Active Adult Communities
There are many versions of the good life within the array of active retirement communities in and around Charlotte, NC. Find yours below.
Charlotte, NC is an excellent place for people to retire and lead a rich life. Whether your dream is to go more places, to enjoy nature, or to combine the two, The Queen City area is ideal. She's a major city with loads of arts and entertainment options and sports venues that also offers an ever-improving array of communities for spending as much time as you like golfing, fishing, boating, swimming, walking, hiking, tennis, and more. The luxurious active retirement communities in Charlotte, NC offer you paradise at your doorstep while the opportunities of a large city are right next door.
Why Move to Charlotte
There are two primary reasons for someone 55+ to move to one of the active retirement communities in Charlotte, NC, to be with family who have moved here for work or college or to strike out in a new and enjoyable direction of your own.
-To be near family
Active retirement communities in Charlotte, NC allow you to live near your loved ones so you can maintain a strong bond beneficial for all generations while having the independence of your own great life, removed from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The homes in these communities are low-maintenance, lawn care and the like taken care of so you don't have to do it, and come in a variety of styles and sizes. Whether you want to downsize or give yourself newfound luxury, there's a home specifically designed with seniors in mind that you'll love. Many active retirement communities in Charlotte, NC allow you to customize your home as its being built, though choices vary depending on the community.
- Making the most of retirement
Or maybe you're moving to Charlotte whether family is here or not. The Queen City often appears in lists of best cities for seniors, so it's an ideal choice.
You want to enjoy:
- mild winters and distinct seasons
- the wealth of unique attractions
- the natural beauty of North Carolina
- a city that appreciates and actively invests in its senior population
- lower taxes and living costs in the South Charlotte area that extends past the South Carolina border
Active Retirement Communities in Charlotte, NC to Choose From
Seniors are flocking to Charlotte and Charlotte loves it, building ever more active retirement communities. Let's discuss the neighborhoods you can already choose from.
While it's not an active retirement community, Uptown Charlotte does attract the 55+ crowd for its close proximity and easy walking distance to most of what Charlotte has to offer with the convenience provided by low-maintenance mid and high-rise condos.
Del Webb Sun City
Del Webb's Sun City community, Carolina Orchards, offers both single-family and attached homes with open floorplans designed for the 55+ lifestyle, spacious kitchens, and plenty of storage. This community is near Fort Mill, SC, putting you within easy driving distance of Charlotte and within the South Carolina border, where you can enjoy the lower taxes and cost-of-living.
Carolina Orchards features Sun City's famous resort amenities and activities such as a ballroom, a walking track, a library, courts for several sports, a spa, fitness classes, and more. Homes range from $100,000 to $300,000. See listings here
Regency at Palisades
Regency at Palisades is a Toll Brothers luxury active retirement community in the Lake Wylie area, near the South Carolina border. Residents enjoy close access to all the entertainment and shopping Charlotte has, the amazing wealth of activities the lake offers, ranging from swimming to kayaking, and the highest-class recreational opportunities provided by the community. There is a private Nicklaus-designed golf course and championship tennis facility, to name the most singular amenities.
Homes are award-winning, with open floor plans and first floor master design, and range from $350,000 to over $400,000. See listings here.
Tree Tops by Lennar
Lennar's Tree Tops in Lancaster, South Carolina consists of sustainable, modern, technologically savvy homes and combines nature with easy driving distance to The Queen City and all it has to offer. Tree Tops is focused on everything natural, with plenty of green space, natural views, and nature-inspired home design.
Amenities include the more common options as well as a zero-entry heated pool, two dog parks, and an orchard. Located in South Carolina, you can enjoy lower taxes and a lower cost of living. Homes are customizable ranch style with one story floor plans and range in price from the $200,000s to $600,000s. See listings here.
Cresswind Charlotte by Kolter Homes boasts, "Come have it all, in the center of it all." The community offers the usual resort-style amenities, with an additional arts and crafts room, and it is a nearly equal, short distance from Uptown Charlotte, SouthPark, and the Charlotte airport. The homes are energy-efficient, feature-packed, and highly customizable.
Architecture is in the Craftsman style, and the price of the homes ranges from $200s - $500s
Epcon Communities, Charlotte
Epcon Communities has several active retirement communities in Charlotte, NC, located in Lake Norman, Marvin, Matthews, Mountain Island lake, and Weddington. These communities include one story, low-maintenance homes with their own private courtyards, so that you can easily enjoy the outdoors anytime you want without necessarily having to socialize or plan on an activity. Each community is built by local craftsmen and designed to incorporate features particular to the location, so you fit in with the community around you and no two Epcon communities are exactly alike.
Homes are often in the $300,000s.
All Listings - Find Your Perfect Home
These are not all of the active retirement communities in Charlotte, NC, not by a long shot. They are some of the most popular and most unique.
Charlotte is booming with new 55+ community growth, so if you don't see a community you love right now or one you do love is full, bookmark this page and check our listings for new opportunities.
Take the first step
You found a home you love? Or have questions about active retirement communities in Charlotte, NC? Reach out to me, Missy Banks, today at 704-703-9925.