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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, and amenities. Retirement communities include senior living options for active adults who need little to no assistance. This includes 55+ retirement communities, golf retirement communities, gated retirement communities, retirement resort communities, and independent living communities, to name a few. Amenities, clubs, and activities cater to 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. However, many retirement communities are open to residents of all ages. 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.

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Ocean Ridge Plantation

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 $18,000 to $250,000; Homes from $325,000 to over $800,000. Read More...

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Sea Trail Plantation

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

This gated 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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The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Retirement Community
Lenoir, North Carolina

Set on 3,600 acres, this gated mountain community borders Pisgah National Forest and is 30 minutes from Blowing Rock, NC. Amenities include 5 miles of river frontage, equestrian facilities, a mountaintop Lodge, 39 miles of hiking and horse trails, four waterfalls, two community gardens, low HOA fees, and mild four season weather. Lots priced from $39,990 to $169,000; Homes from $89,900 to $999,990. Read More...


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The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach

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

This coastal North Carolina community offers a low-maintenance lifestyle and cottage homes near the renowned Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, and walking & biking trails. Shops, restaurants, healthcare, tennis, pickleball, and golf courses are minutes away. Homes priced from $230,000s to the $400,000s; Townhomes from the $180,000s to the $230,000s. Read More...

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The Village at Mott's Landing

Wilmington, North Carolina Retirement Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This North Carolina retirement community features homes and amenities designed for active adults. Amenities include a clubhouse, two resort-style swimming pools, tennis & pickleball courts, putting green, and a gathering pavilion. Golf courses, Wrightsville and Carolina beaches, and the attractions of historic downtown Wilmington are just a few minutes away. Homes priced from $369,500 to $569,500. Read More...


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The Walk at East Village

Clayton, North Carolina Retirement Community
Clayton, North Carolina

The Walk at East Village is a 55+ active adult community in the small Southern town of Clayton, North Carolina. Amenities include clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, demonstration kitchen, sports lounge, arts & crafts room, and much more. Outdoor recreational amenities include walking & biking trails, community gardens, a dog park, pickleball courts, a putting green, and a bocce ball court. The community hosts year-round activities, such as lifelong learning programs, cooking demonstrations, and parties. Homes priced from $265,000 to $425,000. 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 priced from the $270,000s to the $550,000s. 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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Buck Hill Falls

Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania Retirement Community
Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania

This four-season resort community encompasses 4,500 acres in the Pocono Mountains and features a wide selection of recreational amenities and social activities. Amenities include a golf course, recreation center, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, hiking & biking trails, lawn bowling, and fly fishing streams. Lots priced from $5,000 to $40,000; Townhomes from $160,000 to $300,000; Homes from $200,000 to $2 million. Read More...


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Lake Naomi Club

Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania Retirement Community
Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania

This country club community in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania is a Five Star Platinum Club of America offering year-round recreation for the entire family. Members enjoy social gatherings at the lakefront clubhouse, sports and fitness at the 48,000 sq. ft. community center, boating and fishing on Lake Naomi, and nearby ski resorts. Philadelphia, North Jersey, and New York City are within two hours. Homes priced from $250,000 to $1.2 million. Read More...

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Brays Island Plantation

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 $175,000s to $895,000; Homes from $700,000s to $2,995,000. Read More...

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Carolina Orchards by Del Webb

Fort Mill, South Carolina Retirement Community
Fort Mill, South Carolina

A Del Webb active adult community in the Charlotte area, this 55+ retirement community is located three miles south of the North Carolina state line, in the historic town of Fort Mill, SC. Planned amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, an outdoor pavilion, garden plots, and a dog park. Golf, recreation, shops and dining can be found 5 minutes away. Priced from $258,999 to $375,999. 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 $60,000 to $125,000. Condos and Single-Family Homes featuring Lowcountry architecture are priced from the $300,000s to $600,000. 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 $260,000 to the $400,000s. Read More...

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Cresswind Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Retirement Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This new Grand Strand active adult community combines a selection of new two- and three-bedroom homes with a community clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming and fitness facilities in a location close to The Market Common commercial center and Myrtle Beach State Park. Customizable homes are priced from $300,000 to $400,000. 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 $5 million. Condominiums and townhomes price from the $200,000s to over $1 million. Homesites from the $300,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Del Webb Charleston at Nexton

Summerville, South Carolina Retirement Community
Summerville, South Carolina

Conveniently located 25 miles north of historic downtown Charleston, this 55+ active adult community is set within the award-winning Nexton community. Exclusive Del Webb amenities include a clubhouse, tennis and pickleball courts, fitness centers, swimming pools, and more than 50 miles of walking trails. Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island are within a two-hour drive. Homes priced from the mid $200,000s to the mid $300,000s. Read More...

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Del Webb Myrtle Beach at Grande Dunes

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Retirement Community
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This waterfront South Carolina 55+ community is located along the Intracoastal Waterway within the gated community of Grand Dunes. Residents have quick access to all that Myrtle Beach has to offer and is within one mile of the Grand Strand's shops, restaurants, and entertainment. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pools, walking trails, golf, tennis, pickleball, bocce, and more. Homes priced from the low $300,000s to the mid $300,000s. Read More...

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Haig Point

Daufuskie Island, South Carolina Retirement Community
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina

Haig Point is an intimate, sea island golf community located on the northern tip of Daufuskie Island, SC, between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Accessible only by private ferry, Haig Point’s amenities blend into the island’s natural beauty, including the 20-hole Rees Jones Signature Golf Course, an equestrian center, a fitness center and the Calibogue Club with views of the Calibogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Homesites priced from $65,000 to over $1 million; Homes from $189,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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