Downsizing can be an important factor for active adults seeking the perfect place to spend their retirement. A smaller home typically means there’s a lot less to worry about. Plus, having less space usually means a smaller price tag, giving retirees more financial freedom.
Condos are a great option for active adults looking to downsize. They’re also great for snowbirds who want to purchase a second home to escape the cold winters. Fortunately for active adults who want to retire in the Carolinas, there are several active adult communities with condos for sale in North Carolina.
Here are five excellent active adult communities with condos available in North Carolina:
Low $400s - High $700s
Located 20 minutes north of Charlotte, the age-restricted community of Bailey’s Glen has a total of 688 homes. The community’s Oasis Collection features six distinctive floor plans for buyers interested in condos for sale in Charlotte, NC. Plans range from 1,295 to 1,628 square feet with one to two bedrooms and one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half bathrooms. Each of the layouts includes a generously-sized great room, a master bedroom, and a private patio.
Along with its desirable location near Lake Norman, Bailey’s Glen offers residents a variety of amenities including, multiple clubhouses, a ballroom, a cyber cafe, a library, an arts and crafts studio, and a woodworking shop. With access to exercise rooms, an aerobics and dance studio, an outdoor pool, several athletic courts, a putting green, and walking and biking trails, staying fit and active is a breeze for homeowners.
High $200s - High $1Ms
Connestee Falls is another great community for active adults searching for condos in North Carolina. Located in the scenic mountain town of Brevard and spread across 3,900 acres, the large neighborhood consists of 1,300 homes.
These homes are convenient for full-time mountain living or homeowners who prefer more of a low-maintenance, lock-and-leave lifestyle. Floor plans for the community’s condos feature two bedrooms, two baths, and fireplaces.
Connestee Falls residents have access to a long list of amenities, including a 26,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, a library, a performance theater, an on-site bar and lounge, plus a card room. Outdoors, there’s an 18-hole golf course, a heated pool, a patio, several athletic courts, scenic lakes, a dock, and 13 miles of walking and biking trails.
Low $500s - High $2Ms
Layouts range from around 1,430 to 2,500 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages. A number of the units have seen several upgrades over the years, including updates to the kitchen areas, the hardwood floors, and the appliances.
Amenities within the community include the Kenmure Mansion, a wine cellar, a grill room, and a state-of-the-art fitness center, which includes an indoor pool, a sauna, an aerobics and dance studio, and lockers. The outdoor amenities include an 18-hole golf course and pro shop, a heated pool and patio area, plus tennis, bocce, and pickleball courts.
Below $100k - Mid $1Ms
St. James Plantation is an expansive community located in the idyllic seaside town of Southport. Upon final completion, the development is expected to have 5,000 homes.
Floor plans for the maintenance-free condos range from 1,848 to 2,042 square feet and have three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The condo complex has its very own community pool and gathering pavilion, and it’s conveniently located near the community’s marina.
Condo owners also have access to the community’s impressive list of amenities, including four clubhouses, on-site restaurants, a private beach, multiple golf courses, and a full-service marina.
High $300s - Mid $1Ms
Located less than 30 minutes from historic Wilmington and its scenic beaches, Winding River Plantation is ideal for active adults who want to retire near the beach. The community features 1,130 single-family homes and condominiums. Floor plans for the neighborhood’s condos range from 1,201 to 2,196 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, walk-in closets, covered patios, and parking spaces.
Winding River Plantation also has an impressive list of amenities, including a 9,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, multipurpose rooms, and a catering kitchen. Outdoors, residents will find several pools and patio areas, a boat launch, a marina, a boat and kayak launch, plus private beach access. There’s also a 27-hole golf course on-site as well as two pickleball courts, two tennis courts, a bocce ball court, and a community boardwalk that’s perfect for a leisurely stroll.