Interior view of the lobby sitting area in the clubhouse at Carolina Arbors in Durham, North Carolina

If you're sticking to a homebuying budget of $350k, the Durham area in North Carolina has plenty of attractive options.

As one of the largest cities in North Carolina, the Durham area has many options when it comes to buying real estate, especially in an active adult community. With so many choices comes the opportunity to find your dream home in a price range that suits your budget.

If you want to keep your home within the mid $300s, here’s what you can get for under $350k in Durham.

Carolina Arbors

Low $300s - High $600s

Carolina Arbors is an age-restricted Del Webb community in Durham that has more than 1,250 single-family homes. The development’s price points start in the low $300s and offer potential buyers with a budget of $350k plenty of options.

There are three home collections with more than a dozen floor plans available. Two of the collections—The Passport and Expedition—feature homes within the mid $300s. Floor plans within the two collections range from 1,152 to 1,961 square feet with one to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two- or two-and-a-half-car garages. 

Along with its many floor plan options, Carolina Arbors also has many amenities for residents to enjoy, including a 37,000-square-foot clubhouse that boasts an indoor pool and spa, a recreation center, a lounge, and several fitness centers as well as an aerobics and dance studio. Outside, homeowners will find even more amenities, from a resort-style pool and patio to several athletic courts, a botanical garden, a pet park, and walking and biking trails.

Request more information about Carolina Arbors here.

Creekside at Bethpage

Low $300s - High $500s 

Another active adult community in the area with options around $350k is the age-restricted Creekside at Bethpage neighborhood, which has a combination of 650 single-family and attached homes. New and resale options are on the market and four of the community’s five home collections have floor plans within the mid $300s. Residences within the four plans range from 1,294 to 2,606 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two- or three-car garages.

Amenities within Creekside at Bethpage include the 13,000-square-foot Hemingway Hall that features an arts and crafts studio, a computer center, a hobby and game room, and a fitness center.

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Fendol Farms

High $200s - Low $600s 

Fendol Farms is one of the newest 55+ communities in the area. The new development is just minutes from downtown Durham and will have a total of 500 new single-family homes upon completion. Varying between 1,551 and 3,619 square feet, there are eight distinct floor plans for prospective homeowners to choose from.

There are several noteworthy amenities planned for residents to enjoy, including a clubhouse, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts. There will also be a community garden and a dog park.

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Low $300s - Low $400s

Huntley is another new active adult community in Durham with housing options around $350k. Final plans for the neighborhood include a total of 57 single-family homes with prices between the low $300s and low $400s. Huntley’s six floor plans range from 1,660 to 2,250 square feet with three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

There are no plans for the small community to have amenities, but it's conveniently located within 15 miles of both Durham and Raleigh, giving residents plenty of options when it comes to cultural amenities and entertainment options as well as shopping and dining destinations.

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Grandin Trace

Low $300s - Mid $400s

The small, 47-home Grandin Trace community also features residences with price points between the low to mid $300s. This Taylor Morrison development has a total of four flexible floor plans that range from 1,811 to 2,067 square feet. Homes can have two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car garages. Plans also include expansive covered porches that provide the ideal spot to relax and unwind or entertain guests.

Grandin Trace offers residents a number of outdoor amenities, including a croquet court, a bocce ball court, shuffleboard, horseshoe pits, gardens, and a walking path.

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