North Carolina Over 55 Communities (53)

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.


Charlotte/Lake Norman area

Research Triangle area

Wilmington area

Burlington/Greensboro area

Chart Comparison of Newest Communities


Chart Comparing Newest/Coming Communities in North Carolina:

Name Starting Location Type Design Size
Cresswind Charlotte mid-$200's Charlotte Single Craftsman Coming
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

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Sophisticated urban area and Lake Norman areas.

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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.

LOCATION:  Charlotte

FEATURE:    Resort community near downtown Charlotte

CONTACT:    888-476-3017 - Sign up for VIP List 

Join the VIP List now. Resort community - Craftsman-styled homes from mid-$200's - Adjacent to Larkhaven Golf Club - miles of walking trails.  - 888-476-3017

LOCATION:  Charlotte

FEATURE:   Luxury ranch designs near downtown Charlotte

CONTACT:   13410 Canterbury Castle Dr., Charlotte - 877-205-0259

By Lennar - 1-story ranches and lofted ranches. Near shopping and restaurants.  Prices coming.

LOCATION:  Matthews

FEATURE:    Large 1- and 2-Story Townhomes

CONTACT:   601 Marion Dr. - 704-972-4254

By David Weekley Homes - Matthews, NC - spacious town homes with downstairs retreats - near downtown and Matthews Trail - 30 minutes to Charlotte and one hour to Lake Norman - From the $398's - Now selling. 


FEATURE:    Large homes

CONTACT:   958 Meadow Vista Dr. - 866-210-7861

Near recreation and shopping - Grand Opening now.  By Pulte.  Large 2-4 bedrooms start upper $400's.

The Glens

LOCATION:  Huntersville

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.   

LOCATION:  Stanley

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

Near 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.)  

LOCATION:  Cornelius

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.    

LOCATION:  Pineville

FEATURE:   Cottage-styled

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.

LOCATION:  Charlotte

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.

LOCATION:  Charlotte

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:

LOCATION:  Stallings

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:

LOCATION:  Fort Mill, SC on border of NC

FEATURE:   On border between NC and SC

CONTACT:   1277 Carolina Orchards Dr., Fort Mill, SC - 866-214-9125 - Open Daily

2-bedroom small to large homes and yes! in the 11 designs there is a small floor plan that so many are interested in, but hurry because these go first.  Golf courses in area.  Prices start in mid-$200's.  

  • Low South Carolina taxes (verify)
  • Clubhouse
  • Pool
  • Recreation including pickle ball, tennis and more.

Research Triangle Area (Technology and employment centers)


LOCATION:  Chapel Hill

FEATURE:    Research Triangle area

CONTACT:    108 Boone St. - 877-542-9240

  • Coming Summer 2017  Falls Village - The Pines


FEATURE:   Golf course community

CONTACT:  131 Falls Village Lane, Durham - 800-798-0616

Falls Village is a golf course community near the Research Triangle area.  The Pines will be an active adult community with pool and clubhouse amenities.  By DR Horton.

LOCATION:  Morrisville

FEATURE:   Not age restricted urban-styled

CONTACT:   303 View Dr., Morrisville - 855-769-9740 - Open Daily

While not just for over age 55, this is a popular style for seniors - 35 2- and 3-bedroom luxury town homes, urban-styled, with walking to shopping and restaurants at Park West Village.  Easy access to technology centers.  Upper $200's. 

Regency at White OakRendering by Toll


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.   


Brand: Del Webb       Price: Start $211,990 - $504,150. Size: Large

Visit Stay: 2 nights for $128.00 (verify)


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.

LOCATION:  Raleigh


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.   

College Town:

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.     

LOCATION: Wake Forest

FEATURE:   Research Triangle area

CONTACT:   Gilcrest Farm Rd.

Part of Traditions master community.  Medium to large single homes - Minutes to downtown Wake Forest and north of Raleigh.  On-site lifestyle director.  Join Interest List now. 


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.     

LOCATION:  Wake Forest

FEATURE:  Not age restricted but active living

CONTACT:   7014 Hasentree Dr., Wake Forest - 919-562-9900

By Toll Brothers - Pricing from $400's. Active living community (not 55+) in master community of Hasentree.  Large single family homes.

Wilmington - ocean amenities

LOCATION:  Carolina Shores

FEATURE:   Farm theme

CONTACT:   61 Carolina Farms Blvd., Carolina Shores - 843-655-0347

With a Farm theme, ranch homes from low $200's.  Near Wilmington and Myrtle Beach.  Beaches less than 5 miles and plentiful golf in area.

LOCATION:  Wilmington

FEATURE:   Del Webb with resort amenities

CONTACT:    4204 Passerine Ave., Wilmington - 866-216-3695 

Small to large homes - resort amenities including trails and indoor and outdoor pools. Small to large homes start $231,990. Pre-selling now.  Open Daily.  

