Discovering the 55+ Communities in Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh is home to several 55+ communities.

The capital of North Carolina and the state’s second-largest city, Raleigh is known as the “City of Oaks” because of the oak-tree-lined streets. It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in the country, and for good reason. Not only is Raleigh home to outstanding scenic beauty, but it’s also part of the Research Triangle Park area, along with Durham and Chapel Hill, which provides tens of thousands of jobs in the science and technology fields.

Not only that, but Raleigh has plenty of culture as well. The area is home to Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, which has three theater venues. Raleigh is also home to the North Carolina Symphony and the Carolina Ballet. Its many universities mean the area is great for active adults who want to keep their minds active by continuing education. 

If you love golf, don’t worry. Raleigh has plenty of public and private golf courses. And with all of the shopping in the city, from boutiques to malls to local markets, it should be considered a sport too.

When it comes to the weather, residents of Raleigh enjoy mild winters. The summers are hot and humid with temperatures in the upper 90s and the winters can be damp with highs in the 50s.

Best of all, the area has plenty of age-restricted and active adult communities.

High $300s - Low $1Ms

View down Main Street in Downtown Pittsboro, North Carolina.
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Located 30 miles west of Raleigh in Pittsboro, Fearrington Village is an active lifestyle community with dozens of neighborhoods on a historic farm site. While the community is surrounded by acres of rolling woods and green pastures, it hosts stores, restaurants, banks, and a spa on-site for your convenience.

Construction began in 1975 and continues to with plans for 1,400 homes. Depending on the neighborhood, homes may feature courtyards, screened porches, separate garden annexes, cedar shake siding, formal and informal living spaces, granite tile counters, and walk-in tile showers. The stylish single-family homes include two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and one or two-car garages.

Low $500s - Mid $700s

Exterior view of the clubhouse at Regency at Brier Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Located in Raleigh proper, Regency at Brier Creek caters to buyers looking for low-maintenance homes. These elegant ranch homes include spacious master bedroom suites and two-car garages.

A 15-minute drive from Downtown Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, Regency at Brier Creek is close to shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. Within the community, residents enjoy an 18-hole championship golf course, the Swim and Tennis Pavilion, and the 40,000-square-foot clubhouse

High $300s - Mid $500s

Picnic tables on the grounds of Corbinton in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Just 30 minutes outside of Raleigh in the historic town of Hillsborough, Corbinton is an age-restricted neighborhood with 70 attached and single-family homes that feature energy-efficient materials. The stone and brick exteriors were influenced by the architectural history of Hillsborough. You can choose from two attached floor plans that range from 1,644 to 1,654 square feet. There are also four single-family home designs that offer 1,849 to 2,141 square feet.

Amenities include an exercise room and a multipurpose room in the clubhouse, a community garden, a dog park, and walking and biking trails.

Mid $400s - High $600s

The outdoor pool at The Courtyards at Heritage Grove in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

The Courtyards at Heritage Grove features 83 homes in Wake Forest, part of the greater Raleigh-Durham area. These single-level houses are low-maintenance, freeing residents of tedious home upkeep. Available in three styles, homes range from 1,519 to 2,769 square feet and offer many customizable options with either two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and an attached two-and-a-half car garage.

Amenities include a clubhouse with an exercise room and open social spaces. Outdoors, residents can get some sun on the patio enjoying all the seasonal North Carolina weather. There’s also an outdoor pool and walking trails throughout the community.

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