Our Story

Designed to be Different.

Founded by Dale Kline and a select group of retirement industry professionals, Carolina Meadows was envisioned to be an alternative to traditional retirement communities, as a space that facilitated convenient and comfortable living, and a place well-educated, articulate people could see themselves living. Kline’s vision revolved around creating an equity-based community with maximum resident participation, where residents enjoy the advantages of ownership linked with the security of available services as they progress along the continuum of aging.

More than 30 years later, we feel as though we have succeeded. Two non-profit organizations, Carolina Meadows, Inc. and the Carolina Meadows Resident Association, work together to create the ultimate retirement community and achieve a balance between as few rules as possible and a system of governance that provides order and security and promotes a high level of voluntary resident participation. The non-profit system allows residents’ well-being and concerns to be a top priority instead of someone else’s bottom line. Board members serve without compensation, and the Carolina Meadows, Inc. Board of Directors, which includes four residents with voting rights, meet four times a year to develop policies to serve current and future residents.

1983 - Carolina Meadows was Founded 166 Acres Form Our Extensive Campus 700 Residents Currently Call Carolina Meadows Home.

Getting Better and Better

Even though our vibrant community has been around for more than 30 years, we’re always improving and finding new ways to create value for our residents. We regularly ask our residents what we can do to make them happier, and we implement new programs and upgrade amenities every year. Some of our recently completed and upcoming projects are:

  • Medical Center Renovation (Upcoming)
  • Dining Area Renovations (2015)
  • East Campus Villa Expansion (2013)
  • New Operations/Maintenance Building (2012)
  • Club Center Activities Building (2006)