Explore Non-Golf Communities and Real Estate in North Carolina

North Carolina Communities Without Golf

Golf may be big in North Carolina, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty of options if you’re looking for communities without golf. In fact, non-golf communities in North Carolina are a popular choice for active adult and 55+ homebuyers who don’t want to live on or around a golf course. Inside the gates of the communities featured here, you’ll have access to world-class amenities, recreation, and planned social activities—but without the extra fees, noise, and busyness that’s often synonymous with golf communities. Rest assured the majority of these North Carolina communities without golf still offer the chance to tee it up with a wide selection of golf nearby on championship courses.

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Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound

Newport, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Newport, North Carolina

Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound is a gated waterfront community located just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Emerald Isle on North Carolina's Atlantic Coast, near the historic town of Beaufort. Amenities include a plantation-style clubhouse, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a 75-slip marina, and a network of walking and biking trails. Homes priced from the mid $600,000s; Lots from the high $30,000s. Read More...


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Carolina Gardens by Del Webb

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

This Wake County, North Carolina 55 plus community offers an active adult lifestyle with a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, outdoor recreation, and quick access to the attractions of the Triangle region. Amenities include a fitness center, swimming pools, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball, walking trails, community gardens, and a dog park. Homes priced from the high $200,000s. Read More...


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Cresswind Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Charlotte, North Carolina

This Charlotte, NC 55+ community is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still within easy reach of Uptown attractions. Resort-style amenities include an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse, fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, pickleball, bocce, and walking & biking trails. Clubs and programs are offered for every hobby. NASCAR, golf, and mountains are easily accessible. Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Cresswind Wesley Chapel

Monroe, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Monroe, North Carolina

This master-planned active adult (55+) community in suburban Charlotte blends modern conveniences with a rural, small-town atmosphere. Forbes named the region one of the nation’s “Best Places to Retire,” citing its good climate, good air quality and no state income tax on Social Security. Residents will have convenient access to Uptown Charlotte, the airport, shopping, golf and more. Priced from the $400,000s to the $700,000s. Read More...


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Cullowhee River Club

Sylva, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Sylva, North Carolina

Located next to Western Carolina University, on the banks of the Tuckasegee River this residential and recreational community offers something for everyone. Residents will have access to a variety of amenities, the endless hiking and biking trails of 3 Blue Ridge Mountain national parks just minutes away, and the cultural attractions of Asheville (less than an hour’s drive.) Cabins and cottages priced from the low $400,000s. Read More...


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Eagle Run Presented by ASAP Realty

Carolina Shores, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Carolina Shores, North Carolina

Located in Carolina Shores just minutes from Calabash, NC, Eagle Run is a master-planned community for active adults, retirees, and families alike. In addition to nearby golf and beaches, onsite amenities include a community gathering area with fire pit, swimming pool with pavilion, pickleball courts, and biking/walking trails. Flexible Pulte Home designs range from 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4.5 baths, with a variety of floorplans starting in the low $300,000s. Read More...


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Flowers Plantation

Clayton, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Clayton, North Carolina

This 3,000-acre gated community is located just 20 minutes outside of North Carolina's Research Triangle. Along with quick access to the Triangle's renowned healthcare, shops, dining, and entertainment venues, this master-planned community offers a diverse selection of amenities, including a clubhouse, fitness center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, walking trails, and more. Homes and townhomes from the mid $200,000s. Read More...


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Grandview Peaks

Nebo, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Nebo, North Carolina

Located about an hour from Asheville, this gated mountain community offers a choice of long-range views and gently sloping lots for sale in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina. Ready-to-build 1- to 10-acre lots are priced from $29,900 to $89,900; Log, Timber and Craftsman Style home/land packages priced from $200,000 to $500,000. Read More...


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Ole Plantation

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Ole Plantation is a private gated community in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. Situated in the small town of Rutherfordton, the North Carolina community provides peace, privacy, and an abundance of nearby recreational activities for families, active adults, and retirees. Spacious 1-3 acre lots with long-range mountain views start in the mid $30,000s. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s. Read More...


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River Bluffs

Wilmington, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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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Riverlights

Wilmington, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Wilmington, North Carolina

This Wilmington, NC river-front coastal community is set along the Cape Fear River and is located less than 5 miles from historic downtown Wilmington and 12 miles from area beaches. The community features a 38-acre fresh water lake for non-motorized boats, miles of multi-use trails with a waterfront boardwalk, 8+ parks and open spaces, public day docks, a separate 55+ active adult community with private amenities, and the Marina Village community hub, which is home to local shopping, dining and more. Townhomes priced from the $300,000s to high $600,000s; Homes priced from the $300,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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SeaScape at Holden Beach

Holden Beach, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Holden Beach, North Carolina

North Carolina's newest coastal gem with direct ocean access and amazing ocean views. Elegant clubhouse, private cabana, deep water marina with harbormaster's house and private boat launch, tennis courts, swimming pool, state-of-the-art exercise facilities. Lots start at $20,000; Homes priced from $400,000. Read More...


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The Hamlet by Simple Life

Flat Rock, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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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The Lodges at Eagles Nest

Banner Elk, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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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The Pointe at Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Located along the southwestern coast of Brunswick County, The Pointe at Ocean Isle Beach is an oceanfront North Carolina beach community between Myrtle Beach, SC, and Wilmington, NC. Amenities and local activities at this Coastal Carolina community include private beach access, walking trails, an abundance of fishing and water recreation, and many nearby golf courses, shopping, and dining. Lots start at $1.1 million and homes range from $1,875,000 to $2,875,000. Read More...


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The Settlement at Thomas Divide

Bryson City, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Bryson City, North Carolina

This mountain community of Western Carolina borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is just 10 minutes from downtown Bryson City. Amenities include a community center with lodging, equestrian facilities, and trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding. Residents also have easy access to more than 500 miles of trails, trout fishing streams, whitewater rafting, boating, and more. Lots priced from $68,500 to $395,000; Cabin priced at $549,000. Read More...

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Trilogy® Lake Norman

Denver, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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 high $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...


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Waterford of the Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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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WyndWater by Robuck Homes

Hampstead, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Hampstead, North Carolina

Located in Hampstead, NC, between Highway 17 and the Intracoastal Waterway, WyndWater is a master-planned community immersed in nature. This coastal North Carolina community is situated between beaches, green spaces, and city conveniences. The community features a swimming pool with pavilion and bathhouse and is just minutes from Hampstead's public boat ramp and the beaches of Topsail Island. Homes include 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms, and range from 2,169 to 3,065 square feet and start in the $500,000s. Read More...


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