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.
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
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
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 low $200's.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South of Charlotte:
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.
FEATURE: Few miles to Lake Norman
CONTACT: 800-685-6494 - Call for appt. - 6844 Shoal Creek Dr.
Tour Center is open daily but they recommend to call first for appointment - 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 $239's. (New floor plan released at $239,000 may not last long.)
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).
FEATURE: On Lake Norman
CONTACT: 301 Bluefield Rd. - 704-679-6270
Medium to spacious ranch homes from $260's | 38 miles to Charlotte.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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