Interior view of the clubhouse at Del Webb at Traditions in Wake Forest, North Carolina

For active adults seeking a charming Southern town, Wake Forest in North Carolina is an idyllic option. 

Although Wake Forest is well-known for its esteemed university, the area is also a great option for active adults looking to settle down in Central North Carolina while avoiding the larger cities like Raleigh and Durham. The charming Southern town boasts a thriving downtown area that’s extremely walkable and teeming with local coffee shops, eateries, and boutiques. There are also several historic sites in the area as well as the expansive Falls State Recreation Area, which provides endless opportunities to get outside and stay active.

Let's take a look at some of the active adult communities in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Del Webb at Traditions

Low $300s - Low $600s

Del Webb at Traditions, Wake Forest’s new, age-restricted community, will feature just over 450 single-family homes upon completion. There are two home series—the Expedition Series and the Pinnacle Series—with a total of nine unique floor plans for potential homebuyers to consider. The ranch-style homes range from 1,656 to 2,536 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Final plans for the community include a long list of impressive amenities, including an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse, a coffee bar, card tables, billiards, an arts and crafts studio, and a catering kitchen. Staying fit and active will also be a breeze for residents with a state-of-the-art fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, an indoor pool, several athletic courts, and walking and biking trails. In addition to the neighborhood’s amenities, Del Webb at Traditions is also conveniently located near both Raleigh and Durham and all the cities have to offer.

Find out more about Del Webb at Traditions here.

The Golf Villas at Hasentree

High $400s - High $600s

The Golf Villas at Hasentree is a small, gated community with 150 single-family homes available as new construction or resale. The development is part of the larger master-planned Hasentree community, and it has ten floor plans that range from 1,820 to 2,899 square feet. Plans offer two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car garages.

Residents will have access to several amenities, including a fitness center, a spa, three outdoor pools, tennis courts, and walking trails. Golfers will especially love the community’s 18-hole golf course, pro shop, and clubhouse that boasts a full restaurant and bar.

Along with access to the Hansentree course, the community offers residents memberships that allow access to 14 country clubs across the country. Even homeowners who don’t golf can enjoy a number of organized clubs and social events, ranging from garden club and yoga classes to holiday parties.

Find out more about The Golf Villas at Hasentree here.

Villas at Wake Forest

High $200s - Low $300s

Villas at Wake Forest is another small community in the area that’s both gated and age-restricted. It features a total of 144 attached homes that are on the market as resale only. All residences are single-level, and there are four distinct floor plans that range from 1,563 to 1,860 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two- or two-and-a-half-car garage.

Amenities within the gates include a clubhouse, a meeting room, a TV lounge, card tables, a catering kitchen, an exercise room, and billiards. Outdoors, homeowners will find a heated pool, a patio, a bocce ball court, a BBQ area, and a putting green. As an added bonus, residents won’t have to deal with exterior home maintenance projects as those are taken care of by the community, allowing for extra free time to take advantage of the amenities.

Find out more about Villas at Wake Forest here.

The Courtyards at Heritage Grove

Mid $300s - High $400s

The 83-home community of The Courtyards at Heritage Grove features only new single-level residences with prices starting in the mid $300s. Prospective buyers will have three home series to choose from that range from 1,519 to 2,769 square feet of living space. Plans can have two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-and-a-half-car garages. Some plans even include dens.

Community amenities include everything from a clubhouse and a fitness center to an outdoor pool and patio that provide the ideal spot to relax and unwind on a nice day. There are also walking and biking trails spread throughout the property for residents to enjoy. Additionally, the homeowners’ association takes care of exterior home maintenance.

Find out more about The Courtyards at Heritage Grove here.