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Active 55+ Adult Communities

See All of the Active 55+ Communities

Search through all the available homes for sale in the active 55+ adult communities in North Carolina.   Many of these active adult communities feature a wide selection of amenities and offer custom new and resale homes for sale. New homes are coming on the market all the time in the various 55+ communities. Be sure to sign up for our alerts so that you will be among the first to know when a new home hits the market or an existing one has a price drop.

To learn about any of these vibrant, active communities, just click on them and you will be taken to a community webpage where you can view all the available amenities, HOA fees, community size and layout, and request a completely FREE community information package to view all the available homes for sale, model homes, virtual tours and much more.

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Active 55+ Adult Communities…

Sunset Ridge

A Bill Clark Community only minutes from two of the area’s top beaches. This is one of Ocean Isle Beach’s most popular active adult communities. Also, you’ll find custom homes at an attractive price point.

Ocean Ridge

The Ocean Ridge community was voted in the Top 100 Places to Live in America. Plus, it features four of the area’s top golf courses. These homes and amenities are not to be missed.

The Cottages

A beautiful community of cottage and Craftsman-style homes with views of Ocean Isle Beach and the ICW. The Cottages feature lush, tropical surroundings. Plus, Ocean Isle Beach is only 5 minutes away!

Rourk Woods

A community abounding in tall majestic trees and sweeping nature views, all while being only an 8- to 10-minute ride to Ocean Isle Beach. This very popular active adult community features a stunning clubhouse, pool, tennis and so many activities that today’s active 55+ adults are looking for when selecting a home.

The Retreat

A tropical community that is within walking or biking distance of Ocean Isle Beach. This is another very popular active adult community in the Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach NC area. This Bill Clark community is within walking distance to shopping, coffee shops, banking, restaurants, and so much more.

Spring Mill

A Beazer community with a lush tropical landscape and only a short ride to the beach. This budget friendly community offers a short ride to Myrtle Beach, SC and all it has to offer. Sidewalks and trails weave through each neighborhood. Active adults find this beautiful community a top pick in the coastal NC area.

Winding River Plantation

Winding River Plantation is the home of the Carolina Nationals Golf Course. The community is only 35 minutes from downtown Wilmington, NC or 45 minutes to Myrtle Beach, SC. The heart of the community is the 27-hole championship golf course. Owners enjoy three clubhouses located in the community, at Holden Beach, and at Lockwood Folly River. Plus, other amenities include a resort style pool, gym, walking trails, tennis courts, stocked fishing ponds, and so much more!

Brunswick Forest

Brunswick Forest is one of coastal North Carolina’s fastest growing communities. It offers new construction, resale homes, and move-in-ready model homes from a variety of builders. Residents enjoy being only minutes from downtown Wilmington, NC. Enjoy an active lifestyle while still maintaining the everyday feel of a quiet, coastal town. Neighborhoods of this community are connected by sidewalks. The Villages of Brunswick Forest, a commercial town center, provide convenient access to services and stores.

Rivers Edge

Rivers Edge Plantation & Golf Club is a community on the Shallotte River. This gated, golf course community offers the active adult golfer in your family some of the most scenic golfing in all the coastal Carolinas. The community of Rivers Edge offers custom-built, single-family homes, luxury townhomes and condos, and many resale lots. Great water and golf course views abound in Rivers Edge. Plus, the community is ideally located minutes away from stores, medical facilities, churches, schools, and more.

The Farm

Discover the Old World in this wonderful DR Horton community featuring a farm theme and old world feel. Enjoy the many amenities, such as the clubhouse, pool, fountains, charming walking trails, and much more. You’ll also discover many activities and clubs within The Farm. Plus, Calabash, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC are only minutes away!


Riverlights is Wilmington’s NEWEST active 55+ adult community! From the community clubhouse to dozens of social clubs to the resort style pool and so much more, this Del Webb active adult community has it all. Be sure to request your FREE Riverlights information package today! Then, come see waterfront living at its best!

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