New 55+ retirement community shows off homes for sale on Charlotte’s edge

Aerial of Cresswind Charlotte.
Aerial of Cresswind Charlotte.

A new development catering to “active adults” is seeking buyers in east Charlotte, adding to the wave of age-restricted communities that are popping up throughout the region.

Cresswind Charlotte, a 370-acre project by Kolter Homes, is now open, with models on display. The 55-and-old development is located on Albemarle Road, at the interchange with Interstate 485.

Prices for Cresswind Charlotte houses start in the mid-$200,000 range, the developers said. The community joins others such as Trilogy Lake Norman and Tree Tops Lennar that are building houses for people aged 55 and older, catering to retirees who want resort-style amenities such as a big clubhouse, gym, pools, tennis courts and walking paths. Cresswind Charlotte will also have a full-time activities director to arrange events for residents.

Cresswind Charlotte Courtesy Kolter Homes

“Cresswind Charlotte embodies a lifestyle designed for our residents to have healthy and meaningful lives,” said John Manrique, vice president of marketing for Kolter Homes, in a statement. “There are endless opportunities for residents to mingle with neighbors, volunteer for local charities or join a club geared toward their interests. It’s so much more than just a beautiful neighborhood with great homes, it’s a way of life.”

A preview event on June 24 drew more than 300 attendees, the company said. The model homes have been completed, and Kolter is now selling houses to people who registered interest. A full opening is planned in July.

Model houses at Cresswind Charlotte. Courtesy Kolter Homes

When it’s complete, Cresswind Charlotte could include up to 850 houses. Novant Health is building a medical center adjacent to the development, which is expected to serve the residents, among others.

Ely Portillo: 704-358-5041, @ESPortillo