Top Active Adult Communities in Western North Carolina

Active Adult Communities in Asheville and Western NC

Asheville and Western North Carolina offer many options for living your "golden years" in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area's Active Adult Communities allow you to choose the lifestyle, location, and amenities you're looking for with lots of perks like fitness centers, parks and trails, swimming, tennis, golf, and more. Some even offer recreational, educational, cultural, and social programs and are conveniently located so you can enjoy nearby shopping, dining, art galleries, events, and more. (Feature photo: The Views at Rose Hill)

Active adult communities in Western NC include single-family homes, townhomes, cluster homes, multifamily housing, and manufactured housing with resident monthly fees that include yard maintenance. Some communities offer a "village-like" setting with a combination of these home types. 

Active Adult Communities Asheville
The Orchards of Flat Rock, DR Horton

Though there are two types of active adult communities, age-restricted and age-targeted, you'll primarily find more age-targeted communities in the Western NC region. 

Age-Restricted Communities
These communities are geared towards persons 55 and older with rules set by the US. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), which requires at least 80% of the residents to be 55+. No one age 19 or younger may be a permanent resident. Residents enjoy a country club setting where they can live an independent and active lifestyle with amenities like clubhouses, walking trails, hobby centers, computer labels, golf courses, and more. These communities do not provide any health-related services. 

Age-Targeted Communities 
These communities essentially follow the same guidelines as above, only there are no age restrictions. Residents enjoy the same independent, active lifestyle with all the amenities mentioned above with no health-related services. Leisure communities also fall under this umbrella with mostly two and three-bedroom homes designed for empty nesters. They offer an array of home features designed for your changing lifestyle.

Active Adult Communities

Carolina Living Choices Asheville
Carolina Living Choices is a print and online guide for active, senior living retirement in Western North Carolina. They offer a wealth of information and expertise on real estate, 55+, and retirement communities near Asheville, including lifestyle resources for education, enrichment, recreation, and travel. See helpful articles... read more
Pisgah Valley Retirement Asheville
Pisgah Valley Retirement Community is nestled in the picturesque setting of Hominy Valley just outside of Asheville, North Carolina. Pisgah Valley is the ideal continuing care community for people ready to embrace their retirement years as among the best in their lives. This beautiful community invites you to come to experience the splendor of... read more
The Orchards of Flat Rock
Enjoy a carefree, low-maintenance lifestyle plus clubhouse, fully-equipped fitness center, community room, and pool. Conveniently located 5 minutes from Downtown Hendersonville and a short drive to Asheville, The Orchards of Flat Rock features new single-family homes. Select your beautifully appointed home in the area’s most successful... read more
Vista at Blacksmith Run Hendersonville
Gated mountain community with low maintenance Craftsman-style homes starting in mid $200,000s which includes granite countertops, stainless appliances, hardwood floors, and lot. Floor plans range from 1,200 sq.ft. to 2,000 sq.ft. A wide array of amenities are offered including clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, stock fishing lake,... read more
The Village Flat Rock
This unique gated community offers cottages and tiny homes in a village-like setting. Ideal for active and independent people who want to downsize and improve their lifestyle while leaving a smaller footprint. Cottages offer 1-2 bedrooms, an option to add a loft, high-end appliances, and other customizable options. Homesites up to 3,000 sq.ft.... read more
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