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Gated communities are designed to offer privacy, security, and a feeling of community. One of the many benefits of living in a private gated community is controlled access entry. Gatehouses are usually manned and offer 24-hour security. There are gated communities for every lifestyle, such as retirement, golf, waterfront, mountain, and equestrian.

Amenities typically include clubhouses, fitness centers, swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts, and walking trails. Luxury gated communities sometimes include private airstrips, resorts, and five-star restaurants. From established master-planned communities with luxury homes to new gated communities with customizable new construction homes, your search for the perfect community starts here.

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Mount Holly, North Carolina Gated Community
Mount Holly, North Carolina

This Charlotte, North Carolina-area active adult community offers lakefront living on the shoreline of the Mountain Island Lake peninsula. Amenities will include a clubhouse, fitness center, art studios, swimming pool, walking & biking trails, a dog park, and courts for tennis and pickleball. Homes priced from $294,000 to $460,000. Read More...


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Landfall

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This established Wilmington, North Carolina country club community is situated just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, five minutes from Wrightsville Beach. A long list of amenities is topped by 45 holes of golf designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Lots are priced from about $175,000 to $1.5 million; Homes, Condos and Townhomes are priced from about $300,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Ocean Ridge Plantation

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Gated Community
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

90 holes of championship golf, coastal living, and protected woodlands are defining features of this community located between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Amenities include three clubhouses, a private beach club, tennis, racquetball, swimming, fitness, a nature park, and a community garden. Lots from the $14,000 to $250,000; Homes from $325,000 to over $800,000. Read More...

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Porters Neck Plantation

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

Located 4 miles from the scenic port city of Wilmington, North Carolina, Porters Neck Plantation encompasses 675 acres of coastland adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway. With a Tom Fazio 18-hole championship course, ranked “Number #1 on the North Carolina Coast” by Golf Digest, the community also offers tennis, swimming pools, a sports center, dining and social activities in a family-oriented atmosphere. Lots are priced from $120,000 to $315,000; Patio Homes, Custom and Resale Homes from the $275,000 to $849,000. Read More...


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River Bluffs

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This picturesque gated, waterfront marina community is located along the banks of the North East Cape Fear River. Amenities include Porches Cafe, a cardio fitness center, resort swimming pool, 188-slip marina, tennis & pickleball courts, nature trails & parks, plus a half-mile riverfront boardwalk. Downtown Wilmington with amazing restaurants and nightlife is a 10-minute drive via boat or car. Homesites priced from $80,000 and Townhomes/Homes priced from the low $300,000s. Read More...


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Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

Shallotte, North Carolina Gated Community
Shallotte, North Carolina

Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation is conveniently located close to three of the most pristine beaches on the east coast. Rivers Edge is known for its all-inclusive amenities and active lifestyle which includes an award-winning 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course, River Hall Residence Club, 27-acre freshwater Palmer Lake, oceanfront beach club, walking & biking trails, and views of the Shallotte River and its tributaries. Water, golf, and nature view homesites, homes, and townhomes are available. Lots from $10,000 to $200,000; homes & townhomes from the $200,000s to $1 million+. 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 $55,000 to $500,000; Condos and Townhomes from the high $100,000s to over $300,000; Custom Homes from $270,000 to over $1.5 million. Read More...

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Sunset Falls at Bald Creek

Waynesville, North Carolina Gated Community
Waynesville, North Carolina

This low-density mountain community is located 20 minutes from Waynesville and 35 minutes from Asheville—an area home to 16 mountain peaks exceeding 6,000 feet in elevation. Residents enjoy dramatic long-range mountain views, streams, creeks, and wooded hiking trails. Lots ranging from 1.5 to 8 acres are priced from $69,900 to $219,900. 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 the $850,000s to $4 million; Lots from the $150,000s to $1.8 million. Read More...


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The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Gated Community
Lenoir, North Carolina

Set on 3,600 acres, this gated mountain community borders Pisgah National Forest and is 30 minutes from Blowing Rock, NC. Amenities include 5 miles of river frontage, equestrian facilities, a mountaintop Lodge, 39 miles of hiking and horse trails, four waterfalls, two community gardens, low HOA fees, and mild four season weather. Lots priced from $49,900 to $139,900; Cabins from $155,000+; Cottages from $369,000+; Homes from $379,000 to $729,000. Read More...


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The Lodges at Eagles Nest

Banner Elk, North Carolina Gated Community
Banner Elk, North Carolina

The Lodges at Eagles Nest is a private mountain community offering residents all the sophistication of an upscale gated community combined with a "summer-camp” inspired lifestyle. One to ten-acre lots with long-range views priced from $60,000 to $400,000; Custom-Designed Mountain Homes priced from $250,000 to $2.5 million. 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 priced from the $270,000s to the $550,000s. 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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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 $1,000 to $360,000; Homes priced from about $300,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Berkeley Hall

Bluffton, South Carolina Gated Community
Bluffton, South Carolina

This traditional Lowcountry community is set on the Okatie River with homes featuring river, marsh, golf, lake and forest views. Two "core" Tom Fazio golf courses and a 30-acre golf learning center complete the golf experience. Other amenities include a Spa & Fitness Center, recreational River Park, and a clubhouse with concierge services. Lots priced from $1,000 to $525,000; Homes from $400,000 to $2 million. Read More...

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Brays Island Plantation

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 $160,000 to $825,000; Homes from $895,000 to $3.7 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 $10,000; Villas and Homes are priced from $165,000 to $1.5 million. Read More...

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Carolina Orchards by Del Webb

Fort Mill, South Carolina Gated Community
Fort Mill, South Carolina

A Del Webb active adult community in the Charlotte area, this 55+ retirement community is located three miles south of the North Carolina state line, in the historic town of Fort Mill, SC. Planned amenities include a clubhouse, swimming pool, tennis and pickleball courts, an outdoor pavilion, garden plots, and a dog park. Golf, recreation, shops and dining can be found 5 minutes away. Priced from $258,999 to $375,999. Read More...


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