Charlotte, NC 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

Located in Central North Carolina, Charlotte is a popular destination for retirees seeking an active city. With no shortage of outdoor recreation, shopping, and city-wide events, paired with its temperate climate and access to transportation, Charlotte has all the sought-after amenities for active adults.

Located in Central North Carolina, Charlotte is a popular destination for retirees seeking an active city. With no shortage of outdoor recreation, shopping, and city-wide events, paired with its temperate climate and access to transportation, Charlotte has all the sought-after amenities for active adults.

Charlotte Climate & Geography

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and continues to grow. Without any significant bodies of water or geological features near the city center, the city keeps developing and growing, making it a transportation hub of the south.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in Charlotte

Retirees looking for outdoor recreation can find it all in Charlotte. Park Road Park, a 120-acre landmark, has eight basketball courts, two horseshoe pits, six baseball fields, five picnic shelters, volleyball and tennis courts, hiking trails, and an 11-acre lake.

Slightly smaller Freedom Park also has athletic fields, volleyball and tennis courts, and a seven-acre lake with several paved trails. Southeast Charlotte is home to multiple golf courses.

Charlotte hosts several popular yearly festivals, including the Charlotte Renaissance Festival, the Taste of Charlotte, and the Moo and Brew Fest, an annual craft beer and burger festival. There are also several history and art museums, including the NASCAR Hall of Fame, as well as two major-league sporting teams (the Charlotte Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets).

The SouthPark area has upscale shopping and dining, and there are several local breweries around the city. Beer lovers can enjoy regular city-wide brewery tours to visit them all.

Charlotte Cost of Living & Taxes

Although North Carolina has a lower cost of living compared to the U.S. average, Charlotte is slightly higher. This is mainly due to the cost of housing, but health care and transportation are above average as well. Groceries and utilities, however, are far below the national average.

North Carolina is moderately tax-friendly to retirees. It does not tax Social Security benefits, but does fully tax pensions, IRAs, and 401(k)s. Properties are taxed at a flat rate of 5.5 percent, and sales tax in Charlotte is 7.25 percent. Unlike many states, groceries are taxed, but prescription medicines are exempt from the sales tax.

Health Care in Charlotte

The Charlotte area ranks in the top 60 communities of Gallup’s Well-Being Index.

There is one nationally ranked hospital in Charlotte, Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center, which is also the No. 4 hospital in the state. Other U.S. News high performing hospitals in the city are Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, CaroMont Regional Medical Center, and the Carolinas Healthcare System Pineville.


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Cresswind Charlotte - Charlotte, NC

Cresswind Charlotte

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $600ks
  • 850 Homes (22 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2016 - Present
  • 1 reviews
The Vineyards on Lake Wylie - Charlotte, NC

The Vineyards on Lake Wylie

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 430 Homes (5 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2017
  • 3 reviews

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Regency at The Palisades - Charlotte, NC

Regency at Palisades

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $2Ms
  • 413 Homes (3 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2013 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Sage Highland Creek - Charlotte, NC

Sage Highland Creek

For Rent
  • 1500s - 2500s
  • 184 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • No Reviews
Overture Providence - Charlotte, NC

Overture Providence

For Rent
  • $1,849
  • 175 Apartments (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
Overture Cotswold - Charlotte NC

Overture Cotswold

For Rent
  • $1,749
  • 158 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2019
  • No Reviews

The Polo Club at Mountain Island Lake - Charlotte, NC

The Polo Club at Mountain Island Lake

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $400ks
  • 98 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2008 - 2015
  • 7 reviews
Highcliff at Palisades - The Gardens - Charlotte NC

Highcliff at Palisades – The Gardens

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $800ks
  • 81 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Meridians - Charlotte, NC

The Meridians

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 73 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2020
  • No Reviews
Ridge Road Villas - Charlotte, NC

Ridge Road Villas

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $300ks
  • 72 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2014
  • 1 reviews

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