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nullThe Cottages is an adult community for active, independent seniors. The Cottages offer single-family homes in a gated, quiet community. Enjoy the peace of small town living in a neighborhood built in the heart of one of Charlotte's premiere shopping, dining, and recreational districts


Our residents enjoy the privacy of their own home, and have the choice to participate in as much or as little as they wish. Custom home quality, total yard maintenance, gatherings and parties, you will find a host of built-in advantages. If you are seeking the value of home ownership without the burdens, this is the place for you.

Our neighborhood is known for offering active adults a place where they will find green grass, a real neighborhood, two-car garages, and a host of new friends and neighbors. Take an afternoon swim, practice your short putts, your swing dancing, or even enjoy a chef prepared meal.

Featured Community Amenities

The Cottages has been designed to offer residents the luxury of choice. We not only offer choices in terms of your home, we offer choices regarding your lifestyle through our unbundled service options. Our a la carte pricing menu allows our residents to choose what services they need. 

Our clubhouse and swimming pool are centrally located within the community. This elegant facility encourages community fellowship and activities. Many residents enjoy afternoon card games, bingo, and book club in the common room. Our clubhouse also features a fitness room, full kitchen, library, and card/game tables.

  • Our community also features public garden areas, a putting green, and a lovely space to bike ride around the neighborhood.
  • Activities include recreational and educational events. Seminar subjects include investing, healthcare, long tern care insurance, governmental activities, and volunteer opportunities, off campus activities, banking, travel, and recreation.

Lifestyle Choices – Unbundled service options

In addition to your personal touch on your home, our residents also choose which graduated service options make sense to them. Our monthly fee includes cutting your grass, trimming shrubbery, landscaping, and irrigation and includes activities planned by our full-time activities director. However, unlike many retirement communities, we offer residents additional services on an a la carte basis. Rather than having meals, housekeeping, linen service and transportation included in the monthly fees, we offer them as options. This allows us to keep our monthly fees low and let our residents choose what they need at that moment. If you wish to dine on the community, many of our residents enjoy our chef prepared meals which are offered daily at a reasonable rate.


  • Food Service - Available at our Magnolia Dining Room  
  • On-Campus Monitoring of Burglar and Smoke Alarms
  • Housekeeping Service
  • Handyman on Call Service - For minor household repairs with no minimum or trip expense charged.
  • Bookkeeper Bill Paying Service - Our bookkeeper recieves and handles payment of monthly bills.
  • Transportation to scheduled trips, grocery store and pharmacy

Floor Plans and Customizations

In addition to offering a wide variety of floor plans and a myriad of options and upgrades, our homes are truly built to suit. Many retirement consultants will tell you that it is difficult to customize home plans in most active-adult communities. We are one of the few builders who will allow the buyer to make changes. When a buyer has a certain piece of furniture in mind or wishes to open a wall, remove a column, turn a closet into a pantry, connect two rooms & the list goes on, we say YES. We also offer wider garages than the standard size, screened-in porches, and bonus rooms over the garage, and basement homes.

Each home at the Cottages offers a spacious floor plan ranging from 1400 square feet to 2500+ square feet. We have nine floor plans to choose from and you can build the home as planned or make changes. Our current prices range from $239,000 to $318,000+. Our homes feature 9-foot ceilings, luxurious kitchens, designer lighting, cabinetry and countertops & more.

View our floor plans –but remember, you can customize!

Currently, just 10 of the 96 lots are still available. A carefully planned selection of home styles and landscaping has made The Cottages an envied neighborhood. Each home has different paint colors and styles to create a charming look.