It is really best if you start to consider the things that are important to your parents like proximity to doctors, ease of traffic to any certain location, desire to visit local parks, museums or the ballet? Once you determine the needs of your parents it will be much easier to find a community they are comfortable in. As Mike said, agents are not allowed to discuss the demographics of neighborhoods unless your asking for specific information on approved adult living neighborhoods. Feel free to contact us for either and further guidance.
Good luck with helping them relocate and congrats on getting them to move closer to you :-)
They might also like the Pinehurst area, which has a large number of retirees and tons of amenities, especially golf of course. And, it's only `45 minutes to Cary from there, takes no more than an hour and a 15 minutes from Raleigh.
I have been doing real estate in this area for 15 years and would be thrilled to discuss options with your parents. As you have read below we cannot discuss age it's a protected class and I would agree with all of the other other communities, especially the one mentioned in Cary, the Preserve. It's wonderful there.
Are your folks looking for Active Adult living, in a HUD-compliant 55+ Community?
Obviously these communities are nearly exclusively retirees.
There is the Pulte/Del Webb community, Carolina Preserve @ Amberly in Cary. It is hugely popular with great amenities.
There is Heritage Pines in Cary, which is less extensive, but has a great location.
In Garner you can see The Villages of Aversboro.
You might consider the Villas of Wake Forest.
Chapelwood is another one, in Chapel Hill.
Actually, Real estate agents are barred from discussing age demographics, unless you are talking about a Hud-Compliant 55+ community.
Fair Housing laws rule that "Age" is a "protected class."