Active Adult 55+ Communities

Active Adult 55+ Communities | Triangle Area Real Estate | Ranch Home Communities with Lawn Maintenance in HOA | Elevators

Active Adult 55+ Communities in the Triangle Greater Raleigh area are growing fast because who wouldn’t want to retire in the Triangle? As our community grows we find more older adults moving into the area, often following their children, so we shouldn’t be surprised by seeing large developers like Del Webb and Epcon putting developments in all parts of this region.

I’ve taken the time to research all the communities that are Active Adult 55+ Communities in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Apex, Clayton, Garner, Morrisville, Pittsboro, etc.

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Below I provide links to custom searches and more information for each active adult community.  Scroll down below for more details including Ranch Communities (sometimes within larger planned communities) and I also searched condos with elevators, residences with elevators, and a link to an assisted living website. I did the research to help you save time!

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$274,990 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Flowers Plantation, Clayton
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,794 Sqft
124 Warm Wind Drive Clayton , NC 27527
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached
$257,990 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Flowers Plantation, Clayton
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,645 Sqft
144 Warm Wind Drive Clayton , NC 27527
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached
$409,000 - 2Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Village Hearth Cohousing, Durham
2 Beds
2 Baths
1,088 Sqft
4963 Buttonbush Drive Durham , NC 27712
Status: Pending
Property Type: Condo
$360,950 - 2Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Flowers Plantation, Clayton
2 Beds
3 Baths
2,265 Sqft
91 Balsam Lane Clayton , NC 27527
Status: Active
Property Type: Detached

Active Adult 55+ Communities | Triangle Area Real Estate

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The Orchard Villas – Apex – 55+ active adult community in popular Apex! Prices start in upper $200k’s


Blakeley – Cary – Lennar Built 55+ built-in 2019 – 2020 – 400k +

Carolina Preserve at Amberly – Cary – Del Webb community in Amberly! This active adult community offers a variety of price points and products. Mid 200k’s – 600k+

Corbinton at Kildaire Farms – Apex – New Active Adult community – Uppers 300k – 500k

Courtyards at Cary – Cary – New 55+ Epcon community sold out in 2015. Ranch homes in mid-300k’s

Courtyards at O’Kelly Chapel – Cary – Epcon Community – New construction as of 2016. The Courtyards at O’Kelly Chapel will have 92, maintenance-free ranch homes in a 55+ active adult in Cary. mid 300k – upper 400k’s

Courtyards at Kildaire Farm Road – Cary/Apex – Epcon Community – (not in MLS) – New Construction in pre-sale status. Upper 400-500k

Heritage Pines – Cary – 55+ active adult community with pool/ tennis and clubhouse. Ranch detached homes with garages. Starts in upper 200k’s

Sears Farm North (NEW) – Cary – 55+ Luxury CONDO Community – 400k+(ASK US TO SEND YOU A SEARCH FROM MLS)

Troon Village at Kildaire Farms – Cary – Luxurious Cary condos for the 55+ Community in a fantastic Cary location. These are one level condos with garages. 300k+

Chapel Hill

Briar Chapel Encore – Chapel Hill – 2020 opportunities in a 55+ Community which is inside popular planned development Briar Chapel! 400k+

Chapelwood – Chapel Hill – Single-family homes in 55+ active adult community. Durham county with Chapel Hill address. Close top Duke Medical Center and UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. Upper 300k’s+

The Courtyards at Homestead Road – Chapel Hill/Carrboro – Chapel Hill new construction maintenance-free 55+ neighborhood! Mid 300’s – 400k’s

Villas at Culp Arbor – Chapel Hill – 55+ active adult maintenance-free community with Ranch homes. New construction is available! Epcon Community in Chapel Hill! 350’s – 450k’s +


Evergreen in Flowers Plantation – Clayton – 55+ plus community built-in 2019-2020 – 300k + Range

Flowers Plantation – Clayton – 55+ neighborhoods inside Flowers Plantation called Sweetgrass and Evergreen. New construction Ranch homes! From 250k’s +. (ASK US TO SEND YOU A SEARCH FROM MLS)

The Walk at East Village – Clayton – New Development started in 2017. The Walk offers charm & enchanted front-porch lifestyle and is within walking distance to downtown Clayton, MINUTES from downtown Raleigh, RTP & RDU. 16,000+sf of community buildings including Large Clubhouse, Heated SW Pool, Pickleball, Trails, and Community activities. Ask us to send current listings.


Cottages at Gleneagles – New 55+ Community – 250k+


Carolina Arbors – Durham –  New construction Del Webb community in Durham! 55+ active adult community with ranch homes. 400k’s+

Creekside at Bethpage – Durham – 55+ active adult community with wonderful ranch home low maintenance floor plans. New construction! Mid 300’s – 500k+

Courtyards at Andrews Chapel – Durham – New Construction 55+ Epcon Community from 400k+

The Courtyards at Southpoint  –  Presales available – 4–k – 500k’s Coming Soon!!!

