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The Top 10 Active Adult Neighborhoods in the Charlotte Area

Here's our ranking of the Charlotte area's top active adult neighborhoods - most of which are age-restricted. Please keep in mind that these are ranked primarily by size, and not by desirability per se. With enough education, every homebuyer could likely create their own individualized ranking based on their particular needs.

These neighborhoods have (or soon will have) the critical mass of owners necessary to offer the amenities and activities that active-adult homebuyers typically seek:

1) Sun City Carolina Lakes
  • Key Attributes: amazing amenities & activities; sense of community; beautiful setting; golf course on site
  • Location: Indian Land, SC
  • Size: 3,160 Homes
  • Built: 2006 - 2016
  • Median $ / SqFt: $263
  • Most Recent HOA Fee: $294, paid monthly

  See 40 Homes for Sale Now in Sun City Carolina Lakes
2) Trilogy Lake Norman
  • Key Attributes: gated; amenity-rich; higher $ / SqFt, stunning club house; Lake Norman boat club memberships
  • Location: Charlotte (but near Mint Hill, NC)
  • Size: 1,150 Homes
  • Built: 2015 - Present
  • Median $ / SqFt: $317
  • Most Recent HOA Fee: $487, paid monthly

  See 15 Homes for Sale Now in Trilogy Lake Norman
3) Cresswind Charlotte
  • Key Attributes: amenity-rich; outstanding value; custom finish options
  • Location: Southeast Charlotte (near Mint Hill, NC)
  • Size: 842 Homes (when complete)
  • Built: 2017 - Present
  • Median $ / SqFt: $263
  • Most Recent HOA Fee: $299, paid monthly

  See 12 Homes for Sale Now in Cresswind Charlotte
4) Tree Tops
  • Key Attributes: gated; gorgeous peaceful setting; nice homes; many have 3-Car garages
  • Location: Lancaster, SC
  • Size: 799 Homes
  • Built: 2016 - 2021
  • Median $ / SqFt: $223

  See 3 Homes for Sale Now in Tree Tops
5) Carolina Orchards
  • Key Attributes: outstanding Fort Mill location; amenity-rich, houses rarely come up for sale
  • Location: Cornelius, NC (near border with Davidson)
  • Size: 722 Homes
  • Built: 2016 - 2022
  • Median $ / SqFt: $311
  • Most Recent HOA Fee: $315, paid monthly

  See 8 Homes for Sale Now in Carolina Orchards
6) Cresswind At Wesley Chapel
  • Key Attributes: amenity-rich; custom finish options; newer construction, peaceful setting
  • Location: Cornelius, NC (near border with Davidson)
  • Size: 606 Homes
  • Built: 2021 - 2023
  • Median $ / SqFt: $278

  See 2 Homes for Sale Now in Cresswind At Wesley Chapel
7) Baileys Glen
  • Key Attributes: outstanding Cornelius location with lots to do in and out of neighborhood; nice floor plans; sense of community
  • Location: Cornelius, NC (near border with Davidson)
  • Size: 536 Homes
  • Built: 2010 - 2023
  • Median $ / SqFt: $300
  • Most Recent HOA Fee: $354, paid monthly

  See 3 Homes for Sale Now in Baileys Glen
8) Imagery on Mountain Island
  • Key Attributes: idyllic lakefront setting; unique art motif, great proximity to uptown / airport
  • Location: Mount Holly, NC (along Mountain Island Lake)
  • Size: 483 Homes
  • Built: 2019 - 2023
  • Median $ / SqFt: $262
  • Most Recent HOA Fee: $280, paid monthly

  See 6 Homes for Sale Now in Imagery on Mountain Island
9) Regency At Palisades
  • Key Attributes: nice finishes inside and out; Lake Wylie area location, country club community
  • Location: 422 Homes
  • Size: Western Charlotte, Along Lake Wylie
  • Built: 2014 - 2023
  • Median $ / SqFt: $261
  • Most Recent HOA Fee: $1,092, paid quarterly

  See 7 Homes for Sale Now in Regency At Palisades
10) Encore At Streamside
  • Key Attributes: Waxhaw location, new construction opportunities, amenities still being built out
  • Location: Waxhaw, NC
  • Size: 322 Homes
  • Built: 2023 - Present
  • Median $ / SqFt: $271
  • Most Recent HOA Fee: $284, paid monthly

