North carolina over 55 communities on this page are located in the lake areas, the "Triangle" area, the coastal areas and more. North Carolina is one of the most active states for a 55+ retirement.
The "Triangle" area composed of Raleigh, Cary and Chapel Hill, is one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. due to employment opportunities in tech fields. The area's mild climate contributes to North Carolina's amenities. Whether you are interested in lakes, mountains, oceans or urban, North Carolina has it all. It touches four states and the Atlantic Ocean.
|Briar Chapel||$300's||Chapel Hill||Single||Classic||Large|
|Regency at White Oak||Low$400's||Apex||Single||Euro||Large.|
|Del Webb at Traditions||Coming||Wake Forest||Single||Ranch||M-L|
|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|
|Evergreen at FP||Low $300's||Clayton||Single||Ranch||M-L|
|The Glen||Very low $200's||Burlington||Ranch||Classic||M-L|
Sophisticated Charlotte urban areas and popular Lake Norman retirement communities.
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See the Chart of new and coming Charlotte and Lake Norman over 55 communities, resale communities, independent communities, and most popular in these retirement areas.Current Temperature in Charlotte:
Known for its employment and technology centers, and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill has a small-town feeling even though part of this large population center. It is worth mentioning that Raleigh is an easy 2-hour drive to Wilmington.
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.
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 at Cary. Price: start mid-$200's - Amenity Center, 2 pools, gardening area and more - 1, 2 and 3-bedroom single homes. 37,000 SF clubhouse.
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
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
LOCATION: Spring Lake
FEATURE: 18-hole championship golf; gated in resort community
CONTACT: 125 Whispering Pines Dr., Spring Lake
55 plus gated community located inside a resort-styled community with access to championship golf and other amenities. Clubhouse, pool, recreation. There is also an Inn. Military discounts.
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