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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HighRidge - Fuquay-Varina, NC

HighRidge

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 78 Homes (5 for sale)
  • Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards on Robinson Church - Harrisburg, NC

The Courtyards on Robinson Church

For Sale
  • Low $400ks
  • 77 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2024 - Present
  • No Reviews
Eagle Pointe at West Village - Greensboro, NC

Eagle Pointe at West Village

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $300ks
  • 76 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2016
  • 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
The Courtyards at Cramerton - Cramerton, NC

The Courtyards at Cramerton

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 72 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2022
  • 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
Kinsley - Denver, NC

Kinsley

For Sale
  • Low $200ks - Mid $300ks
  • 71 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Courtyards at Blume Point - Mooresville, NC

Courtyards at Blume Point

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 71 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2017 - 2020
  • No Reviews
The Hills at Avery's Creek - Arden, NC

The Hills at Avery’s Creek

For Sale
  • High $200ks - Mid $300ks
  • 71 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1995 - 1999
  • No Reviews
Corbinton - Hillsborough NC

Corbinton

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $500ks
  • 70 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2021
  • No Reviews
The Highlands at Meadowlands - Winston-Salem, NC

The Highlands at Meadowlands

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $500ks
  • 70 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2019
  • 1 reviews

The Courtyards at Eastfield Farm

For Sale
  • High $300ks - High $400ks
  • 70 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2020 - 2021
  • No Reviews
Chapelwood - Chapel Hill, NC

Chapelwood

For Sale
  • High $500ks - High $600ks
  • 69 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2009 - 2013
  • 1 reviews
The Courtyards on Lake Norman - Cornelius, NC

The Courtyards on Lake Norman

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $500ks
  • 67 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2016 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Courtyards by Carrell - Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Courtyards by Carrell

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 66 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2025 - Present
  • No Reviews
Woodbury - Apex, NC

Woodbury

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 65 Homes
  • Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2021
  • No Reviews
The Villas at Culp Arbor - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The Villas at Culp Arbor

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $700ks
  • 64 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2009 - 2013
  • 1 reviews
Polo Club at Matthews - Matthews, NC

Polo Club at Matthews

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 64 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2003 - 2005
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards at Homestead Road - Chapel Hill NC

The Courtyards at Homestead Road

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 63 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2015 - 2021
  • No Reviews
The Villas at Robinson Oaks - Gastonia NC

The Villas at Robinson Oaks

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $500ks
  • 62 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2013 - 2019
  • No Reviews
The Courtyards of Marvin, NC

The Courtyards of Marvin

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $800ks
  • 61 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2015 - 2018
  • No Reviews
Pinnacle at Wesley Chapel - Wesley Chapel NC

Pinnacle at Wesley Chapel

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - High $500ks
  • 60 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2019 - 2022
  • No Reviews
Corbinton at Kildaire Farm - Cary NC

Corbinton at Kildaire Farm

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Mid $600ks
  • 60 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Camden Villas at Mid South Club - Southern Pines, NC

Camden Villas at Mid South Club

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - Mid $300ks
  • 58 Homes (1 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2007 - 2017
  • 2 reviews
Village Green - Southern Pines, NC

Village Green

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $200ks
  • 57 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1970 - 1972
  • No Reviews
Magnolia Place - Lowell, NC

Magnolia Place

For Sale
  • High $100ks - Low $200ks
  • 55 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2000 - Present
  • No Reviews
Brigadoon - Candler, NC

Brigadoon

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - High $300ks
  • 54 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1993 - 1995
  • No Reviews

The Landing at Rocklyn

For Sale
  • Low $300ks - High $300ks
  • 54 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
The Home Place - Southport, NC

The Home Place

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $500ks
  • 52 Homes (13 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Olde Towne Village - Asheboro, NC

Olde Towne Village

For Sale
  • High $200ks - High $300ks
  • 52 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2009 - 2019
  • 1 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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