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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172 communities near North Carolina

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St. James Plantation - Southport, NC

St. James Plantation

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - High $2Ms
  • 5000 Homes (90 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1991 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Carolina Preserve - Cary, NC

Carolina Preserve

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - High $900ks
  • 1360 Homes (6 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2006 - 2013
  • 5 reviews
Trilogy Lake Norman - Denver, NC

Trilogy® Lake Norman

For Sale
  • High $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1100 Homes (13 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2015 - Present
  • 2 reviews
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
Carolina Arbors - Durham NC

Carolina Arbors

For Sale
  • High $700ks - High $800ks
  • 1256 Homes (1 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2013 - 2019
  • 2 reviews
Del Webb Wilmington - Wilmington NC

Del Webb Wilmington

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $1Ms
  • 547 Homes (9 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2016 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Compass Pointe - Leland, NC

Compass Pointe

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $1Ms
  • 2000 Homes (23 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • No Reviews
Regency at The Palisades - Charlotte, NC

Regency at Palisades

For Sale
  • Low $600ks - High $2Ms
  • 413 Homes (4 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2013 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Brunswick Forest - Leland NC

Brunswick Forest

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 8000 Homes (69 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2007 - Present
  • 18 reviews
Ocean Ridge Plantation - Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Ocean Ridge Plantation

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 3000 Homes (17 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2002 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Fearrington Village - Pittsboro, NC

Fearrington Village

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Low $1Ms
  • 1400 Homes (7 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1975 - Present
  • 2 reviews
Winding River Plantation - Bolivia, NC

Winding River Plantation

For Sale
  • High $300ks - Mid $1Ms
  • 1134 Homes (10 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 1998 - Present
  • No Reviews
Falls Village - Durham, NC

Falls Village

For Sale
  • Low $400ks - Low $600ks
  • 1050 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • No Reviews
Kenmure - Flat Rock, NC

Kenmure

For Sale
  • High $600ks - High $2Ms
  • 900 Homes (18 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1987 - Present
  • 1 reviews

Porters Neck Plantation

For Sale
  • High $700ks - Low $1Ms
  • 834 Homes (7 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1993 - Present
  • No Reviews

Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort

For Sale
  • Mid $300ks - Low $800ks
  • 814 Homes (54 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1994 - Present
  • No Reviews

Sea Trail

For Sale
  • Mid $200ks - Mid $900ks
  • 812 Homes (22 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1986 - Present
  • No Reviews
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Carolina Overlook

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Mid $700ks
  • 800 Homes (3 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2022 - Present
  • No Reviews
Del Webb Carolina Gardens - Fuquay-Varina, NC

Del Webb Carolina Gardens

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $800ks
  • 800 Homes (5 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2020 - Present
  • No Reviews
Carolina Riverside - Belmont, NC

Carolina Riverside

For Sale
  • Low $400ks
  • 800 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2023 - Present
  • No Reviews
Biltmore Lake - Asheville, NC

Biltmore Lake

For Sale
  • High $700ks - High $2Ms
  • 750 Homes (9 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1995 - Present
  • 1 reviews
The Bluffs on the Cape Fear - Leland, NC

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - High $900ks
  • 750 Homes (13 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 1 reviews
Bailey's Glen - Cornelius NC

Bailey’s Glen

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - Mid $800ks
  • 688 Homes (2 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 2006 - Present
  • 3 reviews
Creekside at Bethpage - Durham NC

Creekside at Bethpage

For Sale
  • High $400ks - High $700ks
  • 650 Homes
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2015 - 2022
  • 9 reviews

River Bluffs

For Sale
  • Mid $500ks - High $2Ms
  • 650 Homes (19 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2018 - Present
  • No Reviews
Cresswind Wesley Chapel - Wesley Chapel, NC

Cresswind Wesley Chapel

For Sale
  • Mid $600ks - High $700ks
  • 606 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • New Homes Only
  • 2021 - Present
  • No Reviews
Cummings Cove - Hendersonville, NC

Cummings Cove

For Sale
  • High $500ks - Low $800ks
  • 600 Homes (6 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1986 - Present
  • No Reviews
Hidden Valley - Fuquay-Varina, NC

Hidden Valley

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Mid $500ks
  • 500 Homes
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New Homes Only
  • 2019 - Present
  • No Reviews
Fendol Farms - Durham, NC

Fendol Farms

For Sale
  • Mid $400ks - High $700ks
  • 500 Homes (4 for sale)
  • 55+ Age Restriction
  • Resale Homes Only
  • 2018 - 2023
  • No Reviews
Carriage Park - Hendersonville, NC

Carriage Park

For Sale
  • Low $500ks - Low $1Ms
  • 485 Homes (10 for sale)
  • No Age Restrictions
  • New And Resale Homes
  • 1988 - Present
  • 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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