St. James Plantation

St. James Plantation

Home to three award-winning golf courses, St. James Plantation is a great retirement community for active adults. It is located just outside Southport, North Carolina and is just about 2.5 miles from the sandy beaches of Oak Island, North Carolina.

Opened in 1991, this quaint community is home to more than 4,500 property owners and boasts its own mayor, fire department and emergency medical service. Southport, the city where St. James is located also boasts one of the oldest lighthouses in the country, and the popular port city of Wilmington, North Carolina is only 30 minutes away.

Its perfect location on the Intracoastal Waterway gives residents a mild climate round the year. St. James is a perfect choice for a retirement home or vacation property.

Activities and Amenities

Amenities in St. James plantation include 5 on-site restaurants, four championship golf courses (81 holes), outdoor and indoor pools with hot tubs, 36+ miles walking or biking trails, three parks, fitness centers, a tennis center, among others.

Residents of St. James plantation also participate in over 20 organised activities including boating, bridging and poker, as well as planned social events.

St. James Plantation has a private beach club at Oak Island and about forty other community clubs.

Type of Community

 Gated community, active adult community

Levels of Care

Independent living


  • Telephone: 800-245-3871
  • State: North Carolina
  • City: Southport
  • Address: 4006, St. James Drive, Southport, NC 28461
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Price Range

  • Homes and condos: $145,900 to over $1,000,000
  • Building sites from $32,000

Home Types

  • 2 to 5 bedrooms with 2 to 5 bathrooms houses
  • 1 to 3 bedrooms with 1 to 3+ bathroom condominiums

Community Size

6,000 acre with over 2,200 homes completed and ample space for 1,800 more

Population size: over 3,200