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Ask an Expert – Charlotte’s Active Adult Communities

Reid Baxter is the owner of The Baxter Team, the top performing real estate team in Sun City Carolina Lakes, and the winner of Indian Land’s “Best of The Best” award three years in a row. Although Reid and his team can and do represent the full range of real estate expertise and experience, they […]

Lennar at Imagery 55+ Community

Imagine waking up to the sunrise reflecting on the lake. You grab a cup of coffee and sit on a porch-swing to take in the view. Then, head out for a walk through well-manicured hiking trails with your next-door neighbor. Grab lunch at a local café, then it’s back to the neighborhood for an afternoon […]

Carolina Orchards: An Age-Restricted Community for Active Adults

Carolina Orchards is an age restricted community; however, 10% of the new home buyers can be between the ages of 50-55. Once sold out, it will be 100% 55 and over for at least one resident. As an active adult community, it is an established alternative lifestyle, a new type of community that offers independent, […]

Lennar’s 55+ Tree Tops

Our vision as a magazine is to be a resource for the needs and desires of the Charlotte 55+ community. An important part of that vision is promoting Charlotte as a retirement destination. Large community development corporations like Pulte and Lennar already understand where this real estate train is heading and are investing vast sums […]

Chewy and Amazon Prime: Two Websites Seniors Should Be Using

Are you tired of loading up your car with products you use frequently? Do you know exactly what you want?  Here are two websites that can save you money and time. Chewy.com If you don’t have pets, specifically a cat, dog, or some combination, you can skip to the next paragraph. But if you do […]

Four Seasons at Gold Hill: A 55+ Community in Fort Mill

Four Seasons at Gold Hill in Fort Mill, South Carolina, offers the perfect balance of rural community while still providing an abundance of activities and amenities for all lifestyles. The community provides a mature, nature-rich environment with resort-style facilities, such as the 12,000 square foot amenity center, swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, and over 20 clubs. […]

Big-city Amenities with Small-town Charm: Why City Dwellers Are Moving to Matthews, N.C.

 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the Town of Matthews, N.C., has grown by 12.8% in the last five years, making it the fifth fastest growing suburb in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Reasons cited for this impressive growth include lower costs of living, the expansion of upscale retail and dining into the […]

Amber Meadows – Pulte’s First 55+ Active Adult Community

About the Community Located in Marvin, NC, Amber Meadows is Pulte Homes’ first 55+ Active Adult community.  This new home community features ranch plans, all brick elevations, and fully maintained lawns. Enjoy quick access to area recreation centers & greenways, medical centers, and country clubs, along with plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment venues in […]

Cresswind Charlotte – A Kolter Homes 55+ Active Adult Community

With homes ranging from the mid $200s to $500+, Cresswind Charlotte, a Kolter Homes 55+ active adult community just outside of I-485 in Mint Hill, can right-size your home. From two-bedrooms, two baths, and 1450 square feet of living space to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and 2500+ square feet of living space, Cresswind Charlotte has […]

“Connecting Families – Sustaining Tradition” at Shalom Park

by the CharlotteSeniors.com Editorial Staff ~ The faith community in Charlotte is rich and vibrant. The birthplace of Billy Graham, the home of the Billy Graham Library, and the headquarters of the AME Zion Church, faith is in Charlotte’s DNA. Not to be overlooked is the Charlotte Jewish community, also very active and vibrant. A […]

A Snapshot of the 55+ Real Estate Market

by Reid Baxter / RE/MAX Executive The Baxter Team ~ In the first half of 2018, 75 homes sold in Sun City Carolina Lakes – exactly the same number of homes that sold in the first half of 2017. So, just looking at Sun City, the number of homes selling remains very consistent even amid […]

Senior Community Options: A Summary

As we approach AARP age (50), or when the high school kid at the grocery checkout assumes we get the “senior discount,” it’s time to seriously consider a future housing arrangement. Everyone’s physical and financial situation is at least a little different, and those situations will likely change over time. Understanding what senior resources are […]

55+ South of the Border

No, we’re not talking about moving to a beachside condo in Cancun, but there are three 55+ active adult communities in South Carolina just across the border from North Carolina. Carolina Orchards is in Fort Mill, and in the Indian Land panhandle are Sun City Carolina Lakes (SCCL) and nearby Tree Tops. All three locations […]

Need a Walk or a Bike Ride?  Three Great South Charlotte Trail Systems

Do you want to go on a day hike?  A trail run? A bike ride?   Here are two great trail systems in South Charlotte and another trail just south of Charlotte in the Indian Land Panhandle.  Each trail has its own personality.  But best of all, all three have excellent access and parking. The McMullen Creek Greenway, […]

Ten Reasons to Choose Sun City Carolina Lakes, SC

by Reid Baxter, RE/MAX Executive The Baxter Team ~ LOCATION – Enjoy the conveniences without the traffic congestion. Sun City Carolina Lakes is a melting pot of American culture, with residents moving here from all regions of the Carolinas as well as from many areas of the country and many countries of the world. Spread […]