Explore the best fishing communities in North Carolina

North Carolina Fishing Communities

North Carolina is one of the best fly fishing locations in the World. There are many residential fishing communities in North Carolina that allow avid anglers to live where they fish. If you want to live in one of the top trout fishing towns, the Tar Heel State is home to several. As one of the top retirement destinations in the nation, North Carolina also offers some of the best active adult communities for fishing. Fishing real estate choices range from mountain cabins on fly fishing streams to seaside homes with docks. Explore these fishing communities to find trout stream property, creekfront property, and other fishing properties for sale in North Carolina.

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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Fishing Community
Hertford, North Carolina

A scenic Dan Maples signature golf course and a 166-slip deepwater marina highlight this gated waterfront community in the Albemarle Sound region of northeastern North Carolina. Choose from a selection of homes, townhomes and condos priced from $225,000 to $850,000; Lots from $30,000 to $200,000. Read More...

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Balsam Mountain Preserve

Sylva, North Carolina Fishing Community
Sylva, North Carolina

This low-density club community in the mountains of western North Carolina has fewer than 400 homes and nearly 3,500 of its 4,400 acres permanently protected from development by conservation easements. Amenities include an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course, The Ruby Valley Fitness & Wellness Center for classes, training and massage therapy, an Equestrian Center, The Boarding House Lodge and Restaurant, a Nature Center with onsite naturalists, horseback riding, 38 miles of fishing streams, and over 42 miles of private hiking trails. Fractional Shares starting at $100,000; Lots are priced from $350,000 to $1 million; Homes from $1,500,000 to $5 million+. Read More...

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Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, North Carolina Fishing Community
Tuckasegee, North Carolina

This lakefront mountain resort community features a Nicklaus Design golf course, a lake club with pools, restaurant and fitness center, tennis & pickleball courts, a 500-acre private lake, an outdoor events amphitheater, and miles of scenic hiking trails and fly fishing. Located along one of the last undeveloped lakes in Western North Carolina, near Cashiers. Craftsman-style cottages, custom homes, villas and mountain lodges are priced from the high $200,000s to $4 million; Lots priced from the low $100,000s to the high $500,000s. Read More...

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Brunswick Forest

Leland, North Carolina Fishing Community
Leland, North Carolina

Located on North Carolina's Cape Fear coast, just minutes from historic Wilmington, Brunswick Forest offers a wide array of neighborhoods and lifestyles. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf at Cape Fear National®, a Clubhouse, Town Creek River Launch, Fitness & Wellness Center, parks, natural areas and more than 100 miles of pathways linking residences and amenities. Lots priced from the $150,000 to $250,000; Townhomes, Cottages, Villas and Single-Family Homes priced from the upper $300,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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Carolina Overlook by Del Webb

Clayton, North Carolina Fishing Community
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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Compass Pointe

Leland, North Carolina Fishing Community
Leland, North Carolina

Awarded the 2016 Bliss Award for “Best North Carolina Community of the Year,” Compass Pointe offers new homes, townhomes and lots for sale in a gated resort and retirement community near North Carolina's Cape Fear coast, with golf, tennis and other club amenities under development. Lots from $200,000+; Homes priced from the mid $500,000s to $1 million. Read More...

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GlenLaurel Preserve

Brevard, North Carolina Fishing Community
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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Kenmure Country Club

Flat Rock, North Carolina Fishing Community
Flat Rock, North Carolina

Buyers seeking a year-round home, part-time mountain retreat or long-term retirement residence will find a varied selection of homes and homesites for sale at Kenmure— an established Blue Ridge Mountain country club community located 30 minutes from Asheville. Homesites ranging from half an acre to two acres are priced from $100,000 to $450,000, with condos, townhomes, villas and single-family homes priced from $350,000 to $2.5 million. Read More...

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Oak Island Estates

Caswell Beach, North Carolina Fishing Community
Caswell Beach, North Carolina

This coastal North Carolina golf community offers a new clubhouse and 18-hole golf course, along with quick access to Caswell Beach, the Intracoastal Waterway, and charming downtown Southport. The clubhouse offers a restaurant & bar, pro shop, outdoor fire pit, and year-round events. Homes priced from $200,000 to $2 million; Lots from $50,000 to $500,000; Condos from $150,000 to $600,000. Read More...

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Ocean Ridge Plantation Presented by ASAP Realty

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Fishing 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 Fishing 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. Patio Homes, Custom and Resale Homes from the $500,000 to $990,000. Read More...

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River Bluffs

Wilmington, North Carolina Fishing 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 $100,000 and Townhomes/Homes priced from the upper $600,000s. Read More...

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Riverlights

Wilmington, North Carolina Fishing Community
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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Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

Shallotte, North Carolina Fishing 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 $20,000 to $200,000; homes & townhomes from the $300,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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RiverSea Plantation

Bolivia, North Carolina Fishing 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 Fishing 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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Sea Trail Plantation

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Fishing Community
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

This golf and resort community offers the best in coastal living, along with championship golf courses, resort-style amenities, and a wide variety of homes. Recreational offerings include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, walking & biking trails, tennis & pickleball courts, fishing ponds, and weekly activities for all interests. Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand is just 30 minutes away. Lots priced from $30,000 to $150,000; condos from $99,000 to $249,000; townhomes from $129,000 to $299,000; homes from $209,000 to $649,000. Read More...

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St. James Plantation

Southport, North Carolina Fishing 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 Fishing 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 Fishing 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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