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.  (Activities listed may not be a complete list.  Verify all.)

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New Communities Near Charlotte

New Communities Near Lake Norman

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new 55 communities in charlotte area:

Charlotte 55+ Communities

Crosswind Charlotte model home kitchen

Cresswind Charlotte - photo by Kolter Homes

LOCATION:  Charlotte

FEATURE:   Resort community near downtown Charlotte

CONTACT:   8913 Silver Springs Court - 888-476-3017 - Open Daily 

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Sports Courts, Outdoor and Indoor Pools, Activities Director, Pickle ball, Bocce Ball, Event Lawn, Many Walkways

By Kolter Homes.  Resort community - Craftsman-styled homes from $200's to $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

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Pool, Pickleball, Tennis Court (verify all information)

By Lennar - 1-story ranches and lofted ranches. Near shopping and restaurants.  From $200's. 

LOCATION:  Pineville

FEATURE:   Cottage-styled

CONTACT:   12910 Dorman Rd., Pineville, NC - 704-944-9265

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, pool, Fitness Room, Putting Green

Medium sized single-family homes with amenities and services. Start $200's.  Sophisticated cottage-styled. You can customize .  Optional services available. 15 miles south of Charlotte.

LOCATION: Mount Holly (Between Charlotte and Lake Norman)  

FEATURE:  "Gateway to the South" location; On Mountain Island Lake

CONTACT:  1024 Dali Blvd. - 704-759-6048

FITNESS ACTIVITIES: Clubhouse, Fitness Center, Boat Launch (kayak, canoe), Pickleball, Swimpool, tennis, trails

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

LOCATION:  Harrisburg (just outside Charlotte Metro area  

FEATURE:    Ranch homes with lawn care (verify)

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, pool (shared)

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

Lake Wylie in Charlotte area

LOCATION:  Charlotte

FEATURE:   In Palisades master community on Lake Wylie

CONTACT:  15110 High Bluff Court, Charlotte - 704-504-3939 - Open Daily

FITNESS ACTIVITIES: Clubhouse, golf, tennis, water sports (verify), Lifestyle Director, pools, Fitness Center, Billiards, Bocce, Pickleball

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

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, pool, Fitness Center, Bocce, Event Lawn, Fishing pond, Dogpark

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

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Indoor and outdoor pools, planned Fitness Center, Game rooms, Sporting facilities

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 $200's.  Low South Carolina taxes (verify)ClubhousePoolRecreation including pickle ball, tennis and more. 

Matthews

Encore at Eden Hall model home in Charlotte area for 55+

Encore at Eden Hall

LOCATION:  Matthews

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

CONTACT:   1144 Greenbridge Dr. - 704-972-4254

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Walk Trails

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 $349's.  Not restricted but is 55+ age focused.

Marvin 55+ Community

LOCATION:  Marvin

FEATURE:    Large homes

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

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Area recreation centers

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

Stallings Over 55 Communities

LOCATION:    Stallings

FEATURE:      14 miles to Charlotte; courtyard homes

CONTACT:     5800 Allen Black Rd. - 704-246-3809

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Fitness facility, clubhouse, pool, walk trails, bocce ball, pickle ball

Now accepting reservations.  Pricing coming soon.  146 ranch homes.

Stanley

LOCATION:  Stanley

FEATURE:    Brick and stone homes

CONTACT:   Ph: 704-905-7203 -  5483 Hickory Grove Rd.

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Sidewalks

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.  

55 communities in lake norman area:

Denver, north carolina, 55 Communities

Trilogy Lake Norman in NC Captiva model home

Photo of Captivate model permission of Trilogy® at Shea Homes

LOCATION:  Denver

FEATURE:    Few miles to Lake Norman

CONTACT:   800-685-6494 - Open Daily - 6844 Shoal Creek Dr.

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, indoor lap and outdoor pools, Fitness Center, Trails, Bocce Ball and Pickleball courts, Boat Club, Game Room  

Tour Center is open daily.  Discovery Stay.  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 mid-$200's.

The 30,000SF Twin Mills Club:

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

LOCATION:  Denver

FEATURE:   Walk to Lake Norman

CONTACT:   Ph: 888-300-5993 - 2461 Royal Anne Way, Denver - Open Daily

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, pool, water aerobics (verify if has a fee), fishing and boating with public ramp, pickleball

Near Charlotte, within walk distance to Lake Norman. Will have 200 2-bedroom single level homes (optional 2nd floor bonus room) with flexible floor plans, 2-car garages, sunrooms, 9' ceilings, some vaulted for a spacious feeling. Village Center, clubhouse, and more. Golf courses in area.  Pricing starts high $200's (verify).  Only 38 homes left at this writing.

55+ Communities in Huntersville 

LOCATION:   Huntersville, NC

FEATURE:      Near Lake Norman

CONTACT:    8024 Parknoll Dr. - 704-257-7380

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, pool, fitness facility, walk paths

Single homes in $400's.  This community is almost sold out.

Mooresville 55+

Learn more about the city of Mooresville, NC.

LOCATION:  Mooresville

FEATURE:    On Lake Norman 

CONTACT:   107 Hanks Bluff Dr. - 704-679-6270 - Open Daily

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Pool, Bocce, Walk Trails, Water sports on Lake Norman

Medium to spacious ranch homes from $270's  |  38 miles to Charlotte.

LOCATION:  Mooresville

FEATURE:    Near Lake Norman     

CONTACT:   120 Blume Rd. - 704-257-8208

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse with recreation, Pool, Fitness Center, Walk Trails

Luxury single homes from low $300's by Epcon.  This community is almost sold out.

Cornelius

LOCATION:  Cornelius

FEATURE:   Minutes to Lake Norman and short drive to Charlotte

CONTACT:   11909 Meetinghouse Way, Cornelius - 704-896-7016

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouses, pools, Lifestyle Director, pickleball, tennis, bocce, croquet, putting green, golf driving net, Horseshoes park, yoga room (inquire if fee), community gardens  

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 $279,900. 

independent living communities for 62+ in charlotte:

Charlotte Retirement Communities

LOCATION:  Charlotte

FEATURE:    CCRC for 62+

CONTACT:   3442 Cypress Club Dr., Charlotte - 704-714-5500

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Activities Coordinator, pool, spa, pickleball, dances, water aerobics, fitness programs

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

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Fitness equipment, billiards, walking paths

By Holiday Retirement - Independent living senior apartments.

Holiday has 16 communities for 55+ in North Carolina.

55+ resale communities in charlotte

  • The Courtyards at Emerald Lake - Approx. 14 miles south to Charlotte.  By Epcon -  Optional 2nd floor or walk-out lower level on select lots - Started upper $200's - 92 low maintenance ranch homes - clubhouse, pool, walking trails.  Sold out.  14617 Lawyers Rd., Stallings
  • 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 cottage-styled homes

The Glens at Stillwell Village - This villa rental and purchase community has 2 and 3-bedroom cottages with single garage.  Were priced in very low $200's.  Rental villas are separate.  15504 Sullivan Glen Way, Huntersville  (14 miles to Charlotte)

  • 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. 

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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

Lake Walk               $270's         Mooresville  Ranch Traditional M-L

Regency at Palisades  $300's        Charlotte   Single LuxRanch  Large

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

Courtyards on Lawyers Road -Price Coming  Stallings  Luxury Ranch           M-L

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

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