Trace Country Club, Sanford, North Carolina
country club has a wide range of home styles and prices in lush,
wooded region known as Sandhills.
Leland, North Carolina
Near the southern North Carolina coast, Leland is
the site of Compass Pointe, an all ages, resort style development that is popular with baby boomers.
Residents enjoy an amenities center that includes tennis courts and a six lane swimming pool.
Ridge Plantation, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
On the North Carolina coast,
Ocean Ridge Plantation is an all ages, single family home
community with golf courses, garden plots and a private beach club.
Villages at Isle of Pines, Mooresville, North Carolina
Located along the banks of Lake Norman in lush western North Carolina, Mooresville is the site of Villages at Isle of Pines, a 55+ community with single level, single family homes and attached homes. Residents share a clubhouse, a fitness center and walking trails. Boating and fishing opportunities are close at hand.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
In central North Carolina, Winston-Salem is the location
of Millhaven Landing, an all ages community with single level town homes, a putting green, a clubhouse, an
activities director and more.
Chapelwood, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
In north central North Carolina, Chapel Hill is the site of Chapelwood, a cozy 55+ neighborhood with single story, single family red brick homes, a clubhouse, walking paths, a nearby golf course and more.
Riverlights, Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington is on the southern North Carolina coast and is the setting for Riverlights, a new waterfront, master-planned community with a boardwalk, restaurants, shops, condos, town homes, single family homes and a 55+ neighborhood.
Carefree Cove, Boone, North Carolina
In rolling western North Carolina, Carefree Cove is a safe 55+ gay and lesbian community with single family homes tucked in the woods.
McLendon Hills, West End, North Carolina
In the rolling hills of central North Carolina, West End is the site of McLendon Hills, an all ages equestrian community with beautiful homes, walking paths and an 80-acre lake for fishing and boating.
Bailey's Glen, Cornelius, North Carolina
Cornelius is on the shores of western North Carolina's Lake Norman and is the site of Bailey's Glen, a 55+ community with single family homes, a meeting house, a cyber cafe, planned pocke parks, an activities director and more.
Albemarle Plantation, Hertford, North Carolina
Located in northeastern North Carolina, Herford is the site of Albemarle Plantation, an all ages community with with a variety of home styles, a golf course, a marina, a waterfront clubhouse and more.
Village of Wildflowers, Flat Rock, North Carolina
Flat Rock is in pretty western North Carolina and is the site of the Village of Wildflowers, a friendly tiny house community open to people who want to simplify their life and take care of less house. Many of these people are empty nesters and retirees. Amenities include a swimming pool, a neighbhorhood garden, a lake, two dog parks and more.
The Cottages, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Ocean Isle Beach is a small barrier island community on the southern North Carolina coast and is the location of The Cottages, a charming, all ages development with colorful single story homes, a clubhouse and pretty grounds dotted with tall trees, ponds and walking paths.
Brunswick Plantation, Calabash, North Carolina
Calabash sits near the mouth of the quiet, crook-necked Calabash River where it joins the Intracoastal Waterway in southeastern North Carolina. It is the setting for Brunswick Plantation, an age-targeted resort community with condominums, town homes and single homes, most with golf course or lake views. Residents enjoy 27 holes of golf, seven swimming pools, five clubhouses and more.
Creekside at Bethpage, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
Located in central North Carolina, 55+ Creekside at Bethpage is part of a larger, all ages, mixed use development. Single family homes are available, and amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and a community garden.
King's Harbor, Holly Ridge, North Carolina
On the southern North Carolina coast, Holly Ridge is the site of King's Harbor, an all ages community with cottage-style, single level homes, a neighborhood boat dock, a fishing pier and more.
Clayton, North Carolina
Outside of Raleigh in north central North Carlina, Clayton is
the setting for Flowers Planation, an all ages, wooded community with tennis courts, a cafe, town homes, single family homes and a 55+
Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653 and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.
The State of North Carolina
North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of residents were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.
The state is the U.S.'s largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile maker. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Major crops include corn, tobacco, peanuts, vegetables, hate, and cotton. Most lithium and mica come from here.
Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial Kitty Hawk, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the year.