Ocean Ridge Plantation® is one of the most desirable golf and residential communities in coastal North Carolina with some heavy-weight “Best of” recognition to boot. Where to Retire magazine included Ocean Ridge Plantation in its ‘Top 100 Communities in America,’ and Golf magazine ranked two of Ocean Ridge’s four golf courses in its top 20 ‘Best Public Golf Courses in North Carolina’: Leopard’s Chase came in at number 8, and Tiger’s Eye came in at number 9. Is there anything that can top that? Actually, yes. Nearby Sunset Beach was recently recognized by National Geographic as one of the ’21 Best Beaches in the World.’
Originally imagined as a worry-free, all-inclusive, active lifestyle community, Ocean Ridge Plantation® continues to define the laidback, beauty, and character of coastal living in southeastern, North Carolina. Nestled along the southern border of Brunswick County in Ocean Isle Beach, and ideally located between historic downtown Wilmington and lively Myrtle Beach, Ocean Ridge Plantation is the slice of small-town charm in the center of it all with its national honors, private residence center with indoor and outdoor pools, oceanfront beach club, 72 holes of championship golf, above-and-beyond amenities like lighted tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness facility, community library, nature park, and fishing lake. With all of this and more, Ocean Ridge Plantation deserves its reputation as one of the most desirable communities in the coastal Carolinas. The aesthetically planned residential community within Ocean Ridge Plantation boasts 3,000 beautifully landscaped acres planned for 3,000 properties and nearly 700 completed homes.More than 900 acres in the community are dedicated green spaces, parks, gardens, and preserves.
The strong architectural continuity threads through each of the Ocean Ridge neighborhoods with a wide selection of home styles like European, French Country, Mediterranean, Low country, and traditional American brick. Ocean Ridge Plantation’s history began in the early 1996 and continues to attract empty nesters and retirees alike, due in part to the strong social structure and amenities that offers something for everyone. Ocean Ridge Plantation has over 60 clubs and organizations that are sure to suit every interest and hobby. In the Plantation Gardens, property owners can grow their own fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
There are over 6 miles of walking and biking trails, as well as an outdoor bocce ball court and horseshoe pit. Ocean Ridge Plantation features remarkable custom homes, diverse lot sizes and settings, close proximity to area beaches, and resort-like amenities, all bundled into one neat coastal neighborhood. The mild temperatures, relaxed lifestyle, competitive property prices, lower tax rate, and less expensive cost of living are why retirees from all over the country relocate to Brunswick County each year.