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55+ Communities in Wake Forest

The small-town, southern charm of Wake Forest, North Carolina, makes it perfect for your new home. The downtown area is filled with local shops and restaurants, and you'll find easy access to Raleigh. Del Webb’s active adult community offers homes designed for ideal senior living. The homes in our Wake Forest retirement community feature abundant storage solutions, innovative kitchen designs, and open family spaces. Visit Del Webb and learn more about what life is like in a connected community.
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Personalized Homes & Retirement Communities by Del Webb

Wake Forest neighborhoods are a great place to start your next adventure. When you decide to call this area home, trust Del Webb, one of the nation’s best quality home builders, to bring your dream home to life in one of our premier 55+ communities. For decades Del Webb has been helping residents find their perfect new home in our active adult communities across the country.

When you work with Del Webb to design your home, the process starts with our collection of dream house floor plans, each designed with inspired spaces and smart home technology that help to make life more enjoyable. Select from layouts that offer natural light and seamless flow with an open concept design, perfect for entertaining, or, choose a plan that features flexible spaces that can become a dining room, library or even an extra bedroom depending on your needs. With Del Webb you even have the opportunity to match your home’s finishes to your style. Personalize your space with our curated options of granite countertops and hardwood floors or consider adding sophisticated elements like trays for the airy feeling of vaulted ceilings throughout your home.

Outside of the home, enjoy plenty of opportunities to forge new relationships. Del Webb 55+ communities are rich with amenities like clubhouses, indoor/outdoor pools and numerous courts for tennis or pickleball. With clubs and activities organized by our on-site Lifestyle Director, there are plenty of ways to have fun both at home and in the surrounding Wake Forest area.

55+ Communities Located Near Top Employers & Activities

Those looking at retirement communities in Wake Forest may be surprised by all the town has to offer. As the original home of Wake Forest University, before the school moved in 1956, Wake Forest is a quaint town with plenty of history. Enjoy attractions in Wake Forest like a visit to the Wake Forest Museum where you can explore the original campus or stop by founder Calvin Jones’ residence and tour the beautifully restored home from the 1820s. In addition to its history, Wake Forest also offers active adult residents plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature with 12 parks and greenway access points throughout the city. Take an afternoon stroll in Forest Ridge Park, or, enjoy an outside concert at E. Carroll Joyner Park’s outside amphitheater. With so much to do, plus a growing local farm-to-table restaurant scene, it is no surprise that Wake Forest has become a popular location for active adult communities.

Active adults in the area can also appreciate the job opportunities 55+ communities in Wake Forest offer. Whether you are still working or thinking about a second career, employers in Wake Forest include places like Duke University and Duke Health Systems, Wake County Public Schools and the State of North Carolina, making the city a great place for educators and medical professionals. Other working professionals can explore opportunities in Raleigh, less than 20 miles away.

Over 55 communities in Wake Forest provide opportunities to work and relax whether you are looking forward to retirement or are already there.

What to Expect Living in Wake Forest

When you enter the empty-nester stage in life, you want to be able to enjoy your new free time- don’t let concerns around home financing and cost of living stand in your way. Once you understand the values of homes in Wake Forest and your potential taxes, you can properly plan your retirement budgeting and find your perfect new home in one of the area’s 55+ communities.

Residents in North Carolina enjoy a relatively tax friendly situation as the state currently does not impose state income taxes on Social Security benefits and has a flat 5.25% rate on other forms of retirement income. This makes buying your dream home in one of the over 55 communities in the area more affordable then you may realize.

If you are ready to explore active adult living in Wake Forest, trust Del Webb’s years of experience to help you find your perfect new home.