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.)
|1. Cresswind Charlotte||Charlotte/$200's||More|
|2. Trilogy Lake Norman||Lake Norman/$200's||More|
|3. Chateau East||Charlotte/$200's||More|
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Encore at Eden Hall
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.
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.
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 planned 71 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.
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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:
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOCATION: Huntersville, NC
FEATURE: Near Lake Norman
CONTACT: 8024 Parknoll Dr., Huntersville
FITNESS ACTIVITIES: Clubhouse, pool, fitness facility, walk paths. Single homes in $400's. Sold out.
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)
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 $300's Stallings Luxury Ranch M-L
Imagery by Lennar Upper$200's Mount Holly Single Ranch
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.
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
A. The Imagery active adult community by Lennar has a nearby kayak boat launch (verify).
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