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Living in a gated community provides residents with many benefits including privacy, safety, and endless social and recreational opportunities. A big perk to living in a gated neighborhood is the limited access entry, usually overseen by staff at gatehouses who guarantee 24/7 security. Residents also appreciate the well-kept properties, low-maintenance homes, and resort-style amenities like golf courses, swimming pools, pickleball, fitness centers, parks, walking paths, and more.

Many exclusive luxury gated communities may even boast high-end features like private airstrips, resorts, and top-notch restaurants. Whether you're looking for a home in a gated community that's move-in ready or prefer new development offering customizable construction options, your quest for the ideal community to call home begins right here. Search by your desired state/region, then explore each gated community by seeing photos, learning more about amenities and available real estate, and requesting information.

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RiverSea Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Gated Community
Bolivia, North Carolina

This coastal North Carolina gated community offers an active lifestyle in a location convenient to the attractions of Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, miles of walking trails, and a boat ramp offering quick access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Lots priced from $45,000 to $200,000; Homes from $400,000 to $1,250,000. Read More...

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Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

Lake Lure, North Carolina Gated Community
Lake Lure, North Carolina

This Blue Ridge Mountain gated mountain community offers championship golf courses, a variety of resort-style amenities, and vacation homes and rentals on Lake Lure. Members stay connected with the outdoors with hiking & biking trails, water recreation on the lake, fishing, and a white sand beach. Lots priced from $5,000 to $150,000; condos from $40,000 to $250,000; homes and townhomes from $200,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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St. James Plantation

Southport, North Carolina Gated Community
Southport, North Carolina

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway, along the North Carolina coast near Wilmington and Southport, St. James Plantation offers numerous amenities: four championship Audubon-Certified golf courses, private beach club, full-service marina village, tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness centers, waterfront park, over 15 miles of walking and biking trails and 500 acres of nature preserves. Lots priced from $125,000 to $500,000; Condos and Townhomes from the low $300,000s and up; Homes from $450,000 to over $1.5 million+. Read More...

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Sunset Reach

Castle Hayne, North Carolina Gated Community
Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Just 5 miles north of downtown Wilmington on the east bank of the Northeast Cape Fear River, Sunset Reach is a new riverfront community in Castle Hayne, NC. Amenities in the gated North Carolina boating community will include a marina with boat slips, onsite 12-acre lake, a clubhouse and lakeside pool, fitness center, pickleball courts, walking trails, and a riverfront boardwalk and gazebo. Close to beaches, golf, dining, shopping, and attractions, buyers can choose from a variety of lots, single-family homes, and townhomes available in several unique floorplans. Lots starting in the mid $100,000s; townhomes/homes priced from the high $500,000s. Read More...

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The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

Leland, North Carolina Gated Community
Leland, North Carolina

Only 15 minutes from Wilmington, this gated waterfront community offers the convenience of living near an appealing small city, combined with easy access to exceptional boating, fishing, beaches and golf along North Carolina's Cape Fear Coast. Featured amenities include a lakeside clubhouse and a private beach club; amenities include a private marina and waterfront park. Homesites priced from the high $100,000s. Homes from the $700,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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The Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Arden, North Carolina Gated Community
Arden, North Carolina

Bordered by the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove rests on 1,600 acres of dense forests, rolling meadows and clear streams. Membership provides access to over $150 million in completed amenities at all seven Cliffs Communities, including seven championship golf courses with designs by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Gary Player. Homes priced from $1,325,000 to $6 million; Lots from the $200,000s to $1.8 million. Read More...

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The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Gated Community
Lenoir, North Carolina

Breathe in the mountain air, and savor the wildflowers; you’ve found your new home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Welcome to The Coves Mountain River Club, a 3,200-acre gated community on the Johns River. Private trails wind past sparkling streams and mountain overlooks. Gardens, picnic pavilions, kayak access points, equestrian facilities, and more await. End the day with a glorious sunset at the ridgetop clubhouse. Home sites from $39,900 - $139,900. Cabins, Cottages, and Traditional Homes are available. Read More...

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The Hamlet by Simple Life

Flat Rock, North Carolina Gated Community
Flat Rock, North Carolina

Just 15 minutes from historic downtown Hendersonville, NC, and 30 minutes to Asheville, NC, this charming North Carolina cottage home community sits at the base of The Blue Ridge Mountains, with homesites sprinkled throughout scenic wetlands. Offering all-inclusive low-maintenance living, the active adult North Carolina community provides exclusive private amenities for residents. Cottage homes with distinct mountain-rustic designs are priced from the $160,000s to the $200,000s. Read More...

