The Best Lake Living Retirement Areas in 2015

Flowers Plantation
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Flowers Plantation

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Clayton, North Carolina

Flowers Plantation is currently the largest in the Research Triangle Area, 3000 acre. Conveniently located just 20 miles southeast of Raleigh and shopping, entertainment, universities and medical centers, our new homes epitomize country living.

  • Fastest Growing City
  • Clayton River Walk
  • Community Farmer's Market
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Lakeside Coves
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Lakeside Coves

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Ten Mile, Tennessee

Lakeside Coves on Watts Bar Lake in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains is a private, gated community on lakefront real estate. This property was created with the conscientious customer in mind with every lot offering direct-to-the-lake access and the ability to build individual docks.

  • World Class Fishing
  • Underground Lakes & Caves
  • Popular Summer Cottages
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Bald Head Island
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Bald Head Island

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Bald Head Island, North Carolina

North Carolina’s southernmost cape, Bald Head Island offers 14 miles of pristine beach, a rare maritime forest, and a 10,000 acre marsh and creek preserve protected in perpetuity.

  • Celebrated 18-hole golf course
  • Bald Head Island Yacht Club
  • The Oceanfront Shoals Club
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Cypress Landing
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Cypress Landing

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Chocowinity, North Carolina

Cypress Landing is a vibrant waterfront community in Eastern North Carolina featuring 720 beautiful, affordable homesites. Features a four star golf course, 222 slip modern protected marina, pools, fitness and tennis centers, and sparkling community center.

  • World Class Boating
  • Located on Chocowinity Bay
  • Central Location
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If you’re planning to retire any time in the next fifteen years or so, you need to start thinking about what you want and need in a retirement location. If what you want is peaceful natural surroundings and serene lake living, this page can help you find the perfect location for your retirement. For many active adults, the appeal of lake living is in the availability of boating, fishing, swimming and other water sports. Other retirees may wish to live lakeside in order to enjoy the serenity offered by living near a peaceful, natural setting. Regardless of why you want to retire lakeside, finding the right location is going to take some research.

As you research retirement areas near lakes, you’ll want to keep in mind that the perfect retirement location balances your ideal setting with access to the things you want and need. Some of the wants and needs you should consider include access to proper health care, cost of living, weather, available amenities, and proximity to family and loved ones. Prioritizing your list of wants and needs will help you find the perfect home for your retirement.

Remember that high on the priority list of any retiree should be the fulfillment of current and future healthcare needs. The questions to ask are:

  • What local health and wellness facilities will I have access to in the area?
  • What do these facilities offer in terms of medical attention?
  • Do the available medical offerings fill my medical needs?

Finding the retirement location that matches your priorities can be an involved process, but it’s worth it. In fact, living in a place that meets your wants and needs is one of the keys to happy retirement living. We invite you to use the guides below to find the right lake living location for your retirement.

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