Deciding Where to Live

Those who retire to this area have so many housing options available to them it can be tough to choose where to live. There are quiet neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, large oceanfront homes decked out with amenities, low-maintenance patio homes on great golf courses, high-rise condominiums with terrific views and quiet, tucked-away cabins on one of the area's many sounds, creeks or rivers. So whether you like to shop, fish, golf or play in the water, your perfect new home is can easily be found here.

Independent and Supported Living Communities

Senior adult or retirement communities are those with congregate housing intended specifically for older occupants. These communities feature single homes and/or apartments providing several services, which may include meals in a central location, housekeeping, a pool, transportation and social activities. They may or may not offer healthcare services. While there are no retirement communities here in Topsail, there are a few in Hampstead and many more to choose from in Wilmington. For further assistance, contact the chamber of commerce or one of the government agencies listed at the end of this section.

Senior Centers

901 S. Walker St.
Burgaw, NC
(910) 259-9119

Pender Adult Services, Inc. in Burgaw, NC provides community members with a safe environment where elderly individuals can focus their attention on themselves, with the help of a positive and knowledgeable staff, to promote personal independence, self-esteem and good health practices. This office delivers a wide variety of services including aging...more about Pender Adult Services, Inc.

20959 U.S. Hwy. 17
Hampstead, NC
(910) 270-0708

The Topsail Senior Center in Hampstead, NC is a wonderful place for the older members of the community to gather for a variety of activities. This location serves a meeting place, center for knowledge and information on volunteering options, group meetings, outreach for fun, friendships, fellowship and fitness, as well as...more about Topsail Senior Center

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