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From all over the Tar Heel State are hundreds of North Carolina communities with a variety of options for retirees and active adults. From the Appalachian Mountains in the west to the sunny Outer Banks of the Atlantic Coast, there truly is something for everyone within the master-planned lifestyle communities of North Carolina. The articles in this section give you an overview of what it's like to live in North Carolina while providing a number of top North Carolina communities to explore. 

Equestrian Communities with Real Estate Under $400,000

For equestrian enthusiasts, finding a community to call home that offers services and amenities to accommodate their horse has many invaluable benefits. Even better if the community offers affordable land and homes for purchase. Here, we’ll explore a few equestrian communities with homes and real estate under $400,000.

Exploring Kolter Homes 55-Plus Communities in the Southeast

Designed specifically and exclusively for active adults 55 and better, Kolter’s Cresswind communities are renowned for their lifestyle-oriented amenities based on the cornerstones of fitness, relationships, education, and entertainment. Focusing on Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas, this overview will explore a few of Kolter's 55-Plus communities in the Southeast.

Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 10 Top Cities with Exceptional Lifestyle Communities

We looked at the top 25 cities on the U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Places to Live list and zeroed in on the ones with some of the country’s most sought-after master-planned communities. Keep reading to explore 10 of the best cities to live in the U.S.—and discover some of the top communities located in or near those cities.

Why You Should Live in These Blue Ridge Mountain Communities

In this article, we’ll tell you why setting down in a Blue Ridge Mountain community is so desirable and rewarding. From the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Carolinas, and through Georgia, these communities in the Blue Ridge Mountains offer unrivaled real estate, amenities, and recreational opportunities.

Check Out These North Carolina Communities without Golf Courses

For those who like to play golf but prefer not live in a golf community, we compiled a list of communities in North Carolina that don’t have a golf course—but rest assured they do have an array of awesome active adult amenities.

Most Popular 55+ Communities in North Carolina

North Carolina is a sought-after destination for retirees and adults seeking a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle. Here is a shortlist of this year’s most popular 55+ communities in North Carolina.  

These Western North Carolina Communities Are Really Hot Right Now

From the foothills to the Tennessee Valley to the High Country, Western North Carolina features some of the Tar Heel State’s most diverse landscapes and desirable real estate.   

Popular Gated Communities in Coastal North Carolina

For those who desire the comfort, security, and privacy of a gated community that is never far from the water, here are some of the best gated communities in Coastal North Carolina.    

Best Lake Communities in North Carolina

North Carolina is home to many lakes, and better still, lake communities with amazing lakefront homes. Here we break down some of the best lakefront retirement communities in North Carolina. 

North Carolina Gated Communities with Homes Under $250,000

Here are five of the most affordable gated communities in North Carolina.   

Mountain Golf Communities Near Asheville, North Carolina

Whether you’re a golf-loving family looking to relocate to an established master-planned community in The Tar Heel State, or a links-loving retiree with an eye on North Carolina, the region certainly has its share of wonderful mountain golf communities you can call home.  

Best 55 Plus Communities in North Carolina

Sit back, relax, and prepare to immerse yourself in the diversity of coastal regions, scenic mountains, and metropolitan areas that make the Tar Heel State such a dynamic and desirable retirement destination for active adults 55 and over.   

Best Equestrian Communities in North Carolina

Explore the best equestrian communities in North Carolina.  

Most Affordable Golf Communities in North Carolina

A look at several of the best, and most affordable, golf communities in North Carolina.  

Top 10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

Retirement living in North Carolina can be rewarding on many levels, so take a look at some of the reasons the Tar Heel State might be right for you.