Village Green in Southern Pines provides active adults with affordable homes in a quaint setting.

Price tags can be scary—especially when it comes to large purchases like buying a home—but that's not always the case. There are plenty of affordable active adult communities that have options to fit almost any budget, even in popular retirement destinations like the Carolinas. Below we’ve highlight two communities in North Carolina that have homes available for under $150K.

Village Green — Southern Pines, NC

Low $100s - High $100s

Potential homebuyers won’t have to worry about sticker shock while searching for a place in the Village Green community that’s located in the charming town of Southern Pines. The small, gated community offers affordable homes ranging in size from 1,100 to 2,700 square feet. It’s an ideal location for residents who want both a private and peaceful neighborhood with serene surroundings.

Village Green is age-restricted to 48+ and features less than 60 attached-homes on a resale-only basis. Floor plans can include one to four bedrooms, one to three bathrooms, and plenty of outdoor parking. Homeowners' association fees include cable and roofing, as well as common area and landscaping maintenance.

Village Green offers a number of amenities, including a clubhouse, multi-purpose room, walking path, and parks spread throughout the community. There are also plenty of clubs, classes, and activities to choose from, including bridge, book, and health clubs. While nearby Southern Pines is a golf lover’s dream with 42 courses to choose from, there are also lots of restaurants, boutique shopping, and historic sites to explore in the area.

Winding River Plantation — Bolivia, NC

Mid $100s - Mid $800s

Winding River Plantation offers potential home buyers a mixture of resale single-family homes and condos. Condos range from 1,201 to 2,196 square feet and can include two to three bedrooms as well as two to three bathrooms. There are several different styles of homes that have been built by a number of builders, which gives homeowners lots of options when it comes to floor plans and design layouts. Winding River houses range from 2,131 all the way up to 5,806 square feet in size. 

The community’s many amenities include a clubhouse, river house, and beach club at Holden Beach. Plus, a library, boat launch, grilling area, scenic ponds, marina, and boat slips. Residents can also take advantage of the 27-hole Carolina National Golf Club that snakes through the community and was designed by professional golfer, Fred Couples.

Along with the golf course, there are plenty of ways for residents to stay active on the property with a fitness center, several athletic courts, outdoor pool, kayak launch into the Folly River, and a community boardwalk that’s perfect for a leisurely stroll. There’s also a thriving social scene with a variety of social clubs that put on gatherings throughout the year, including barbecues, picnics, and holiday parties. Winding River’s location is perfect for residents who love the beach, as it’s located only minutes away from the city of Wilmington and several beaches.