Bocce ball courts in Carolina Arbors in Durham, NC

Carolina Arbors is just one popular 55+ community in Durham.

Located in North Carolina’s renowned Research Triangle, the city of Durham offers residents everything from top-ranked health care facilities, and a wide variety of cultural amenities and entertainment options to a vibrant dining and craft brewing scene. It’s also home to a popular minor league baseball team, several music venues, and outdoor recreation spaces for residents to enjoy.

The area is ideal for active adults looking to retire in a mid-sized city with plenty of things to do without the hassles that come along with a larger city. Here are four great communities to consider in Durham:

Carolina Arbors

Low $300s - High $600s

Carolina Arbors is a large, age-restricted community in the Durham area that will be made up of 1,256 single-family homes upon completion. Both new construction and resale homes are currently available

There are three home collections to choose from with more than a dozen different floor plans. The community’s townhomes range from 1,152 to 1,424 square feet in size and can have one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage, while plans for single-family homes range from 1,620 to 2,562 square feet in living space.

The smallest plan for single-family homes has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage, while the largest has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a den, and two-car garage.

Amenities within Carolina Arbors include a 37,000 square-foot clubhouse, a heated indoor pool and spa, fitness center, common lounge, recreation center, ballroom, library, billiards, aerobics and dance studio, ceramics, and an arts and crafts studios.

The complex’s outdoor area boasts just as many amenities with a resort-style pool, patio, three tennis courts, pickleball courts, four bocce ball courts, a botanical garden, pet spa, and walking and biking trails.

Creekside at Bethpage

Low $300s - High $500s

Creekside at Bethpage is another age-restricted community in Durham that will have a total of 650 single-family and attached homes once it’s completed.

The neighborhood has many options when it comes to a home’s size and floor plan. Townhomes in the development offer potential homeowners 1,294 to 1,342 square feet with up to three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Single-family homes range from 1,320 to 2,606 square feet and can have up to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a den, and three-car garage.

The community is home to a long list of amenities, which includes a 13,000 square-foot clubhouse, social rooms, arts and crafts studio, computer center, game room, and billiards.

Along with its many amenities, staying fit and active is a breeze in Creekside at Bethpage with an aerobics and dance studio, an outdoor pool, plus, walking and biking trails spread throughout the property. Additionally, there are pickleball, bocce, and tennis courts waiting for a little friendly competition.

Fendol Farms

Low $300s - Low $600s

Built in 2018 by Lennar Homes, Fendol Farms is the newest age-restricted community in Durham. Final plans for the development include a total of 500 single-family homes that vary in size and design.

There are three different home collections with prices ranging from the low $300s to the low $600s. Floor plans range from 1,436 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage, up to 3,619 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a three-car garage.

Final plans for Fendol Farm’s call for many enviable amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, multipurpose rooms, an on-site bar and grill patio, outdoor pool, bocce ball court, pickleball court, tennis courts, a community garden, and a dog park. There will also be plenty of parks and natural space as well as walking and biking trails throughout the development.

The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel

Low $400s - Low $600s

The Courtyards at Andrews Chapel is a small community conveniently located near Durham that will feature 120 new homes built by Epcon Communities.

There are several unique floor plans for potential buyers to consider that range from 1,519 to 2,769 square feet. Homes feature between two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-and-a-half-car garages. Some plans also include a den, which can be used as an extra bedroom or office space.

Upon completion, the community’s amenities will include a clubhouse, fitness center, multipurpose rooms, an outdoor pool and patio, gazebo, three scenic pods, walking and biking trails, plus parks and natural space for residents to enjoy.