North Carolina is becoming one of the most active areas for retirement. The "Triangle" area is also one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. due to employment opportunities in technology fields and area climate and amenities. Whether you are interested in lakes, mountains, oceans or urban, North Carolina has it all.
|Encore at Eden Hall||Upper $300's||Matthews||Towns||Craftsman||Large|
|Amber Meadows||Upper $400's||Marvin||Single||Ranch||Large|
|Briar Chapel||Coming||Chapel Hill||Single||Classic||Coming|
|Regency at White Oak||Low$400's||Apex||Single||Euro||Large.|
|Del Webb at Traditions||Coming||Wake Forest||Single||Ranch||M-L|
|Regency at Palisades||$300's||Charlotte||Single||LuxRanch||Large|
|Creekside at Bethpage||mid-$200's||Durham||Single||Craftsman||S-L|
|Farm at Brunswick||Low$200's||Carolina Shores||Single||Ranch||M-L|
|Del Webb Wilmington||Low$200's||Wilmington||Single||Ranch||S-L|
Sophisticated urban area and Lake Norman areas.Current Temperature in Charlotte:
New age 55+ Communities - Charlotte
These communities are within 30 minutes to Charlotte. From minutes to one hour to Lake Norman. Most start from mid-$200's.
FEATURE: Villa homes for sale or lease
CONTACT: 15504 Sullivan Glen Way, Huntersville - 704-947-7635
This villa rental and purchase community now has 2 and 3-beroom cottages with single garage for sale priced in very low $200's. New homes for sale are nearly sold out. Rental villas are separate.
FEATURE: Brick and stone homes
CONTACT: Ph: 704-905-7203 - 5483 Hickory Grove Rd.
23 miles to Charlotte - By Rudisill - Small country community of brick 3-bedroom villa homes priced starting in low $200's (verify). Now selling Phase II - Only a few lots remain for building your own. Adjacent to Creek Walk subdivision.
FEATURE: Walk to Lake Norman
CONTACT: Ph: 888-300-5993 - 2461 Royal Anne Way, Denver - Open Daily
Charlotte, within walk distance to Lake Norman. Will have 200 2-bedroom single level homes (optional 2nd floor bonus room) with flexible floorplans, 2-car garages,
sunrooms, 9' ceilings, some vaulted for a spacious feeling. Village
Center, clubhouse, and more. Golf courses in area. Pricing starts mid-$200's (verify).
FEATURE: Few miles to Lake Norman
CONTACT: 800-685-6494 - Call for appt. only - 6844 Shoal Creek Dr.
Tour Center is open daily but they recommend to call first for appointment - active adult resort community by Shea Homes just north of sophisticated Charlotte in a woodsy locale. A few miles from Lake Norman for fishing, hiking and boating. Small to large homes starting $239's. (New floor plan released at $239,000 may not last long.)
FEATURE: Minutes to Lake Norman and short drive to Charlotte
CONTACT: 11909 Meetinghouse Way, Cornelius - 704-896-7016
Voted in top ten best affordable suburbs - 372 homes and 96 condominiums for 50+. Resort lifestyle with 2 pools, clubhouse and many activities. Recreation at Lake Norman includes fishing, sailing, rowing, water ski and more. Small to large homes from $269,900.
CONTACT: 12910 Dorman Rd., Pineville, NC - 704-944-9265
Medium sized single-family homes with amenities and services. Start $240's. Sophisticated cottage-styled. You can customize . 96 lots almost sold out. Optional services available. Clubhouse, pool and more.
FEATURE: In Palisades master community on Lake Wylie
CONTACT: 15110 High Bluff Court, Charlotte - 704-504-3939 - Open Daily
Resort amenities of clubhouse, golf, tennis and more. Starting low-$300's. Large 2 and 3-bedroom single homes.
