Blue sky over the ferris wheel along the shoreline of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Though Myrtle Beach is in South Carolina, there are several nearby active adult communities in North Carolina.

Over the years Myrtle Beach has made a name for itself among active adults seeking a mild climate year-round as well as no shortage of things to do and see. Not only does the area have pristine beaches that hug the scenic shoreline of the Atlantic, but it’s also bursting at the seams with shopping, dining, and entertainment options. And, although Myrtle Beach is located in South Carolina, there are quite a few active adult communities right over the state line in North Carolina.

Here’s a roundup of four North Carolina Communities that are an easy drive from Myrtle Beach:

Beacon Townes - Carolina Shores, NC

Mid $100s - High $100s

Located in Carolina Shores, the Beacon Townes community sits a short distance from the state line. It’s comprised of 166 attached homes that are available on both a new and resale basis. The development offers residents three floor plans that range from 1,491 to 1,835 square feet of living space with three to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a garage. 

Along with the low-maintenance lifestyle that comes along with living in a community of attached homes, Beacon Townes offers residents several amenities, including an amenity center, a multi-purpose room, an outdoor pool and patio, a cabana, scenic ponds, and plenty of natural space to spend time outdoors.

Meadowlands Golf Club - Calabash, NC

High $100s - Low $300s

Originally built by Tribute Homes in 2005, Meadow Lands Golf Club features 450 single-family homes that are on the market as new construction as well as resale. There’s a wide variety of homes for potential buyers to choose from with ten floor plans. Sizes range from 1,430 to 2,711 square feet and can have up to five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages.

Golfers will especially love the 18-hole golf course that’s situated in the development, but there’s also plenty of other amenities within the community that will appeal to residents who aren’t golfers. The list of amenities ranges from a clubhouse and exercise room to a resort-style pool and walking trails.

Ocean Ridge Plantation - Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Low $300s - High $900s

The gated Ocean Ridge Plantation is a large active adult community that will have approximately 3,000 homes by the time it’s finished. Residences are spread throughout a dozen smaller neighborhoods and are on the market as new construction and resale homes. The community has a wide variety of styles, designs, and floor plans for potential residents to choose from because homes have been built by several builders. Most options in Ocean Ridge tend to run between approximately 1,600 square feet and 2,800 square feet.

Beyond the vast array of home choices, the community has an extensive list of impressive amenities for residents to take advantage of. The list includes access to several clubhouses spread throughout the dozen neighborhoods as well as multiple golf courses, pro shops, and lounges. Additionally, there are multiple onsite restaurants, so residents never have to go far from home to grab a bite to eat.

Other amenities include a private beach, oceanfront decks, a four-acre fishing lake, indoor and outdoor pools, and two lighted tennis courts. There are also several walking and biking trails that wind throughout the development, perfect for residents who want to get in some daily cardio while also enjoying the great outdoors.

The Farm at Brunswick - Carolina Shores, NC

Low $200s - High $200s

The Farm at Brunswick is another active adult community located near the state line in Carolina Shores. The new development built by D.R. Horton will include 218 single-family homes upon completion. Residences will be built according to four floor plans, ranging from 1,588 to 1,883 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to three baths, and attached two-car garages. Three of the four plans also include a den.

Final plans for The Farm at Brunswick include a list of amenities including a clubhouse, fitness center, and multi-purpose room. Outdoors, homeowners will find a pool and patio, a playground, scenic lakes, parks and natural space, plus walking and biking trails that are ideal for a leisurely stroll on a nice day.