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Retirement Communities

Thinking about where to retire and wondering how to find a retirement community? There are several things to consider when researching retirement communities, such as location, lifestyle, amenities, and levels of care they provide. Retirement communities can provide senior living options for active adults who need little to no assistance, as well as assisted living, memory care, and more. This includes 55+ communities, golf communities, gated communities, resort communities, and independent living communities, to name a few. Amenities, clubs, and activities in the best retirement communities cater to health, wellness, and an active adult lifestyle.

Living in a retirement community is especially attractive to those who want to live around people in a similar stage of life. Whether you want to spend your retirement living in a luxury home or maintenance-free condominium, you've come to the right place to begin your search for the perfect retirement home.

Broken down by state, region, and city, these listings provide amenity details, lot and home pricing, photos, and contact information for the nation’s top retirement communities.

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Eagle Run Presented by ASAP Realty

Carolina Shores, North Carolina Retirement Community
Carolina Shores, North Carolina

Located in Carolina Shores just minutes from Calabash, NC, Eagle Run is a master-planned community for active adults, retirees, and families alike. In addition to nearby golf and beaches, onsite amenities include a community gathering area with fire pit, swimming pool with pavilion, pickleball courts, and biking/walking trails. Flexible Pulte Home designs range from 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4.5 baths, with a variety of floorplans starting in the low $300,000s. Read More...


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Flowers Plantation

Clayton, North Carolina Retirement Community
Clayton, North Carolina

This 3,000-acre gated community is located just 20 minutes outside of North Carolina's Research Triangle. Along with quick access to the Triangle's renowned healthcare, shops, dining, and entertainment venues, this master-planned community offers a diverse selection of amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, walking trails, and more. Homes and townhomes from the mid $200,000s. Read More...


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Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation

Leland, North Carolina Retirement Community
Leland, North Carolina

This North Carolina gated golf community offers an active lifestyle just five minutes from historic downtown Wilmington. Amenities include 27 holes of championship golf, indoor and outdoor pools, a pro shop & restaurant, a brand-new fitness & wellness center, walking trails, and tennis courts. Lots priced from $80000 to $200,000; Homes from $250,000 to $850,000; Condos/Villas from $200,000 and up. Read More...


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Ocean Ridge Plantation Presented by ASAP Realty

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Retirement Community
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

90 holes of championship golf, coastal living, and protected woodlands are defining features of this community located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Amenities include three clubhouses, a private beach club, tennis, racquetball, swimming, fitness, a nature park, and a community garden. Lots from the $14,000 to $250,000; Homes from $325,000 to over $800,000. Read More...

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Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

Shallotte, North Carolina Retirement Community
Shallotte, North Carolina

Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation is conveniently located close to three of the most pristine beaches on the east coast. Rivers Edge is known for its all-inclusive amenities and active lifestyle which includes an award-winning 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, River Hall Residence Club, 27-acre freshwater Palmer Lake, oceanfront beach club, walking & biking trails, and views of the Shallotte River and its tributaries. Water, golf, and nature view homesites, homes, and townhomes are available. Lots from $20,000 to $200,000; homes & townhomes from the $200,000s to $1 million+. Read More...


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Sea Trail Plantation

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Retirement Community
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

This golf and resort community offers the best in coastal living, along with championship golf courses, resort-style amenities, and a wide variety of homes. Recreational offerings include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, fishing ponds, and weekly activities for all interests. Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand is just 30 minutes away. Lots priced from $30,000 to $150,000; condos from $99,000 to $249,000; townhomes from $129,000 to $299,000; homes from $209,000 to $649,000. Read More...

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SeaScape at Holden Beach

Holden Beach, North Carolina Retirement Community
Holden Beach, North Carolina

North Carolina's newest coastal gem with direct ocean access and amazing ocean views. Elegant clubhouse, private cabana, deep water marina with harbormaster's house and private boat launch, tennis courts, swimming pool, state-of-the-art exercise facilities. Lots start at $20,000; Homes priced from $400,000. Read More...


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Trilogy® Lake Norman

Denver, North Carolina Retirement Community
Denver, North Carolina

Trilogy® Lake Norman is a new gated and master-planned 55+ retirement community about half an hour northwest of downtown Charlotte. The community will combine resort-like social and recreational amenities with a selection of new homes for sale near Lake Norman and Interstate 77. Homes are priced from the high $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Waterford of the Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina Retirement Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, Waterford of the Carolinas offers the best of coastal and city living. Resort-style amenities coupled with immediate access to downtown Historic Wilmington and Atlantic beaches give residents ample room to relax and explore. Most of the homes and lots are lakefront or offer water views. Lots priced from $59,900 to $269,900; Homes from $239,900 to $499,900. Read More...

