I've had several listings this year that have sold. They have two options in the community: 1) Villas w/2 car garages and 2)Single Family Homes. I sold an end-unit villa in the Spring '08 for $280k. This was a resale w/approximately 2000 square feet. The interior villas are smaller and sell in the low $200s but nothing close to $160k. 2) Single Family Homes. All ranch plans on one level. The single family homes in Heritage Pines are primarily resales(although there are 2-3 new ones in the back of the neighborhood that are still for sale). They range from $290k - $350k. There are plenty of activities and amenities to satisfy any senior.
The 2nd community, est 2006, is Carolina Preserve which is a Del Webb community. This neighborhood is the fastest selling adult community in the country right now. They have four collections: Villas, Cardinals, Dogwoods, and the Emerald Collections. All ranch plans on one level. There are a handful of single family resales that start at $230k. The Villas are priced at ~ $220k. Delivery for the Villas - not until next summer because the demand has been so high. The amenities center, Bradford Hall, is absolutely amazing w/all of the bells and whistles. Indoor/outdoor pools, arts & crafts room, bocci ball, putting green, clay court tennis courts - you name it. HOA fees are reasonable at $197/month.
I hope this helps.
There's Regency at Brier Creek,Fearrington Village, Carolina Preserve,The Village at Aversboro in Garner. In Chapel Hill The Villas at Culp Arbor ,Chapelwood. Hope that helps anyone else also looking for a 55 Plus community.
There are several 55 + active adult communities in and around Cary. Iâ€™ll be honest â€¦the problem will be your price range. Now to find a master down in a regular community will not be as hard.
I have a specialty in helping seniors and people with disabilities find the right housing for them. It is very frustrating to me that these â€˜active adult communitiesâ€ do not use more â€œuniversal designâ€ principles when designing the homes they are marketing to seniors. If anything where to happen to challenge your mobility, many of these homes will not work for people. Iâ€™m talking about stepless entries, curbless showers, level flooring and the like. I work with a builder who understands these issues and builds a smarter home that works for all people regardless of their abilities! And aesthetics are never compromised.
Please visit my website to see more about what I am talking about.
Here's the link. I promise you, looking at these and the area its in, you'll be impressed
Heritage Pines is an existing community in Cary but the range is in the high 200-380K.
Here is the link:
There is a new community in Cary that will be built in 2009-2010.
Searstone starts in the 300s
Here are some alternatives in neighboring cities:
The Ivy Hall located in Raleigh, NC it's priced around the 200s
Village at Aversboro in Garner, NC is priced around the 250s
Johnson's Landing is in Angier, NC and is around the 200s
I hope this helps.
Del Webb at Carolina Preserve is a 55+ Active Adult community in Cary. It is a great community and people love that place. The phase I and II were sold out before even breaking the ground. People are waiting for phase III now. I have several clients who purchased homes there. They are all ranch styles, not steps! The sizes of the homes are between 1300 sqft - 3200 sqft and the price range is between $200,000 to up $400,000. The smallest and latest model is duplex Villa which has a great floor plan. It has been sold pretty well. They all have at least 2 bedrooms with study and 2 full baths.
I do have a couple of rentals that will be available in early May. Here is the website from our local craiglist. Please let me know if you would know more info about this community.
http://www.delwebb.com - search for Carolina Preserve.
Thank you Larry for referring The Schaffer Realty Group. We specialize in helping people locate their ideal retirement, second home or vacation property. I left you a voice mail and replied to your email also. I look forward to hearing from you.
The Scahffer Realty Group
There are some communities like that all over NC. In the Cary area I would suggest using a company I have dealt with in the past. They specialize in retirement homes and vacation homes and they do all the research for you and even if you like help you to plan trips to visit those areas. I have included the link to their website and Terry Mohler's email address.
Coldwell Banker Triad