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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Auburn Village

Raleigh, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Raleigh, North Carolina

Conveniently located in North Carolina’s renowned Research Triangle region, this 55+ community offers a low-maintenance lifestyle and resort-style amenities designed for active adults. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, heated saltwater pool, event lawn, pickleball courts, bocce ball and more. Homes priced from $330,000 to $550,000. 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

Unionville, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Unionville, 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. Prices to be determined. 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 $449,000. Read More...


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Del Webb at Traditions

Wake Forest, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Wake Forest, North Carolina

This 55+ community in Wake Forest, North Carolina features a variety of resort-style amenities designed specifically for active adults. The The planned 18,000-square-foot amenity center will include a fitness center, coffee lounge, demonstration kitchen, billiards, swimming pool, tennis, pickleball, bocce, and more. More than 50 miles of trails wind throughout the community. Raleigh's shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions are just 20 miles away. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to the $500,000s. Read More...

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Fendol Farms

Durham, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Durham, North Carolina

This Durham, North Carolina 55+ community is located in a country setting convenient to city attractions of the Research Triangle region. Amenities include an amenity center, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, bocce ball courts, walking trails, a dog park, community gardens, and an event lawn. Homes and townhomes priced from $350,000 to $600,000. 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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Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain

Hendersonville, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Hendersonville, North Carolina

Named the 2013 Community of the Year by the Asheville Home Builders Association, this established North Carolina high country community offers a choice of mountain cottages and custom homes for sale in a bucolic setting close to Asheville, Hendersonville, Lake Lure and other Blue Ridge Mountain destinations. Amenities include a mountain lodge styled clubhouse with fitness center, community barn, private parks and a network of hiking and riding trails. Lots priced from $80,000 to $750,000; Homes and Cottages from $549,000. 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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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 high $200,000s to high $600,000s; Homes priced from the $300,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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Sunset Falls at Bald Creek

Waynesville, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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 Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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 $39,900 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 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 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 priced from the low $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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