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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80 Lake Drive Biltmore Lake NC 28715

Biltmore Lake

Biltmore Lake

80 Lake Drive
Biltmore Lake, NC 28715

16 homes $748,000 - $1,699,000

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

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

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

3 homes $516,354 - $545,402 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 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,

1007 Evangeline Drive Leland NC 28451

Brunswick Forest

Welcome Home to Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest

1007 Evangeline Drive
Leland, NC 28451

17 homes $234,900 - $1,250,000

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

100 Headrick Road Holly Springs NC 27540

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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

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

1 homes $440,000 - $440,000 / 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,

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53 Hogans View Circle Hendersonville NC 28739

Hawk's Ridge

Hawk's Ridge

53 Hogans View Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28739

5 homes $557,000 - $599,000

A brand new community is blossoming within Champion Hills, featuring a low-maintenance lifestyle that’s as affordable as it is comfortable.

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

11909 Meetinghouse Drive Cornelius NC 28031

Baileys Glen

Baileys Glen

11909 Meetinghouse Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

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

24 Calabash Lakes Blvd Calabash NC 28467

Calabash Lakes

Amenity Center

Calabash Lakes

24 Calabash Lakes Blvd
Calabash, NC 28467

1 homes $128,900 - $340,000

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

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

100 Riverwind Drive Hendersonville NC 28739

Riverwind

Riverwind

100 Riverwind Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

22 homes $305,000 - $315,000

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)

1745 Hendersonville Rd Asheville NC 28803

Crowfields Condominiums

Crowfields Condominiums

1745 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

3 homes $625,000 - $640,000

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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Mountain Living (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

16 homes $290,000 - $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: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, Golf Course Living, Mountain Living (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

141 Black Iron Lane Hendersonville NC 28792

Blacksmith Run is a gated mountain community and offers a wide array of amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool, and a fishing lake, which is available to every homeowner.

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, 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

1 homes $175,000 - $538,000

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

1640 Goley Hewett Rd SE Bolivia NC 28422

Winding River Plantation

Winding River Plantation

1640 Goley Hewett Rd SE
Bolivia, NC 28422

8 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

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, Real Estate Homes and Land

2365 Coltsview Ln. Matthews NC 28105

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

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

22 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

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

1 homes $179,900 - $459,900 / 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

3 Cliffsridge Parkway Arden NC 28704

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

3 Cliffsridge Parkway
Arden, NC 28704

20 homes $950,000 - $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

2827 Haywood Road Hendersonville NC 28791

Carriage Park

Carriage Park

2827 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791

7 homes $400,000 - $880,000

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

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 - $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, Oceanfront or Coastal, Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

8913 Silver Springs Court Charlotte NC 28215

Cresswind Charlotte

Cresswind Charlotte

8913 Silver Springs Court
Charlotte, NC 28215

12 homes $434,865 - $610,020

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

88 Country Club Road Mills River NC 28759

High Vista

High Vista

88 Country Club Road
Mills River, NC 28759

7 homes $459,900 - $725,000

Tucked away in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, you’ll find one of the area’s best-kept secrets. High Vista Golf Club is sculpted into a natural setting, emphasizing the elements that are unique to a true mountain golfing experience!

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