The Surrounding Area
If there’s anything one could say about the Carolinas, it’s that this part of the country offers endless landscapes and environments to explore. From beaches to cities to quaint villages to museums…it’s all here. So being part of the Bailey’s Glen active adult retirement community means always being able to take advantage of our beautiful, storied region.
Say goodbye to yard work. Although Bailey’s Glen is an active adult community, being active no longer means mowing and weeding. It’s time to treat yourself to some fun and relaxation. Bailey’s Glen provides all of our homeowners with full landscape services including mowing, edging, blowing, pruning, weeding, and even fertilizing. Picture yourself on your rocking chair front porch or private back patio admiring your perfectly landscaped lawn!
Our gorgeous 12,000 square foot “Meetinghouse” boasts a timeless, coastal cottage décor – a classic Carolinas look. Whether you want to relax by the pool, play a game of bocce ball, or meet with new friends, you will enjoy all the comfortable spaces offered here. It’s an extension of your home…enjoy! Two additional clubhouse coming soon at The Forest and The Oasis. Enjoy all three clubhouses and amenities. Doesn’t matter what area you live in, you have access to all amenities offered.
Bailey’s Glen is not just a typical 55 community, it’s a VERY active adult community. Your full-time lifestyle-director assures the fun never ends. From activities to clubs to special events, there is always something to do! We love to hear your suggestions and will continue to expand our calendar of events to include interests of all of our homeowners… remember…It’s Your Time!
As one of the top retirement communities in all of the Carolinas, we offer endless amenities – and that includes a Jr. Olympic sized pool. Plenty of space to cool down, chill out, or keep fit using our lap lane or attending a Water Aerobics or Aqua Zumba class. If relaxing under the covered porch while reading a book and enjoying the breeze of the fans is more your style, you’ll have that too! Second and third pools coming soon! The pool at the Oasis is your tropical getaway. Zero entry with large pool decks and cabanas. Pool side food and bar service will be available! Stay tuned for more information about the amenities being added to the community.
5 Pickleball Courts
We wouldn’t think of designing a 55 community without pickleball. If you’ve never played it, we know you’ll love it! A hybrid of tennis, badminton, and table tennis, Pickleball is played on a court a quarter of the size of a tennis court. Using a hard racket and a variation of a whiffle ball, Pickleball has become the hottest new sport in Active Adult communities. It’s simple to learn; yet as you progress it can become quite competitive requiring quick reactions as players trade rapid-fire shots at the net. We offer groups of all skill levels beginning at our “cucumber” league, for those just getting started, to our very competitive league.
Taking advantage of the North Carolina climate means getting out on the tennis court most days of the year. As a 55 retirement community, we know that tennis is a favorite way to stay active among residents. The Classic Clay Synthetic surface on our tennis court is the best money can buy! The surface is filled with sand to minimize the impact on the back, knees, ankles, and feet so you will have many more years of active play. Lessons or refresher courses are available upon request.
Croquet in Carolina – it just sounds like the perfect match. At Bailey’s Glen retirement community, it’s just one more way to stay active. The spirit of this English game has been slowed down to a Southern pace as our court is surrounded with porch swings and Adirondack chairs – offering another beautiful spot to congregate with friends.
Bocce is the signature game of our retirement community. This popular Italian pastime is definitely a Bailey’s Glen favorite. We offer three gorgeous courts and a shady spacious gazebo area to gather for some casual fun. Play on your own or join the weekly league for competitive play!
Putting Green & Golf Net
You can’t be considered a top retirement community in North Carolina if you don’t offer a way to keep folks’ golf game sharp. Our putting green and golf net will keep your skills tuned up. A great advantage for you as you venture out to our many nearby golf courses!
Game Room & Library
Weekly game nights and game days are a fun time for residents to enjoy games like Bunco, Mexican Train, Bridge, Poker, Mah Jong, and more. Our library offers a vast collection of books available for borrowing. Bring a book, take a book, and find a comfortable spot on the sofa to relax and read.
Fitness Room & Classes
Your state-of-the art Fitness Center is fully equipped with cardio and universal weight machines. We have a professional trainer available to assist you in developing a workout plan. Of course, you can also take advantage of our many classes ranging from Yoga, Strength Training, and Tai Chi.
Bailey’s Glen is adjacent to a greenway trail with a 10 foot multi purpose path that leads to our neighboring Bailey Road Park. The trails will take you on a scenic ride all the way to quaint downtown Davidson – a must see!
Outdoor Grill Area
This great grilling space is yours to use anytime! Many social groups gather here in the warm afternoon sun to grill, gather and share a meal together. This large grill gives us the opportunity to host large community cookouts on holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Fully irrigated garden plots are available for you to grow your own bounty right here in the retirement community. Hosting speakers from local home improvement stores to educate residents, and when neighbors help neighbors it’s a fun Garden Club experience.
As an active adult community, we say that retirement doesn’t mean you’re ready to slow down. At Bailey’s Glen we are always ready to go! Outings include apple picking, craft shows, theatre, go cart racing, golf trips, wine tasting, and trips to learn more about our local community. The Carolinas are yours to embrace!
Along with being an active adult community, Bailey’s Glen is also quite the creative adult community. Quilting, scarf making, painting, card making, beadwork, and monogramming classes with our commercial embroidery machine, are just some of the organized classes offered. Of course, this is your clubhouse – come anytime to have a fantastic space to create your favorite works of art!
This 55 community enables you to enjoy the unequaled outdoor environment that North Carolina offers. These small community parks are lovely gathering points throughout the community. Water features, gazebos, swings, chess, checkers, and horseshoes make these fun places to meet with friends.
At an adult community, we provide room for you to be adults! The leather recliners, 3 flat screen TVs, pool table, and bar make this the ultimate recreational space. Now it’s your to enjoy 24 hours a day – 7 days a week!
Our singles add great vibrancy to the Bailey’s Glen retirement community. This club was created for, and by, these great singles. Enjoy lunch, shopping, and various outings with your fellow single neighbors.
Bailey Road Park
Just a stone’s throw away, Bailey Road Park offers baseball/softball fields, basketball courts, disc golf courses, football field with lights, soccer/lacrosse field, tennis court, and miles of hiking and walking trails. Here you can enjoy the great Carolina outdoors.
A monthly dinner out with your active adult retirement community neighbors! We visit local restaurants for socializing and sharing a great meal.
Beautiful Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the “inland sea” of North Carolina; it offers 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 306 square miles. The lake boasts two bank fishing areas and eight public boating access areas along the shoreline.
Four Mild Seasons
For an active retirement community, the weather simply doesn’t get any better than this. The Lake Norman/Charlotte area offers a mild, four-season climate. July, our warmest month, offers beautiful sunny days and a daytime average temperature of about 88 degrees – perfect weather for swimming and boating. As a matter of fact, we will give you 214 days of sunshine per year! Our autumn season is extremely enjoyable with beautiful fall colors and mild temperatures in the 60s and 70s. No more snow shovels or heavy winter coats – January, our coldest month with an average daytime temperature of 49 degrees! Rain? Not bad at only about 43 inches per year! That’s just enough to create a beautiful, lush landscape. It’s an ideal climate for a 55 active adult retirement community.