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Del Webb has a selection of top-notch active adult communities in North Carolina.

As one of the leading builders of active adult communities, Del Webb has created a well-respected brand for itself and its neighborhoods. For those considering a move to North Carolina for retirement, there are several Del Webb developments spread throughout the Tar Heel State, each with its own unique advantages such as a dream location, luxury amenities, or lots of home styles and designs to choose from.

Carolina Arbors - Durham, NC

Low $400s - Low $600s

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Carolina Arbors features 1,256 single family homes in more than a dozen floor plans.

Carolina Arbors is a large, age-restricted community located in North Carolina’s Triangle Area. It’s home to 1,256 single-family homes with both new and resale options on the market. The community features three home collections and more than a dozen floor plans. Houses range from 1,152 to 2,562 square feet with one to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and two- to two-and-a-half-car garages.

Amenities within the community include the large 37,000-square-foot social hall with a ballroom and state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as a botanical garden, several athletic courts, and a resort-style pool.

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Carolina Preserve - Cary, NC

Mid $300s - Low $600s

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Carolina Preserve is located in the charming small town of Cary.

Located close to Raleigh in the charming small town of Cary, the Carolina Preserve community is another large, age-restricted development with a combination of 1,360 single-family and attached homes. Only resale homes are available for purchase, and there are more than a dozen types of homes within the neighborhood. Floor plans range from 1,217-square-foot villas with two bedrooms and two baths to larger homes with 2,597 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

Amenities include a clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, a dance studio, a card room, three ballrooms, a library, a putting green, and a 15-acre lake.

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Del Webb at Traditions - Wake Forest, NC

Mid $400s - Mid $700s

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Del Webb at Traditions features a wide variety of amenities.

Another popular Del Webb community in North Carolina is the 55+ Del Webb at Traditions in Wake Forest. It’s comprised of 452 single-family homes that are available on both a new and resale basis. There are nine ranch-style floor plans ranging from 1,656 to 2,536 square feet with between two to four bedrooms and two to four-and-a-half bathrooms.

The wide variety of amenities includes a clubhouse, a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, a coffee bar, card tables, an indoor pool and spa, and a craft studio. Residents can also participate in a selection of clubs and activities.

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Del Webb Wilmington - Wilmington, NC

Mid $400s - Mid $800s

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Del Webb Wilmington is situated a short drive from NC's prettiest beaches.

Situated within a short drive of some of North Carolina’s prettiest beaches, Del Webb Wilmington has a lot to offer potential homebuyers. The community is made up of 547 single-family homes and has three home collections that range in style, design, and size with the smallest floor plan being 1,262 square feet and the largest being 2,565 square feet. Most residences have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

Beyond the desirable location, Del Webb Wilmington also provides residents with enviable amenities like a 15,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, an event lawn, two dog parks, and walking and biking trails.

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Del Webb Carolina Gardens - Fuquay-Varina, NC

High $300s - High $500s

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There are 10 home models for potential buyers to consider.

With the popularity of their other active adult communities in North Carolina, Del Webb has plans to build a brand new community just a short drive southwest of Raleigh, in the town of Fuquay-Varina. Del Webb Carolina Gardens will be a 55+ age-restricted community that features 800 single-family homes upon completion. There will be 10 home models for potential homebuyers to consider, and prices will start in the low $300s.

Like the other Del Webb communities, Carolina Gardens will have a long list of luxe amenities for homeowners to enjoy. Final plans for the development include a 25,000-square-foot amenity center with a fitness room and studios, an indoor pool, a multi-purpose room, and a craft room. Outdoor amenities are just as impressive with an outdoor pool, sundeck, dog park, community gardens, and walking trails, as well as bocce ball, tennis, and pickleball courts.

Along with the neighborhood’s many amenities, residents will have a myriad of social activities to choose from. There will be a full-time activities director available to organize social events, group outings, and classes. As an added bonus, the homeowners’ association (HOA) will take care of common area maintenance, exterior upkeep, and snow removal, giving residents more free time to take advantage of the amenities and activities.

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Amber Meadows - Marvin, NC

High $400s - High $600s

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Amber Meadows is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Charlotte area.

Amber Meadows is an intimate 55+ community tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the greater Charlotte area. Located in desirable Marvin, NC, this community was developed from 2017 to 2020 and consists of 44 single-family homes available on a resale basis. Homebuyers have four floor plans to choose from, ranging from 2,264 to 2,565 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Residents of Amber Meadows do not have to worry about certain tasks, with exterior maintenance and lawn care covered in the HOA fee. With more free time, homeowners can take in the neighborhoods natural surroundings, including an on-site park and a scenic pond. Residents are also within 30 minutes of a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as The Charlotte Douglass International Airport.

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Beacon Townes - Carolina Shores, NC

High $100s - Mid $200s

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Beacon Townes is within an hour from Myrtle Beach, SC.

For homebuyers in search of a home without age restrictions, Beacon Townes may be the right choice. This community consists of 166 attached homes located close to both Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. Models here range from 1,491 to 1,882 square feet with three to four bedrooms. Homes may also include features that appeal to active adults, like first-floor master suites, walk-in closets, and private outdoor space.

Residents can also take advantage of the community's amenity center, which houses multipurpose rooms and hosts a variety of social events and clubs. Outdoors, amenities include a pool, cabana, scenic pond, and natural space.

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Hidden Valley - Fuquay-Varina, NC

Mid $300s - High $400s

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Hidden Valley is located in Fuquay-Varina, within half an hour of Raleigh.

With construction starting in 2019, Hidden Valley is another recent development by Del Webb. This community will consist of 500 single-family homes upon completion, available in 13 thoughtfully designed floor plans. The ranch-style models include two to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and attractive features, such as gourmet kitchens, flex spaces, walk-in closets, and covered patios.

Amenities in Hidden Valley suit the active lifestyle of its residents, with a clubhouse, an outdoor pool, an athletic field, parks, and a community garden all steps from home. Homeowners are also within a half hour from Raleigh.

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