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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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

2 homes $129,500 - $419,777

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 (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (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

27 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 (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

49 Cupp Lane Waynesville NC 28786

Laurel Ridge Country Club

Laurel Ridge Country Club

49 Cupp Lane
Waynesville, NC 28786

14 homes $378,600 - $1,450,000

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,

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

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,

820 Emerald Mine Drive Raleigh NC 27615

Wykoff - M/I Homes, Inc.

Wykoff - M/I Homes, Inc.

820 Emerald Mine Drive
Raleigh, NC 27615

5 homes $501,941 - $549,670 / 5 models

Community Lifestyles: Active Retirement, Real Estate Homes and Land

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53 Hogans View Circle Hendersonville NC 28739

Hawk's Ridge

Hawk's Ridge

53 Hogans View Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28739

4 homes $557,000 - $607,000

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

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

20 Cummings Cove Pkwy Hendersonville NC 28739

Cummings Cove

Cummings Cove

20 Cummings Cove Pkwy
Hendersonville, NC 28739

2 homes $399,900 - $545,000

Cradled in the lap of the Blue Ridge Mountains and sheltered by the Great Smokies to the west, Cummings Cove enjoys a mild climate where spring and fall are long and colorful, winter is short and summer invites you to sit on the porch and sip lemonade.

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

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 (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

1000 Meadowlands Trail Calabash NC 28467

Meadowlands

Community Clubhouse

Meadowlands

1000 Meadowlands Trail
Calabash, NC 28467

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 (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (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

14820 Lawyers Road Stallings NC 28104

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

1 Hagen Drive Hendersonville NC 28739

Champion Hills

Champion Hills

1 Hagen Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

8 homes $870,000 - $2,400,000

Champion Hills is a top-ranked, year-round golf club with members and residents hailing from over 36 states. The Champion Hills community consists of an array of people with diverse interests, experiences, and passions, who are all united by the easy going and welcoming culture that is Champion Hills. Over half of our residents live here year-round and enjoy all that our club has to offer including our Tom Fazio designed golf course and a full calendar of social events and activities for members of every walk of life.

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

22 Sunny Meadows Boulevard Arden NC 28704

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

1000 Olde Waterford Way Leland NC 28451

Waterford of the Carolinas

Waterford of the Carolinas

1000 Olde Waterford Way
Leland, NC 28451

4 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 (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

61 Carolina Farms Blvd Carolina Shores NC 28467

The Farm at Brunswick

The Farm at Brunswick

61 Carolina Farms Blvd
Carolina Shores, NC 28467

22 homes $139,000 - $420,000

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 (or near), 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

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 (or near), 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

5 homes $127,995 - $145,995

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 (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (or near)

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,

1186 Turnata Dr SE Bolivia NC 28422

Palmetto Creek

Palmetto Creek

1186 Turnata Dr SE
Bolivia, NC 28422

2 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 (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land, Gated Communities

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 (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (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 (or near), Real Estate Homes and Land

11909 Meetinghouse Drive Cornelius NC 28031

Baileys Glen

Baileys Glen

11909 Meetinghouse Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

1 homes $780,000 - $780,000 / 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

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

19 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 (or near), Oceanfront or Coastal (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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