Life is full of transitions. Retirement can be one of the most exciting, yet daunting transitions of all. When it comes to deciding where your retirement years will be spent, here are some things to take into consideration: Should you downsize? Do you need to sell your home? Move to a one level? Have a low maintenance yard? Find a retirement community offering plenty of activities to stay active and plugged in?
Masha is skillful at interpreting clients’ needs and it's our pleasure to help you sift through these important questions. Call Masha to begin this important conversation. She will listen attentively and will help you create a plan for an enjoyable new beginning.
The Triangle has many superb retirement communities and we’re here to help you find the right one! Below is a list of Adult Communities in the Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh areas.
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CHAPELWOOD, CHAPEL HILL
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Chapelwood is encompassed by agrarian property of the UNC Alumni-Faculty-Staff Recreation Association ("The Farm"), and the Chapelwood community has taken it a step further by making sure thirty percent of its own land is undeveloped, giving it a natural atmosphere for residents to enjoy. This 55+ neighborhood is tucked away in the Chapel Hill community of Downing Creek featuring 69 single family ranch homes resting along a lovely streetscape. Each of these brick homes was developed by Hagood Homes with energy efficiency in mind, having utilized the EPA's Energy Star for New Homes Programs.
There are five different three bedroom models to choose from, square footage ranging from 1,773 to 2,710. All homes are complete with two or more bathrooms, large two-car garages, ample living spaces, Carolina sunrooms, covered porches, and optional bonus space over the garage to add an additional 350 to 360 living square footage. Features include wood and tile floors, stunning trim and molding, vented gas fireplaces, and granite countertops and maple cabinetry in the kitchen. Homeowners can relax four seasons out of the year while admiring sodded and irrigated lawns that are maintained by the community!
The social atmosphere at Chapelwood is a healthy one. Its clubhouse is the heart of where social activities take place and offers an outdoor pool and tennis courts for competitive or light-hearted play. Those who actively partake in walking as their favorite exercise will love the community's sidewalks bridging the way to the clubhouse, Downing Creek, and winding walking trails that allow you to closely admire Mother Nature. Even though Chapelwood is set amidst natural wooded and pastoral views, it is primely located near UNC and downtown Chapel Hill, Finley Golf Course, Durham's Southpoint Mall, I-40, and RDU Airport.
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THE VILLAS AT CULP ARBOR, CHAPEL HILL
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The Villas at Culp Arbor is a 55+ community with 64 courtyard homes constructed by Epcon Communities. Ten percent of its residents can be below the age of 55 and pets are welcome as long as they are responsibly cared for. Located in Chapel Hill near the edge of Durham, residents are within minutes of I-40 access, downtown Chapel Hill, 15-501, hospitals, RDU Airport and all the Triangle has to offer, including fantastic restaurants and shopping venues. The single level courtyard homes come in one of four floor plans that feature flowing, spacious layouts between 1,137 and 1,806 square feet with two bedrooms on either side of the home, two bathrooms, cathedral ceilings, large windows for natural light galore, large laundry rooms and large two-car garages with access to attic storage. Homes include energy-efficient insulation packages, high-efficiency gas furnaces (90%), and high-efficiency electric central air conditioning (13 SEER). Attention to detail was also given to the exterior of the homes as each offer a private oasis in the enclosed courtyard, many of which contain fountains, fire pits or trellises, and the landscaped lawn areas are complete with a sprinkler irrigation system. You can be certain Epcon Communities used only the finest quality materials to keep maintenance at a minimum!
Another reason to love living at The Villas at Culp Arbor is its amenities center, mere steps away from all 64 residences. Designer decorated and flaunting large windows and a see-through fireplace, the amenities center meets the social, fitness and recreational needs of its residents who enjoy 24-hour access to the health and fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, gathering rooms to play cards, watch TV or shoot some pool, paved walking trails, and a kitchen that is made for entertaining and fun social times. Get ready to enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle in this beautiful community!
FEARRINGTON VILLAGE, PITTSBORO
Situated on what was once a dairy farm in the picturesque hills of Pittsboro, NC, Fearrington Village is an active, vibrant community that offers the best of country living and modern conveniences. Pastures of Belted Galloway cows greet you on your drive in to the hub of the Village where residents and guests alike can park and stroll among the charming shops (like McIntyre's Books), restaurants featuring award-winning menus, and even enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. Fearrington Village boasts nearly 2,000 exquisitely designed residences within several different neighborhoods, each masterfully developed and built by Fitch Creations, Inc. Retirees, young growing families and working professionals all call this beautiful community home, but those in retirement are most drawn to Fearrington with its convenient on-site amenities and Farmer's Market, small-town feel and opportunities to live an abundant, active lifestyle!
With its varied real estate options, Fearrington Village will have just what you are looking for, such as stress-free townhome living, or stunning ranch and two-story single family homes in either breathtaking wooded estate homesites or walkable neighborhoods a short saunter away from the Village Center. If selecting a gently lived-in home does not appeal to you, Fitch Creations, Inc. will work very closely with you to create the perfect custom home that fits your needs to a T!
