Coastal NC Top Gated Communities
There are many gated communities throughout the coast of North Carolina, also known as the Silver Coast. These communities start in Wilmington, NC and extend all the way down through the southernmost tip of NC and to where the SC border begins near North Myrtle Beach.
Our collection of the top 10 gated communities in NC is based on our website traffic and internal sales data. We are listing them by the general list price of resale homes in order from most expensive community to least expensive.
While there are many other golf course communities in the area, these are among the best known and most sought after gated, golf communities. If you would like more information or a FREE gated community home package of information on any of these or other communities, please give Suzanne Polino a call at (910) 477-1378 and be sure to sign up for our FREE email alert service that will notify you the minute a new or resale home becomes available.
The community of Landfall in Wilmington, NC, is a gated, guarded golf course community only a few minutes’ walk from iconic Wrightsville Beach and featues homes that start in the upper 300s and can easily exceed several million dollars.
Residents enjoy a variety of outdoor amenities including baseball fields, nature trails, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and a recreation site with a playground.
Porters Neck Plantation
The community of Porters Neck Plantation is a gated, guarded golf course community located in the heart of Wilmington and close to “Everything”. The county club feel of Porters Neck is immediately apparent upon entering the well manicured grounds and the clubhouse features a top-rated, private dining establishment.
The community of Compass Pointe is a gated, guarded golf course community located about 15 minutes from the Wimington boardwalk waterfront. Compass Pointe offers one of the most comprehesive amenity packages of any community. The Lanai is the center of many community activities. It boasts a catering kitchen, open-air fireplace, TV viewing area, and is natural venue for community-wide gatherings and clubs.
Also featured in Compass Pointe is an indoor pool, state-of-the-art gym, owners’ clubhouse, pickleball, tennis courts, bocce, basketball courts, horseshoe pit, outdoor kitchen cooking area, dozens of social clubs, dining options and so much more.
New features such as the dog park and lazy river make residents feel like every day is a vacation. This is TRUE resort style living at its best. Homes in Compass Pointe start in the low 300s and can reach as high as 800K or more.
Winding River Plantation
The community of Winding River Plantation is a gated, golf course community of single-family homes that are built on and around the Cape Fear River. It offers many outstanding waterfront and water view homes. Winding River Plantation offers a second-to-none amenity package that includes an oceanfront clubhouse with pool on Holden Beach, a riverfront clubhouse, day marina with launch ramp, gym, tennis, dining, outdoor kitchen, bocce, additional outdoor pool inside the gates of Winding River Plantation and so much more. Homes in Winding River start in the high 200s and can exceed 800K for the waterfront homes with private boat docks.
St. James Plantation
The community of St. James Plantation is one of the area’s largest and most comprehensive gated, guarded golf course communites. To list everything offered inside the gates of St. James Plantation would require several pages of space. This very special community is actually an incorporated town with its own mayor and fire department. There are many sections in St. James Plantation and the private golf course requires a buy-in memership, which varies by family size and play options. The amenities include a full-service marina with both wet and dry slips, numerous indoor and outdoor pools, spa, tennis and pickleball courts, amphitheater with scheduled concerts, numerous clubhouses, beachfront clubhouse with pool on Oak Island (10 minutes away from main gate), numerous gyms, onsite and nearby dining options galore, and so much more. Homes in St. James Plantation range from the low 300s and can exceed the million mark depending on location and views within the community. The average price range within St. James is in the 400s to 500s range.
Ocean Ridge Plantation
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
The community of Ocean Ridge Plantation is a gated, guarded golf course community located 10 minutes from Ocean Isle Beach and 7 minutes from Sunset Beach (voted one of the world’s 25 best beaches by National Geographic magazine). Ocean Ridge Plantation is known for being home to the four Big Cats golf courses. This nature filled community offers some of the nicest amenities in all of coastal NC in addition to the amazing golf course and water views available.
Homeowners in Ocean Ridge Plantation enjoy a beachfront clubhouse on Sunset Beach with private parking, a clubhouse with both a indoor and outdoor heated pool, fishing pond with dock, tennis and pickleball courts, onsite lending library, walking and biking trails, onsite dining at Tamers, over 60 social activity clubs, dog park, and so much more. Homes in Ocean Ridge Plantation start in the lower 300s for resales and can exceed 900K. New homes are also still being built in the new phase of the community and start in the mid to upper 400s and can easily exceed 800K.
The community of Crow Creek is a gated, golf course community featuring two distinct sections. The first section, which is across the street from the second, is an upscale condo community featuring 2- and 3-bedroom units with elevators to the 2nd and 3rd floor units. The condos are outside the gated area and enjoy nature views. The second section of Crow Creek is a section of custom homes and it is located along the golf course within the gated area of the community. The lovely homes within the custom home section include Craftsman-style, coastal cottage, and patio style homes. The single-family homes range in price from the mid 200s to over 500K. The condos generally run in the mid 100s to just over 200K. The community features several nice amentities such as an outdoor pool, owners’ clubhouse, tennis courts, and many others.
Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation
The community of Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation is a gated, guarded community running along the Shallotte River and featuring one of the most scenic golf courses in the area. The residents of Rivers Edge enjoy an outstanding amentity package including both indoor and outdoor pools, spa, fitness center, tennis courts, beachfront clubhouse on Holden Beach, owners’ clubhouse, and much more.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
The community of Brick Landing is a gated, guarded community on a golf course that runs along the ICW. This lovely community offers a variety of home types and styles and can range in size from around 1500 HSF to well over 3000 HSF. The community has a resort style pool, walking and biking trails, tennis courts, fishing ponds, kayak launch on the ICW, and so much more. Homes start in the high 200s and can reach 500K for ICW-front homes.
The community of Brunswick Plantation is a gated, guarded golf course community and features custom-built, single-family homes and condo units all within the gates of the community. Brunswick Plantation features an award-winning golf course and many different amentities for its active lifestyle residents to enjoy including a couple of pools, tennis courts, dozens of social clubs with new ones starting all the time, walking and biking trails, fishing ponds, a lending library, fitness center, owners’ clubhouse, and a lot more. Homes in this community start in the low to mid 200s and can reach over 500K.
The condo units start in the low 100s and reach the upper 100s. Many of the condo units are used as investment properties and can be rented out on a daily or weekly basis to the many golfers who come to the area on golf excursions. There is also an onsite rental program for the condos for those investors who want a hands-off approach to rental property investments.
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