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Old 01-22-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I though there needs to be a thread for those looking for a gated community in the coastal area, which is not a golf course community.

In Wilmington, I found Hidden Pointe on the Lake and Brookside Gardens, both north of Market Street. Brookside Gardens includes *all* landscaping within the HOA fee. There is also Bentley Gardens in the Masonboro area.

In Hampstead, there is Eagles Watch, and in Sneads Ferry, there is Mimosa Bay. In Leland, there is Waterford of the Carolinas.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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GoldenAge thanks for this information. Are any of the Communities you mentioned 55+?
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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GoldenAge thanks for this information. Are any of the Communities you mentioned 55+?
As far as I know, *none* of these communities are legally restricted to people over 55. That classification seems to be too restrictive to developers around here, as they also want the "second-home" population. However, many of them have a majority over people of retirement age. My brother-in-law lives in Magnolia Greens where many people are retired or semi-retired.

I think the only age-restricted 55+ community on the Carolina coast is Sun City, down near Hilton Head, South Carolina.

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Old 01-22-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Thanks, GoldenAge. We like the idea of a 55+ community because of the social activities, clubs, pools, exercise facilities, etc. and people of similar age - the "Active Adult" concept.

Whether it is gated makes no difference to us.

It's not the "no kids" part we're after - it's the ability to meet new people that have similar interests in our age group, quickly and easily. (Meeting them at church is not something we're going to do.)
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:47 PM
 
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A little further south in Brunswick Co. there is River Sea Plantation, Seascape, Seawatch and Sunset Ridge. They do not have on site golf courses but have other amenities.
I'm sure there are a lot more, but these come to mind.

I agree with goldenage, none of them, specifically, mention age restriction. But in our many years and many tours, we have found little evidence of kids in these communities (no bikes in driveways, no basketball goals etc). That could be part of the HOA restrictions IDK.

Here is a nice web site that has a brief description of some of the communities.
Brunswick County NC Real Estate | Ocean Isle Beach | Carolina Plantations

Have a great trip to the coast and good luck with your search!
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:30 PM
 
Location: NC
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Thanks, GoldenAge. We like the idea of a 55+ community because of the social activities, clubs, pools, exercise facilities, etc. and people of similar age - the "Active Adult" concept.

Whether it is gated makes no difference to us.

It's not the "no kids" part we're after - it's the ability to meet new people that have similar interests in our age group, quickly and easily. (Meeting them at church is not something we're going to do.)
I can assure you that most communities within a certain price point in Eastern NC $350k plus will have a majority of retirees. I live in Taberna (New Bern) and there are many activiites for retirees (social functions, etc.).
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