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Discover Homes in Brunswick County's Gated Communities 

Homes in Brunswick County Gated Communities

Buying a home is likely the most significant purchase you'll make in your lifetime--so it's important to get it right.  When you're looking for the perfect place to live, consider buying a home in a gated community.

Living in a gated community gives buyers a safer environment in which to live, the opportunity to watch your home's value increase and the chance to enjoy an active lifestyle.

Improved security is a common reason people buy homes in gated community.  While levels of security vary from community to community, you'll typically see security patrolling neighborhoods, gates surrounding the perimeter of the property, sign in procedures for guests and security personnel at entrances and exits.

In addition, depending upon which community you choose, you will be able to appreciate lifestyle benefits like private golf courses, club houses, tennis courts, pools and events.

There are a number of beautiful, well-maintained communities in Brunswick County each with its own personality.  Many of our area's most desirable luxury communities cater to a unique lifestyle where you can fill your days with coastal livingtennis and golf.  

If you're interested in buying a home in Brunswick County, our REALTORS® at Margaret Rudd and Associates, Inc. can help you learn more about the communities in our local area. We've created this list of gated communities in our local real estate area to get you started:

  • St. James Plantation
    St. James Plantation is a gated, golf community located in Southport, NC offering resort-style living with a southern charm.

  • Arbor Creek
    Arbor Creek is just 10 minutes from Oak Island and Southport.  The community's home styles include coastal cottage, low-country architecture and traditional American brick design.
  • Palmetto Creek
    Palmetto Creek is located in Bolivia, NC with a beautiful boardwalk trail, community clubhouse, resort-style pool, putting green, fitness center, walking and biking trails.
  • Winding River Plantation
    Winding River Plantation is located in Bolivia and has been named as one of the top 50 communities in the US to retire.  Its residents enjoy an active, coastal lifestyle with easy access to golf, tennis, swimming, boating walking and biking trails.
  • Ocean Ridge Plantation
    Ocean Ridge Plantation is located just minutes from Sunset Beach.  Ocean Ridge Plantation is considered as North Carolina's most exclusive golf community.  Real estate options include home sites and homes for sale with golf course and water views.
  • Sea Trail Plantation
    Sea Trail Plantation is located along the coast of Sunset Beach, North Carolina.  Sea Trail Plantation features a variety of housing choices in a resort-like setting. 
  • River Sea Plantation
    River Sea Plantation is an exception community located in Bolivia, NC. River Sea offers residents access to boating, kayaking and walking trails through the nearby low-country woodland area. 

You can maximize the return on the purchase of your home should you decide to sell it in the future.  Buying a home in a gated community typically sells for about $30,000 more than those in traditional neighborhoods. The overall visual appeal of a community's homes play a part in the higher resale dollars received. 

Community bylaws require homes and lawns to adhere to established standards to keep properties maintained and make properties more appealing to new buyers.   

While many buyers appreciate living in a gated community, it may not be the ideal choice for everyone.  Discover more Brunswick County homes by contacting a Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc. agent today.