55+ Communities in North Carolina | Area Info

Find top rated North Carolina 55+ Communities for active adults considering retiring to North Carolina. Searching for 55+ Communities on Retirenet.com is simple and easy. You will find many communities and homes to fulfill your retirement dreams. All retirement options are available including golf course living, new home communities, waterfront homes, condominiums, villas, manufactured home living and more. Your perfect place to retire is just a few clicks away.

North Carolina 55+ Communities

55+ Communities also called 55 Plus Communities are active retirement communities and developments cater to active adult retirement living. These types of communities really offer anything and everything for an active retirement lifestyle. You will find upscale golf course homes as well as quite city living surrounded by like minded neighbors. Amenities often include swimming pools, Pickle Ball, Shuffleboard, Tennis Courts, Clubhouses with community kitchens, championship golf courses and everything else you can think of in a gated retirement resort type environment. That being said, many 55+ 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 have pets allowed policies. About the only thing you don’t find in 55+ communities are a lot of children, which can visit but cannot reside full time in most communities.

North Carolina has quietly become one of the most popular states in the country for retirement. Its milder climate draws retirees from hotter climates like Florida and Arizona. North Carolina is blessed with a varied topography, from seacoast to mountains; an equable, four-season climate; and a choice of social settings ranging from quiet small towns to booming and vibrant cities. Add in the wide array of cultural and recreational choices, and North Carolina is virtually a microcosm of America.

Living costs in the state are 6% cheaper than the national average and home prices are lower than those in most states. The weather varies with cold winters and hot, humid summers.

New Bern, the town that inspired many scenes from the classic Nicholas Sparks romance novel-turned movie, The Notebook, is the second oldest town in North Carolina. New Bern has four distinct historic districts and 160-plus homes on the National Historic Register, some dating back to the 18th century. The town is also ideal for active seniors, with plenty of opportunities for boating, rafting and other water activities.

 
 

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