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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FEATURED TOP COMMUNITIES
TOP COMMUNITIES
100 Headrick Road Holly Springs NC 27540

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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

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,

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

29 homes $129,500 - $405,000

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

820 Emerald Mine Drive Raleigh NC 27615

Wykoff - M/I Homes, Inc.

Wykoff - M/I Homes, Inc.

820 Emerald Mine Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615

9 homes $453,304 - $527,626 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 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,

7975 Bryan Road Garner NC 27529

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

49 Cupp Lane Waynesville NC 28786

Laurel Ridge Country Club

Laurel Ridge Country Club

49 Cupp Lane
Waynesville, NC 28786

8 homes $374,500 - $1,149,000

Laurel Ridge Country Club located in the Mountains of North Carolina is the ideal setting for those with a passion for mountain recreations and an active lifestyle.

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

251 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

FEATURED PREMIER COMMUNITIES
PREMIER COMMUNITIES
24 Calabash Lakes Blvd Calabash NC 28467

Calabash Lakes

Amenity Center

Calabash Lakes

24 Calabash Lakes Blvd
Calabash, NC 28467

23 homes $128,900 - $279,900

Calabash, NC - One of the newest developments in the Calabash/Carolina Shores area is from DR Horton. This pristine development is sure to attract a lot of attention with its well priced homes and townhouses starting at under 160K for a complete home land package and the included lawn care and landscaping that is part of the Calabash Lakes LOW HOA's.

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

44 homes $343,995 - $1,275,000

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

36 Pink Fox Cove Road Weaverville NC 28787

Reems Creek Golf Community

Reems Creek Golf Community

36 Pink Fox Cove Road
Weaverville, NC 28787

2 homes $498,000 - $725,000

Reems Creek Golf Club is a world of inviting combinations. A perfect blend of leisure in natural surroundings with desirable conveniences and it is all wrapped up and presented to you and your family in a affordable golfing community!

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Golf Course Living, Mountain Living (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

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

337 Clubhouse Drive Burnsville NC 28714

Mountain Air

Mountain Air

337 Clubhouse Drive
Burnsville, NC 28714

66 homes $147,500 - $2,100,000

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

531 Loblolly Trail Hampstead NC 28443

Coastal Estates - Sun Communities

Coastal Estates - Sun Communities

531 Loblolly Trail
Hampstead, NC 28443

2 homes $129,995 - $149,995

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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Waterfront Living, Oceanfront or Coastal

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,

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

1 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

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

16 homes $189,000 - $389,000 / 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

8913 Silver Springs Court Charlotte NC 28215

Cresswind Charlotte

Cresswind Charlotte

8913 Silver Springs Court
Charlotte, NC 28215

20 homes $350,000 - $599,900

Charlotte’s most exciting new active adult community with the best location just 25-minutes from Uptown and less than 30 minutes from SouthPark!

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, 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

33 homes $153,900 - $520,000

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

St James Dr Southport NC 28461

St. James Plantation

Located in southeastern NC -- near the seatown of Southport & 30 minutes south of Wilmington, NC

St. James Plantation

St James Dr
Southport, NC 28461

229 homes $135,000 - $1,498,000

Southport, NC - Ideally located along the North Carolina coast near Wilmington, Southport, and Myrtle Beach.

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

2365 Coltsview Ln. Matthews NC 28105

Polo Club At Weddington

Polo Club At Weddington

2365 Coltsview Ln.
Matthews, NC 28105

1 homes $410,000 - $410,000

We are a community of 95 homes located on 23 acres off Weddington Rd. adjacent to the Col. Francis Beatty Park. The community is a combination of quadruplex, duplex, and attached single-family residences plus a clubhouse.

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

2827 Haywood Road Hendersonville NC 28791

Carriage Park

Carriage Park

2827 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791

8 homes $310,000 - $995,000

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

11909 Meetinghouse Drive Cornelius NC 28031

Baileys Glen

Baileys Glen

11909 Meetinghouse Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

8 homes $359,900 - $645,000 / 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

14820 Lawyers Road Stallings NC 28104

The Courtyards At Emerald Lake

The Courtyards At Emerald Lake

14820 Lawyers Road
Stallings, NC 28104

1 homes $375,000 - $375,000

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

100 Riverwind Drive Hendersonville NC 28739

Riverwind

Riverwind

100 Riverwind Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

4 homes $159,900 - $299,900

Riverwind is a 55+ adult planned community near the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At an elevation of approximately 2100 feet, the community includes 250 lots with approximately 190 private homes and over 300 residents.

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

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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