If you’re thinking about buying a home in Wilmington, you’re making an excellent decision. Our city and its local communities have won numerous accolades for our friendly citizens and high quality of life. However, the one question is – where in Wilmington will you choose to live? In today’s blog post we’ll highlight three of our outstanding local communities and share why they might make the perfect place for you to call home.
Porters Neck Plantation: “Wilmington’s Address for Gracious Living”
Travel a few miles north of downtown Wilmington and you’ll reach the community of Porters Neck Plantation, a private community spanning nearly 900 acres and offering beautiful homes, a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole golf course and other community amenities. As the name suggests, the area was previously a working plantation, but the beautiful coastal landscape and rolling green vistas attracted residential development to the area and since then Porters Neck Plantation has become one of Wilmington’s most popular spots. The area is cherished by golfers as there are more than a dozen courses within a short drive. If you’re looking for a private coastal community with a vibrant lifestyle, you’ll want to check out Porters Neck Plantation.
Figure Eight Island: Secluded Privacy with Incredible Ocean Views
If you’re looking to buy a home in a private, exclusive area with exquisite homes and shoreline views, look no further than Figure Eight Island. With just 440 homes on the island, you’re guaranteed to be living in an area where you’ll be able to bump elbows with your neighbors if you choose or spend your days enjoying the peaceful sounds of waves crashing along the shore. The island is about 1300 acres in size, with most of its surface area consisting of protected marshland. Access to the island is provided by a guard-operated bridge, ensuring that only residents and their guests will be around. Note that there are virtually no amenities in the area – including shops or restaurants. Figure Eight Island truly is the ultimate retreat from city life.
Waterford: Charming Communities Connected by Waterways and Canals
Waterford of the Carolinas – commonly referred to as Waterford – is a charming planned community found in Leland, about ten minutes outside of Downtown Wilmington. The area is actually a collection of about 20 small neighborhoods, connected by a maze of pathways as well as a number of canals that allow residents to canoe or kayak throughout the area. Like Porters Neck, Waterford is a former plantation, with its 500 acres now converted in to a residential area of nearly 1400 homes. Waterford has numerous amenities, including a communal pool, tennis facilities, a fitness center and a private beach club. Homes in the area are very competitively priced, allowing you the chance to live in a master-planned community with a ton of charm.
These are just a few of the diverse and welcoming communities found throughout the Wilmington area. Please feel free to browse through our property listings and when you’re ready to discuss buying a home here in Wilmington, contact the Keith Beatty Team at (910) 509-1924 or send us an email through our contact form here.