

337 Clubhouse Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714

102 homes $95,000 - $2,200,000

Mountain Air is a family-friendly, private, gated community in the mountains of North Carolina with a year-round country club offering world-class amenities, stunning panoramic views and an easily accessible private runway.

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

1186 Turnata Dr SE Bolivia NC 28422

Palmetto Creek

Palmetto Creek

1186 Turnata Dr SE
Bolivia, NC 28422

18 homes $119,000 - $449,900

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

8178 Compass Pointe E. Wynd Leland NC 28451

Compass Pointe

Compass Pointe

8178 Compass Pointe E. Wynd
Leland, NC 28451

33 homes $298,000 - $660,000

Leland, NC - Come Live Your Dream. Compass Pointe is a gated, resort style community located just minutes from downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, one of National Geographic Traveler’s “Last Best American Beach Towns”. Here you’ll find quality homes and a relaxed lifestyle with a wide variety of amenities and activities to chose from. Homesites from the $100's Homes (including homesites) from the $400's

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

11909 Meetinghouse Drive Cornelius NC 28031

Baileys Glen

Baileys Glen

11909 Meetinghouse Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

10 homes $349,900 - $600,000 / 13 models

Just a short drive from uptown Charlotte, Bailey's Glen is ideally located in one of Charlotte's most desirable areas. Bailey's Glen also is just minutes from Lake Norman, Charlotte's prestigious resort area making this a perfect retirement location.

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

3 Cliffsridge Parkway Arden NC 28704

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

3 Cliffsridge Parkway
Arden, NC 28704

23 homes $895,000 - $3,495,000

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

11 homes $315,000 - $409,900

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

4410 River Rd Wilmington NC 28412

Riverlights

Riverlights

4410 River Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412

32 homes $239,900 - $1,295,000

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

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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