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Old 05-21-2017, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Pinehurst ,N. C.
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So many areas to narrow down to look at when we start looking. We are looking to downsize to 2 or 3 bedrooms and want to be in a developed active adult community. Doesn't have to have golf course, can be gated or not, but we want clubhouse, pool(s), exercise room and social activities. We live in N. C.so we know the area but want some suggestions as to where to look. Thanks Pinehurstcharlie
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Old 05-22-2017, 06:22 AM
 
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What do you mean by "active adult communities"? 55 and over developments?
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Pinehurst ,N. C.
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No doesn't have to be age restricted just active as far as activities and social things to do.
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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As far as I know from living in the Southport area for four years, there are no age-restricted developments (plantations) in the southeastern part of the county and I doubt they exist in the other areas either.

The main criteria that distinguishes the various developments is the ammenities (like golf courses, clubs, and pubs), proximity to the nicer schools and, for some, proximity to employment so shopping in Wilmington. Oh, yeah, and proximity to a beach.
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Old 05-23-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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There are literally too many to even mention...St. James, Magnolia Greens, Brunswick Forest, Ocean Ridge and more in Brunswick; River Lights and The Village at Mott's Landing in Wilmington.

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Old 05-23-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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Winding River Plantation is a beautiful community with it`s own beach house with a pool on Holden Beach
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Pinehurst ,N. C.
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I've been looking today and there are so many in Wilmington /New Hanover. One area that looks interesting are close to Carolina Beach, Masonboro area and Mayfield area. Looked in Myrtle Grove too. Any ideas
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:28 AM
 
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I've been looking today and there are so many in Wilmington /New Hanover. One area that looks interesting are close to Carolina Beach, Masonboro area and Mayfield area. Looked in Myrtle Grove too. Any ideas
I think you're ready to put "boots on the ground" and visit some of the communities, perhaps with an experienced realtor.
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Old 05-26-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Pinehurst ,N. C.
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Yes I plan to do that in near future just want to eliminate any that aren'the what we want. At 65 and 67 we still are having fun enjoying life and want to keep having fun for a long time. That is why this us an important move as we plan it to be our last .
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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I think you're ready to put "boots on the ground" and visit some of the communities, perhaps with an experienced realtor.
Take advantage of the "discovery packages" that each of these have. We did, and there was no pressure at all. The smart ones put you up in their own "cottages" to give you a real feel of living there.

Get your own realtor to represent you as a buyer, it doesn't cost a thing. Again, no pressure to make a decision. We had a great realtor who set up viewings of new & used houses and empty lots of land. She even took an afternoon to drive us all around Wilmington to show us the sights.

Happy hunting.
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