Cities with Active Adult Communities in North Carolina

Brier Pointe Retirement Community

  5911 McCrimmon Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560

919-825-2989

Inspire Royal Park

  4101 Glenloch Circle
Matthews, NC 28105

980-238-2116

Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall

  630 Carolina Bay Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-769-7500

Brookridge Retirement Community

  1199 Hayes Forest Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

336-759-1044

Arbor Acres United Methodist

  1240 Arbor Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

336-724-7921

Friends Home at Guilford

  925 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Friends Home West

  6100 W. Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27410

336-369-4313

Brightmore of South Charlotte

  10225 Old Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28227

704-557-0511

Heritage Woods

  3812 Forrestgate Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

336-768-2011

The Carolina Highlands

  1919 Fordham Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304

910-300-9124

Arbor Ridge at Stanleyville

  350 Arbor View Lane
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

336-377-2195

Arbor Ridge at Kernersville

  1237 Masten Drive
Kernersville, NC 27284

336-993-0160

Gateway Place Apartments

  6100 Gateway Place Apartments
Kernersville, NC 27284

336-992-4433

Capital Oaks Retirement

  6498 Ray Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

919-457-9434

The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

  501 E. Whitaker Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27608

919-839-5604

Brookshire Senior Apartments

  300 Meadowland Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

919-644-6714

Crossings at Heritage

  3134 Branch Ferry Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

919-453-1212

Belvedere at Berewick

  5840 Dixie River Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

980-500-3695

Windsor Run

  2010 McKee Road
Matthews, NC 28105

800-917-8158

Senior Villages

  1705 Queen City Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28208

704-395-0126

The Glens at Birkdale Commons

  15504 Sullivan Glen Way
Huntersville, NC 28078

855-944-3799

Sharon Village & Retirement Home

  4009 Craig Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28211

704-365-7190

Waltonwood Cary Parkway

  750 SE Cary Parkway
Cary, NC 27511

919-297-2255

Poplar Grove Apartments

  421 N Poplar Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

The Dorchester

  12920 Dorman Rd
Pineville, NC 28134

704-541-0016

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?

Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.

 

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