Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in North Carolina

Brier Pointe Retirement Community

  5911 McCrimmon Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560


The Manor

  12920 Dorman Rd.
Pineville, NC 28134

Symphony Park

  12221 Sam Furr Road
Huntersville, NC 28078


Friends Homes

  925 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Loftin at Montcross

  844 Hawley Ave
Belmont, NC 28012

The Barclay at SouthPark

  6010 Fairview Rd
Charlotte, NC 28210

Tryon Estates

  617 Laurel Lake Dr
Columbus, NC 28722

Bermuda Village

  142 Bermuda Village Drive
Bermuda Run, NC 27006

WellSpring Retirement Community

  4100 Wellspring Drive
Greensboro, NC 27410

Windsor Point

  1221 Broad Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Croasdaile Village

  2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway
Durham, NC 27705

The Gardens of Taylor Glen

  3700 Taylor Glen Lane
Concord, NC 28027

Abernethy Laurels

  102 Leonard Avenue
Newton, NC 28658

Arbor Landing at Hampstead

  13937 US-17
Hampstead, NC 28443

Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall

  630 Carolina Bay Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403


Brookridge Retirement Community

  1199 Hayes Forest Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106


Arbor Acres United Methodist

  1240 Arbor Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104



  2400 Appalachian Blvd
Arden, NC 28704

Friends Home West

  6100 W. Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27410

Piedmont Crossing

  100 Hedrick Avenue
Thomasville, NC 27360

The Village at Brookwood

  1860 Brookwood Avenue
Burlington, NC 27215

Cambridge Village of Apex

  10000 Cambridge Village Loop
Apex, NC 27502

Rose Glen Village

  407 West Main Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Homestead Hills

  3250 Homestead Hills
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

The Cypress of Charlotte

  3442 Cypress Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210


  1500 Sawmill Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Brightmore of South Charlotte

  10225 Old Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28227


Heritage Place Senior Living

  325 N. Cool Spring Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Heritage Woods

  3812 Forrestgate Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103


Brookdale North Raleigh

  1200 Carlos Dr
Raleigh, NC 27609

Brookdale Charlotte East

  6053 Wilora Lake Lodge
Charlotte, NC 28212

Cambridge Village of Wilmington

  75 Cavalier Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405

Preston Pointe

  1995 NW Cary Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560

Brookdale Hendersonville East

  2601 Chimney Rock Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Mountain Villa Apartments

  501 N. Ayersville Road
Mayodan, NC 27027-8269

Randolph Hill Apartments

  151 King Road
Ramseur, NC 27316-8711

Anointed Acres Apartments

  2101 N. Wilpar Drive
Greensboro, NC 27406-7942

Green Hill Apartments

  309 East 9th Street
Lexington, NC 27295-1858

Andrews Heights

  125 Ferrell Heights Court
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Mt. Moriah Manor

  202 Robert Floyd Drive
Lexington, NC 27295

Woodlawn Apartments

  111 Reynolds Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659-3348

River Hill Apartments

  1248 Newsome Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030

The Carolina Apartments

  540 Ingram Drive
King, NC 27021-9479

Garden Terrace Apartments

  100 Garden Terrace
Mount Airy, NC 27030

St. Peter's Heritage Place

  3727 Old Lexington Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27107

William Booth Garden Apartments

  123 SW Cloverleaf Place
High Point, NC 27263

Azalea Terrace

  100 Azalea Terrace Court
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Wachovia Hill Apartments

  100 S. Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-3763

Country Village Apartments

  201 Park Ridge Circle
Winston-Salem, NC 27104-3635

Assembly Terrace

  3731 University Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27106-4042

Christian Village Homes

  116 Stone Way Court
King, NC 27021

Cherry Hill Apartments

  840 West 14th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Holiday Pinecrest

  915 29th Avenue NE
Hickory, NC 28601

Holiday Cedar Ridge

  2680 S Mebane Street
