Active Adult North Carolina Retirement Communities
Choosing to be active in your retirement is one reason that explains why one of the more popular planned community options for people wanting to retire in North Carolina is what we call the Active Adult Retirement Community.
The term “Active Adult Community” itself is a reference to regulations set by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Fair Housing Act regarding age-restricted and age-targeted communities.
For instance, most Active Adult Retirement Communities stipulate at least one member of a household be 55 or older and restrict those 19 and younger from being permanent residents, but in reality the key term is “active”; these are communities geared toward providing and fostering community activities.
I also like to call them Active Lifestyle North Carolina Retirement Communities because much of what attracts people to these communities is their focus on providing a variety of amenities that allow retirees to live in North Carolina and enjoy independent and active lifestyles.
Needless to say, baby boomers and others chafing at conventional expectations for retirement make up a large number of those attracted to Active Adult retirement communities and you’ll find many residents do continue working in some capacity either within the community or at their own businesses.
The fact that most of these communities also handle general maintenance and upkeep of homes for their residents is also a big draw.
you imagine…no shoveling snow and no mowing the lawn.
One of the interesting things about Active Adult Retirement Communities for North Carolina retirement and elsewhere is the variety you’ll find among the communities and the amenities.
In general, Active Adult Retirement Communities may consist of a mix of condominiums, town houses, single-family homes, or manufactured housing and provide basic amenities like fitness clubs, community centers, swimming pools and walking and biking trails, but many Active Adult Communities are purposely designed around a particular activity like golf, tennis, fitness or some other form of outdoor activity.
For instance, if you go to the Cold Mountain Community in Waynesville, NC or Connestee Falls in Brevard, NC you’ll find communities organized around mountain lifestyles that take advantage of the beautiful scenery with activities like hiking, fly-fishing, horseback riding and kayaking.
If you head east to the Midland Country Club in Pinehurst, NC an area known for its golfing, you’ll find a community organized around a 9 hole professionally designed golf course and over 20 acres of golfing facilities.
Clearly at some Active Adult Communities it is like living at a resort with first class outdoor recreational facilities and amenities but that isn’t necessarily so across the board.
For instance, at the Coastal Plantation community in Hampstead, NC or Crowfields near Asheville, NC you’ll see active adult communities geared more towards community centers with classes and less strenuous pursuits like card games and social events.
Whatever your reason for thinking your Best Place for Retirement is North Carolina you clearly have a lot of choices and can be confident that there is a retirement community that meets your budget and lifestyle expectations.
So if you’re looking to take a chance on a new adventure at an Active Adult North Carolina Retirement Community in North Carolina, don't miss our North Carolina Communities Directory.
And be sure to read more about communities in North Carolina and Retirement in the Communities and New Retirement sections.
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