  See 12 Homes for Sale Now in Encore At Streamside

Active Adult Communities Near Charlotte - Homes for Sale

Want to see homes for sale in these popular active adult subdivisions? You can find homes for sale in these active adult neighborhoods around Charlotte here:


6010 Great Basin Lane Indian Land, SC 29707
COMING SOON
55+
Primary on Main
6010 Great Basin Lane, Indian Land, SC 29707 6010 Great Basin Lane Indian Land SC 29707
6010 Great Basin Ln  Indian Land, SC 29707
$439,900
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,538
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes
 Added: Yesterday 

 Open House: Sat. 03/02 

1350 Encore Lane Waxhaw, NC 28173
COMING SOON
55+
Primary on Main
1350 Encore Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173 1350 Encore Lane Waxhaw NC 28173
1350 Encore Ln  Waxhaw, NC 28173
$575,000
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,860
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Encore At Streamside
 Added: Yesterday 

12807 Hazelbrook Lane Cornelius, NC 28031
COMING SOON
55+
Primary on Main
12807 Hazelbrook Lane, Cornelius, NC 28031 12807 Hazelbrook Lane Cornelius NC 28031
12807 Hazelbrook Ln  Cornelius, NC 28031
$540,000
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,475
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Baileys Glen
 Added: Yesterday 

2171 Bud Court Fort Mill, SC 29715
COMING SOON
55+
Primary on Main
2171 Bud Court, Fort Mill, SC 29715 2171 Bud Court Fort Mill SC 29715
2171 Bud Ct  Fort Mill, SC 29715
$824,900
3
Beds
3/1
Baths
3,424
Sq Ft
3-car
Garage
Subdivision: Carolina Orchards

 Open House: Sun. 03/03 

4048 Twiddy Street Indian Land, SC 29707
COMING SOON
55+
Primary on Main
4048 Twiddy Street, Indian Land, SC 29707 4048 Twiddy Street Indian Land SC 29707
4048 Twiddy St  Indian Land, SC 29707
$649,900
3
Beds
3
Baths
3,583
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

1129 Cades Court Denver, NC 28037
55+
Primary on Main
1129 Cades Court, Denver, NC 28037 1129 Cades Court Denver NC 28037
1129 Cades Ct  Denver, NC 28037
$1,050,000    (Reduced $65k yesterday)
2
Beds
2/1
Baths
3,135
Sq Ft
3-car
Garage
Subdivision: Trilogy Lake Norman

7106 Overjoyed Crossing Charlotte, NC 28215
55+
Primary on Main
7106 Overjoyed Crossing, Charlotte, NC 28215 7106 Overjoyed Crossing Charlotte NC 28215
7106 Overjoyed Xing  Charlotte, NC 28215
$535,000    (Reduced $10k 2 days ago)
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,299
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Cresswind

561 Bowline Drive Denver, NC 28037
55+
Primary on Main
561 Bowline Drive, Denver, NC 28037 561 Bowline Drive Denver NC 28037
561 Bowline Dr  Denver, NC 28037
$949,900
3
Beds
3/1
Baths
2,811
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Trilogy Lake Norman
 Added: Yesterday 

7006 Yukon Court Indian Land, SC 29707
55+
Primary on Main
7006 Yukon Court, Indian Land, SC 29707 7006 Yukon Court Indian Land SC 29707
7006 Yukon Ct  Indian Land, SC 29707
$389,000
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,338
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

2011 Belle Mont Farm Avenue Monroe, NC 28110
55+
Primary on Main
2011 Belle Mont Farm Avenue, Monroe, NC 28110 2011 Belle Mont Farm Avenue Monroe NC 28110
2011 Belle Mont Farm Ave  Monroe, NC 28110
$698,500    (Reduced $26,400 6 days ago)
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,830
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Cresswind At Wesley Chapel

2196 Hartwell Lane Indian Land, SC 29707
55+
Primary on Main
2196 Hartwell Lane, Indian Land, SC 29707 2196 Hartwell Lane Indian Land SC 29707
2196 Hartwell Ln  Indian Land, SC 29707
$540,000
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,160
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

10404 Superb Lane Charlotte, NC 28215
55+
Primary on Main
10404 Superb Lane, Charlotte, NC 28215 10404 Superb Lane Charlotte NC 28215
10404 Superb Ln  Charlotte, NC 28215
$499,000
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,558
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Cresswind