Fendol Farms – Durham – 55+ active adult community located close to Brier Creek Lower 300’s – 500k+

Sagewood – New construction in 2020 – Ranch Home low maintenance community in upper 300k range.


Adalyn Place – New Ranch Home Community – Upper 200k – 300k’s

Carolina Gardens – Del Webb – Coming Soon


Auburn Village (Raleigh address) – 55+ Active adult community by Lennar Homes. Upper 200’s – 500k

Garner Village at Aversboro – Garner – Single-family Ranch homes located 10 minutes from downtown Raleigh. Mid 300k’s+

The Tapestry – Garner address but in Johnston County – NEW 55+ Townhome Community – 300k+


Corbinton Commons – New 55+ Community – 325k+


Four Seasons at Renaissance – Morrisville – 55 + active adult community in Durham County, but a Morrisville address. Upper 200k’s+


Ivy Hall – Raleigh East – Senior independent adult living with detached and cluster style ranch Homes. 300k’s


Fearrington Village – Pittsboro – Ranch Homes search in Active adult community in popular Fearrington Village. Close to Chapel Hill. 300k+

Wake Forest

Del Webb at Traditions – Wake Forest – 55+ Community stating in 2017 with typical and amazing Del Webb Amenities. Starts at 350k + (CONTACT US FOR CURRENT INVENTORY)

The Villas of Wake Forest – Wake Forest – 55+ Cornerstone(Epcon) condo community with 2 car garages. Upper 300k+

Traditions – Wake Forest – Not 55+ but many ranch homes in the low 300k + range.

The Courtyards at Heritage Grove – Wake Forest – New Construction and another Epcon Community Ranch Home community with Lawn Maintenance in HOA. Located close to Heritage Shopping and Restaurants. It starts in the low 400k’s.

Heritage – The Spring – This neighborhood in popular Heritage are Townhomes but feel and live like detached(semi-detached). 200k’s+. (ASK US TO SEND YOU A SEARCH)


The Enclave at Hidden Lake – Contact us! New Development in Youngsville! Mid 350k+ 


Ranch Home Communities with Lawn Maintenance (at least front lawn) included in the HOA Dues.

Note: Some of these neighborhoods are small areas inside large popular developments


Buckhorn Preserve – Apex – Many 2019 built ranch homes in the upper 300k range.


Courtyards of Preston – Cary – a Smaller area of popular Preston with detached ranch homes and lawn maintenance! 300k’s

deVintage – Cary – Low maintenance community in a great location! 400’s – 600k

Lochmere – Cary – The Fairwinds section of Lochmere provides a couple of small pockets of detached ranch homes and downstairs master bedrooms plans with HOA fees paying for lawn care. ~300k

MacGregor Downs – Cary – Prestwick Place is a small area of “cluster” detached ranch homes within the prestigious golf course community of MacGregor Downs. 300’s-400k’s

Regency at White Oak – Cary – New Construction Toll Brothers luxury ranch home community in Cary. Mid 300k – 400k’s +

Renaissance at Regency – Cary – “The Cottages” are a collection of custom homes built in 2016 with many ranch style homes in a fantastic location. Mid 400k’s+

The Park at West Lake – Cary/Holly Springs – Most of the homes here aren’t ranch homes, but many are and the HOA maintains the lawn. They also offer ranch townhomes! ~300k+

Chapel Hill

Governors Club – Chapel Hill – The stunning beauty of Governors Club is quite the gated and wonderful golf course community. There are ranch homes on cul-de-sac lot surrounding the Pool and Tennis location in Tyron Courte. The streets are Moseley, Burrington, Everand, Rowan, and Rice, off of Tyron and Governors Drive. Upper 300k’s – 500k +


Flowers Plantation – Clayton – Popular Flowers Plantation offers a wide variety of housing and New Construction for Ranch homes are popping up all over. 200 – 350k +


Lattamoor – Durham – a Gated community in North Durham mixed with ranch homes and some 2 stories. Lawn Maintenance included in HOA ~ upper 200’s – 300k’s+

Sagewood – New construction in 2020 – Ranch Home low maintenance community in upper 300k range.

Fuquay Varina

Buckhaven – Fuquay Varina – 200k’s

Hidden Valley – Upper 200k’s – 2019 ranch homes

Lakestone Village – Fuquay Varina – This area has many detached ranch homes mixed in with townhomes and two-story homes.

Sunset Bluffs – Fuquay Varina – As part of the large development of Sunset Lake/Ridge you get the enjoy convenience of Devils Ridge golf course and swimming, but also the beautiful Sunset Lake.


