Mid $200s - Low $1Ms
Located less than five miles from historic downtown Wilmington, the large community of Brunswick Forest features 8,000 single-family and attached homes spread over 4,500 acres. Residences are on the market as both new and resale with dozens of floor plans to choose from. Plans range anywhere from 1,011-square-foot cottages to 3,511-square-foot single-family homes, and they offer up to four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, and three-car garages.
The expansive community’s amenities include everything from an entire fitness and wellness center to several clubhouses, an 18-hole golf course, multiple pools, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, and a small boat launch.
Low $300s - High $600s
Del Webb’s Carolina Arbors is an age-restricted community that boasts 1,256 single-family homes available on a resale-only basis. Potential residents can consider more than a dozen floor plans across three home collections. Homes vary between 1,152 and 2,562 square feet with one to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and two- to two-and-a-half-car garages.
Carolina Arbors’ long list of amenities includes a 37,000-square-foot clubhouse, a lounge, a fitness center, a ballroom, a library, a ceramics studio, a catering kitchen, an arts and crafts studio, indoor and outdoor pools, and several athletic courts. Additionally, residents can enjoy the community’s botanical garden, pet park, and walking and biking trails.
3. Fendol Farms - Durham, NC
High $200s - Low $600s
Fendol Farms is another popular community in the Durham area. It’s age-restricted and will feature 500 single-family homes with a total of eight floor plans upon final completion. Homes within the development range from 1,551 to 3,619 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two- or three-car garages.
Final plans for the development include a variety of amenities such as a clubhouse, a fitness center, multi-purpose rooms, a bar and grill patio, and an outdoor pool as well as bocce ball, pickleball, and tennis courts. There’s also a community garden for residents to plant their favorite herbs and vegetables, a dog park, an event lawn, and walking and biking trails throughout the property.
Low $300s - High $500s
Creekside at Bethpage consists of 650 low-maintenance, single-family homes and a myriad of resort-style amenities. Both new construction and resale homes are on the market with over a dozen floor plans that start at 1,294 square feet and go up to 2,606 square feet. These homes offer two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two- to three-car garages.
Noteworthy amenities in the age-restricted neighborhood include an expansive clubhouse with social rooms, an arts and crafts studio, a computer center, a hobby and game room, a billiards room, and a fitness center. Outdoors, residents will find a pool and patio as well as tennis, pickleball, and bocce ball courts.
5. Compass Pointe - Leland, NC
Low $300s - High $600s
Situated only minutes from the pristine shorelines of Wilmington’s most popular beaches, Compass Pointe is a large, gated community that’s made up of 2,000 attached and single-family homes. Throughout the years, several builders have built homes within the community, giving prospective buyers plenty of choices when it comes to the look and feel of their homes. There are dozens of floor plans that range 1,641 to 3,492 square feet with one to four bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and two-car garages.
Along with the neighborhood’s desirable location, residents can enjoy a number of enviable amenities that include—but are not limited to—a wellness center and spa, a catering kitchen, multi-purpose rooms, a lounge, a TV screening area, a resort-style pool and patio, plus two lighted tennis courts. Golfers will especially love Compass Pointe’s 18-hole golf course, driving range, and practice facility.
Low $300s - Mid $500s
The gated and age-restricted Trilogy Lake Norman will feature a total of 1,100 single-family homes upon completion. Only new construction homes are available with a wide variety of floor plan options. Homes range between 1,345 to 2,505 square feet with one to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and one- to two-and-a-half-car garages.
Trilogy Lake Norman residents have access to an extensive list of amenities, including a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse with a grand living room, a gathering room, a lounge, an art studio, a demonstration kitchen, a fitness center, and an indoor lap pool. Outdoor amenities range from a restore-style pool and patio to several athletic courts, an event lawn, and walking and biking trails. There’s also an on-site restaurant.
Low $300s - High $500s
Carolina Preserve is another best-selling community in North Carolina that consists of 1,268 resale single-family and attached homes. Also, this age-restricted neighborhood is part of the larger master-planned community, Amberly. Carolina Preserve’s variety of floor plans range from 1,217 to 3,500 square feet and offer two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two- to two-and-a-half-car garages.
Amenities include a 34,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness center, an aerobics and dance studio, a ceramics studio, and a hobby and game room. Residents also have access to indoor and outdoor pools, three ballrooms, a library, tennis and bocce courts, and a 15-acre lake.
Mid $200s - High $200s
Close to Downtown Raleigh in Clayton, North Carolina, the small community of Forge Creek at Flowers Plantation consists of 127 single-family homes built by Dan Ryan Builders. Floor plans vary between 1,626 and 2,972 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. One of the community’s biggest draws is the builder’s home customization that allows homeowners to add all sorts of spaces to their plans. Examples range from wine rooms and bulk storage to pocket offices and pet showers.
Forge Creek’s amenities include a clubhouse that boasts multi-purpose rooms, a club cafe bar, and a fitness center. Outside, there’s a swimming pool with a waterslide, walking and hiking trails, and pickleball and tennis courts.
Mid $200s - Mid $800s
Pittsboro’s Fearrington Village will feature more than 1,400 homes upon completion. Construction on the established neighborhood began in 1975 and new homes are still being built. There are both single-family and attached homes within the development with a variety of floor plans to consider. Home options range from 1,867-square-foot townhomes with two bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and one-car garages to 2,116-square-foot single-family homes with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages.
Fearrington’s amenities include The Spa at Fearrington, several on-site restaurants, retail shopping, and an expansive wellness center with an indoor lap pool and walking track. Residents also have access to swimming and croquet facilities, walking and biking trails, tennis courts, and gardening plots.
High $300s - Mid $600s
Rounding out the list of best-selling communities in North Carolina for 2019 is Charlotte’s Regency at Palisades. It features 413 residences with new construction and resale options on the market. There are ten single-family floor plans available that range from 1,933 to 2,628 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. Some plans also include a den.
The community offers residents easy access to Lake Wylie as well as several amenities, including the Palisades Sports Complex, which boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, outdoor pools, an aerobics and dance studio, nine tennis courts, and a soccer complex. Along with the sports complex, the development also has two clubhouses, an indoor pool, a hot tub, several athletic courts, and 4.17 miles of walking and biking trails.