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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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Sea Trail Plantation

Sunset Beach, North Carolina Waterfront 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 Waterfront 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 Cliffs at Walnut Cove

Arden, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Arden, North Carolina

Bordered by the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Cliffs at Walnut Cove rests on 1,600 acres of dense forests, rolling meadows and clear streams. Membership provides access to over $150 million in completed amenities at all seven Cliffs Communities, including seven championship golf courses with designs by Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Gary Player. Homes priced from the $850,000s to $4 million; Lots from the $150,000s to $1.8 million. Read More...


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The Coves Mountain River Club

Lenoir, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $49,900 to $139,900; Cabins from $155,000+; Cottages from $369,000+; Homes from $379,000 to $729,000. Read More...


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The Settlement at Thomas Divide

Bryson City, North Carolina Waterfront 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 $68,500 to $395,000; Cabin priced at $549,000. Read More...

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Trilogy® Lake Norman

Denver, North Carolina Waterfront Community
Denver, North Carolina

Trilogy® Lake Norman is a new gated and master-planned 55+ retirement community about half an hour northwest of downtown Charlotte. The community will combine resort-like social and recreational amenities with a selection of new homes for sale near Lake Norman and Interstate 77. Homes priced from $262,000 to $550,000. Read More...

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Waterford of the Carolinas

Wilmington, North Carolina Waterfront 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 Waterfront 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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