Exterior view of a model home at The Walk at East Village in Clayton, North Carolina

Searching for a picturesque North Carolina retirement? One of these communities in Clayton could be the perfect fit.

Located twenty minutes southeast of Raleigh, Clayton is a flourishing town where residents can enjoy a slower pace of life alongside local eateries, boutiques, greenways and trail systems, gyms, and theaters. The town is also home to four active adult communities that offer a wide range of housing options, amenities, and prices.

Prospective homebuyers looking to purchase North Carolina real estate near the popular Triangle area should consider these active adult communities in Clayton.

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation

High $200s - Low $300s 

Both gated and age-restricted, Evergreen at Flowers Plantation will consist of 113 single-family homes upon final competition. With more than a dozen floor plans to choose from, this community will offer buyers a variety of options when it comes to the look and feel of their homes. Homes within the community range from 1,755 to 2,897 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Beyond the many floor plans, the neighborhood also features a long list of amenities. Evergreen homeowners can enjoy spending time at the community’s expansive clubhouse, working out in the 10,000-square-foot fitness center, swimming laps in either the indoor or outdoor pool, or have a relaxing treatment at the on-site spa. Additionally, there's a club cafe bar, a playground for visiting grandchildren, and plenty of parks and natural space.

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Forge Creek at Flowers Plantation

Mid $200s - High $200s 

Forge Creek at Flowers Plantation is a new, age-restricted neighborhood featuring a total of 127 single-family homes and offering potential owners four home model collections that vary in size. Floor plans within the collections range from 1,767 to 2,765 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Forge Creek has a variety of desirable amenities, including a 20,000-square-foot clubhouse with an impressive fitness center, a club cafe bar, and multipurpose rooms where organized clubs and interest groups can socialize and hold meetings. There’s also a swimming pool with a water slide, a spa, walking and hiking trails that weave throughout the property, and athletic courts. 

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SweetGrass at Flowers Plantation

High $200s - High $300s 

The age-restricted and gated community of SweetGrass at Flowers Plantation is extremely small and tight-knit with only 19 single-family homes within the neighborhood. It's part of the much larger master-planned Flowers Plantation community that spans 3,000 acres.

Only new construction homes built by Kirkwood Builders are on the market with six distinct floor plans to consider. Homes vary from 1,889 to 2,177 square feet with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. 

Residents have access to many private amenities as well as the amenities found within the larger Flowers Plantation community. There's a 20,000-square-foot clubhouse, a cafe and bar, multipurpose rooms, and a day spa. Additionally, residents can stay fit at the neighborhood’s 10,000-square-foot fitness center, indoor lap pool, outdoor pool, walking and biking trails, and tennis, pickleball, and basketball courts. There's also a playground for visiting grandchildren.

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The Walk at East Village

Mid $200s - Mid $300s

Built by Holden Barnett Properties, The Walk at East Village is an age-restricted community that consists of 265 ranch-style, single-family homes. Only new construction options are on the market with more than a dozen two-story floor plans available to prospective buyers. Plans range from 1,301 to 3,044 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages.

The Walk at East Village has a long list of amenities for residents to take advantage of. Homeowners will have access to a clubhouse with a fitness center, a yoga studio, an arts and crafts studio, a ballroom, a card room, a business center, and a sports lounge.

Outdoor amenities include a pool, a patio, a community garden, a dog park, and walking and biking trails. There are also bocce and pickleball courts for anyone who wants to challenge friends to a game or two. Residents who like to golf will especially appreciate the community’s on-site putting green. 

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