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 $122,900 to $775,000; Lots from $29,500 to $439,000. Read More...

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Avalon

Waynesville, North Carolina Fishing Community
Waynesville, North Carolina

This gated mountain community is an outdoor recreation paradise conveniently located 10 minutes from Waynesville and 25 minutes from Asheville, NC. The six-acre community park offers hiking trails, a trout-stocked fishing pond, waterfalls, wildlife viewing, and fire pits. A mountain boardwalk overlooking Crabtree Valley is planned. Fly fishing, white water rapids, and hiking trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains are just outside the gates. Lots priced from the $90,000s to the $300,000s; Homes from the $500,000s to $1.5 million. 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 Sports Camp for swim, tennis and fitness, an Equestrian Center, The Boarding House Lodge and Restaurant, a Nature Center with onsite naturalists, horseback riding, 38 miles of fishing streams, and over 30 miles of private hiking trails. Lots are priced from $95,000 to $429,000; Homes from $659,000 to $3.2 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 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 $80,000s to $250,000; Townhomes, Cottages, Villas and Single-Family Homes priced from the $300,000s to the $800,000s. Read More...

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Chinquapin

Glenville, North Carolina Fishing Community
Glenville, North Carolina

This 2,000-acre gated community is located near the Nantahala National Forest and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Residents enjoy an abundance of outdoor activities, and community amenities include a clubhouse, an adventure trail, and equestrian, hiking and biking trails. Homesites priced from $80,000 to $350,000. 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 $85,000 to $200,000; Homes, Townhomes and Condos priced from $315,000 to $1 million. Read More...

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Crow Creek

Calabash, North Carolina Fishing Community
Calabash, North Carolina

This golf community is located on North Carolina's southern coast, 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, SC and 45 minutes from Wilmington, NC. The community offers easy access to Sunset Beach and the Intracoastal Waterway, where residents enjoy boating and fishing. Social and recreational opportunities can be found at the Amenity Center, including a fitness center, library, game room, swimming pool, and tennis courts. Choose from a selection of custom homes, cottagesand condos priced from $130,000 to $425,000 and up; Lots from $29,900 to $129,000; resales available. Read More...


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Cullowhee River Club

Cullowhee, North Carolina Fishing Community
Cullowhee, 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 mid $300,000s+ Read More...

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Del Webb Wilmington

Wilmington, North Carolina Fishing Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This new Del Webb community offers an active lifestyle in the coastal retirement destination of Wilmington, North Carolina. Modern amenities are designed for 55+ residents, including an amenity center, swimming pools, fitness center, trails, tennis, pickleball, and bocce. Part of the RiverLights master-planned community, residents have access to a lake, parks, shopping and dining, and a marina village on the Cape Fear River. Homes priced from $249,990 to $344,990. Read More...

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Imagery

Mount Holly, North Carolina Fishing 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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Laurel Mountain Preserve

Black Mountain, North Carolina Fishing Community
Black Mountain, North Carolina

This gated mountain community is located in the mountains of Western North Carolina and features large homesites surrounded by an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Residents have quick access to hiking trails, fishing spots, campgrounds, and whitewater rafting. Asheville is less than 30 miles away. Lots priced from $100,000 to $200,000. Read More...


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Ocean Ridge Plantation

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 $18,000 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. 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

Castle Hayne, North Carolina Fishing Community
Castle Hayne, North Carolina

This gated community offers a gated, waterfront village lifestyle along the banks of the North East Cape Fear River. Amenities include a community farm, cafe, fitness center, swimming pool, marina, tennis & pickleball courts, nature trails, parks, the longest private walkway over the river in the country (2,700'), and more. Downtown Wilmington is accessible within 10 minutes via boat or car. Lots priced from $80,000 to $505,000; Homes priced from $349,500 to $1.5 million. Read More...


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RiverLights

Wilmington, North Carolina Fishing Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington, NC’s newest 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 Marina Village that will include local flavors. New townhomes priced from the low $300,000s to the mid $400,000s; New homes priced from the mid $200,000s to the low $600,000s. 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 $14,000 to $149,000; homes from $250,000 to $650,000; Courtyard/Patio Villas from $250,000 to $300,000. Read More...


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Sea Trail Plantation

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

This gated 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 $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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The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Fishing 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 $39,990 to $169,000; Homes from $89,900 to $999,990. Read More...


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The Lodges at Eagles Nest

Banner Elk, North Carolina Fishing 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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The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Fishing Community
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

This coastal North Carolina community offers a low-maintenance lifestyle and cottage homes near the renowned Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, and walking & biking trails. Shops, restaurants, healthcare, tennis, pickleball, and golf courses are minutes away. Homes priced from $230,000s to the $400,000s; Townhomes from the $180,000s to the $230,000s. Read More...

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The Settlement at Thomas Divide

Bryson City, North Carolina Fishing Community
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 $51,000 to $450,000; Cabin priced at $549,000. Read More...


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Walnut Creek Preserve

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Fishing Community
Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Located 10 minutes south of Lake Lure, this established North Carolina equestrian community provides a setting for those seeking an equestrian lifestyle in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Offering buyers the opportunity to purchase farm acreage, Walnut Creek Preserve includes over 50 miles of private horseback riding trails, a community nature center, more than 25 creeks and streams, a large waterfall, a stocked lake, and a 1,500-acre protected private forest. Wooded parcels include horse pastures with mountain views and range from over 10 acres to 25 acres; Lots priced from $300,000 to $525,000; Homes priced $1 million to $1.6 million. Read More...


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Waterford of the Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina Fishing 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 Fishing 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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