Explore Active Adult Living in

Clayton, NC

Thinking of retirement? Dreaming of finding the perfect place to relax, unwind, and maybe kick back and have a little fun? Try Clayton, NC! With a quaint and cozy downtown, plenty of parks and outdoor areas, outstanding golf courses, and lots of fun events, activities, and celebrations throughout the year, it’s no surprise Clayton is a top place to retire! Plus, it’s got some pretty outstanding Active Adult Communities to offer…

Why Active Adult Living?

Backyard Paradise...

So, what’s the big deal with Active Adult communities, anyway? Quite a bit, actually! Besides living in a community filled with residents at a similar stage in life (as most Active Adult communities are age-restricted to 55+), these communities typically offer a truly unique experience of resort-style living… right in your own backyard. So staying active, social, healthy, and entertained has never been easier.

All the Amenities

That’s right. Step out your door, walk down the street, and discover a world of endless amenities, activities, events, and more. Luxurious clubhouses feature a full array of activities designed for developing and maintaining interest. There are also health and fitness centers to keep you healthy and active, and even lifestyle directors to plan social events. Plus, walking and biking trails help you stay active while enjoying some quality outdoors time. It’s like being on vacation, all the time.

Bottom Line: Active Adult communities are retirement living with a fun-loving spirit and a true sense of community.

Why Clayton, NC?

A Charming Country Town

Quiet, scenic country living with plenty of small-town fun… and easy proximity to endless adventures—what more could you want? Here, you can enjoy plenty of outdoors activities, like hiking, biking, or walking. You can head Downtown for a taste of Wine on Main, a delicious bite to eat at Manning’s, or a show at The Clayton Center. Need a little big-city excitement? Arts, culture, festivals, and events are just 30 minutes away in nearby Raleigh.

An Unbeatable Location

Plus, Clayton is just a short drive from beaches AND mountains. That’s right… it’s an hour to the beaches around Wilmington, NC (which is in itself a charming city to visit), two hours to the Outer Banks beaches, and only about three hours from outstanding hiking, skiing, wine-tasting, horseback riding, and sight-seeing all throughout the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Active Adult Communities in Clayton, NC

Ready to retire to Clayton, NC? There’s never been a better place to enjoy a retirement lifestyle. Check out some of Clayton’s fabulous Active Adult communities, like the luxurious Sweetgrass at Flowers Plantation, located on the scenic shores of Sweetgrass Lake in the heart of the Flowers Plantation community. The Walk at East Village is another retirement favorite, with “pocket neighborhoods” designed for making lasting friendships, plenty of amenities, and an unbeatable location just 1 mile from Downtown Clayton!

Communities With a 55+ Age Requirement

Sweetgrass at Flowers Plantation

Sweetgrass at Flowers Plantation

The Walk at East Village

The Walk at East Village

Evergreen at Flowers

Evergreen at Flowers

Age Restricted? What's That About?

While all Active Adult communities require a certain percentage of their residents to be over a certain age (usually 55), some have more strict requirements than others. This can mean that all (or very nearly all) residents are required to be above the target age, or that residents not within the target range meet special requirements (i.e. caregivers, not full-time residents). Other communtiies have more flexible rules, requiring only one of the residents of a home to fall within the target age or requiring residents to fall within a certain range (such as over 45).

To find out more information on the requirements for a specific community, feel free to contact our team!

Retire to Clayton, NC!

Thinking of retiring to Clayton, NC and searching for the perfect Active Adult living environment? Then it’s time to contact the Tina Barletta Team. We’re your local Clayton experts and we’re here to show you around, help you find your perfect home for sale, and ensure that you buy your dream home in Clayton, NC!