Greensboro residents are in driving distance of many big cities while still offering modern entertainment and a laid-back lifestyle.

The mid-sized city of Greensboro, North Carolina is conveniently located within just a short distance from some the state’s largest cities, giving residents easy access to major cities like Charlotte, Raleigh, and Durham, while still allowing for a quieter, laid-back lifestyle without the hassles that come along with larger cities.

The area is packed with museums, outdoor activities, shopping and dining options, and several golf courses. The area also boasts a number of enviable 55+ communities that offer their residents everything from prime real estate and luxury amenities to a myriad of organized social clubs and a low-maintenance lifestyle where most outdoor chores are taken care of—and all for a decent price tag.

Below we’ve highlighted three 55+ communities with affordable prices that can suit almost any budget. 

Guilford Crossing - Greensboro

Low $100s - Low $200s

This small community features less than 50 condominiums that were built by Bostic Construction. It’s the ideal location for active adults who want to live in an age-restricted, close-knit community where neighbors and friends are nearby.

The three condo buildings that make up Guilford Crossing are each three stories with elevator access. Condos are for sale on a resale-only basis with two floor plans to choose from. Each floor plan offers owners two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a den. Living space ranges from approximately 1,225 to 1,483 square feet. Special features include arched doorways and gas fireplaces.

The community’s clubhouse is a gathering place for residents to catch up with each other and socialize, or, to use as a place to relax and unwind in the lounge area. It features a multi-purpose room, a catering kitchen, and exercise room with all the latest cardio and weight lifting equipment residents need to stay fit and healthy.

For those active adults who like to workout outside, there are walking paths spread throughout the property as well as scenic lakes and ponds that provide a lovely setting for a leisurely stroll. As an added bonus, homeowners will also find several retail shopping centers, grocery stores, restaurants, and golf courses nearby.

Abbey Glen - Gibsonville

Mid $100s - Low $300s

Abbey Glen is an Epcon community, so it's not age restricted but does appeal to active adults with low-maintenance, single-story homes. These homes come in six attached floor plans and three single-family plans. They range from 1,140 to 1,995 square feet and each has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-and-a-half-car garage.

Amenities include a quaint clubhouse with an exercise room, a lounge, billiards, and a catering kitchen. There's also an outdoor pool and walking trails for staying fit. The 182-home community has an active and tight-knit social scene that includes parties and clubs.

The Villas of Deep River Plantation - Greensboro

 High $100s - Mid $200s

The Villas of Deep River Plantation is another small community that has just over a hundred attached-homes. Originally built in 2008, the neighborhood offers active adults a low-maintenance lifestyle where all outdoor maintenance and lawn care is completely taken care of. There are six different townhome designs available that each feature open floor plans, walk-in closets, gourmet kitchens, and either high vaulted or cathedral ceilings. Most of the townhomes have between 1,400 and 2,000 square feet of living space.

Along with the low-maintenance lifestyle and wide variety of home designs to choose from, the community also has a variety of indoor and outdoor amenities that are noteworthy, including a clubhouse, multi-purpose room, library, and catering kitchen. Staying fit is a breeze at the exercise room that has everything from simple jump ropes and cardio equipment to free weights. Outside, residents can take advantage of the property’s outdoor pool, patio, and grill.

Villas at Sedgefield - Greensboro 

Low $200s - Mid $300s

Another affordable option to consider in the Greensboro area is the Villas at Sedgefield community. Also an Epcon with no age-restriction, this community has new construction and resale homes are available. Villas at Sedgefield is comprised of 102 attached homes with mostly single-story floor plans.

There are five ranch-style models to choose from that each has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached garage. Plans range from 1,516 to almost 2,000 square feet of living space. Homes also come with either a private courtyard or patio.

Amenities within the community include a heated outdoor pool, expansive sun deck, exercise room, and walking trails. The Sedgefield’s large clubhouse offers residents the perfect place to socialize with a cozy fireplace, billiards table, and more. For homeowners who want to stay involved with the community and their neighbors, there are plenty of options including organized charity events, dinner and theater trips, plus, wine and cheese nights.