North Carolina 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

North Carolina landscapes range from the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains to picturesque coastal areas, providing abundant opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and beachcombing. The state also boasts a rich cultural scene, with historic sites, theaters, and music festivals celebrating its cultural heritage. With its manageable cost of living and friendly communities, North Carolina provides a welcoming environment for those seeking an active and diverse retirement lifestyle.

North Carolina landscapes range from the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains to picturesque coastal areas, providing abundant opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, and beachcombing. The state also boasts a rich cultural scene, with historic sites, theaters, and music festivals celebrating its cultural heritage. With its manageable cost of living and friendly communities, North Carolina provides a welcoming environment for those seeking an active and diverse retirement lifestyle.

Retirement communities in North Carolina have grown in popularity partially because North Carolina has emerged as popular second retirement destinations for the so-called "half-backs" or "second chance" retirees. These individuals first retired in places like Arizona and Florida and then re-settled in North Carolina.

North Carolina Climate & Geography

North Carolina's climate varies depending on where you're located. Most of the state experiences a humid, subtropical climate, except for in the far western part of the state in the Appalachian Mountains and are some of the best places to retire in North Carolina. Along the coast, the ocean moderates the temperature and provides residents with milder winters and slightly cooler summers. Summer highs along the coast are often in the upper 80s. The central region, from Charlotte to Raleigh-Durham, experiences slightly hotter summers and cooler winters. It's not uncommon for winter highs in Central North Carolina to exceed 50 degrees. The coolest temperatures in North Carolina are experienced in the higher altitudes in the western part of the state. Here, summer highs are in the mid-80s and winter highs are in the 40s. Annually, this region averages 17 inches of snow. The rest of the state experiences just two inches that tends to melt within a day or two.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment in North Carolina

Recreational enthusiasts at 55+ communities can enjoy everything from beaches to mountains. Golf is a favorite activity for many residents of North Carolina retirement communities. Golf course communities in North Carolina are plentiful. The Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains make for great hiking, biking, fishing and camping. The colleges and universities throughout the state provide countless sporting and cultural events. Places like Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham Chapel Hill offer a wide variety of performing arts, museums and art galleries.

North Carolina Cost of Living & Taxes

North Carolina ranks slightly lower than average in overall tax burden on its residents. The state income tax is graduated from 6 to 8.25 percent, depending on your income bracket. In addition, there is a $7,200 deduction for married couples who are 65 and older. Social Security income is exempt. There is a state sales tax of 4.25 percent but local governments can add to that. There are no sales tax exemptions. Real estate taxes in North Carolina range from 0.8 to 1.6 percent of the home's value.

Healthcare in North Carolina

Some of the country's best healthcare is found in North Carolina. There are 126 hospitals throughout 83 counties and Charlotte has the highest concentration of hospitals with seven in the city. There are four nationally ranked hospitals throughout the state, and Duke Medical Center is consistently ranked among the top ten healthcare organizations in the country. It's the largest in the state and makes up one of four hospitals in the Academic Medical Center: Duke University Hospital, Vidant Medical Center, UNC Hospitals, and Wake Forest Baptist Center.


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173 communities near North Carolina

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Imagery - Mount Holly NC

Imagery

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $800ks
  • 483 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2017 - Present
  • No Reviews
Del Webb at Traditions - Wake Forest NC

Del Webb at Traditions

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Low $800ks
  • 452 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Meadowlands Golf Club - Calabash NC

Meadowlands Golf Club

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $400ks
  • 450 Homes (6 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2005 - 2021
  • No Reviews
The Vineyards on Lake Wylie - Charlotte, NC

The Vineyards on Lake Wylie

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 430 Homes (3 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2017
  • 3 reviews
The Farm at Ingleside - Iron Station NC

The Farm at Ingleside

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $500ks
  • 422 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Village at Motts Landing - Wilmington, NC

The Village at Motts Landing

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 415 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2010 - Present
  • 6 reviews
Auburn Village - Garner NC

Auburn Village

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $600ks
  • 400 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews

Crow Creek

For Sale
  • High $100ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 400 Homes (25 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2003 - 2020
  • No Reviews
Heritage - Indian Trail NC

Heritage

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 340 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Friedberg Village - Winston-Salem NC

Friedberg Village

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - High $400ks
  • 329 Homes (19 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2016 - Present
  • No Reviews
Encore at Streamside - Waxhaw, NC

Encore at Streamside

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $900ks
  • 322 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Heritage Pines - Cary NC

Heritage Pines

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 298 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2000 - 2006
  • 1 reviews

Buckhorn Preserve

For Sale
  • High $600ks - High $800ks
  • 272 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2021
  • No Reviews
The Walk at East Village - Clayton, NC

The Walk at East Village

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $500ks
  • 265 Homes (14 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2016 - Present
  • 6 reviews
The Gables at Kepley Farm - Salisbury, NC

The Gables at Kepley Farm

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Mid $300ks
  • 260 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2005 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Sunset Ridge - Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Sunset Ridge

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 258 Homes (6 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 3 reviews

The Point at Lake Jeanette

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $600ks
  • 254 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1996 - 2004
  • No Reviews
Knollwood Village - Southern Pines, NC

Knollwood Village

For Sale
  • High $100ks - Mid $300ks
  • 240 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1959 - 2000
  • 1 reviews
Pinehurst Trace - Pinehurst, NC

Pinehurst Trace

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 225 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1985 - 2017
  • 1 reviews
The Farm at Brunswick - Carolina Shores, SC

The Farm at Brunswick

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $400ks
  • 218 Homes (6 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2016 - Present
  • No Reviews
Overture Crabtree - Raleigh NC

Overture Crabtree

For Rent
  • $1,630
  • 203 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2018
  • No Reviews
3 Cherry Way - Denver NC

3 Cherry Way

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $400ks
  • 202 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 3 reviews
Encore at Wendell Falls - Wendell, NC

Encore at Wendell Falls

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 200 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Rourk Woods - Shallotte NC

Rourk Woods

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $500ks
  • 200 Homes (13 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • No Reviews
Esplanade at Northgate - Indian Trail NC

Esplanade at Northgate

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $500ks
  • 194 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Crowfields - Asheville, NC

Crowfields

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Low $700ks
  • 192 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1970 - 1999
  • No Reviews
Riverwind - Etowah NC

Riverwind

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $400ks
  • 190 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1990 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Overture Centennial - Raleigh NC

Overture Centennial

For Rent
  • $1,575
  • 188 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Overture Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill NC

Overture Chapel Hill

For Rent
  • $1,850
  • 188 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Encore at Briar Chapel - Chapel Hill NC

Encore at Briar Chapel

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 185 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2021
  • No Reviews

$369,000

1056 Southern Hills Drive, Banning, CA

Meadow Ranch Community

  • 3 bed
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  • 3 bath
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  • 2320 SqFt
MLS CV23099287
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