North Carolina Gated Communities for Retirement
If you are considering North Carolina for your retirement, it’s important you know that you have a lot of choices when it comes to finding your Best Places to Live.
And you need to also know one of the options growing in popularity is Gated Communities for retirees.
According to the Census Bureau’s 2007 American Household Survey, of the ten and half million households within secured or gated communities almost one third were occupied by retirees.
Simply put, gated communities are residential communities usually enclosed by a wall or fence with some form of controlled entrance often in the form of a gate or guard house of some type.
So what are the things that make gated communities for North Carolina retirement a good option for those seeking their best places to live?
For one thing, many retirees who choose gated communities emphasize the importance of security.
With a controlled entrance and often some form of security detail, gated communities make it difficult for non-residents to enter without approval.
There is also the security of your investment.
Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make so finding a place in a physically secure, well maintained community protects that investment from deteriorating property values found in your typical city or suburban neighborhood.
Best of all gated communities in retirement living often have a number of wonderful community amenities.
Think about community centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, golf courses, all manner of clubs and even free lawn care and maintenance all available to you within the confines of your own community.
Another thing to consider is values. Gated communities contain people seeking many of the same things you are; people who share the same values, lifestyle and love of community you do otherwise they wouldn’t be there.
One of the best things about gated communities for North Carolina retirement is the wide variety of such communities available in every part of the state.
One of the more popular types of gated communities in North Carolina is what we call the “Active Adult Community” that emphasize outdoor recreational opportunities such as golfing, tennis, horseback riding and hiking like Crowfields near Asheville, NC.
And don’t be fooled into thinking that all gated communities are small densely packed developments. Many purposely leave large areas of undeveloped land for quality of life purposes and for Nature Preserve or New Ruralist types of gated communities these undeveloped spaces are a big selling point.
We should note that many of the gated communities available for North Carolina retirement have no age limits but there are several age restricted gated communities (55 +) for retirement living such as Carolina Reserve in Cary, NC or Coastal Plantation in Hampstead, NC.
Finding your Best Places to Live for North Carolina Retirement is an intensely personal decision and choice so if you are interested in gated communities please check out both our North Carolina Communities Directory and Communities section.
You'll also find our Special Reports, In Depth Reports, and The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Best Places to Live in North Carolina and the Best Places to Live in South Carolina full of important information in helping you to decide where to live in North Carolina and what is the Best North Carolina Retirement Community for you.
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