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Old 05-10-2016, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC
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You should ask your parents if they prefer to live in a community with only 55 or older. Not all 55 or older enjoy this type of lifestyle. Some prefer to live around a more diverse age group. Our young keeps us feeling young. Charlotte developers are building more condos & townhomes that are close to public transportation, which allows the baby boomers to remain active in the city. Enjoy the entertainment & active lifestyle around the city.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:47 AM
 
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Brand new Del Webb 55+ community in Fort Mill- Carolina Orchards. Models open.
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Old 05-22-2016, 07:47 PM
 
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I'm also interested in a good place for retirement in NC. I love Asheville but too expensive. So I'm leaning towards the Charlotte area. I don't mind 55+ communities as long as it's not really expensive (starting at $250k +). I don't want a condo or townhome as I enjoy working outside and don't want neighbors that close to me. Any suggestions? I also like to walk and ride my bike so accessibility to stuff like that is important....
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:10 PM
 
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I am reviving this thread because I am interested in a retirement home which is closer to urban living than Sun City. Is anyone familiar with Troon at Ballantyne?

Troon at Ballantyne has low-maintenance villas in a quadra-plex arrangement. It also apears to have a lockable gate connecting to the nearby Bi-Lo grocery store. If the gate really works, then Troon is actually walkable to a grocery store. This would be a great arrangement for a senior who cannot drive.

There are similar villa homes in the Park Crossing neighborhood, off Park Road inside of I-485. Is anyone familiair with them?

We LOVE the Park Crossing n'hood but what has prevented us from purchasing there is the surrounding area. Lots and lots of apartments and everything that comes with that. At night it turns into a different place and the gas station right there is sketch, the CVS had a shooting last year, there was a murder in one of the apt complex not too long ago, etc. It's just a shame that such a beautiful n'hood is surrounded by a not so great location. Traffic is pretty heavy on both parts of Park Rd as well, and the weekends are just as bad as rush hour.
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Old 05-23-2016, 06:35 AM
 
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My parents love Sun City! They are very busy with social activities and hop to Ballantyne in 15 minutes. Only drawback is 521 is getting ridiculous with traffic and new lights. They exclusively take back roads all the way to get into Charlotte.
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Old 05-27-2016, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Does anyone know if there are any rentals homes/townhomes in any of the 55+ communities? We would like to consider one of these communities, but buying again is not going to be back as an option for awhile.
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Old 05-28-2016, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Does anyone know if there are any rentals homes/townhomes in any of the 55+ communities? We would like to consider one of these communities, but buying again is not going to be back as an option for awhile.
There are many small 55+ communities from Pineville in the south to Mooresville in the north. There might be long-term rentals, but I suspect they will be hard to find.
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Old 05-28-2016, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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So I'm leaning towards the Charlotte area. I don't mind 55+ communities as long as it's not really expensive (starting at $250k +). I don't want a condo or townhome as I enjoy working outside and don't want neighbors that close to me. Any suggestions? I also like to walk and ride my bike so accessibility to stuff like that is important....
I am also interested in Charlotte. I have found a few small 55+ complexes by digging through Realtor.com. Most have listings less that $250K. Some are duplex or quadraplex, others are SFH's. I'll just list them:

Villages at Isle of Pines, Mooresville
Carolina Preserve, Indian Land, SC
Stonecrest Villas in Tega Cay, SC
Village of Troon at Ballantyne, Charlotte
Village at Oak Tree, Mooresville
The Cottages, Pineville, NC
Ardwyck, Rock Hill, SC
Park Crossing, Charlotte
Northgate off Main (Knops Nob Road) in Mooresville

Houses in these small communities seem to turn over quickly. A couple are gated, and most do the lawn maintenance as part of the condo fee. You could find an end-unit townhouse in Carolina Lakes, or a quad unit, and still have outdoor space to garden.

My personal favorites are the Village at Oak Tree and The Cottages in Pineville (where a house is $210K.)

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Old 05-28-2016, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I'm also interested in a good place for retirement in NC. I love Asheville but too expensive. So I'm leaning towards the Charlotte area. I don't mind 55+ communities as long as it's not really expensive (starting at $250k +).
You might also look at Flat Rock and Hendersonville. There's Carriage Park for single family homes, and occasional resales are reasonably priced.

I have also found good values in the Epcon quad homes in Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina Those cities also have other 55+ communities, and some nice amenities for retirees. They are much less expensive than the Charlotte area. I can PM you if interested.
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Old 05-28-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Does anyone know if there are any rentals homes/townhomes in any of the 55+ communities? We would like to consider one of these communities, but buying again is not going to be back as an option for awhile.
If you can't find a rental in a 55+ community, check to see if there's a Senior Center for your mother-in-law. Then check with it concerning transportation. Senior Centers are for all incomes.
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