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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49 Cupp Lane Waynesville NC 28786

Laurel Ridge Country Club

Laurel Ridge Country Club

49 Cupp Lane
Waynesville, NC 28786

9 homes $435,000 - $1,500,000

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

100 Headrick Road Holly Springs NC 27540

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

Community Amenities: Pool, Clubhouse, CommunityCenter, 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

27 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

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

270 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

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

8 homes $453,304 - $523,491 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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

6 homes $415,800 - $464,990 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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1000 Olde Waterford Way Leland NC 28451

Waterford of the Carolinas

Waterford of the Carolinas

1000 Olde Waterford Way
Leland, NC 28451

46 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, Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

4410 River Rd Wilmington NC 28412

Riverlights

Riverlights

4410 River Rd
Wilmington, NC 28412

63 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

15110 High Bluff Court Charlotte NC 28278

Regency at Palisades

Regency at Palisades

15110 High Bluff Court
Charlotte, NC 28278

60 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

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

18 homes $184,500 - $415,000 / 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

53 Hogans View Circle Hendersonville NC 28739

Hawk's Ridge

Hawk's Ridge

53 Hogans View Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28739

7 homes $429,000 - $664,000

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

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

33 Connestee Trail Brevard NC 28712

Connestee Falls

Connestee Falls

33 Connestee Trail
Brevard, NC 28712

45 homes $285,000 - $1,700,000

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

1000 Meadowlands Trail Calabash NC 28467

Meadowlands

Community Clubhouse

Meadowlands

1000 Meadowlands Trail
Calabash, NC 28467

23 homes $215,000 - $379,900

Calabash, NC - Meadowlands is located just minutes from the white sugar sands of Ocean Isle Beach. This new community offers residents a tranquil and natural setting just minutes to area beaches and the excitement of Myrtle Beach.

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

2 homes $225,000 - $225,000

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

3 Pinnacle Crest Circle Arden NC 28704

Pinnacle at Arabella

Pinnacle at Arabella

3 Pinnacle Crest Circle
Arden, NC 28704

17 homes $444,000 - $745,000

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

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

61 Carolina Farms Blvd Carolina Shores NC 28467

The Farm at Brunswick

The Farm at Brunswick

61 Carolina Farms Blvd
Carolina Shores, NC 28467

58 homes $139,000 - $371,630

The Farm at Brunswick is located in the quaint seaside Calabash area but just minutes away from all the energy Myrtle Beach has to offer.

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

254 Bluefield Road Mooresville NC 28117

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

2827 Haywood Road Hendersonville NC 28791

Carriage Park

Carriage Park

2827 Haywood Road
Hendersonville, NC 28791

9 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

239 Clubhouse Rd Sunset Beach NC 28468

Sea Trail Plantation

Sea Trail Plantation

239 Clubhouse Rd
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

70 homes $125,000 - $575,000

Sunset Beach, NC - Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center encompasses over 2,000 acres in Sunset Beach, one of America's most loved beaches on the southernmost barrier island of North Carolina. Sea Trail Plantations naturally beautiful setting is surrounded by lush green fairways, crystal clear pristine lakes and ponds, and nearby white sandy beaches.

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

8178 Compass Pointe E. Wynd Leland NC 28451

Compass Pointe

Compass Pointe

8178 Compass Pointe E. Wynd
Leland, NC 28451

63 homes $295,000 - $879,000

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

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

3 Cliffsridge Parkway Arden NC 28704

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

3 Cliffsridge Parkway
Arden, NC 28704

30 homes $950,000 - $3,695,000

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

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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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