Fearrington Village offers close proximity to excellent healthcare; Duke and UNC Hospitals are some of the best in the country, and Fearrington Cares provides care for minor health concerns. The Triangle's best is all at your fingertips, including championship golf courses, Durham Performing Arts Center, the stunning campuses of Duke University and UNC, North Carolina Museum of Art, and so much more. Check out our list of recommended links for more information on the Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh/Cary areas and see why so many have chosen HERE to work, live and retire!
CAROLINA ARBORS, DURHAM
Carolina Arbors is another sensational 55+ community developed by Del Webb. Boasting an incredibly convenient Durham location in the heart of the Triangle, residents have everything they need at their fingertips -- top-notch medical centers and healthcare, airport, shopping, dining, championship golf courses, entertainment and universities! Del Webb began construction on this community in 2013 and is still in the process of building. The goal upon completion is to provide residents with the ultimate community and atmosphere to achieve a beautifully active and carefree lifestyle!
When finished, Carolina Arbors will house around 1,256 high quality and maintenance-free homes that feature large living areas and plenty of storage. There are three model collections, each with their own floor plans to choose from. The Passport Collection has four separate plans with sizes ranging from 1,152 to 1,424 square feet; the plans include one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two-car attached garage. The Expedition Collection comes with four floor plan models ranging from 1,620 to 1,961 square feet, two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a two to two-and-a-half car attached garage. If you are looking for something bigger, the Pinnacle Collection offers four floor plans with homes ranging from 2,155 to 2,562 square feet; they contain two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two to two-and-a-half car garage. Landscaping and mowing is handled by the HOA - all you have to do is admire the finished product!
A first-class 34,000 square foot clubhouse will be coming soon to Carolina Arbors. It will be furnished with resort-style amenities that will include indoor and outdoor pools, billiard rooms, ballroom, state-of-the-art fitness center, library, demonstration kitchen, arts/crafts room and lounge. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the many courts for tennis, bocce ball and pickleball, as well as miles of walking trails and eventual community gardens for those who want to show off their green thumb. Residents will have exclusive access to the clubhouse and all of its fine amenities!
CAROLINA PRESERVE, CARY
Carolina Preserve is an active adult community by Del Webb that calls Cary, NC home, a city regularly ranked among Money Magazine's "Best 5 Small Cities to Live" as it is situated in the midst of the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. This prime location provides residents easy and quick access to first class restaurants, entertainment, healthcare and educational institutions, including UNC, Duke University and NC State.
This age-restricted 55+ neighborhood rests in the esteemed master-planned community of Amberly. Its 1,200 homes are set against a backdrop of mature trees and rolling hills. Construction began in 2006, and after experiencing great success was finished in 2013. Del Webb specifically designed these homes for active adults desiring a low-maintenance abode; homes range from 1,217 to 3,500 square feet and proffer two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half baths, upgraded kitchens, spacious great rooms, attached garages and great outdoor living space...some even have optional basements and lofts!
The amenities at Carolina Preserve are truly mind-blowing. Residents are not only given access to the shared 12,000 square foot Amberly Residents Club - outfitted with an outdoor amphitheatre, aquatic center, and Olympic and kids' pools - they are also given exclusive access to the 34,000 square foot clubhouse known as Bradford Hall. Bradford Hall is the heart of Carolina Preserve's social community as it hosts social events for 100+ clubs and interest groups, sports activities, fitness activities in the state-of-the-art fitness center and more (an on-site activities director is at your disposal to make sure you have the best experience possible!). The clubhouse contains a ballroom, library, varsity room, demonstration kitchen, hobby and craft studios and a sundeck, and it overlooks a luxurious outdoor pool with spa and beach entry, putting green, bocce ball courts, four clay tennis courts and a 15-acre lake. Residents will also enjoy taking advantage of the walking and bike trails that join with the Cary bike trail, including Tobacco Trail.
With its beautiful homes, resort-style amenities and awesome Cary location, Carolina Preserve is an unparalleled 55+ community. Contact us today if this is where you want to be!
HERITAGE PINES, CARY
Heritage Pines is located in the heart of the Triangle in Cary, NC, which has been rated by Money Magazine as the 5th best place to live! This community is specifically designed for 55+ adults who enjoy an active and community-centered lifestyle. With its 90 two, three and four unit one-story villas and 208 single family homes from 1,400 to 2,400 square feet, there is much variety for you to choose from! Heritage Pines is known for its idyllic tree-lined streets, walkways, community ponds, and clubhouse featuring a library, exercise room, kitchen, shower facilities, craft room, card room,
multi-purpose room, and easy access to a heated pool, spa, walking paths, and Recreational Complex with tennis, bocce, shuffleboard and horseshoe courts; it is here you can enjoy year-round community events, including clubs, games, dancing, exercise groups, holiday fun and more! At Heritage Pines you will find a true close-knit, homey atmosphere coupled with opportunities to partake in an active, fun-filled lifestyle!
