Shea Homes building new Trilogy Lake Norman retirement community

Northwest of Charlotte, Shea Homes has begun work in Denver on a new, luxury retirement community called Trilogy Lake Norman.

The 606-acre development is planned to include about 1,600 age-restricted “luxury residences” when it’s complete. An adjoining parcel is zoned for 150 non-age restricted residences as well. This is the first development for Trilogy, a Shea Homes subsidiary, in North Carolina.

In addition to the houses, the development will also include a resort-style clubhouse, which is planned to have amenities such as a fitness center, a full-service restaurant, a pools, clubs and classes. A grand opening for the community is planned in the fall, with a sales office and model home gallery, and the clubhouse is set for completion in the fall of 2016.

“These are communities that are designed for people that are looking for more than a house,” said project manager Jay Seymoure. “They’re looking for all the additional amenities and benefits.”

“We sell lifestyle. We sell experience. We sell connections,” said Seymoure. “It’s a cruise ship that doesn’t move.”

Home prices are expected to range from the low $200,000s to the $400,000s.

Seymoure said he expects the development will appeal to people who want an active retirement lifestyle.

“Retirement's kind of a bad word for them. They're speeding up,” said Seymoure. “They're still busy, but they're spending time on things they want to spend time on.”

And he named an important caveat: “No shuffleboard.”

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