LOCATION:  Wilmington

FEATURE:   Large Village area

CONTACT:   Off 17 in Wilmington.  877-542-9240

By David Weekley Homes - proximity to beach, canoeing, kayaking, pool, tennis, trails, clubhouse and more.  Inside Brunswick Forest master community. Starting in low $400's (verify as can change).  Opening in April - sign up for email updates.   

LOCATION:  Bolivia

FEATURE:   Active adult lifestyle

CONTACT:   Bard Dr. SE, Bolivia, NC  (Brunswick County) - 910-821-8553

Call for appt. and join VIP List now.

Stylish New Homes at the Village at Mott's Landing:

Village at Motts LandingPhoto by The Village at Motts Landing
home at Village at Motts Landing NC

LOCATION:  Wilmington

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.

  • Pamela's Place - By Premier Homes - separate gated community within Mott's Landing.   Large detached villas and patio homes.

LOCATION:  Wilmington

FEATURE:   Independent living and life care

CONTACT:   1200 Porters Neck Rd.

Scenic location - villas, duplexes and apartment homes. Independent living and also life care. 

LOCATION:  Hampstead

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 

Active Adult in Burlington/Greensboro

LOCATION:  Burlington

FEATURE:   Small town life

CONTACT:     119 Granger Trail, Burlington - 800-798-0616

In the Mackintosh master community with clubhouse, pool, park and more.  2-bedroom ranch homes for active adult living.  Access to Mackintosh Lake, restaurants and shopping.  By DR Horton.  


  • Carolina Preserve by Del Webb at Cary - At Cary near the "Research Triangle" area. Located within master planned community called Amberley. Cary NC has been called one of the best small cities by Money Magazine.   Start $200's.   107 Arvind Oaks Circle  
  • Chapelwood - Chapel Hill - This is one of the nicest locations in the Triangle area - near UNC and historic downtown.  Large brick 3-bedroom singles.  Nearby golf. Builder is Hagood Homes.  Green building.  Reserved open space.  Durham County taxes. Start $300,000's. Recently sold out-check if anything available.
    Barbee Chapel Rd. 
  • Courtyards at Regency - In the Landfall gated master community - Active adult lifestyle - Upscale prices for European-styled villa homes built among nature and intracoastal waterway near marina, historic downtown and more. Enjoy outstanding amenities at Landfall including golf. Hagood Homes.
    601 Bedminister Lane, Wilmington
  • Four Seasons at Olde Liberty by K. Hovnanian - In Youngsville - Franklinton County - farm and woods ambience - Clubhouse, pool. Spacious single family homes. Great for commuters near I 40. 
  • Four Seasons at Gold Hill - Fort Mill near Charlotte SC by K. Hovnanian - Gated one-level condominiums
  • Four Seasons at Renaissance at Durham  - Prime area in Triangle location offers single ranches, townhomes and villas collections starting in upper $190,000's to low $300,000's. Resales.
  • Heritage Pines at Cary - by K Hovnanian - single family - Resales

  • Four Seasons at Charlotte Metro by K. Hovnanian

  • Lake Point Landing Retirement Village at Hendersonville - Also assisted living - Call to visit at 828-693-7800

  • Carmel Place by Holiday Retirement -  Independent living senior apartments - Holiday has 16 communities for 55+ in North Carolina - 1-800-322-0999

  • Carolina Ridge at Ingleside by Del Webb - has decided to not go forward with project at this time - no future date given - please check with Del Webb website on status.
  • The Orchard Villas - Apex - By Cornerstone Homes. Triangle Area.  Historic downtown.  86 homes - Clubhouse, pool and more. 1520 Orchard Villas Ave., Apex.   Started from $270's.  Sold out.
  • In South Carolina but near the Charlotte area:
    Sun City Carolina Lakes - Sold - Fort Mill - By Del Webb - From low $200's.  Singles and villas in large community with clubhouse, golf, 100 clubs, 10 lakes, dog park, pools, bocce, garden and more. See local Realtors for resales. Ph: 866-578-5831 - 5074 Grandview Dr. 
  • The Villas at Culp Arbor - Chapel Hill - college town with quaint downtown area - 2 and 3 bedroom courtyard homes. Features sidewalks throughout, clubhouse, fitness, pool.  By Epcon.
    108 Culp Hill Dr.  
  • The Village at Aversboro - Garner near Cary and Raleigh - walking distance to Lake Bensen park - large ranch homes started in $200's. 
    Ph: 919-662-5507 - 201 Easy Wind La.
  • Villages at Isle of Pines - Mooresville. Started $240's for over 55. Recreational activities on Lake Norman and 30 miles from Charlotte. Also, walking trails, large 2/3 ac. homesites and RV and boat storage.  816 Brawley School Rd., Mooresville - 704-662-0105

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