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Old 08-10-2013, 02:45 PM
 
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Are there any? My wife and I have looked over information on Scotch Hall Preserve, and it would be a no brainer, except, it is not age restricted. We both just feel more comfortable with living in a community of retirees. Feel our social life would benefit from it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. You may have noticed I posted a similar question about Beaufort, NC, but there does not seem to be any such communtities there. Thanks in advance
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Are there any? My wife and I have looked over information on Scotch Hall Preserve, and it would be a no brainer, except, it is not age restricted. We both just feel more comfortable with living in a community of retirees. Feel our social life would benefit from it. Any suggestions would be appreciated. You may have noticed I posted a similar question about Beaufort, NC, but there does not seem to be any such communtities there. Thanks in advance
If you look at the website for Albemarle Plantation (eg Making Friends | Albemarle Plantation ), it it filled with grey-haired people, and a list of clubs attractive to retirees. I don't think it is legally a 55+ community, but it has all the attributes of one. It is about 17 miles from the middle of Edenton.

For comparison purposes, you might look at nearby communities in the Norfolk, Virginia area, here: Norfolk, VA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities in Virgina

There are also boating communities in Washington, NC and Chocowinity, NC which are not age-restricted but are very nice. We looked at them, but decided the towns were too isolated. (I could look up the names if you are interested.)

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Old 08-11-2013, 05:56 AM
 
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If you look at the website for Albemarle Plantation (eg Making Friends | Albemarle Plantation ), it it filled with grey-haired people, and a list of clubs attractive to retirees. I don't think it is legally a 55+ community, but it has all the attributes of one. It is about 17 miles from the middle of Edenton.

For comparison purposes, you might look at nearby communities in the Norfolk, Virginia area, here: Norfolk, VA 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities in Virgina

There are also boating communities in Washington, NC and Chocowinity, NC which are not age-restricted but are very nice. We looked at them, but decided the towns were too isolated. (I could look up the names if you are interested.)
Thanks again, your posts have been very informative. We did research Albermarle Plantation, it is a bit beyond our means. We do however, like Scotch Hall Preserve. Our visit in October will be a start for us to start narrowing choices/areas. We do like Virginia, however, mostly the western part of that state.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We did research Albermarle Plantation, it is a bit beyond our means. We do however, like Scotch Hall Preserve. Our visit in October will be a start for us to start narrowing choices/areas. We do like Virginia, however, mostly the western part of that state.
Good Luck! As a generalization, if you are looking to spend less than $300,000 in an age-restricted community, you would have a hard time in North Carolina except for resales and duplexes. You might look further south at Georgia or South Carolina. Georgia's policies on taxing retirement income is sounding better, according to the recent discussions.
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