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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Sage Highland Creek - Charlotte, NC

Sage Highland Creek

For Rent
  • 1500s - 2500s
  • 184 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • No Reviews
Vista at Blacksmith Run - Hendersonville, NC

Vista at Blacksmith Run

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 180 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2021
  • 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
The Villages at Oak Tree - Mooresville NC

The Villages at Oak Tree

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $400ks
  • 173 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - 2005
  • 2 reviews
Album Huntersville - Huntersville NC

Album Huntersville

For Rent
  • $1,375
  • 168 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - 2023
  • No Reviews
Bella Sera Villas - Matthews, NC

Bella Sera Villas

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 166 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2007
  • 1 reviews

Avalon

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 166 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2016 - Present
  • No Reviews
Abbey Glen - Gibsonville, NC

Abbey Glen

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Low $400ks
  • 162 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2016
  • 3 reviews
The Courtyards at Southpoint - Durham, NC

The Courtyards at Southpoint

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $600ks
  • 161 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - 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
Beacon Townes - Carolina Shores NC

Beacon Townes

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $200ks
  • 152 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - 2017
  • No Reviews

Canopy Creek

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $400ks
  • 152 Homes (3 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Enclave at Holcomb Woods - Harrisburg NC

Enclave at Holcomb Woods

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 150 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2022
  • 2 reviews

Wildbrook

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $600ks
  • 150 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards at O'Kelly Chapel - Cary, NC

The Courtyards at O’Kelly Chapel

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $700ks
  • 149 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2015 - 2020
  • No Reviews
The Village at Aversboro - Garner, NC

The Village at Aversboro

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $400ks
  • 147 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2015
  • 2 reviews
The Courtyards on Lawyers Road - Stallings NC

The Courtyards on Lawyers Road

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 146 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Woodhall - Cary NC

Woodhall

For Sale
  • Low $700ks - High $700ks
  • 145 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2021
  • No Reviews
Cumberland - Concord, NC

Cumberland

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $600ks
  • 144 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Villas of Wake Forest - Wake Forest, NC

Villas of Wake Forest

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $500ks
  • 144 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2014
  • No Reviews
Hidden Lake - Youngsville, NC

The Enclave at Hidden Lake

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks
  • 138 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Blakeley - Cary NC

Blakeley

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 137 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2021
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards at Wesley Chapel - Wesley Chapel NC

The Courtyards at Wesley Chapel

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Low $800ks
  • 136 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2021
  • No Reviews
Arden at Huntersville - Huntersville, NC

Arden at Huntersville

For Rent
  • 1500s - 2300s
  • 129 Apartments
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews
Meadows At Coddle Creek - Mooresville NC

Meadows At Coddle Creek

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 128 Homes (4 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2021
  • 4 reviews
Pinebrook Farms - Asheville, NC

Pinebrook Farms

For Sale
  • High $600ks - High $900ks
  • 127 Homes (2 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Forge Creek at Flowers Plantation - Clayton, NC

Forge Creek at Flowers Plantation

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 127 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2018
  • No Reviews

Ashbury Crossing

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Low $400ks
  • 127 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2020
  • No Reviews
Regency at Brier Creek - Raleigh, NC

Regency at Brier Creek

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 123 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2009 - 2015
  • No Reviews
Legends at Lake Walk - Mooresville, NC

Lake Walk Freedom Homes

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $600ks
  • 122 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2023
  • 4 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
Call Us: (888) 625-4885

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