52179 Longspur Lane Indian Land, SC 29707
BACK ON MARKET
55+
Primary on Main
52179 Longspur Lane, Indian Land, SC 29707 52179 Longspur Lane Indian Land SC 29707
52179 Longspur Ln  Indian Land, SC 29707
$539,000
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,143
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

3915 Yosemite Way Indian Land, SC 29707
55+
Primary on Main
3915 Yosemite Way, Indian Land, SC 29707 3915 Yosemite Way Indian Land SC 29707
3915 Yosemite Way  Indian Land, SC 29707
$469,000
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,554
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

10245 Superb Lane Charlotte, NC 28215
55+
Primary on Main
 New Construction 
10245 Superb Lane, Charlotte, NC 28215 10245 Superb Lane Charlotte NC 28215
10245 Superb Ln  Charlotte, NC 28215
$579,990
2
Beds
2
Baths
2,018
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Cresswind

5162 Looking Glass Trail Denver, NC 28037
55+
Primary on Main
5162 Looking Glass Trail, Denver, NC 28037 5162 Looking Glass Trail Denver NC 28037
5162 Looking Glass Trl  Denver, NC 28037
$879,900
2
Beds
2/1
Baths
2,498
Sq Ft
4-car
Garage
Subdivision: Trilogy Lake Norman

 Open House: Sat. 03/02 

220 Grovefield Drive Fort Mill, SC 29715
55+
Primary on Main
220 Grovefield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715 220 Grovefield Drive Fort Mill SC 29715
220 Grovefield Dr  Fort Mill, SC 29715
$579,900
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,757
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Carolina Orchards

20037 Dovekie Lane Indian Land, SC 29707
55+
Primary on Main
20037 Dovekie Lane, Indian Land, SC 29707 20037 Dovekie Lane Indian Land SC 29707
20037 Dovekie Ln  Indian Land, SC 29707
$430,000
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,543
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

49135 Gladiolus Street Indian Land, SC 29707
55+
Primary on Main
49135 Gladiolus Street, Indian Land, SC 29707 49135 Gladiolus Street Indian Land SC 29707
49135 Gladiolus St  Indian Land, SC 29707
$725,000
3
Beds
3/1
Baths
2,937
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

7204 Shenandoah Drive Indian Land, SC 29707
55+
Primary on Main
7204 Shenandoah Drive, Indian Land, SC 29707 7204 Shenandoah Drive Indian Land SC 29707
7204 Shenandoah Dr  Indian Land, SC 29707
$720,000
3
Beds
2/1
Baths
2,516
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

151 Chimney Rock Court Denver, NC 28037
55+
Primary on Main
151 Chimney Rock Court, Denver, NC 28037 151 Chimney Rock Court Denver NC 28037
151 Chimney Rock Ct  Denver, NC 28037
$779,900
3
Beds
2
Baths
2,501
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Trilogy Lake Norman

1224 Meander Lane Waxhaw, NC 28173
55+
Primary on Main
 New Construction 
1224 Meander Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173 1224 Meander Lane Waxhaw NC 28173
1224 Meander Ln  Waxhaw, NC 28173
$865,304
3
Beds
2/1
Baths
2,327
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Encore At Streamside

8615 Profit Lane Charlotte, NC 28215
55+
Primary on Main
8615 Profit Lane, Charlotte, NC 28215 8615 Profit Lane Charlotte NC 28215
8615 Profit Ln  Charlotte, NC 28215
$649,000
3
Beds
2/1
Baths
2,451
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Cresswind

4055 Murray Street Indian Land, SC 29707
55+
Primary on Main
4055 Murray Street, Indian Land, SC 29707 4055 Murray Street Indian Land SC 29707
4055 Murray St  Indian Land, SC 29707
$425,000
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,534
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Sun City Carolina Lakes

387 Stone Mountain Way Denver, NC 28037
55+
Primary on Main
387 Stone Mountain Way, Denver, NC 28037 387 Stone Mountain Way Denver NC 28037
387 Stone Mountain Way  Denver, NC 28037
$850,000
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,749
Sq Ft
2-car
Garage
Subdivision: Trilogy Lake Norman

 Open House: Sat. 03/02 

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