Retirement Communities

Retirement Communities

The Greater Wilmington area is a popular retirement destination. The mild climate and coastal location provides many opportunities for year-round activities and low-maintenance living. It also has award winning medical facilities and excellent specialized care options. Whatever lifestyle you prefer, you’re sure to find it here.

If you’re looking for a community that has a surplus of amenities or is specifically designed for retirement aged individuals, here is a list of age-restricted communities and neighborhoods tailored to accommodate an active adult lifestyle.

New Hanover County

Capeside Village – Wilmington

Home Styles: Single Family Manufactured
Price Range: $150,000 and below
Amenities: Club House, Pool
Nearby: Carolina Beach, Carolina Beach State Park, Dental Care, Orthopedic Specialist, Animal Hospital, Masonboro Urgent Care
Description: This quiet 55+ community is comprised of low-maintenance manufactured homes. It’s located close to Carolina Beach and all of the wonderful entertainment the beach provides, including great seafood restaurants.

Porters Neck Plantation & Country Club – Wilmington

Home Styles: Single Family Stick Built, Townhomes, Villa Style, Custom and Semi-Custom
Price Range: $200,000 – $400,000
Amenities: Tom Fazio Award Winning Championship Golf Course, Club House, Swimming Pool, Park, Lighted Clay Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Day Dock, and Boat Ramp.
Nearby: Ogden, Intracoastal Water Way, Wrightsville Beach (by boat), Mayfaire Town Center, Wilmington Health, Vision Center, Medac
Description: One of the premiere gated communities in the Wilmington area, Porters Neck has a little bit of everything and was named one of the “100 Best Master Planned Communities in America” by Where to Retire magazine. At 650 acres, Porters Neck has a wide variety of homes and lifestyle options to choose from.

RiverLights – Wilmington

Home Styles: Single Family Stick Built
Price Range: Starting in the $200,000s
Amenities: Swimming Pool and Club House Event Center (separate from main community), Restaurant, Crab Dock, Trails, 30-acre Freshwater Lake with Beach and Kayak/Canoe Launches, Event Lawn, Riverfront Market and Boardwalk, 112-slip Marina, Walking/Biking Trails
Nearby: Historic Wilmington, Carolina Beach, and The Pointe at Barclay
Description: This is a brand new community on the Cape Fear River. It’s a very large master planned community (2,700 residences) with a section devoted specifically to the 55+ age group (500+ homes). The age-restricted section is being built by Del Webb, who has similar communities across the U.S. If you’re interested in purchasing, Del Webb offers a package for staying onsite so future residents can experience the lifestyle first-hand. Just let us know if you’re interested!

The Regency at Landfall – Wilmington

Home Styles: Single Family Stick Built, Custom
Amenities: Olympic Sized Swimming Pool, Two Golf Courses, Two Club Houses, Tennis Courts, Fitness Center, Pro Shop
Price Range: $500,000s
Nearby: Mayfaire Town Center, The Forum, Wrightsville Beach, Lumina Station, Wilmington Health, New Hanover Medical Group
Description: Landfall is a popular gated waterfront community with a variety of custom homes. The community features two championship golf courses, preserved natural areas, and numerous amenities. It’s located near great restaurants and shopping, and a short drive to Wrightsville Beach. The Regency area of Landfall is designed with wooded lots that can hold a home up to 5,000 sqft and ownership includes year-round lawn care. To see listings in this specific subdivision, please speak with your real estate agent.

Village at Motts Landing – Wilmington

Home Styles: Single Family Stick Built, Patio Home
Amenities: Club House, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts
Price Range: $300,00 – $500,000s
Nearby: Carolina Beach, Monkey Junction, Carolina Beach State Park, Dental Care, Orthopedic Specialist, Animal Hospital, Masonboro Urgent Care
Description: While Village at Motts Landing is not officially labeled a retirement community, the primary builder, Premier Homes, has built the homes to be “Retirement Smart”. That means they’ve made design and hardware choices to better accommodate the retirement age group while in no way inhibiting an active adult lifestyle. Features include raised vanities, lever door handles, low maintenance exteriors, single level floor plans, rocker light switches, and oversized hallways and doors. The community also includes total lawn care as part of the HOA.

Premier Homes has also built their “Retirement Smart” homes in the following communities:
Megans Place
Brookside Gardens
Covil Crossing
Fairfield Park
The Home Place

Brunswick County

Waterford of the Carolinas – Leland

Home Styles: Single Family Stick Built, Townhomes, Custom
Price Range: $100,000 – $500,000
Amenities: Swimming Pool, Club House, Fitness Center, Game Room, Tennis Courts, Beach with Volleyball, Kayak Launch, Fishing, Jogging Trails
Nearby: Brunswick Urgent Care, Shopping, Restaurants, Cape Fear River, Downtown Wilmington
Description: Waterford of the Carolinas is a resort-style waterfront community dotted with canals, creeks, and lakes. Its lush nature setting provides wonderful views of wildlife and pleasant areas to walk or kayak. The front of the community is reserved for commercial space, so everything you need is within walking or biking distance.

Pender County

Coastal Estates – Hampstead

Home Styles: Single Family Manufactured
Price Range: $150,000 and below
Amenities: Club House, Pool
Nearby: Wilmington Health, New Hanover Medical Group, Eye Clinic, Restaurants, Shopping, Wilmington, Topsail Beach
Description: The 55+ community features a clubhouse, pool, and social activities scheduled through out the year. It’s located in a quiet area of Hampstead, a short drive from shopping and restaurants.

Eagle’s Watch – Hampstead

Home Styles: Single Family Stick Built, Custom
Price Range: $250,000 – $600,000
Amenities: Club House, Nature Trails
Nearby: Shopping, Restaurants, Topsail Island, Wilmington
Description: Eagles Watch is an exclusive 130-homesite gated community. It is an environmentally protected conservation area that is a natural home to bald eagles and other birds. It’s located a short drive from the beach at Topsail and the city of Wilmington.

River Landing – Wallace

Home Styles: Single Family Stick Built, Custom
Price Range: $150,000 – $500,000
Amenities: 2 Golf Courses, Sports & Fitness Center, Swimming Pool, Club House, Lodge, Kayak Launch, Nature Trails, Biking Trails
Nearby: Shopping, Restaurants, Angola Bay Game Land, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Urgent Care, Family Medicine, Foot & Ankle Care, Hearing Care
Description: River Landing is a private gated golf community with social and sporting events planned throughout the year. Located about 35 minutes from Wilmington, it consists of 1,700+ acres bordering the Cape Fear River and boasts small town values in a natural, serene setting.

The Oaks at Boca Bay – Surf City

Home Styles: Single Family Stick Built
Price Range: Unknown
Amenities: Yacht Club, Secluded Beach, Golf Course
Nearby: Shopping, Restaurants, Topsail Beach
Description: The Oaks at Boca Bay is an exclusive community with only 27 homes. It’s very private, but friendly.

*Price ranges may change year-to-year. Refer to the provided link or give us a call.

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