55 Communities in Charlotte
and Lake Norman Areas

These 55+ communities in the Charlotte area are within 40 minutes to Charlotte, NC (verify).  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.)


New Communities Near Charlotte

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Most Popular on this Page*

NAMELocation/Starting PriceLink
1. Cresswind CharlotteCharlotte/$300's More
2. Trilogy Lake Norman Lake Norman/$300's More
3. Chateau EastCharlotte/$300's More
*By number of click-throughs in past three months.

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 $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 - By appointment only - 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 $300's. 

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 $300'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 mid-$300'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 $450's.  Large 2 and 3-bedroom single homes.

(Phases 1 and 2 sold out--please see their website for more info.)

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. Prices started 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)

(Nearly sold out.)

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 are starting now in $400's.  Low South Carolina taxes (verify) Clubhouse, Pool, Recreation, including pickle ball, tennis and more. 

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

Rooms are built around a garden courtyard.  I like this concept for more light and the indoor-outdoor feeling.  Pricing starting in $300's.  146 ranch homes to be built.


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 planned 71 brick 3-bedroom villa homes priced starting in $200's (verify).  Adjacent to Creek Walk subdivision.  

Wesley Chapel

LOCATION:  Wesley Chapel

FEATURE:   40 minutes to Charlotte; Award-winning lifestyle program.

CONTACT:  VIP List or call 888-476-3017

FITNESS:    Clubhouse, pool, Fitness Center, pickle ball, tennis, and more planned.

Join VIP List on the website for updates or call 888-476-3017

LOCATION:   Wesley Chapel, NC

FEATURE:      Small town 21 miles to Charlotte

CONTACT:    Weddington Rd. Highway 84 and Potter Rd.

FITNESS:       Clubhouse, Fitness Center, recreation, pocket parks and more.

Just 60 homes by Taylor Morrison starting in $300's (verify prices).  Sign up on VIP List now.

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


FEATURE:    Few miles to Lake Norman

CONTACT:   800-685-6494 - By appointment only - 6844 Shoal Creek Dr.

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, indoor lap and outdoor pools, Fitness Center, Trails, Bocce Ball and Pickle ball 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 single homes starting low-$300's (verify).

The 30,000SF Twin Mills Club:

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


LOCATION:  Hickory

FEATURE:     Small town 

CONTACT:    1425 21st Dr. SE - 828-569-2424 - Open M-F and Saturday by appointment.

FITNESS:       Surrounding area has fitness opportunities

Wooded area close to major highways.  Townhomes priced in $200's in first phase.  Low homeowner's fee (verify). 

Iron Station

LOCATION: Iron Station

FEATURE:   Minutes to Lake Norman; geared to active adult

CONTACT:  383 Secretariat Dr. - 704-345-1069 - Open Daily

FITNESS:    Minutes to Lake Norman, clubhouse, zero-entry pool, Fitness Center, planned walking trails.    

One can ask the sales rep what is meant by "geared to active adult."  Usually it means this is not strictly for 55+ but may be mostly seniors living there and there are activities for seniors. By Freedom Homes and DH Horton. Medium to spacious ranch homes priced in $300's.  (Final homes selling)

LOCATION: Iron Station

FEATURE:   Minutes to Lake Norman; For 55+ (verify)

CONTACT:  383 Secretariat Dr. - 704-345-1069 - Open Daily

FITNESS:    Minutes to Lake Norman, clubhouse, pool, Fitness Center, walking trails, bocce, pickle ball.    

By Freedom Homes and DH Horton. Medium to spacious ranch homes priced in $300's.  

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:  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, pickle ball, 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 were from $279,900 (sold). 

New Baileys Glen homes called The Forest are now priced from $400's and there is a new development of condos called The Oasis starting in high $300's.

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/lake norman

  • Amber Meadows 


FEATURE:    Large homes

CONTACT:   958 Meadow Vista Dr. 

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Area recreation centers

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

  • The Cottages Charlotte

LOCATION:  Pineville

FEATURE:   Cottage-styled

CONTACT:   12910 Dorman Rd., Pineville, NC  

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

Medium sized single-family homes with amenities and services. Started $200's.  Sophisticated cottage-styled. 15 miles south of Charlotte.

  • The Courtyards at Blume Point

LOCATION:  Mooresville

FEATURE:    Near Lake Norman     

CONTACT:   120 Blume Rd.  

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

Luxury single homes started low $300's by Epcon.   

  • The Courtyards of Huntersville

LOCATION:   Huntersville, NC

FEATURE:      Near Lake Norman

CONTACT:    8024 Parknoll Dr., Huntersville 

FITNESS ACTIVITIES:  Clubhouse, pool, fitness facility, walk paths.  Single homes  were in $400's.  Sold out.

  • 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
  • Encore at Eden Hall

LOCATION:  Matthews

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

CONTACT:   1144 Greenbridge Dr. 


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 - Started from the $300's.  Not restricted but is 55+ age focused.

  • 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)

  • 3 Cherry Way on Lake Norman


FEATURE:   Walk to Lake Norman

CONTACT:   2461 Royal Anne Way, Denver  

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 started high $200's.  Sold out.

  • 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 Wesley Chapel  $Coming  Wesley Chapel  Single 

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

Regency at Palisades  $450's  Charlotte   Single LuxRanch  Large

Chateau East        $300's       Charlotte   Single   Ranch      M-L

The Farm at Ingleside-The Preserve $Coming Iron Station Traditional  M-L  

Sweetwater Village $200's  Hickory  Townhome  Traditional S-M

Pinnacle at Wesley Chapel $300's  Wesley Chapel Single Ranch

Bailey's Glen-The Oasis   $Coming  Cornelius  Condo   Medium

Frequently asked questions

#1 - Q: What is the lowest priced new homes community near Charlotte NC and Lake Norman?

A:  Villas at Creek Walk which is nearly sold out.  This 55+ community is selling below $250,000, which is  below the U.S. median sales price.  The fact that this community doesn't have the luxury amenities of resort-styled communities may be the reason for a lower price range.

#2 - Q: Which are the top 3 communities considered the most active near Charlotte NC and Lake Norman?

A. Cresswind Charlotte by Kolter Homes (over 10 luxury amenities for an active lifestyle.

  • Trilogy Lake Norman - Large community with many amenities.
  • Bailey's Glen - Near Lake Norman for additional amenities.

#3 - Q: What is the most featured amenity near Charlotte NC and Lake Norman?

A.  Lake Norman is the most mentioned area amenity.  Also, water recreation near lakes and boating are featured.  Being near an urban lifestyle in Charlotte is also an attraction.

#4 - Q:  What is a unique amenity at a 55+ community in the Charlotte and Lake Norman areas?

A.  The Imagery active adult community by Lennar has a nearby kayak boat launch (verify).

My Notes

Added New in 8/21:  Sweetwater Village, Baileys Glen-The Forest  

---Added to Coming in 8/21:  Cresswind Wesley Chapel (Fall 2021); Pinnacle at Wesley Chapel; The Farm at Ingleside-The Preserve (Coming Fall 2021); Bailey's Glen-The Oasis condos  

---Added to Last Chance to buy 8/21:  Carolina Orchards; The Farm at Ingleside 

---Added to Sold Out list in August 2021:  3 Cherry Way; Conservancy Phase 1 and 2 sold; Cottages Charlotte; Courtyards at Blume Point 

---Prices Changed:  Regency at Palisades from $300's to $450's; Carolina Orchards from $200's to $400's;  Chateau East $200's to $300's; Trilogy Lake Norman from mid-$200's to low $300's; Enclave at Holcomb Woods from $200's to mid-$300's

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