There are several important factors that go into picking the perfect place to settle down and buy a home. For some, one of those deciding factors is the number of activities available to them to stay in great shape. Here are three 55+ communities in the Raleigh, North Carolina area that make staying active a breeze.
Carolina Arbors - Durham
Located in North Carolina’s Triangle — the area between Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill — the Carolina Arbors is an age-restricted neighborhood that’s made up of single-family homes that range in size from 1,152 to 2,562 square feet.
While the community delivers many plush amenities, it truly stands out for its endless opportunities for residents to stay extremely active. The state-of-the-art fitness center is equipped with an indoor pool, aerobics and dance studio, cardiovascular equipment, and everything needed for weight training. Outside there are tennis courts, three pickleball courts, and four bocce ball courts that are perfect for a little friendly competition. When the weather is nice, residents can take advantage of the walking and biking trails that wind through the property, or, take a dip in the outdoor pool.
On cold winter days, homeowners can retreat to the heated indoor pool for their daily laps. Residents can also show off their dancing skills in the community’s ballroom. Even several of Carolina Arbor’s organized clubs are dedicated to keeping members active with biking, bowling, dancing, hiking, and tennis clubs to choose from.
Carolina Preserve — Cary
Situated in the charming small town of Cary, Carolina Preserve is an age-restricted community with ranch-style homes. The Preserve has no shortage of ways to stay fit and active without ever leaving the property. Homeowners can take advantage of the on-site fitness center that features cardiovascular equipment as well as weight training equipment and an indoor lap pool.
Outside there are several athletic courts to play a pick-up game of tennis or bocce ball, or, residents can tee off at the Preserve’s putting green. Additionally, there’s a multitude of clubs and classes that are all about physical fitness, including ballroom and line dancing, bicycling, golfing, hiking, and softball teams.
Del Webb at Traditions — Wake Forest
This is a brand new age-restricted community by Del Webb that’s located in the beautiful town of Wake Forest. Once it is completed Del Webb at Traditions will have 452 single-family homes that vary between nine different ranch floor plans. Along with its low-maintenance lifestyle and convenient location to plenty of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, the community also has plenty of amenities.
The clubhouse features a large fitness center that’s outfitted with multiple cardio and weight training machines to help residents stay fit. Homeowners can also swim year round in the facility’s indoor pool or opt for a few laps in the outdoor pool when the weather is nice. For more time outdoors, consider challenging a few friends to a game of pickleball or a tennis match on one of Tradition’s many athletic courts. The community’s walking trails, green spaces, and parks offer the ideal place for a leisurely stroll.