View of the outdoor pool and patio at Brunswick Forest in Leland, North Carolina

These active adult communities in North Carolina offer home prices under $250k.

With more than 165 communities in the state, North Carolina has a lot of options for active adults to consider—each of which has its own advantages, from a wide variety of floor plans to long lists of luxury amenities. But for active adults who want to stick to a budget of $250k, there are several communities that stand out above the rest.

Here’s what you can find for $250k in North Carolina:

Brunswick Forest - Leland, NC

Mid $200s - Low $1Ms

Spread over 4,500 acres, the Brunswick Forest community located in Leland, North Carolina will feature a total of 8,000 homes upon competition. Prospective buyers will find both single-family and attached homes on the market with price points starting in the mid $200s.

There's a myriad of designs and floor plans available from several builders. The development’s townhomes vary between 1,608 and 2,088 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and a one- or two-car garage. The community’s single-family homes offer 1,011 to 3,511 square feet of living space.

Amenities include an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse, a fitness and wellness center, an indoor lap pool, a resort-style pool, an aerobics studio, and the Cape Fear National Golf Course.

Learn more information about Brunswick Forest here.

Crowfields - Asheville, NC

High $100s - Mid $300s

Crowfields is a gated and age-restricted community in the eclectic mountain town of Asheville. It's home to 192 attached homes that are available on a resale basis. The development’s floor plans range from 1,300 to 3,600 square feet with two to three bedrooms and two to two-and-a-half bathrooms.

The community’s amenities include a clubhouse, a library, an arts and crafts studio, a heated pool, gardening plots, and fishing ponds as well as parks and natural spaces.

Learn more information about Crowfields here.

Connestee Falls - Brevard, NC

Low $100s - High $1Ms

Located a short drive from Asheville in the small town of Brevard, the large community of Connestee Falls features a combination of 1,300 single-family and attached homes, both of which have options on the market in the $250k range. The community’s attached homes vary from 1,200 to 3,000 square feet with two to four bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and attached one- or two-car garages. The single-family options range from 1,300 to 5,000 square feet with five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms, and an attached two- or three-car garage.

Connestee Fall’s list of amenities includes an expansive clubhouse that houses a dining room, meeting rooms, a fitness center, a library, a card room, and a theater. There’s also an on-site sports grill and bar, an 18-hole golf course, a heated outdoor pool and patio, multiple athletic courts, and 13 miles of walking and biking trails.

Learn more information about Connestee Falls here.

Pinehurst Trace - Pinehurst, NC

High $100s - Low $300s

The age-restricted Pinehurst Trace is another community in the Tar Heel State with homes available around $250k. It boasts 225 singe-family homes with five floor plans ranging from 1,595 to 2,000 square feet with two to three bedrooms, one bathroom, and an attached one-car garage. Residents will also enjoy the perks of a homeowners' association that handles chores like cutting grass, landscaping, and exterior painting. 

Notable amenities include a clubhouse, a great room, two meeting rooms, a catering kitchen, a game room, a library, billiards, and a beauty parlor/barbershop. Residents will also have access to several outdoor amenities, including a pool, a tennis court, a shuffleboard court, and horseshoe pits.

Learn more information about Pinehurst Trace here.

St. James Plantation - Southport, NC

Low $100s - Low $1Ms

Located in the scenic coastal town of Southport, St. James Plantation is a popular active adult community that offers both single-family homes and condos for around $250k. The development’s low-maintenance condos range from 1,848 to 2,042 square feet with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, while the single-family homes vary between 1,280 and 1,940 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages.

The community’s list of amenities includes four golf courses, several clubhouses, a 151-boat marina, private beach access, on-site restaurants and grills, resort-style pools, tennis courts, and a number of different fitness centers. 

Learn more information about St. James Plantation here.