FEATURE: CCRC for 62+
CONTACT: 3442 Cypress Club Dr., Charlotte - 704-714-5500
Equity-based continuing care community for 62+ - cottages priced in $700's and villas in mid-rise elevator building starts mid-$200's for one-bedroom and 2-bedrooms high $300's including membership fee. Country club ambience. Two restaurants.
South of Charlotte:
FEATURE: Optional 2nd floor or walk-out lower level on select lots
CONTACT: 14617 Lawyers Rd., Stallings - 888-548-9062
By Epcon - Start upper $200's - 92 low maintenance ranch homes - clubhouse, pool, walking trails. Sign onto VIP list for updates
Fort Mill is in South Carolina but considered a suburb of Charlotte:
FEATURE: Luxury ranch homes in Cary
CONTACT: 8113 Green Level Church Rd., Apex - 919-466-9300
Cary area by Toll Bros.- Luxury spacious 2-bedroom ranch homes - Hundreds of options - Pool, recreation, trails. Includes lawn care.
Starts upper $300's.
FEATURE: Good price in Research Triangle location
CONTACT: 10251 Little Brier Creek Ste. 104, Durham - 877-AVHOMES - Open Daily
Pricing in the $200's. 2-3 bedroom ranches. Small and large floorplans available. Planned clubhouse, pool, social activities, garden and more. Medical Centers, universities and airport nearby. Vitalia Homes Information Center is now open.
LOCATION: Holly Springs
FEATURE: Raleigh metro area
CONTACT: Sour Mash Court, Holly Springs - 919-659-1561 - Open Daily
by David Weekley Homes - a new section in the 12 Oaks master golf course community. Planned amenities. Contact them for updates on their active adult communities at 12 Oaks. From $300's.
FEATURE: Well-priced in Cary
CONTACT: 108 Pittard Sears Rd., Cary - 1-888-743-8630
By Epcon - 2 and 3-bedroom ranch homes in low maintenance community - Resort-style with clubhouse, walking trails and more. Upper $200's.
FEATURE: Assisted living and healthcare available
CONTACT: 17001 SearStone Dr., Cary - 877-235-1894
New Urbanism - Research Triangle area - age 62+ - Family farm became a community. Assisted Living and healthcare services available.
FEATURE: Del Webb resort amenities
CONTACT: Ph: 877-266-0297 - 3055 Del Webb Arbors Dr., Durham
By Del Webb - Durham - Large community of singles and town homes. Sister community is Carolina Preserve. Price: start low $200's - Amenity Center, 2 pools, gardening area and more - 1, 2 and 3-bedroom single homes.
CONTACT: 8801 Cypress Lakes Dr., Raleigh - 919-870-9007
Equity-based CCRC of cottages and villas in mid-rise building. Rosewood memory care. Homes priced from $325,000.
LOCATION: Wake Forest
FEATURE: In heart of Wake Forest
CONTACT: 989 Bluebird La., Wake Forest
By Cornerstone Homes for over 55. In North Raleigh. Ranch-style 2 and 3-bedroom condominiums from $270's - Clubhouse, pool and more.
FEATURE: Attached cottages priced in $140's
CONTACT: 601 Blue Lake Dr., Mebane
One mile from historic Mebane - near Duke and UNC hospitals - Condos. Attached cottages. Green and energy efficient. Condos from the mid-$100's - Models open daily.
FEATURE: Not over 55 but retirees-focused and main residents
CONTACT: River Rd. at Sanders Rd. - 910-799-6830 (Terry/Jim)
By Premier Homes - homes have retirement living features - pool, tennis, walking trails, kayak river access, clubhouse and more. New garden homes - Prices start mid-$300's.
FEATURE: Independent living and life care
CONTACT: 1200 Porters Neck Rd.
Scenic location - villas, duplexes and apartment homes. Independent living and also life care.
FEATURE: Manufactured homes community
CONTACT: 531 Loblobby Trail, Hampstead - 910-270-3520
By Jensen Communities - 15 miles north of Wilmington - 15 miles to U. of North Carolina - affordably priced manufactured homes - land lease
Also see South Carolina homes for 55+
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