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.
LOCATION: Chapel Hill
FEATURE: Research Triangle area
CONTACT: 117 Boone St. - 877-542-9240
Now selling from $300's - Desired area - Within master community with many amenities.
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.
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.
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.
FEATURE: Del Webb with resort amenities
CONTACT: 4204 Passerine Ave., Wilmington - 866-216-3695
Located in the award-winning RiverLights riverfront master community - Over 55 community of small to spacious single homes - resort amenities including trails and indoor and outdoor pools. Small to large homes start $233,990. Selling now. Open Daily.
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: 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).
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.
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
FEATURE: Small town life
CONTACT: 119 Granger Trail, Burlington - 800-798-0616
Starts in very low $200's. 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.
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.
Coming Moyock Crossing
FEATURE: Water access
CONTACT: Ryan Homes
Single ranch homes convenient to Greenbriar. Sign up on Priority List now. Unique location near border with Virginia; nearby Outer Banks. Starting $200's.
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