An RV has always been a convenient way to hit the open road and explore all the U.S. has to offer. In recent years, there’s been a resurgence of travelers who are opting to pack up an RV and drive to their favorite destination instead of flying and staying at a hotel.
For active adults who prefer this method of travel, it can be hard to find a community that has additional space for residents to safely park their RVs. However, North Carolina has several active adult communities that offer a designated area for homeowners to park their RVs when they aren’t in use.
Here are six North Carolina communities that make RV travel easy.
High $200s - Mid $300s
The age-restricted 3 Cherry Way community features 202 attached homes with floor plans that vary between 1,788 to 2,638 square feet. Each plan offers two bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.
Along with RV and boat storage, 3 Cherry Way offers residents several amenities, including a fitness center; billiards, craft, and card rooms; and a gathering center. Outdoor amenities include a pool, a patio, a BBQ area, and walking trails.
Low $300s - High $600s
Featuring a combination of 2,000 single-family and attached homes, the gated community of Compass Pointe also has a designated space for residents to park their RVs. The neighborhood boasts dozens of floor plans ranging from 1,641 to 3,492 square feet with one to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and attached two- or three-car garages.
Notable amenities include a wellness center and spa as well as a large amenities center with a catering kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, a lounge, and a TV screening area. Additionally, residents have access to a resort-style pool and patio, two lighted tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, a driving range, and a practice facility.
Mid $200s - Low $300s
Upon final completion, Lake Walk Freedom Homes will feature 120 single-family homes with five distinct floor plans for prospective buyers to consider. Plans range from 1,588 to 1,906 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. Several layouts also offer a den area.
Residents will appreciate the community’s RV parking area as well as its other amenities, which include an outdoor pool and patio, several athletic courts, a dog park, and walking and biking trails. Lake Walk Freedom Homes also offers its residents direct access to Lake Norman.
Mid $100s - High $100s
Located in the Western North Carolina town of Etowah, the 55+ Riverwind community should also be on the radar of active adults who own an RV. It spans 74 acres with a total of 190 single-family homes that are on the market as resale-only. There are more than a dozen floor plans offering 1,100 to 1,825 square feet, two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages.
Riverwind’s amenities include a clubhouse with a meeting room, a catering kitchen, a fireplace, a hobby and game room, and a recreation area. Outdoors, residents will find a pool, a hot tub, horseshoe pits, and a patio.
Mid $200s - Mid $500s
The Vineyards on Lake Wylie is another North Carolina community that makes RV travel easier for its residents with designated RV parking. The development has 430 single-family and attached homes with floor plans ranging from 1,356 and 2,755 square feet. Plans offer two to five bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages.
Amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness center, a pool, a picnic area, a dog park, and walking and biking trails. Other outdoor amenities include tennis, pickleball, bocce ball, and volleyball courts. There are also lakefront docks and 50 boat slips available to homeowners.