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Winding River Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Retirement Community
Bolivia, North Carolina

This award winning master-planned community offers a waterfront club lifestyle with a 27-hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, tennis, swimming, deep water marina for boating and fishing, and more. The community is just 30 minutes from Wilmington, NC and one hour from Myrtle Beach, SC. Lots priced from $12,000 to $300,000; Homes, Townhomes, Villas & Condos priced from $100,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Burr Oak Commons

Delaware, Ohio Retirement Community
Delaware, Ohio

Burr Oak Commons is an active adult 55+ apartment rental community in Delaware, OH, 30 minutes from Columbus, OH. It is one of several Treplus Communities in select Ohio cities that offers age-restricted apartments in a welcoming and socially-engaging environment of maintenance-free living. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails, and concierge services. Luxury apartments with open floor plans start at $2,000 a month. Read More...


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Dogwood Commons

Centerville, Ohio Retirement Community
Centerville, Ohio

Dogwood Commons is an active adult 55+ apartment rental community in Centerville, OH. It is one of several Treplus Communities in select Ohio cities that offers age-restricted apartments in a welcoming and social environment of maintenance-free living. Just minutes from Dayton, OH, amenities in this senior living community include clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails, and concierge services. Luxury apartments with open floor plans start at $2,000 a month. Read More...


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Hawthorne Commons

Dublin, Ohio Retirement Community
Dublin, Ohio

Hawthorne Commons is an active adult 55+ apartment rental community in Dublin, OH. It is one of several Treplus Communities in select Ohio cities that offers age-restricted apartments in a welcoming and social environment of maintenance-free living. Just minutes from Columbus, OH, amenities in this senior living community include clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails, and concierge services. Luxury 55+ apartments with open floor plans start at $2,000 a month. Read More...


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Redbud Commons

Pickerington, Ohio Retirement Community
Pickerington, Ohio

Redbud Commons is an award-winning active adult 55+ apartment rental community in Pickerington, OH. It is one of several Treplus Communities in select Ohio cities that offers age-restricted apartments in a welcoming and social environment of maintenance-free living. Just minutes from Columbus, OH, amenities in this senior living community include clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails, and concierge services. Luxury 55+ apartments with open floor plans start at $2,000 a month. Read More...


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Amblebrook Gettysburg

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Retirement Community
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

This 55+ community in Adams County, Pennsylvania offers a farm-to-table lifestyle and single-story new homes designed for active adults. Amenities include clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, tennis & pickleball, bocce ball, lakes & fishing streams, community gardens, and more. Historic Gettysburg is minutes away. Homes priced from $300,000 to $500,000. Read More...


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Brays Island

Sheldon, South Carolina Retirement Community
Sheldon, South Carolina

A private residential sporting community located between Charleston and Savannah, combining world-class hunting and shooting facilities and over 60 miles of equestrian trails with traditional resort-style amenities including championship golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining and concierge services. Lots from $350,000 to $550,000; Homes from $1.495 million to $2.9 million. Read More...

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Celadon

Beaufort, South Carolina Retirement Community
Beaufort, South Carolina

Celadon is a wellness-centered community located in Beaufort, South Carolina designed to promote healthy living and neighborly interaction. Community parks, ponds, walking trails, and picnic areas allow residents to enjoy the natural surroundings. Lots are priced from $120,000 to $200,000; Single-Family Homes featuring Lowcountry architecture are priced from the $600,000s to $1.2 million. Read More...

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Coosaw Point

Beaufort, South Carolina Retirement Community
Beaufort, South Carolina

Coosaw Point encompasses 400 acres of Lowcountry woodlands and wetlands at a scenic waterfront location, 10 minutes from Beaufort and an hour from Hilton Head. The riverfront clubhouse is the anchor of community life, with a variety of recreational amenities. A deep-water boat basin and community dock offer direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. Lots priced from $75,000 to $200,000; Homes priced from $600,000 to $2 million. Read More...


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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, South Carolina Retirement Community
Summerville, South Carolina

This active-lifestyle community just outside of Charleston, SC is designed to meet the needs of active adults, offering a clubhouse, fitness center with classes and nutrition programs, an activities director, walking trails, and resort-style amenities. Several golf courses are located nearby and the community is convenient to Folly Beach and Isle of Palms. Homes are priced from the $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Daniel Island

Charleston, South Carolina Retirement Community
Charleston, South Carolina

Located within 15 miles of Charleston's historic district, Daniel Island is a 4,000-acre award-winning island town featuring traditional neighborhoods, a downtown, parks, marsh-lined rivers and creeks, and a private country club with golf courses by Tom Fazio and Rees Jones. A coastal setting and the Charleston harbor provides the island with a wide array of water sports and recreation. Homes priced from the $500,000s to over $6 million. Condominiums and townhomes price from the $200,000s to over $2 million. Homesites from the $800,000s to over $4 million. Read More...


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