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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 include senior living options for active adults who need little to no assistance, as well as assisted living, memory care, and more. 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 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. Although many retirement communities are open to all ages, there are some things all prospective residents should keep in mind. 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, you’ll find community details, lot and home pricing, photos, and contact information for the nation’s top retirement communities near you, or in the retirement destination you’re researching.

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Trilogy® in Summerlin®

Las Vegas, Nevada Retirement Community
Las Vegas, Nevada

Located on the western rim of Las Vegas, this active lifestyle community is a new gated enclave within the 22,500-acre master-planned community of Summerlin®. The community is designed specifically for residents aged 55+, with amenities including a clubhouse and walking trails. Residents also enjoy Summerlin's golf courses, parks, trails, shops, and restaurants. Homes priced from the low $600,000s to the mid $700,000s. Read More...


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Trilogy® Sunstone by Shea Homes

Las Vegas, Nevada Retirement Community
Las Vegas, Nevada

This new resort-style 55+ community will offer an active adult lifestyle in a highly desirable northwest Las Vegas location. Amenities will include a resort clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, walking & biking trails, pickleball courts, a dog park, and more. Desert hiking trails and the Las Vegas strip are just a short drive from the community. Homes priced from the high $300,000s to the mid $500,000s. Read More...


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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Retirement Community
Hertford, North Carolina

A scenic Dan Maples signature golf course and a 166-slip deepwater marina highlight this gated waterfront community in the Albemarle Sound region of northeastern North Carolina. Choose from a selection of homes, townhomes and condos priced from $122,900 to $775,000; Lots from $29,500 to $439,000. Read More...

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Brunswick Plantation

Calabash, North Carolina Retirement Community
Calabash, North Carolina

Home to one of the 50 best golf courses in the United States, this gated golf community is conveniently located on North Carolina’s southern coast, 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC, and a stone’s throw to Sunset Beach. In addition to year-round golf and a plethora of beach and water activities, residents gain access to exclusive amenities including an 11,000 square foot community center, on-site restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, multiple tennis and pickleball courts, and a variety of active clubs and classes. Homes priced from the low $300,000s to the $400,000s. Read More...


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Carolina Gardens by Del Webb

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina Retirement Community
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

This Wake County, North Carolina 55 plus community offers an active adult lifestyle with a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, outdoor recreation, and quick access to the attractions of the Triangle region. Amenities include a fitness center, swimming pools, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball, walking trails, community gardens, and a dog park. Homes priced from the high $200,000s. Read More...


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Compass Pointe

Leland, North Carolina Retirement Community
Leland, North Carolina

Awarded the 2016 Bliss Award for “Best North Carolina Community of the Year,” Compass Pointe offers new homes, townhomes and lots for sale in a gated resort and retirement community near North Carolina's Cape Fear coast, with golf, tennis and other club amenities under development. Lots from $90,000 to $200,000; Homes, Townhomes and Condos priced from $315,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Cresswind Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina Retirement Community
Charlotte, North Carolina

This Charlotte, NC 55+ community is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still within easy reach of Uptown attractions. Resort-style amenities include an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, pickleball, bocce, and walking & biking trails. Clubs and programs are offered for every hobby. NASCAR, golf, and mountains are easily accessible. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $500,000s. 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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Grande Pines

Pinehurst, North Carolina Retirement Community
Pinehurst, North Carolina

This North Carolina gated community is located minutes from the famed Pinehurst Village and offers an active lifestyle in a natural setting of rolling hills, creeks, and pastures. Amenities include a community cabin, barbecue area, swimming pool, and trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding. Golf & social memberships are available at Pinehurst Country Club. Homesites from $70,000 to $200,000; Homes from the $300,000s to $2 million. 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 $150,000 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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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 $39,900 to $139,900; Cabins from $155,000+; Cottages from $369,000+; Homes from $379,000 to $729,000. 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 low $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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