These communities in North Carolina cater to the single active adult.

A lot of times, active adult communities seem to cater to couples who are retiring together. But what gets overlooked are all the offerings many of these communities have for singles who are looking for a change in their lives. Active adults who want to enjoy the amenities and lifestyle of 55+ communities without feeling left out of the fun shouldn't have to worry.

Fortunately, plenty of age-restricted or active lifestyle communities offer several options that are inclusive to single active adults. If you’re single and you’re thinking about moving to North Carolina, we’ve got a few recommendations on 55+ communities that will help you thrive in the years ahead.

Brunswick Forest - Leland, NC

Mid $200s - Low $900s

Brunswick Forest is located in Leland, about five miles south of historic Wilmington. A coastal town, Leland is a short drive away from Myrtle Beach, SC, which is famous for its many golf courses, shopping, and sandy beaches. If you’re a homebody, the Villages at Brunswick Forest is a 500,000 square-foot shopping center located right next to the community, so you won’t have to go far for your shopping and medical needs.

Brunswick Forest first opened in 2007 and upon completion, the active-lifestyle community will have about 8,000 homes. This community provides many options for style, size, and price range for homebuyers, with single-family homes and townhomes throughout the twelve distinct neighborhoods.

If you’re looking for small but upscale, the low-maintenance townhomes in Ashwood, Park Landing, and Evangeline neighborhoods feature first-floor master suites, at least two bathrooms, attached garages, and start in size at 1,133 square feet. 

If you’re looking for activities with like-minded neighbors, Brunswick Forest offers several resident clubs with endless opportunities to enjoy your favorite activities or to try something new. There are cooking demonstrations at the Community Commons, book club meetings, birthday party events, and athletics and fitness club opportunities such as a water fitness class, a tennis or Zumba class. There's also a Singles and More group for single residents of the community.

3 Cherry Way - Denver, NC

Low $200s - Mid $300

3 Cherry Way is located in Denver, which has a bustling downtown with restaurants, shops, and small businesses. Lake Norman is just a few minutes away and is perfect for boating, fishing, and other water activities. Golfers will love having more than 20 courses within a 30-minute drive. Sports fans are never too far to watch live games of the NFL Panthers or NBA Hornets in Charlotte, which is about 20 minutes away.

Homeowners in 3 Cherry Way enjoy a low-maintenance lifestyle because the homeowners' association fee takes care of exterior home maintenance and yard work. Residents have more time to pursue fun activities and other hobbies with family and friends. They can join the arts and crafts club, play cards or billiards, swim in the pool, or just hang out with neighbors while grilling outside. 3 Cherry Way also offers day trips, movie nights, brunch, fundraising events, and other activities that keep residents social throughout the year.