Glen at BethelGarner – New Construction in the upper 200 – 300k+

Holly Springs

12 Oaks – Holly Springs – Fairway Vista drive is a new street and a collection of new construction custom golf cottages in 12 Oaks on Bluff Peninsula between 4th and 5th fairways with amazing views! Golf Course community 12 Oaks offers ranch homes and lawn maintenance. This neighborhood has a popular “community garden”!  M/I Homes have a new ranch home development currently underway in 2016. Many ranch homes overlook the golf course and there are custom built ranch homes as well. Upper 300’s – 400k’s


Carpenter Park – Morrisville – This community has both ranch townhome and detached ranch homes. Upper 100’s – 300k


Dalton Ridge – North Raleigh – Not a 55 + Community but looks like one! This neighborhood is an All BRICK RANCH home, with high efficiency and lawns kept by HOA. Close to Falls Lake Dam and Greenway System. 400k+ range

Glenlake South – Raleigh Midtown – Glenlake South is a great location close to Crabtree Valley Mall. The neighborhood offers a selection of downstairs master plans townhomes as well as detached homes ranging in the 700k – 1Mil.

Harrington Pointe – Northwest Raleigh – The front part of Harrington Pointe surrounding the pool area has popular ranch plans with others scattered in the community. 300 – 400k’s

Highland Creek – Northeast Raleigh – This large development has many detached ranched homes with lawn maintenance. If you like a mixture of single-family homes this is a good option. Low 300k’s +

Manors at Old Lead Mine – North Raleigh – New construction and development with high-end detached ranch style homes.Great location in North Raleigh!  550 – 700k’s.

Traemoor Village – North Raleigh –  Traemoor has single-family luxury homes on large lots, and on the south side of Strickland Rd in Traemoor Village, there are many upscale ranch-style detached homes and also townhomes. If you like the old European look then Traemoor is a great option! 600k’s +

Regency at Brier Creek – North Raleigh/Durham – The is an upscale all ranch Toll Brother community in Brier Creek. Wonderful amenities for the Active Adult! 400 – 700k

Wake Forest

Traditions – Wake Forest – New Construction and a wide variety of products. There are plenty of ranch homes in the community. 300 – 800k’s

Hasentree Golf Villas – Wake Forest – Luxury development in an 800 acre+ Audubon Gold Certified Signature Sanctuary and golf course community. Upper 300k’s – 3 million+ in Hasentree – Many Golf Villas are on the Lake or Golf Course,  close to driving range and clubhouse. Hasentree golf course and new clubhouse are amazing and feel like resort living! The saltwater pools, clay tennis courts, and Rec area are second to none! There are still new construction opportunities for the Golf Villas and they start in ~400k and up.

Heritage  – Wake Forest – Heritage has a couple of sections with mostly ranch homes and/or downstairs masters, with lawn maintenance handled by the HOA. A section in the Landings at Heritage North and a section of Heritage Hills on Sky Hill Place and Groves Field Lane offer ranch homes(some with Basements and on course). Low 300k’s +

The Courtyards at Heritage Grove – Wake Forest – New Construction and another Epcon Community Ranch Home community with Lawn Maintenance in HOA. Located close to Heritage Shopping and Restaurants. It starts in the low 300k’s.


Legacy – Built-in 2020 – lower to mid 200ks

Winston Ridge – Many Built-in 2020 – Ranch Homes with 2 car garages. Pool community in 275k + range.

Other communities with ranch home plans in Wake County:

Parks of Kildaire in Cary – Older small ranch homes in a great location, but you feel like you’re in a park. Upper 200k’s+

The Ranches in Cary – While this neighborhood doesn’t include lawn maintenance since it’s called “The Ranches” it would seem rather odd not to be included in this list. Upper 100 – mid-200k’s

Stonebridge in Cary – Custom detached ranch homes in Cary. Built-in 2010, this neighborhood doesn’t offer lawn maintenance but it would be negligent not to include in this on the list. 300k’s

Kitts Creek in Morrisville – Some new construction and the development has a lot of charm. Close to RTP!  300’s – 400k’s+

Twin Lakes in Morrisville/Cary – Martha Stewart designs with many range home plan. ~350 – 400k’s

Vantage Point at River Ridge in Raleigh – ~200k’s+

Yorkchester in North Raleigh – Built in the mid-1990s, all brick ranch homes or master down neighborhood in a fantastic North Raleigh location. Upper 400’s – 500k’s

Yorkchester Place in North Raleigh  – New construction connected to Yorkchester with many ranch style homes or with more than one bedroom on main. 500’s – 600k’s

Alston Ridge in Fuquay Varina/Holly Springs – New construction from Centex/Pulte – 250k’s+

Charleston Commons in Fuquay Varina – 200k’s+

Johnsons Landing in Fuquay Varina – 200k’s+

Park Grove in Fuquay Varina – 200k’s+

The Oaks of Shippihaw in Fuquay Varina – ~300k’s+

Triangle Area Ranch Style Homes

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