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Guide to Gated Communities in North Carolina

When it comes to privacy, security, and a close-knit neighborhood, gated communities are unmatched. With over 25,000 gated communities in the United States alone, there’s a perfect location for everyone.

Privacy and Security

Peace of mind is the top priority of these communities. Gated entrances, private roads, and security systems keep neighborhoods safe year-round. Many places even have security personnel that patrols the streets. 

Social activities

Being part of an exclusive community means that neighbors get to know each other well. Onsite amenities, such as clubhouses and pools, foster these close relationships. Staff members also organize themed dinners, holiday events, and special interest groups.

Top-Notch Amenities

Gated communities offer updated facilities. Pools, fitness rooms, and tennis courts are generally found onsite. Those who have particular interests such as golf or sailing can find gated communities that cater specifically to those activities.

Family-Friendly Environment

Gated communities are diverse—they are a sanctuary to young families and empty-nesters alike. From playgrounds to lounges, these communities offer amenities to entertain residents of any age. 

Further, these amenities add value to the neighborhood, which benefit homeowners in these communities.

Sample Communities to Discover

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St. James Properties

Southport, NC
Townhomes and Condos: $300K+, Homes: $500K, and Homesites: $150K

Southeastern NC’s shimmering coast is home to St. James Plantation. This uber popular community is nestled along the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), near the charming seaside village of Southport and historic Wilmington. Residents enjoy our over 100 million dollars of completed first-class amenities, including a private oceanfront beach club, a 475-Wet Slip/Dry Stack ICW marina and marketplace, fitness clubs including a $4 million dollar Signature Wellness Center, 4 welcoming clubhouses, 81-holes of championship golf, 36+ miles of biking, walking trails, dining, Har-Tru tennis, pickleball, parks and community gardens as well as over 100 social clubs. Our residents also enjoy a mild Carolina climate as living here means four distinct seasons, perfect for enjoying the great outdoors and exploring nearby antiques, shops, boutiques, gourmet restaurants and historical landmarks dating back to the 1700’s. Moreover, our area boasts well- supplied adult educational institutions and first-class medical centers. Real estate options range from spacious custom homes to patio homes and condominiums. Single family homes range from the $500s to $1 million plus, and homesites range from the $200s.

Plan your visit right now! Call 800-245-3871 or visit our website: www.StJames-Properties.com.
View our article Reasons to Love St. James Plantation!

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Sunset Reach

Castle Hayne, NC
Homes $660K - $1.5 M Homesiste $150K - $400K+

Perched majestically atop a picturesque bluff along the east bank of the Northeast Cape Fear River, Sunset Reach stands as an exciting new community just a brief five miles north of the vibrant heart of historic downtown Wilmington, NC. This evolving neighborhood seamlessly blends the dynamic allure of one of North Carolina's fastest-growing cities with the tranquil charm of a "low country" retreat, where the sun gracefully bids adieu over the river. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the setting sun, a quick 10-minute boat or car ride away from the lively Downtown Wilmington. Wilmington, NC, offers a plethora of fine dining options and local attractions, all conveniently within your grasp. Adding to its magnetic appeal, Sunset Reach is a mere 15-minute drive from Championship Golf Courses and the pristine beaches of North Carolina, such as Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach.

Building your dream home at Sunset Reach means embracing the perfect blend of modern convenience and tranquility. Revel in the exceptional water views from nearly every homesite in this exclusive gated community, featuring distinguished builders such as Hagood Homes, Kent Homes, Kirk Pigford Homes, and Copper Builders. With only 75 single-family homesites and 63 townhomes, Sunset Reach ensures an intimate and personalized community experience.

Indulge in leisure at our Lakeside Pool & Clubhouse, complete with a fitness center, engage in friendly matches at the Pickleball Court, or find moments of peace on the Riverfront Boardwalk and Gazebo. Water enthusiasts can explore our 12-acre lake with opportunities for kayaking and paddle boating. For those seeking the ultimate waterfront experience, boat slips are available for purchase, offering privileged access to the deep waters of the Northeast Cape Fear River, providing access to the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. At Sunset Reach, we extend a warm invitation for you to explore a residence that transcends the ordinary, where each day is a testament to the seamless blend of natural beauty and modern luxury.

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The Cove At Celo Mountain
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The Cove At Celo Mountain

Burnsville, NC
Lots From $31K

The Cove at Celo Mountain in North Carolina boasts beautiful surroundings, ingrained history and unlimited adventure right outside your doorstep. Located in Yancey County, just 45 minutes from Asheville, NC, this area was once occupied by the Cherokee Indians. In the 1700s, Irish, English and Scottish immigrants then settled in the mountainous terrain and fertile river valleys. The land was mined from the mid 1800s throughout the mid 1900s for precious minerals. During the 1900s, logging resulted in new hardwood forests and dense shrubbery. Our picturesque lots have something for every mountaineer!

The Cove at Celo Mountain is heralded as one of the most beautiful mountain properties in Western North Carolina, and special care has been taken to preserve the abundance of natural amenities found here. These include crystal-clear streams and rivers, entrancing birdsong, trout ponds, towering trees and so much more! Find new ways to explore on our manicured hiking trails, or relax and enjoy the scenery at one of our outdoor parks. Don’t ignore the call of the mountains any longer!

Contact us to begin the adventure of your lifetime at The Cove at Celo Mountain!

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