The Charlotte area is home to 62 active adult communities that each have a lot to offer when it comes to desirable amenities, from resort-style pools and state-of-the-art fitness centers to picturesque golf courses. However, there are only a few communities that have on-site restaurants, allowing residents to dine out without having to venture too far from home.
Mid $300s - Low $700s
Located 20 minutes north of Uptown Charlotte, Bailey’s Glen is an age-restricted community that features more than 670 single-family homes and condos. Built by South Creek Homes, the development has both new construction and resale options on the market. There are 18 floor plans available ranging from 1,273 to 2,409 square feet with one to three bedrooms, one-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and two- or three-car garages.
The 145-acre community has an expansive list of amenities, including an on-site pub and cyber cafe where homeowners can grab a bite to eat or cold beverage. Other noteworthy amenities include three clubhouses, a ballroom, an arts and crafts studio, a woodworking shop, and a library. Residents who want to workout can do so easily with access to an exercise room, an aerobics and dance studio, walking and biking trails, several athletic courts, and a putting green. Additionally, there are a number of outdoor amenities, including three pools, a community garden, and a pavilion.
High $300s - Mid $600s
The Regency Palisades is a lakeside community with direct access to Lake Wylie. It boasts 413 single-family with 10 distinct floor plans available to potential buyers. The neighborhood’s floor plans range from 1,933 to 2,628 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages.
Amenities within Regency at Palisades include an on-site pub and a large clubhouse that features a fitness center, an indoor pool, multipurpose and media rooms, and billiards. Outside, residents will find a pool and spa; bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts; and walking and biking trails. Residents can also use the nearby Palisades Sports Complex, which boasts its own amenities, including a clubhouse, pools, a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, nine tennis courts, and a soccer complex.
Mid $200s - High $500s
Sun City Carolina Lakes is a large, age-restricted development that spans a total of 1,512 acres. The community is home to more than 3,000 residences, and it has both single-family and attached homes available. Sun City Carolina Lakes has five home collections with a wide variety of floor plans that range from 1,090 to 2,597 square feet. Options offer two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two- or two-and-a-half-car garages. Several floor plans also include a den area.
Along with its many housing options, Sun City Carolina Lakes also offers its residents a lot of enviable amenities. The list includes an on-site restaurant, two clubhouses, an indoor pool and spa, and an indoor walking track. The list of outdoor amenities includes an 18-hole golf course, two pools, a myriad of athletic courts, walking and biking trails, a fishing lake, a playground, and gardening plots.
High $200s - Low $500s
Situated less than 30 minutes from Charlotte, Trilogy Lake Norman is a large development that features 1,100 new, single-family homes. The neighborhood is both gated and age-restricted, and it offers interested buyers six home collections with a total of 18 floor plans. Homes range from 1,345 to 2,550 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages.
Trilogy Lake Norman offers its residents easy access to Lake Norman—North Carolina’s largest man-made lake—as well as many other amenities, including a 30,000 square-foot clubhouse that has its own signature restaurant. The clubhouse also plays host to a grand living room, gathering rooms, and a lounge. With access to a fitness center, an indoor lap pool, and tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts, getting in a workout is a breeze for residents. There are also walking and biking trails that wind throughout the expansive property.