The Complete Guide to Relocating to Coastal, NC

Coastal, NC is one of the best places to retire, and live, in the US and a top destination for relocation because there is something here for everyone. Find out everything you need to know about relocating to Coastal, NC – from finding the best place to live to the best things to do on the weekend


There’s no end to the recreation you can find when you buy a new home in Coastal, NC. From golf, to sailing, to

You can’t talk about recreation in Coastal, North Carolina, without mentioning golf. With year-round tee times at some of the country’s most acclaimed and beautiful courses, you can spend every weekend pursuing your next hole-in-one. Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest is one of the region’s most celebrated courses and an integral part of Brunswick Forest—an award-winning course offering 18 holes of premium public play golf in a setting of unmatched beauty. It’s also where you can find stunning Tribute homes, perfect for relocating to Coastal, North Carolina. Nags Head Golf Links is another one of the amazing courses you can enjoy upon moving to Coastal, NC: a true Scottish links-style championship course nestled into the natural, windswept environment of the Outer Banks where sand dunes and rugged coastline create a different golfing experience. There are even spectacular mini golfing options for when your grandkids are in town, including Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina—complete with pirate ship and waterfall holes for you and your family to enjoy.

If fishing is more your style, when you buy a new home in Coastal, NC, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for it. Saltwater fishing is perfect in the Coastal, NC area, from Ocean Isle to Corolla, Cape Hatteras to Emerald Isle, you’ll be bagging Flounder, Red Drum, Spotted Seatrout, or Cobia in no time.


You’ll find there’s no shortage of cultural happenings to experience when you buy a new home in Coastal, NC—a Tribute home, or otherwise. From state parks, aquariums, historic sites and museums, there’s always something unique and enriching for residents and visitors to do.

Numerous museums of all different kinds will give you and your friends and family a place to learn more about the exciting North Carolina culture. The N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort features artifacts raised from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge. Here you can also learn about other pirates that operated in the area and about the blockade runners that were active there during the Civil War. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras also highlights the turbulent history of shipwrecks along the Outer Banks.

There are also a number of historic points to check out at your leisure, including Fort Fisher, the location of the largest amphibious attack in American history before D-Day. You should also see Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, an early colonial port that later became the site of a fort on the Cape Fear River. Fort Macon State Park tells guests the story of a Civil War battle and offers you the chance to enjoy one of the Crystal Coast’s best beaches.


If you’re a nature lover, you’ll absolutely love relocating to Coastal, NC! There are countless ways to get outside, get active, and get to enjoying your retirement in Coastal, NC.

The unparalleled beauty starts with the parks and green spaces of Brunswick County, including the newly-renovated Town Creek District Park. Here you can enjoy 55 acres of fun, beauty, and activity including five baseball/softball fields, one basketball court, two tennis courts, two soccer/football fields, shuffleboard, horseshoes, two playgrounds, picnic shelters, and two-and-one-half miles of trails. Westgate Nature Park is another park you can enjoy when relocating to Coastal, North Carolina. This beautiful park covers three acres and features a ⅓-mile asphalt trail that leads to a charming wooden boardwalk. There’s even a nature-themed playground, perfect for when the grandkids come to visit you at your new Tribute home.

For something a little more wild, moving to Coastal, NC, means you can also enjoy one of the many coastal preserves located here. Nags Head Woods Preserve is a national natural landmark, featuring lush wilderness, sand dunes, ponds, marshes, and wetlands. Buxton Wood Reserve is the largest maritime forest left on the Carolina coast, offering visitors access to windswept trees and wildlife. Rachel Carson Reserve is a group of islands across from Taylor’s Creek in Beaufort which provides secluded natural splendor to those who visit. And Green Swamp Preserve is home to some really exciting natural species—including insect-eating plants like Venus Flytraps and 21 species of native orchids.

When you decide on moving to Coastal, North Carolina, you’ll have to decide which natural location you want to visit first!


Mild winters and warm summers are just a few reasons you’ll love relocating to Coastal, NC. Other reasons include world-class golf, a bustling beachfront and a lively restaurant scene. Become a local at one of our Tribute Home communities here and experience the allure of the ocean-front life. What’s even better is that Tribute Homes offers a wide range of floor plans perfect for every active-adult lifestyle. Our Carolina Classic collection offers homes from 1,200 to 3,100 square feet with two to four bedrooms and 2- and 3-car garages. The Tribute Homes Carolina Legacy collection offers floor plans with 1,800 to 3,300 square feet, three to five bedrooms, and 2- and 3-car garages. And the Carolina Premier Tribute Homes collection provides homes with 1,600 to 3,100 square feet, two to four bedrooms, and 2- and 3-car garages. And each Tribute Home comes with 45 extras that don’t cost extra. You can even go one step further with a professional “pre-designed” package to elevate the final look of your Tribute home. Our expert designers have created three spectacular interior design themes – Classic, Craftsman and Transitional. You can choose the theme that expresses your unique style and get a turnkey solution that pulls it all together: lighting, trim details, flooring, paint colors and more – with a savings of up to 20% off retail. Tribute Homes even has a variety of quick move-in homes available for those who just can’t wait to buy a new home in Coastal, NC and get their active-adult lifestyle started asap. Like The Bayside in Rourke Woods Estates, offering three bedrooms, 2,059 square feet of living space, and two-and-one-half baths all for $239,900. Or The Abington in St. James Plantation – Seaside, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,095 square feet of living space for $336,235.

No matter which Tribute home or Tribute community you choose, you’re sure to love relocating to Coastal, NC.

Tribute Homes is the perfect option for those relocating to Coastal, North Carolina. Contact us today to see which Tribute home and active-adult community would be best for you!

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