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55+ Communities in Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina, is perfect for those who love spending time out on the water. With convenient access to rivers and beaches, and a great year-round climate, you’ll be able to enjoy life outdoors. Del Webb’s retirement community in Wilmington features new homes built for active seniors. Joining one of our active adult communities means you’ll be able choose from customized home designs with innovative kitchens and Smart Home features. Live a life well led with Del Webb.
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Personalized Homes & Retirement Communities by Del Webb

While you may not be local, now that you’re looking at 55+ communities you may have your eyes set on one of Wilmington’s neighborhoods and the opportunity to move to a beautiful southern coastal town. At Del Webb, our goal is to provide you a new home and community personalized to your lifestyle.

Enjoy the opportunity to design your home room by room and watch it be expertly executed by some of the best quality home builders in the industry. Whether you want to downsize or “right” size, our collection of dream house floor plans is sure to have your perfect layout. Looking for spaces filled with natural light? Our open concept layouts are sure to delight. Want something cozier? Opt for a plan with a den. And because our new homes are built from the ground up, you can add personalized features like granite countertops and hardwood floors to truly enhance your space. We even offer tray options for your bedroom or living spaces to give you the feeling of vaulted ceilings. And with optional smart home technology products like smart locks and thermostats you can monitor your home’s security and comfort, whether you are at home or out in our active adult communities.

Outside the house, enjoy one of our community’s numerous amenities. Take a swim at our indoor and outdoor pools, play some tennis or pickleball or drop-in on one of our clubs. Our Wilmington residents even have access to the master community Riverlights extensive list of amenities, making life in Wilmington even more enjoyable.

55+ Communities Located Near Top Employers & Activities

Now that kids are out of the house, you may be looking forward to relaxing more or spending your time on activities you enjoy. When you decide to call one of Del Webb’s retirement communities home, we make sure you have the ability to do both. That is why you will find us near various attractions in Wilmington. Relax by the ocean at nearby Wrightsville Beach, or try your hand at fishing from the oldest fishing pier on the Atlantic at Kure Beach. Both offer the opportunity to unwind by the seaside and enjoy the no-rush lifestyle of southern beaches. If you are looking to explore your interests in retirement and are a big history fan, consider a visit to Battleship NC and walk the decks of one of the first BB-55 built during WWII. Or, if you are an amateur marine biologist, you can always learn more about aquatic life at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

When you need access to employers, Del Webb’s active adult communities have you covered. Residents at our Wilmington community have access to some of the largest employers in Wilmington. People with a background in pharmaceuticals may consider Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) while educators may look to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Guilford Mills, a textile manufacturer is also nearby.

Whether you are looking to relax, learn or work during the next stage of your life, Wilmington is a great place to call home.

What to Expect Living in Wilmington

Buying your dream home in one of Del Webb’s 55+ communities may be easier than you think. After you evaluate the values of homes in the area and the overall cost of living you may find that securing home financing for a new home in Wilmington can fit perfectly into your retirement budgeting plans. Because North Carolina exempts Social Security retirement benefits from income taxes and currently has a flat income rate of 5.25%, the state is a great place to retire. With its moderately tax friendly stance towards seniors, it is no surprise that over 55 communities have been flourishing in North Carolina.

If you are thinking about finding a new home in Wilmington, where you can enjoy Southern hospitality and beach access at a great value, trust the expert home builders at Del Webb to find an active adult community perfect for you.