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Trilogy® Lake Norman

Denver, North Carolina Gated Community
Denver, North Carolina

Trilogy® Lake Norman is a new gated and master-planned 55+ retirement community about half an hour northwest of downtown Charlotte. The community will combine resort-like social and recreational amenities with a selection of new homes for sale near Lake Norman and Interstate 77. Homes are priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...

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Waterford of the Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, Waterford of the Carolinas offers the best of coastal and city living. Resort-style amenities coupled with immediate access to downtown Historic Wilmington and Atlantic beaches give residents ample room to relax and explore. Most of the homes and lots are lakefront or offer water views. Lots priced from $59,900 to $269,900; Homes from $239,900 to $499,900. Read More...

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Winding River Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Gated Community
Bolivia, North Carolina

This award winning master-planned community offers a waterfront club lifestyle with a 27-hole Fred Couples Signature Golf Course, tennis, swimming, deep water marina for boating and fishing, and more. The community is just 30 minutes from Wilmington, NC and one hour from Myrtle Beach, SC. Lots priced from $12,000 to $300,000; Homes, Townhomes, Villas & Condos priced from $100,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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The Lakes at Rabbit Run

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Gated Community
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

The Lakes at Rabbit Run is a new active adult community in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Situated on 30 acres, the gated neighborhood features 100 lots with low-maintenance homes and an array of amenities including two lakes, pickleball courts, clubhouse, walking paths, and more. Lots in the Oklahoma active adult community start at $89,000 and single level homes start at $450,000. Read More...

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Belfair

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

This established golf and resort community is located five miles west of South Carolina's Hilton Head Island in the verdant coastal Lowcountry north of Savannah. Upscale amenities include two Tom Fazio golf courses, tennis, fitness, and both indoor and outdoor pools. Homesites priced from about $50,000 to $500,000; Homes priced from about $800,000 to $3 million. Read More...

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Berkeley Hall

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Berkeley Hall is a gated golf community in Bluffton, SC, the heart of the Coastal Lowcountry. Anchored by two complementary Tom Fazio golf courses, the community features a myriad of private club activities to keep the whole family active and engaged. With peaceful and scenic surroundings, Berkley Hall blends finely crafted architecture and natural splendor. Lots priced from $100,000 to $2 million; Homes from $600,000 to $3 million. Read More...

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Brays Island

Sheldon, South Carolina Gated Community
Sheldon, South Carolina

A private residential sporting community located between Charleston and Savannah, combining world-class hunting and shooting facilities and over 60 miles of equestrian trails with traditional resort-style amenities including championship golf, tennis, swimming, fitness, dining and concierge services. Lots from $350,000 to $550,000; Homes from $1.3 million to $2.9 million. Read More...

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Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island, South Carolina Gated Community
Callawassie Island, South Carolina

Residents of this low-density 880-acre Lowcountry oasis enjoy privileged access to 27 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf along with first-class tennis, fitness and swimming facilities at a prime location between Hilton Head and Beaufort. Homesites start at $50,000; Villas and Homes are priced from $200,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Colleton River Club

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

Two superb golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye are the crown jewels of this acclaimed golfing community set on 1,500 acres of verdant coastal terrain near Hilton Head, South Carolina. The property features seven miles of scenic shoreline with deep-water docks, mature trees, elegant traditional architecture and a full complement of deluxe recreational amenities. Ready-to-build lots range from $100,000 to $1.5 million, with pre-built homes from $1 million to $4 million+. Read More...

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Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee

Seneca, South Carolina Gated Community
Seneca, South Carolina

With 18,500 acres of clear blue water and 300 miles of shoreline at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains in South Carolina's Upstate region, the Crescent Communities on Lake Keowee provide ample outdoor recreation opportunities. Amenities include clubhouses, tennis, swimming pools, nature trails and community boat slips. The communities are less than 45 minutes from Greenville, SC, and 90 minutes from Atlanta. Lots from the $200,000s; Homes starting in the $700,000s. Read More...

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Cresswind Charleston

Summerville, South Carolina Gated Community
Summerville, South Carolina

This active-lifestyle community just outside of Charleston, SC is designed to meet the needs of active adults, offering a clubhouse, fitness center with classes and nutrition programs, an activities director, walking trails, and resort-style amenities. Several golf courses are located nearby and the community is convenient to Folly Beach and Isle of Palms. Homes are priced from the upper $400,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...

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Dataw Island

Beaufort, South Carolina Gated Community
Beaufort, South Carolina

Located just east of the historic waterfront town of Beaufort, South Carolina in the heart of the Sea Islands, buyers at this secluded gated community gain access to a pair of golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, club facilities, tennis, marina and recreational boating. Lots begin at $15,000, with homes and villas priced from $400,000 to $2 million, including new homes and resales. Read More...

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