THE VILLAGE AT AVERSBORO, GARNER
The Village at Aversboro is the stunning result of many years of careful planning. Featuring 147 homesites that are all within walking distance to White Deer Park, Lake Benson Park, grocery stores, pharmacies, and restaurants, a short drive from RDU Airport and hospitals, and only nine miles from downtown Raleigh, this 55+ adult community is the ideal place for those looking to maintain an active lifestyle. Residents are not encumbered with yard and landscaping upkeep as the HOA skillfully manages this on their behalf. A private 1,500 square foot clubhouse is open to all residents where activities such as poker, Mah Jongg, Skip-Bo, community potlucks, movie nights, Bible studies and more bring friends together for a time of fun, laughter and overall enjoyment of of each other's company.
This community offers six different ranch floor plans ranging from 1,645 to 2,500 square feet, all flaunting brick exteriors, nine foot ceilings and attached garages. Have your choice of two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and upgrades including hardwood and ceramic tile flooring, gas fireplaces, screened porches, granite countertops, tile backsplashes, and under-cabinet lighting. Contact us if this sounds like the next place you want to call home!
THE ORCHARD VILLAS, APEX
Apex is one of the fastest growing areas in Wake County. Also known as the "Peak City," it is host to a darling downtown district and boasts a small town atmosphere with big town amenities, making it extremely attractive to retirees. The Orchard Villas is a 55+ community resting near the heart of this up-and-coming town. Its 86 single-level homes offer one of five floor plans for you to choose from, ranging in size from about 1,500 to 1,900 square feet. These distinguished maintenance-free homes are arranged in quads and designed to have a single-family look and feel. They feature one to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, patio, sunroom or courtyard, two-car attached garage, large great room, cathedral ceilings, formal dining areas, granite countertops, Energy Star appliances and more.
At The Orchard Villas, residents have the ability to live out Orchard Villas' motto, "You do the living, we do the work." Rest easy while staff maintain the following on your behalf: landscape maintenance, grass mowing, edging, fertilizing and weed control with community-wide irrigation; snow removal; exterior building maintenance and driveway maintenance and repair...and more! Community amenities include a bocce ball court, putting green, outdoor heated pool and a 3,000 square foot clubhouse fitted with a kitchen, fireplace, gathering areas, pool table and fitness room. Participate in yoga classes, coffee hour and more, and join or form clubs that suit your interests!
REGENCY AT BRIER CREEK, RALEIGH
Regency at Brier Creek Country Club is an exciting community contained within Brier Creek and situated in a prime real estate location near downtown Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, including the best food and entertainment available in the Triangle. Brier Creek itself is open to all age groups, but the Regency neighborhood is geared toward mature, active adults who are seeking low-maintenance, single-family brick ranch homes (it's the perfect place to be if you enjoy surrounding yourself with individuals at various stages of life!). One of the most attractive characteristics of Regency at Brier Creek is its intimate, 123 homesite setting within the larger Brier Creek community, which will eventually be host to over 1,000 homes. Regency's homes are between 1,825 to 3,000+ square feet, each elegantly designed in one of many different floor plans ranging from two to four bedrooms. Enjoy spacious master suites and large two-car garages, and have your choice of many fine features and additions including a gourmet kitchen, gas log fireplace, great room, Carolina sunroom, covered porch, and even a basement!
As a Regency resident, you will be offered access to all of the same amenities as the whole of Brier Creek. To name a few, you'll enjoy a 40,000 square foot clubhouse with fitness center, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, Swim and Tennis Pavilion featuring an eight-lane 25-meter competition pool, recreational pool and 115' water slide, as well as four clay and two hard surface courts. Sound like your dream retirement location? Contact us today!
CREEKSIDE AT BETHPAGE, RALEIGH - UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Creekside at Bethpage is an active adult 55+ community by AV Homes that is opening its doors this year, 2015! Its excellent location in the heart of Research Triangle Park sets residents near RDU Airport, the state's best hospitals, Brier Creek and major highways. Approximately 650 residences are in the works. While floor plans are still in the process of being finalized, homebuyers can know for certain they will have a national trusted company build a quality low-maintenance home for enjoying their retirement years. These single level ranch homes will be Energy Star certified, between 1,100 and 2,900 square feet, and will include dual master suites and generous porches.
There is an exciting list of resort-style amenities that are planned for Creekside at Bethpage. A 15,000 square foot clubhouse has been proposed and will include a fitness center with dance and aerobics studio, hobby and game room, and outdoor amenities will feature a swimming pool, lawn bowling, pickleball and tennis courts, as well as walking and biking trails.
Prepare to live retirement to the fullest at Creekside at Bethpage where the community is designed specifically for your wants and needs!
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