Whether you're an avid golfer or looking for a luxurious, amenity-rich neighborhood, you'll fall in love with the Crystal Coast's lavish golf course communities. However, living on the fairway isn't just ideal for anyone who wants to tee off at a moment's notice. Golf course communities also come equipped with clubhouses, stunning scenery, and countless other perks.
Ready to make a move? Take a look at some of the area's top golf course homes, and let us know if anything catches your eye. We'd be happy to schedule a showing of your favorite listings.
Golf Course Homes Near Carteret County, NC
Why Buy a Home on the Golf Course?
Easy course access
If your ideal day involves hitting the links or working on your swing, you'll love the convenience of living in a golf course community. And if you're lucky, the fairway could be right in your backyard.
Tons of amenities
Golf course communities usually offer a vast selection of resort-style amenities, including clubhouses, pools, fitness centers, restaurants, and so much more. You'll never have to leave home to find some fun!
Great for resale
Buyers are willing to pay more for homes located on golf courses, which means you'll enjoy a higher resale value if you ever decide to move. Prices tend to be higher if you have a prime view of the green.
What to Remember Before Buying a Golf Course Home
You'll want to keep a few things in mind before buying a home in a golf course community. Here's what you need to know as you search for the perfect place:
Almost every golf course community is governed by a homeowners association (HOA). You'll likely have to pay annual dues to fund neighborhood amenities and maintain your home's appearance according to the HOA's guidelines. These guidelines can be stricter if you own a home directly on the course.
While HOAs aren't for everyone, they do come with quite a few benefits—and they keep the community looking gorgeous all year round!
Public versus private courses
When it comes to buying a home on the golf course, it's all about location! Here in the Carteret County area, there are a variety of both public and private courses, as well as a diverse selection of golf course listings. If you're looking for a more affordable home, it might be worth looking in smaller, public courses. However, private courses often come with more amenities—and a higher price tag.
Type of lot
Not every home in a golf community backs up to the course—and depending on your preferences, this can be a good thing. If you're okay with sacrificing a little space and privacy, it's worth spending the extra money on prime fairway views. But if you want to embrace the golf lifestyle without the drawbacks, consider buying a property that isn't directly on the course.
Let's Hit the Links!
Ready to find a home that checks all the boxes? Linda Rike Real Estate can help! We have all the tools you need to track down the perfect golf course property. And if you ever have any questions, just give us a call.