Located in beautiful Coastal North Carolina, this community offers a luxurious lifestyle inside and out.

Active adults looking for resort-style living in Coastal North Carolina may find their ideal home in Ocean Ridge Plantation. While this luxurious community is open to residents of all ages, retirees and empty nesters will particularly enjoy its many social and recreational amenities, which include four golf courses, a four-acre fishing lake, and a private beach. The community is also 45 minutes from Wilmington and only 25 minutes north of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

Opened in the early 1990s, Ocean Ridge Plantation features single-family homes designed by multiple builders, as well as an impressive line-up of resort-style amenities. Homes are still being developed today, with plans for a total of approximately 3,000 homes at completion. The scenic grounds offer many recreational opportunities, while elegant clubhouses provide additional amenities.


The Plantation Club is an inviting clubhouse that features scenic views of the community's four-acre fishing lake. This upscale facility is for the exclusive use of Ocean Ridge Plantation residents. It brings residents together with social areas and a state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna and two lighted tennis courts. Just three miles from the community, the Ocean Ridge Beach Club provides residents with a private clubhouse on Sunset Beach. This three-level facility includes spacious oceanfront decks, convenient locker rooms, indoor showers, comfortable social areas, and a kitchenette.


Each golf course has 18 holes of championship golf and has been designed to take advantage of the natural landscape.


Resident golfers will love Ocean Ridge Plantation's nationally-recognized Big Cats golf courses. These include five 18-hole championship courses: Tiger's Eye, Panther's Run, Lion's Paw, Leopard's Chase, and Jaguar's Lair. There are also two golf clubhouses. The 20,000 square-foot Tiger's Eye Grand Clubhouse provides a golf pro shop, executive meeting spaces, and the Tiger's Eye Grille. A second clubhouse, at Lion's Paw and Panther's Run, features another pro shop, as well as Tamers Restaurant and Lounge.

Outdoor Recreation

In addition to its beach and golf amenities, Ocean Ridge Plantation's grounds feature parks and pavilions, walking and biking trails, gardens, and woodland nature preserves. Future development plans include a kayak and canoe center, as well as a tennis and racquetball club.


Over a dozen charming neighborhoods within Ocean Ridge Plantation each offer their own beautiful single-family homes. These diverse homes feature traditional, Southern Low-Country and Mediterranean architecture, with floor plans which typically range from 1,600 to over 2,800 square feet. Homes are offered through multiple builders, and buyers also have the option of purchasing a homesite to build a custom home.

While Ocean Ridge Plantation does not have an age restriction, its golf and beach amenities are sure to appeal to active adult homebuyers. Its diverse homes and custom design options further enhance the community's appeal.