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North Carolina Gated Communities

Gated communities in North Carolina appeal to homebuyers looking for vacation homes, mountain homes, coastal waterfront property, lakefront property, and other attractive North Carolina real estate options. Western North Carolina real estate in gated communities ranges from mountain property in the Blue Ridge Mountains to lakefront homes in gated communities near Asheville's city and cultural attractions. There are also gated communities offering oceanfront property along the North Carolina coast. Explore the best gated communities in North Carolina and find your ideal retirement, equestrian, permanent, or second home.

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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Gated 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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Balsam Mountain Preserve

Sylva, North Carolina Gated 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 Gated 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 400-acre private lake, an outdoor events amphitheater, and more than 20 miles of scenic hiking trails and fly fishing. Located along one of the last undeveloped lakes in Western North Carolina, near Cashiers. Craftsman-style homes and mountain lodges are priced from $200,000 to $2.6 million; Lots from $80,000 to $625,000. Read More...

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Chinquapin

Glenville, North Carolina Gated 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 Gated 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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Connestee Falls

Brevard, North Carolina Gated Community
Brevard, North Carolina

For over four decades, Connestee Falls has offered scenic mountain real estate and single-family homes for sale in a gated Blue Ridge Mountain community with golf, tennis, lakes, waterfalls, hiking trails and other active lifestyle amenities. Homesites are priced from about $10,000 to $99,900; Single-family homes from $125,000 to $1 million. Read More...


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Crow Creek

Calabash, North Carolina Gated 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. One-acre lots are priced from $60,000 to $120,000. Read More...


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Cypress Landing

Washington, North Carolina Gated Community
Washington, North Carolina

Located in the Inner Banks region of North Carolina, Cypress Landing is situated on the Pamlico River near the Intracoastal Waterway. Home to all ages, amenities include pools, a fitness center, playground, tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, and a floating dock marina with a lively yacht club. Fully owned, debt-free, and fiscally sound, homesites are priced from $21,500 to $150,000 and homes and villas from $215,000 to $895,000. Read More...

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Grand Highlands at Bearwallow Mountain

Hendersonville, North Carolina Gated Community
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 $70,000 to $650,000; Homes and Cottages from $475,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...


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Grandview Peaks

Nebo, North Carolina Gated Community
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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Hasentree

Wake Forest, North Carolina Gated Community
Wake Forest, North Carolina

This resort-style community is situated in a serene setting adjacent to Falls Lake, just minutes from downtown Raleigh, NC. Unparalleled amenities include a Tom Fazio Championship Golf Course, Hasentree Lake and Family Activity Club with Aquatics and Tennis Complex. Homes and Golf Villas from the upper $300,000s to over $740,000. Read More...


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Landfall

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated Community
Wilmington, North Carolina

This established Wilmington, North Carolina country club community is situated just west of the Intracoastal Waterway, five minutes from Wrightsville Beach. A long list of amenities is topped by 45 holes of golf designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye. Lots are priced from about $175,000 to $1.5 million; Homes, Condos and Townhomes are priced from about $300,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...

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Mountain Air

Burnsville, North Carolina Gated Community
Burnsville, North Carolina

Located 30 minutes from Asheville, this acclaimed mountaintop gated community features a selection of custom homesites and developer-built residences with long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Amenities include a rugged mountain golf course, resort-style recreational facilities, and fly-in access via a private paved runway. Lots priced from $20,000 to $200,000; Homes and condos priced from $200,000 to $1.9 million. Read More...

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Ocean Club Estates

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Gated Community
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

This coastal gated community is offering a limited opportunity to own a dockable waterfront homesite on the island of Sunset Beach, North Carolina. All 68 homesites feature docks with deepwater access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. There are also private walking trails, boardwalks to remote islands, and a canoe and kayak launch. Myrtle Beach and Wilmington are within a short boat ride or 1-hour drive. Homesites priced from $160,000 to $350,000; Turn-Key Home Packages priced from the $400,000s to the $600,000s. Read More...

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Ocean Ridge Plantation

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Gated 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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Old Edwards Club at Highlands Cove

Highlands, North Carolina Gated Community
Highlands, North Carolina

An 18-hole Tom Jackson-designed golf course and four-star historical inn are distinguishing features of this Highlands, North Carolina gated community set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Membership extends five generations, allowing the whole family access to heated swimming pools, spa facilities, tennis, fitness centers, and dining. Lots priced from $150,000 to $800,000; Condos, Townhomes, and Homes priced from $450,000 to $5 million. Read More...

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Porters Neck Plantation

Wilmington, North Carolina Gated 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 Gated 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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Rock Barn Country Club & Spa

Conover (Hickory), North Carolina Gated Community
Conover (Hickory), North Carolina

Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Retirement Lifestyles Magazine named Rock Barn Golf and Spa one of the "Top 50 Master Planned Golf Communities in the Carolinas." Amenities include two championship golf courses, two clubhouses, a full service spa, fitness center, racquetball court, tennis complex, outdoor swimming pool complex, equestrian center, sand volleyball court and more. Lots priced from the mid $40,000s; Townhomes from $329,000; Single-family homes from the $300,000s. Read More...

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St. James Plantation

Southport, North Carolina Gated 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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