Burlington, NC 27215

Sheraton Towers

  400 N. Main St.
High Point, NC 27260

Harris Pointe Apartments

  345 E. Harris Place
Eden, NC 27288

Auburn Spring

  2950 Crouse Lane
Burlington, NC 27215

The Gardens at Bradford Village

  586 Piney Grove Road
Kernersville, NC 27284

Chatham Woods Senior Apartments

  230 Hawthorne Rd
Elkin, NC 28621

Blakey Hall Retirement Community

  501 Blakey Hall Lane
Elon, NC 27244


Oak Creek Apartments

  343 Baldwin Rd
Burlington, NC 27217

Parkwood Place

  601 Johnson Ridge Road
Elkin, NC 28621

Holiday Creekside Terrace

  3895 Old Vineyard Rd
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Holiday Forsyth Court

  2945 Reynolda Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Holiday The Stratford

  1573 Skeet Club Road
High Point, NC 27265

Bartlett Reserve

  300 Meredith Drive
Durham, NC 27713

Atria Southpoint Walk

  5705 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713

The Lodge at Wake Forest

  1151 South Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587

The Village at Aversboro

  201 Easy Wind Drive
Garner, NC 27529

Abbotswood at Stonehenge

  7900 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

Holiday Emerald Pond

  205 Emerald Pond Lane
Durham, NC 27705

Jordan Oaks

  10820 Penny Rd
Cary, NC 27518

Carolina Spring Senior Apartments

  600 West Poplar Avenue
Carrboro, NC 27510

Holiday, The Gardens at Wakefield

  12800 Spruce Tree Way
Raleigh, NC 27614

Holiday Durham Regent

  3007 Picket Road
Durham, NC 27705

Bailey's Glen

  14012 Cameryn Elise Drive
Cornelius, NC 28031

3 Cherry Way

  8563 Christalina Lane
Denver, NC 28037

The Carolina Highlands

  1919 Fordham Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304


Plantation Village

  1200 Porters Neck Road
Wilmington, NC 28411

Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills - IL

  3200 Heritage Circle
Hendersonville, NC 28791

Southmont Apartments

  408 West Concord Street
Morganton, NC 28655-4276

Arbor Ridge at Stanleyville

  350 Arbor View Lane
Winston-Salem, NC 27105


Arbor Ridge at Kernersville

  1237 Masten Drive
Kernersville, NC 27284


Westchester Village at Providence Place

  1765 Westchester Dr
High Point, NC 27262

Gateway Place Apartments

  6100 Gateway Place Apartments
Kernersville, NC 27284


The Veranda at Whitted School

  200 East Umstead Street
Durham, NC 27707

Capital Oaks Retirement

  6498 Ray Road
Raleigh, NC 27613


The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

  501 E. Whitaker Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27608

Brookshire Senior Apartments

  300 Meadowland Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278


Crossings at Heritage

  3134 Branch Ferry Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587


Capital Towers II

  4808 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609


Capital Towers I

  4812 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609


The Meadows at Brier Creek

  11700 Arnold Palmer Dr
Raleigh, NC 27617

Belvedere at Berewick

  5840 Dixie River Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

Overture Providence

  Charlotte, NC 28277

Windsor Run

  2010 McKee Road
Matthews, NC 28105


The Glens at Birkdale Commons

  15504 Sullivan Glen Way
Huntersville, NC 28078


Sharon Village & Retirement Home

  4009 Craig Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28211


Chatham Ridge Assisted Living

  114 Polks Village Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Waltonwood Cary Parkway

  750 SE Cary Parkway
Cary, NC 27511


Woodland Terrace

  300 Kildaire Woods Drive
Cary, NC 27511

The Dorchester & Manor

  12920 Dorman Rd
Pineville, NC 28134

Inspire Brunswick Forest

  6146 Liberty Hall Drive
Leland, NC 28451


Album Huntersville

  6930 Prosperity Church Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078


Connery on Providence

  6336 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28226


Arden at Huntersville

  13415 Old Statesville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078


Gilfield Park

  5115 Banner Ridge Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28216


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:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

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

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

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.