55 Communities in Charlotte and Lake Norman Areas

These 55 communities in the Charlotte area are within 30 minutes to Charlotte, NC.  Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and growing fast.  Lakes in the area are Lake Norman, the largest, and Lake Wylie, the nearest.  From minutes to one hour to Lake Norman.  Most start from mid-$200's.


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New 55 Communities In Charlotte Area:

Charlotte 55+ Communities

model home kitchen at Cresswind Charlotte NCCresswind Charlotte - photo by Kolter Homes

LOCATION:  Charlotte

FEATURE:   Resort community near downtown Charlotte

CONTACT:   8913 Silver Springs Court - 888-476-3017 - Open Daily 
By Kolter Homes.  Resort community - Craftsman-styled homes from mid-$200's to mid-$300's - Adjacent to Larkhaven Golf Club - miles of walking trails.  25 minutes to Uptown

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.  From mid-$200's. 

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.  15 miles south of Charlotte.

LOCATION: Mount Holly (Between Charlotte and Lake Norman)  

FEATURE:  "Gateway to the South" location

CONTACT:  601 Horseshoe Bend Beach Dr. - 704-3900-5522

Pricing from upper $200's for single homes by Lennar.

LOCATION:  Harrisburg (just outside Charlotte Metro area  

FEATURE:    Ranch homes with lawn care (verify)

Medium to large single homes by Ryan Homes from $200's.  10492 Black Locust Lane, Harrisburg - Open Daily - 833-529-0495

Lake Wylie

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:  Belmont

FEATURE:    On Lake Wylie in master community - not 55+

CONTACT:   175 Armstrong Rd., Belmont, NC - 980-949-0723

2 builders in the Conservancy neighborhood of the master community called McLean, in honor of former owner, are the nearest to an over 55 community in the development.  Essex homes cottage-styled homes, and M/I Homes with prices starting in $200's, and low maintenance (verify what features for low maintenance there are).  Medium to large single homes.   Amenities include fishing pond, clubhouse, pool and more. The community is near a marina and harbor and botanical gardens. 

Fort Mill - (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)ClubhousePoolRecreation including pickle ball, tennis and more. 


Encore at Eden Hall townhomesPhoto permission of David Weekley Homes

LOCATION:  Matthews

FEATURE:    Large 1- and 2-Story Townhomes; age-targeted

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.  Not restricted but is 55+ age-targeted.

Marvin 55+ Community


FEATURE:    Large homes

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

Near recreation and shopping.  By Pulte.  Large 2-4 bedrooms start upper $400's.  22 miles south of Charlotte.


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.  

Stallings Over 55 Community

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

Approx. 14 miles to Charlotte.  By Epcon -  Start upper $200's - 92 low maintenance ranch homes - clubhouse, pool, walking trails.  Sign onto VIP list for updates.

55 Communities in Lake Norman Area near Charlotte:

Denver 55 Communities

Trilogy Lake Norman in NC Captiva model homePhoto of Captivate model permission of Trilogy® at Shea Homes


FEATURE:   Few miles to Lake Norman

CONTACT:   800-685-6494 - Call for appt. - 6844 Shoal Creek Dr. 

Tour Center is open daily.  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 high $200's.

The 30,000SF Twin Mills Club:

  • Full restaurant and bar
  • Fitness Center
  • Event Center
  • Culinary Studio
  • Extensive Trail System
  • And much more


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).

Mooresville 55+

LOCATION:  Mooresville

FEATURE:    On Lake Norman 

CONTACT:    301 Bluefield Rd. - 704-679-6270

Medium to spacious ranch homes from $260's  |  38 miles to Charlotte.


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. 

Independent Living Communities for 62+ 

Charlotte Retirement Communities

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.

Location:  Charlotte

Feature:   Independent Living apartments

Contact:   5512 Carmel Rd., Charlotte - 704-310-5479 

By Holiday Retirement - Independent living senior apartments.

Holiday has 16 communities for 55+ in North Carolina.

55+ Resale Communities in Charlotte:

  • Four Seasons at Gold Hill - Fort Mill near Charlotte SC by K. Hovnanian - Gated one-level condominiums.
  • Four Seasons at Charlotte Metro by K. Hovnanian
  • The Glens at Stillwell Village
  • LOCATION:  Huntersville (14 miles to Charlotte)

    FEATURE:    Villa homes for sale or lease

    CONTACT:    15504 Sullivan Glen Way, Huntersville - 704-947-7635

    This villa rental and purchase community has 2 and 3-bedroom cottages with single garage priced in very low $200's.  Rental villas are separate.

  • 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
  • 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. 


Chart Comparing Newest 55+ Communities in Charlotte and Lake Norman Areas:

Name                   Starting       Location   Type   Design     Size 

Cresswind Charlotte  mid-$200's   Charlotte  Single Craftsman M/L 

Encore at Eden Hall  Upper$300's  Matthews Towns Craftsman  Large

Amber Meadows       Upper$400's  Marvin     Single Ranch       Large

Lake Walk               $260's         Mooresville  Ranch Traditional M-L

Regency at Palisades  $300's        Charlotte   Single LuxRanch  Large

Chateau East            $200's        Charlotte   Single Ranch      M-L

Imagery by Lennar   Upper$200's  Mount Holly Single Ranch

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