Active Adult Communities in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Preferred Realty

Over 55 Active Adult Retirement Communities

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill - Triangle Area

May 2021


Why are retirees choosing North Carolina for retirement? There are a variety of reasons. I often ask my clients what drew them to North Carolina. For many it is the moderate weather (very little snow), seasons, and lower taxes. Others come here for the variety of things to do, the universities, quality of healthcare, low crime, sports, natural beauty, and to be close to their kids and grandchildren. It is always interesting to hear why people chose this area. Personally, I love it here!


Would it surprise you to know there are 40+ Active Adult communities in the Triangle area?


Del Webb: There are currently 4 Del Webb communities and a 5th Del Webb Community being built. These include Carolina Preserve, Carolina Arbors, Del Webb at Traditions, Carolina Gardens and the coming soon community of Carolina Overlook. According to onsite agents, Carolina Gardens will have a brand new beautiful clubhouse & activity center in 2023. Del Webb communities are for the Active Adults who want spectacular amenities, clubs and recreation.


Epcon: There are multiple Epcon communities which include Courtyards at West Cary, Courtyards at Kildaire Farm, Courtyards at Heritage Grove, Courtyards at O'Kelly Chapel, Courtyards at South Pointe, Courtyards at Andrews Chapel, and the coming soon Courtyards on Holt. I suspect Epcon has more communities in the works. These communities are usually under 100 homes and include a pool and other amenities.


Blended Communities: There are several communities that have Active Adult areas that are part of a larger community. Many people like this as it gives them opportunities to be around all ages and maybe even live close to their children. Some of these include Hidden Valley, Buckhorn Preserve, Briar Chapel, Flowers Plantation and Fearrington. Communities such as Flowers Plantation will have different areas with Over 55 living such as Sweetgrass at Flowers Plantation and Evergreen at Flowers Plantation.


Golf Communities: Several of our golf and country clubs have areas with Active Adult communities. These include The Governors Club, 12 Oaks, Brier Creek Golf & Country Club, and Hasentree.


Other Popular Communities: There isn't a shortage of Active Adult communities in the Triangle area. People typically want 1 story or 1.5 story living, lawn maintenance, a swimming pool, clubhouse, and walk trails at a minimum. Some communities people are flocking to are The Walk at East Village, Fendol Farms, Adalyn Place, Ashbury Crossing, Auburn Village, Creekside at Bethpage, Fearrington, Encore at Wendell Falls, Heritage Pines and Blakely. 


There are many communities that "act like" or mirror Active Adult communities. They're spread out around the Triangle. There is no shortage of Active Adult living.


Many communities have senior centers such as the one located at Bond Park in Cary NC. Many of our universities offer free classes for Active Adults. There are swim, golf and tennis communities you can join if you chose an active adult community without those amenities. Many of our small towns like Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Durham, Raleigh, and Wake Forest have art shows, parades, and cultural events for everyone to enjoy. 


When you live in Raleigh NC, your friends and family will want to visit!


Reach out to our team for additional information about Active Adult, over 55, retirement communities in the Raleigh and Triangle areas.

We welcome Active Adults to find your place here in the Triangle!

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Comments (3)

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carla, great post identifying the 55+ communities buyers could be interested in.  Also, hope some homeowners give you a call and want to sell.

May 28, 2021 09:24 AM
Carla Freund

Thank you Joan. Have a wonderful day!

May 30, 2021 06:32 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Having Active Adult communities starting at 40 really opens up the market for people who have already kicked the kids out of the nest or didn't have any 

May 28, 2021 02:48 PM
Carla Freund

Ed, that is an interesting concept. Ours all start at 55. I believe that is a specific rule for senior communities so you're not discriminating. We do have what we call "unofficial over 55" communities. Anyone can live there and they take care of the lawn. 

May 30, 2021 06:35 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The social groups are even more important and the pandemic is winding down in a lot of places...,, I heard that the movie theaters did the best I've done since the pandemic started

Jun 01, 2021 10:56 PM