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North Carolina Waterfront Communities

When searching for waterfront communities in North Carolina, there are many lifestyles to choose from. You can enjoy waterfront living on North Carolina's various beaches, rivers, lakes, and waterways. People in all stages of life are attracted to homes with waterfront views in North Carolina, from families with children to active adults. North Carolina is home to several family-friendly resort communities and some of the best waterfront places to retire. Explore these communities to find your perfect waterfront property in North Carolina.

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Albemarle Plantation

Hertford, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $125,000 to $850,000; Lots from $30,000 to $325,000. Read More...

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Bear Lake Reserve

Tuckasegee, North Carolina Waterfront 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 Waterfront 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 $100,000 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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Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound

Newport, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Newport, North Carolina

Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound is a gated waterfront community located just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Emerald Isle on North Carolina's Atlantic Coast, near the historic town of Beaufort. Amenities include a plantation-style clubhouse, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a 75-slip marina, and a network of walking and biking trails. Homes priced from the mid $600,000s; Lots from the high $30,000s. Read More...


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Chinquapin

Glenville, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $99,000 to $350,000; maintenance-free home packages starting in the $500,000s. Read More...

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Compass Pointe

Leland, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $90,000 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 Waterfront 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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Cullowhee River Club

Sylva, North Carolina Waterfront Community
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 the low $400,000s. Read More...


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Governors Club

Chapel Hill, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

A 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course highlights this gated community in North Carolina's prosperous Research Triangle metropolitan area. Governors Club combines a family-friendly, neighborhood atmosphere with the social and recreational benefits of a private country club. Members have access to golf, tennis, fitness, swimming and clubhouse facilities with over 400 events a year, plus boating and fishing on nearby Jordan Lake. Lots priced from $50,000 to $500,000+; Homes from $400,000 to $3 million+. Read More...

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Landfall

Wilmington, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $250,000 to $2 million; Homes, Condos and Townhomes are priced from about $500,000 to $3.5 million. Read More...


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Oak Island Estates

Caswell Beach, North Carolina Waterfront 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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Occano

Merry Hill, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Merry Hill, North Carolina

Overlooking the historic Albemarle Sound along North Carolina’s Inner Banks, Occano is a resort-style community home to an Arnold Palmer Signature golf course and offers endless outdoor activities like golfing, boating, fishing, or simply taking in a stunning sunset. Lots priced from $100,000 to $250,000; Homes from the $400,000s to over $1 million. Read More...


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Ocean Ridge Plantation Presented by ASAP Realty

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina Waterfront 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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Ole Plantation

Rutherfordton, North Carolina Waterfront Community
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 1-3 acre lots with long-range mountain views start in the mid $30,000s. Homes priced from the mid $300,000s. Read More...


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Porters Neck Plantation

Wilmington, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $189,000 to $200,000; Patio Homes, Custom and Resale Homes from the $500,000 to $990,000. Read More...


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River Bluffs

Wilmington, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $80,000 and Townhomes/Homes priced from the low $300,000s. Read More...


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Riverlights

Wilmington, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $300,000s to high $600,000s; Homes priced from the $300,000s to $1 million+. Read More...

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Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

Shallotte, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $200,000s to $1 million+. Read More...


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Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure

Lake Lure, North Carolina Waterfront 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 Waterfront 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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