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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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 upper $300,000s. Read More...


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Carolina Overlook by Del Webb

Clayton, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Clayton, North Carolina

Carolina Overlook by Del Webb is a 55+ active adult community in Clayton, North Carolina. The low-maintenance North Carolina retirement community in Johnston County is conveniently located within 30 minutes of the Triangle area, and includes amenities like a state-of-the-art clubhouse, onsite lake, pickleball courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center, walking trails, and more. Floorplans ranging from 1,223 to 3,683 square feet with premium options start in the mid $300,000s. Read More...


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Chestnut Mountain Farms

McGrady, North Carolina Community Without Golf
McGrady, North Carolina

Chestnut Mountain Farms is a private mountain community nestled just below the Blue Ridge Parkway, 14 miles from North Wilkesboro, NC. Private and gated, the community features a variety of home sites, from large, forested parcels with secluded natural beauty to smaller skyline lots with long range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the New River Valley. Hike, bike, or ride horses by mountain streams, picturesque overlooks and shaded glens, on the private trails. The community gazebo and pavilion are the ideal outdoor oasis for picnicking, star gazing, and warming up by the outdoor fire ring. Horse barns and pasture are allowed. Lots are priced from $19,900 to $189,900. 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 $400,000s to the $700,000s. 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 $800,000s. 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 $300,000s to $1 million. Apartment rentals starting at $1,450/month.. Read More...


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GlenLaurel Preserve

Brevard, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Brevard, North Carolina

GlenLaurel Preserve is a North Carolina mountain community in Brevard designed to foster an active lifestyle in a pristine unspoiled environment. Carved into the Blue Ridge Mountains, bordered by the Pisgah National Forest, and overlooking the French Broad River Valley, residents enjoy an array of outdoor recreation within the community and surrounding area. Fishing, hiking, and an expansive clubhouse highlight the community amenities with NC mountain villas and green certified homes ranging from the low $500,000s to $1.75 million. Lots from $65,000 to $245,000. 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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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 1-10 acre lots with long-range mountain views start in the low $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 $100,000 and Townhomes/Homes priced from the upper $600,000s. 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 $400,000s to high $600,000s; Homes priced from the $400,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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RiverSea Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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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Ryan Homes at Lakes at Riverbend

Navassa, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Navassa, North Carolina

Ryan Homes at Lakes at Riverbend is a North Carolina community near Wilmington and the Cape Fear River in Navassa, NC. Its convenient location, low-maintenance homes, and resort-style amenities make the community perfect for families, active adults, and retirees. Amenities include a 5,000 square foot clubhouse with a fitness center and adjacent beach entry swimming pool, gathering area with fire pit, three pickleball courts, bocce court, play lawn, and walking trails. Townhomes priced from the high $200,000s. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s. Read More...


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Sunset Reach

Castle Hayne, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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 Community Without Golf
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 Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Community Without Golf
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 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 Sanctuary at Sunset Beach

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

The Sanctuary at Sunset Beach is a picturesque low-maintenance master-planned community located in the charming town of Sunset Beach, NC. The coastal North Carolina community is just minutes from the beach, with amenities including a resort-style pool, coastal clubhouse, fitness center, cabanas, outdoor fireplace, grilling stations, outdoor lounge area, golf cart parking, and miles of sidewalks and walking paths. Homebuyers can choose from premium North Carolina real estate in a variety of customizable floorplans with homes starting in the low $400,000s.. 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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The Walk at East Village

Clayton, North Carolina Community Without Golf
Clayton, North Carolina

The Walk at East Village is a 55+ active adult community in the small Southern town of Clayton, North Carolina. Amenities include clubhouse, salt water swimming pool, fitness center, demonstration kitchen, sports lounge, arts & crafts room, and much more. Outdoor recreational amenities include walking & biking trails, community gardens, a dog park, pickleball courts, a putting green, and a bocce ball court. The community hosts year-round activities, such as lifelong learning programs, cooking demonstrations, and parties. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s to $500,000. Read More...


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