Retire in North Carolina
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Retirement living in the North Carolina mountains

North Carolina offers a wide range of retirement opportunities. 

Magnificent mountain scenery, some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses to be found anywhere and a historic, picturesque coastline with numerous barrier islands and river inlets are just some of the unique attributes that make North Carolina such an interesting and rewarding place to retire. No wonder that so many of its towns and cities have been listed among the country's best places to live and retire.

Retirement in the Mountains

Asheville, the economic and cultural center of the western mountain region, has seen an influx of retirees drawn by its mild The affordable small town of Brevard NCclimate, great scenery and strong artistic element. Also, there are a number of smaller towns nestled in the mountains that are proving to be extremely appealing to retirees. One favorite for retirees is Brevard, a picturesque village, sitting at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and just a short thirty minute drive from Asheville. Noted for its long-established summer music festival, which draws young musicians and noted performers from across the country each summer for a season of classes and public performances, Brevard offers a broad range of housing choices ranging from new master-planned communities to affordable cottages and smaller homes in older, established neighborhoods.

As more large-scale developments emerge across the region's mountain peaks, the pursuit of affordable retirement housing is presenting a real dilemma for many individuals as the price of mountain real estate is escalating at a rapid pace. In the last few months, several exclusive developments have acquired vast tracts of the North Carolina mountains and are now offering building sites for sale with prices starting at $400,000 plus. Unquestionably, many prospective retirees are being priced out of this market, unless they are prepared to spend $750,000 or more for a mountain residence. However, some towns scattered across the area still offer bargains, and one can still find a home under $200,000. Other places to consider for a highly desirable place to retire in the mountains include Hendersonville, Boone and Waynesville.

North Carolina Offers Golfers A Great Place To Retire
Affordable golf course homesAnyone who equates retirement with spending a lot of time on the golf course will have a wealth of choices available throughout North Carolina.  In fact, the quantity and quality of the State's golf course communities are major factors in its emergence as a retirement destination.   Great golf is not limited to any specific area, and today, new residential golf course communities reach across the state, continuing a trend that first began in the late 1890's in the storied resort village of  Pinehurst.
Along the coast from Brunswick County, north to the Outer Banks, retirees can find developments offering golf courses, marinas and a varied choice of housing styles and prices.  For golfers who prefer an upscale atmosphere and enjoy scenic fairways that caress the Blue Ridge Mountains, there are several new private and very exclusive communities now under development near Boone, Cashiers and Waynesville.


Retirement Opportunities Abound for Waterfront Living

Retirement living near the waterNorth Carolina also has plenty to offer for those who want to retire near the water.  Whether one prefers a quiet lakefront cottage or an oceanfront condo, there are plenty of options from which to choose.  Beaufort, a beautiful and historic fishing village with a number of older renovated Victorian homes, as well as a new golf community, is just one of several small towns along the coast that can be considered  among the best places to retire and, consequently, are witnessing unparalleled growth.

Farther south, extending from Wilmington to Brunswick County, retirees have flocked to a number of golf communities and ocean front developments.   

Our North Carolina Featured Communities

Creston - a North Carolina mountain community

As an owner in the Creston Community you can live comfortably in two worlds. Creston's mountain homesites in Western North Carolina have a viable community of homeowners yet many homesites are designed to offer privacy in a forested setting. 

Conservation easements forever protect 550 acres with dramatic mountain views, pristine forests, creeks and waterfalls. Of Creston's 1110 acres much of the protected property is accessible by hiking trails that wind through hardwood forests that adjoin Pisgah National Forest. The Community Center at the top of the mountain provides an ideal place for socializing with other Creston owners whether gathered around the stone fireplaces or enjoying the exceptional long range views from a rocker on the extensive porch.

Additionally, the beauty of living in the Creston Community is that you won't need to give up urban amenities. The cultural mecca of Asheville, NC and charming town of Black Mountain are within a short drive. Broadband services offer internet access to Creston residents and is particularly important to owners that have businesses from their homes.

Creston Design Guidelines/Covenants have been created to maintain a sense of visual harmony between all homes and the natural environment, while allowing for a range of individual expression and living styles.

While Asheville real estate is in high demand, remember that a beautiful setting such as Creston's is very accessible to the charming town of Black Mountain and the famous city of Asheville.  Request more information on Creston Community.

Affordable retirement living at Carriage Park

Carriage Park, Hendersonville

Carriage Park is a private gated community nestled amongst the lifestyle - rich bounty of Hendersonville, NC. Carriage Park offers you the best of everything: personal security, easy access to medical care, low cost of living, four moderate seasons, and the magnificence of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains.

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Retire near the water at Brunswick Plantation

Brunswick Plantation, Calabash

This premier Coastal Carolina golf community offers the best in coastal retirement living. If you're looking for affordable place to retire near beaches and golf courses, Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort is the perfect choice. Conveniently tucked away from the crowds, but just minutes away from Myrtle Beach, SC and Wilmington, we have been voted one of the Top 50 golf resort communities in the U.S.

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Affordable place to retire near small town of Clayton NC

Flowers Plantation, Clayton

Flowers Plantation is the largest planned community in the Research Triangle. It is composed of over 3000 contiguous acres under one ownership and master developer. Located directly on the Neuse River, the area offers great canoeing, kayaking, biking, swimming, hiking, and many more activities.  Request  more  information  on  Flowers  Plantation.


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