Where are the 55 Plus Communities in Johnston County?
Here is the latest update for 55 plus, active adult communities in Johnston County. The newest 55 and over community in Clayton is now open on East Front Street called The Walk at East Village. The first homes are now available for sale with home prices starting in the high $200,000’s. This is a planned development of around 300 homes with a proposed 12,000 square foot community center, swimming pool, bocce courts and more. Sidewalks to downtown Clayton for restaurants, shopping, farmers market and festivals.
They are coming and there will be more in the future as the county grows and people start looking for more choices, better value than some Wake County real estate is able to offer. First lets figure out what exactly is a 55 plus community in Johnston County and what isn’t. A designated 55 and over community has restrictions on the age of residents in that one resident must be 55 or older. The guidelines come from the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development and state…
It houses at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80 percent of the occupied units, and adheres to a policy that demonstrates intent to house persons who are 55 or older.
What Is The Difference Between 55 Plus Communities.
Each community has specific guidelines about how long guests can stay who are not over 55 years of age and it’s important to find out all the rules and regulations before buying. The other option which is very popular is the active adult community that is geared towards the 55 and over age group but does not place restrictions on the age of homeowners.
These are communities which would most likely have patio or ranch style homes with the master bedroom on the main level and possibly the other bedrooms on the second level or all the bedrooms on the main level. They tend to have amenities such as lawn care and landscaping included in the HOA dues. The big difference is that while they are marketed to active adults or the over 55 group, anyone of any age can buy a home there.
The homes above for sale are in designated 55 and over communities in Johnston County or communities that are geared towards the 55 and over home buyer but not restricted. This means that the community has all age groups. To find out more about these homes for sale call (919) 601-2268.
Flowers Plantation 55 Plus Communities
In Flowers Plantation there are a number of options for those looking for either a 55 Plus Community/Active Adult Community. Longleaf is a neighborhood in Flowers that is was marketed to the active adult homebuyer but it is not an age restricted community. The homes are all patio style homes with master bedrooms downstairs and depending on the floor plan one or two bedrooms upstairs. These homes are semi custom with many nice features, they come in a couple of floor plans, a 2500 square foot 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home with the master downstairs and the 2 secondary bedrooms upstairs and a smaller home at 1700 square feet with 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms all the bedrooms on the main level. The lawn maintenance is included in the HOA dues as is membership to the fitness center and pools. Longleaf is not age restricted and is in the gated section of Flowers Plantation.
Sweet Grass is a designated 55 plus neighborhood in Flowers Plantation which will have 19 home sites with five floor plans starting in the $350,000’s. 1900-2200 square feet of luxury custom built patio homes with six models on the water. Residents will be able to walk or take a golf cart to the spa and fitness center, the Harris Teeter supermarket and drugstore at Flowers Crossroads.
Evergreen is another 55 and over community in Johnston County also in the Flowers Plantation development.
Portofino Active Adult Neighborhood
Across the road in another popular subdivision Portofino they are breaking ground on an active adult section which will feature custom built homes on large wooded lots. Many people will be drawn to the neighborhood because of the terrific amenities and equestrian center nearby. These homes are on lots substantially bigger than what you would normally find in an active adult community which will certainly be attractive to many people who like privacy and space. The neighborhood has a zero entry swimming pool and clubhouse and many miles of walking trails, fishing pond and access to the Neuse River.
Coming Soon 55 and Over Communities
No doubt there will be more active adult communities and 55 plus communities in Johnston County soon as the demand for these homes is continually growing. As more and more people realize how close we are here in Johnston County you can be sure the trend will head this way. Clayton is twenty minutes from Downtown Raleigh, is a forty minute drive to Raleigh Durham International Airport and is two hours from the beach.
With a new full service hospital that recently opened in Clayton along with the many well know medical facilities in the Triangle, health care is readily accessible. The town provides many types of activities and classes for active adults both physical, artistic and social. With excellent facilities and trails there is always plenty to do.
If you are interested in a 55 and over community in Clayton, Johnston County give David a call or text at (919) 601-2268 or email email@example.com