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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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

1007 Evangeline Drive Leland NC 28451

Brunswick Forest

Welcome Home to Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest

1007 Evangeline Drive
Leland, NC 28451

15 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

6844 Shoal Creek Dr. Suite 100 Denver NC 28037

Trilogy Lake Norman

Trilogy Lake Norman

6844 Shoal Creek Dr. Suite 100
Denver, NC 28037

1 homes $329,000 - $329,000

Trilogy® Lake Norman is more than a place to live. It's knowing you're in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. And for many of our owners, they wonder why they ever put off making the move!

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, 55+ Communities, 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,

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

1 homes $129,500 - $385,000

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

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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

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

1 homes $535,000 - $535,000 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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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

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

531 Loblolly Trail Hampstead NC 28443

Coastal Estates - Sun Communities

Coastal Estates - Sun Communities

531 Loblolly Trail
Hampstead, NC 28443

3 homes $127,995 - $135,995

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,

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

53 Hogans View Circle Hendersonville NC 28739

Hawk's Ridge

Hawk's Ridge

53 Hogans View Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28739

1 homes $559,000 - $559,000

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

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

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

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 - $449,900 / 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

239 Clubhouse Rd Sunset Beach NC 28468

Sea Trail Plantation

Sea Trail Plantation

239 Clubhouse Rd
Sunset Beach, NC 28468

3 homes $125,000 - $579,000

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

1186 Turnata Dr SE Bolivia NC 28422

Palmetto Creek

Palmetto Creek

1186 Turnata Dr SE
Bolivia, NC 28422

1 homes $239,900 - $629,900

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

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

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

61 Westfield Way Candler NC 28715

The Vistas of Westfield

The Vistas of Westfield

61 Westfield Way
Candler, NC 28715

2 homes $439,900 - $489,900

Located close to the action, yet in a simple country setting, featuring several unique townhome floor plans, all with easy main level living.

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

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

1640 Goley Hewett Rd SE Bolivia NC 28422

Winding River Plantation

Winding River Plantation

1640 Goley Hewett Rd SE
Bolivia, NC 28422

10 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

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

1819 Country Club Drive Maggie Valley NC 28751

Maggie Valley Club

Maggie Valley Club

1819 Country Club Drive
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

11 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

1000 Meadowlands Trail Calabash NC 28467

Meadowlands

Community Clubhouse

Meadowlands

1000 Meadowlands Trail
Calabash, NC 28467

1 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

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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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