North Carolina boasts about its mild climate and abundance of beach and mountain destinations. These features make the Triangle a popular place to retire. The increase of retirement-age adults relocating to the area has prompted an increase in active adult communities to meet their needs. These communities feature low-maintenance homes, amenities, and activities not available in a standard neighborhood. Many of these communities employ Lifestyle Directors, who plan social activities for residents throughout the year. Active adult communities typically require one household resident to be a minimum of 55 years of age. Age-restricted communities do not allow permanent residents under the age of 19, but children and grandchildren may visit for up to 3 months each year. In the Triangle area, you can find a variety of active adult communities with homes and townhomes available at a wide range of prices. New communities are being added each year to meet the needs of the growing 55+ population. See below for a description of 55+ communities located across the Triangle.