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.
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Charlotte and Lake Norman Areas
Sophisticated urban area and Lake Norman areas.
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55+ Communities in Charlotte and Lake Norman Areas.
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Research Triangle Area (Technology and employment centers)
LOCATION: Chapel Hill
FEATURE: Research Triangle area
CONTACT: 108 Boone St. - 877-542-9240
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.
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.
Rendering 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.
FEATURE: 18 Miles to Raleigh - Aging in Place design
CONTACT: Bramble Lane, Clayton - 910-672-7296
Resort amenities include 3 pools and playground for children. Medium to large ranch homes with Aging in Place features. Stepless entry; wide hallways. Prices start very low $300's.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FEATURE: Active adult lifestyle
CONTACT: 1800 Bard Dr. SE, Bolivia, NC (Brunswick County) - 910-821-8553 - Call for appointment
Medium to spacious single homes priced from upper $100's - Short drive to Oak Island and Wilmington, NC, and 55 miles to Myrtle Beach SC. Planned clubhouse and pool.
Stylish New Homes at the Village at Mott's Landing:
Photo by The Village at Motts Landing
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.
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
FEATURE: Within master community near beaches
CONTACT: 4006 St. James Dr. - 910-292-4830 - Open Daily
By Tribute Homes. Golf, marina, tennis, pool, beaches. 2 and 3-bedroom small to spacious homes from $270's.
FEATURE: Near beaches
CONTACT: 189 Lighthouse Cove Loop, Carolina Shores (Sales Office) - 910-292-4830 - Open Daily
Pool, tennis, clubhouse, 15 minutes to beaches. 2-5 bedroom homes from very low $200's.
FEATURE: In master community Brunswick Forest near beaches
CONTACT: 1229 Crosswater Circle - 910-292-4830 - Open Daily
Medium to spacious homes from mid-$200's. Amenities include indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, fitness, river access for kayaking and fishing, social activities and walk trails.
FEATURE: 18-hole golf
CONTACT: 1000 Meadowlands Trail in Calabash (Seafood Capital)
Medium to large 2-5-bedroom homes in resort community minutes to top beaches of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach. Priced from $200,900.
LOCATION: Carolina Shores (Adjacent to Calabash)
FEATURE: Prices from $160's near beach
CONTACT: 189 Lighthouse Cove Loop, Carolina Shores - Open Daily
Active Adult in Burlington/Greensboro
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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