Lisa Ellis and Company

So that you can discover the luxury of being an Active Adult

Whether you're trading your current home for a smaller space or are considering retiring to North Carolina, we can help you find the perfect home in active adult and 55+ communities throughout Raleigh-Durham.

Retire To North Carolina

What is there to do in North Carolina? Plenty! Breathtaking parks and preserves, magnificent performing arts venues, captivating cultural festivals, and some of the nation's best universities call our state home. If you choose to live in Raleigh or Durham, you're just around the corner from all the fun — and only a few hours from the beach and the mountains!

Active Adult Communities

What does an active adult lifestyle mean to you? Whether you're looking to find your next passion in life or find a community that shares your same desire to stay active during retirement, we think Raleigh-Durham Active Adult and 55+ communities will have something for you. Check out our top picks for Active Adult 55+ Communities below.

Carolina Preserve

Spacious single-floor living, modern must-have features, and easy access to local amenities create that "home sweet home" feeling in Carolina Preserve. A 55+ community nestled within the Amberly development in Cary, Carolina Preserve lets residents live life to the fullest.

Carolina Arbors

Craving a modern, active lifestyle in a coveted location? Carolina Arbors offers just that! A 55+ community located in Durham near Brier Creek Shopping Center, Carolina Arbors promises a lifestyle surrounded by shops, restaurants, outdoor destinations, and the best experiences Durham has to offer.

Courtyards at O'Kelly Chapel

With low-maintenance living and an ultra-convenient location, The Courtyards at O'Kelly Chapel lets residents spend every minute the way they want. There's something for every lifestyle in this brand new 55+ community!


Relocate To The Triangle

The Raleigh-Durham area, or what locals know as the "Triangle," is full of adventures and opportunities. Here, you can spend countless hours perusing state museums, exploring miles of trails, shopping and dining at popular malls, and attending a plethora of events. The Triangle is also home to many 55+ communities, which offer even more ways for you to enjoy where you live. Browse our Triangle relocation guide to learn more about things to do, nearby medical facilities and more.

Relocation Guide
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Our Perspective

You couldn’t make a better decision than to select the Triangle, North Carolina as the place you want to live, work, play and retire. If you are looking for a great climate, friendly people, quality healthcare, quality of life and fine arts activities then the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill ) is the right place for you. We have a mild climate where you can enjoy all 4 seasons with plenty of time during the year for outdoor activities. So many parts of the country don’t have the seasonal enjoyment of seeing the snowfall, watching the spring blooms come alive, finding ways to escape the dogs days of the summer heat and witnessing the amazing palette of colors from the Fall foliage. If you want to get away from the summer heat you can drive 3 hours west and cool off in the Western Carolina Mountains.  You will want to experience the Boone, Blowing Rock, Asheville and Banner Elk towns, just to name a few.  There are amazing state parks to tour and oh so cold mountain streams to dip in for cooling off. If you like the heat and love to feel the sand between your toes then head East about 2-3 hours and reach one of the many wonderful Carolina Beaches like Wrightsville, Topsail, Kure, Ocean Isle and more.

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