It is the last of its kind: the quiet coastal NC enclave, known as much for its rich history as for its seafood shacks, shady streets and old fashioned charm. Welcome to Southport, North Carolina.
There is a little something for everyone in this coastal town: history buffs can hone their maritime knowledge of the coastal NC area at Southport's own NC Maritime Museum. Explore the antique shops, galleries and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Anglers of all ages and experience vie for big prize money in the US Open King Mackerel Tournament, held each year in early autumn since 1980. Paddlers will find no shortage of launching points to explore the area's many tidal creeks and rivers. No boat? No problem. There are several boat charter operators, as well as kayak and canoe rental services.
Held for the past 200 years, the NC 4th of July Festival attracts tens of thousands each year to this unassuming community. The festival is vintage Americana, with its parade, arts and crafts shows, live entertainment, funnel cakes and shrimp-aroos. The highlight, of course, is the spectacular fireworks display - one of the largest in the state of North Carolina.
Southport is a strollers delight, with it's quiet streets shaded by giant Live Oaks. Admire the well-kept Victorian homes and stunning river sunsets. Sit in one of the town's swinging benches and watch the boats navigate the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Hop on the ferry to Bald Head Island for a day exploring this private island's maritime forests, or climbing to the top of Old Baldy lighthouse. Sit back and relax on the family-oriented Oak Island, where you will find miles and miles of clean, uncrowded beaches.
If you are considering a move to the Southport area, there are many many real estate options. The community of St. James (incorporated as a town since 1999) offers residents resort style amenities, beach club, famous golf courses and choices of everything from waterfront mansions to easy-to-maintain town homes. Just outside of Southport are the conservation-minded communities of Winding River and Palmetto Creek, each offering distinctive homes, wooded homesites and first-class recreation facilities with clubhouses, pools, tennis courts and walking trails. Winding River also features the Carolina National, a world-class, 27-hole golf course built around the community, a river-front community center and ocean front beach club.
There is so much to choose from and Plantation's Properties can be your guide! We are coastal North Carolina specialists and many of our real estate agents not only know these communities inside-out, they live in them. So if you are considering a home in the Southport area, call us. We would love to help you discover the area, and find the perfect place....for the time of your life.
Nature comes first at Winding River, a private gated community minutes from Southport, North Carolina, and recognized as one of the nation’s best places to retire by national magazines. Winding River features some of the coastal area’s most desirable real estate. So it won’t be hard to find your perfect home or homesite in this environmentally aware community, which features the award-winning Carolina National Golf Club — a 27-hole course designed by Fred Couples, and one of the state’s few Audubon certified sanctuary courses.
Winding River is designed to preserve its North Carolina coastal environment. Ancient oak trees, pines, Magnolias and Dogwoods flourish here. Yet you will find a wide range of home and homesite options — from low country designs with views of the nature preserve, luxury homes overlooking the golf course, condominiums, town and patio homes set amidst lush native foliage, creeks and salt marshes.
And while you just might find your own slice of paradise in this relaxed community, you don’t have to travel far to find some excitement. Myrtle Beach, with its legendary selection of restaurants, golf courses and nightlife, is less than an hour away. Thirty minutes up the road is Wilmington, North Carolina, where you’ll find professional theatre, upscale shopping, museums and a wide variety of other attractions.
This top-rated community is perfect for families and retirees alike. There is a wide range of amenities, including River House, Winding River’s community center where you can gather with friends to watch the sun set, or bring the kids down for some fishing or crabbing in the Lockwood Folly River.
Beach lovers can relax on the soft sand and swim in the clear blue water of Seaside, a private oceanfront club at nearby Holden Beach. It features a marina, swimming pool and walking/biking trails. If you’re a fitness buff, you can stay in shape with a workout at the Owner’s Clubhouse exercise facility, tennis courts or swimming pool. And if that’s not enough, there are hiking and biking trails which connect all the different Winding River neighborhoods and recreational facilities.
ST. JAMES: COASTAL NC'S BEST MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY
Call it 3700 acres of coastal perfection! Welcome to St. James, one of North Carolina’s most desirable coastal communities. Here you will find real estate ranging from multi-million dollar waterfront mansions to low country property tucked into wooded settings. Looking for carefree living? Then you might consider St. James’ selection of club villas and townhomes for the perfect retirement home or weekend getaway. Custom building is also an option. St. James offers homesites in a variety of settings.
This master-planned development was incorporated as a town in 2002. Yet it retains a real sense of community. Opportunities to expand your horizons abound with the many civic and social clubs — everything from crafters, reading clubs, hobby and volunteer groups.
Once you’re here, you’ll find there is no easier place than St. James to enjoy your leisure time. Golf, tennis, swimming, fishing, sailing are minutes from your front door.
And it’s all first class. There are four separate country clubs with all the amenities you’d expect from a top-rated community. Golfers of every level can play on one of three award-winning 18-hole courses: The Founder Club, designed by P.B. Dye, the Hale Irwin Members Club and The Players Club, designed by North Carolina golf architect Tim Cates. Opening soon is a fourth course, the Reserve, by the renowned Nicklaus Design team. This adjunct to St. James will feature large homesites and country club facilities.
For beach lovers, St. James offers the exclusive St. James by the Sea, with a pool, boardwalk and clubhouse. If boating is in your blood, then you might consider Harborside at the Marina, an enclave featuring a mix of condominiums and specialty retail shops, plus a 155-slip full service marina. Tennis buffs will appreciate the selection of clay or Har-Tru courts, and will have no problem finding a partner. Both tennis and golf pros are on hand to help you learn — or sharpen your game.
St. James has the added benefit of a great location. Just outside it’s boundaries is the charming town of Southport, North Carolina. Galleries, antique shops, specialty stores and a nice variety of dining await. Thirty minutes away is Wilmington, NC, with it’s upscale shopping, theater, museums and more. Less than an hour’s drive brings you to Myrtle Beach, home of world-class golf courses and entertainment galore!
Coastal NC Golf, Tennis and more!
Brunswick Forest, just minutes from downtown Wilmington NC, is known for its range of real estate options in the NC coastal area. Custom homes built on your hand-picked homesite, low maintenance town homes, luxury homes and everything in-between can be found at Brunswick Forest - one of the largest lifestyle communities in the Southport NC area. Here you will find distinctive neighborhoods connected by over 100 miles of walking trails and a long list of amenities today's buyers expect from a community of this caliber. Tennis buffs can play year-round on six hard-surface courts. Love golf? Check out Brunswick Forest's Tim Cates - designed Cape Fear National, with 18 of 27 planned holes in place as of 2009. Common areas encourage neighborhood gatherings in the community gardens, meeting space and picnic pavilion. Indoor and outdoor pools, a full-service fitness center and clubhouse give you a resort in your backyard. And the planned River Club on Town Creek will be a platform for outdoor water activities.
If you are looking for the latest in coastal NC lifestyle and home buying options, Brunswick Forest has so much to offer. With its range of prices, home and homesites and proximity to historic Wilmington NC and the nearby beaches, this planned community has been popular with families, professionals and retirees. So if Brunswick Forest sounds like the ideal place for you to call home, contact Plantation Properties. Our experienced real estate agents can help you narrow down the many choices available to you in this fast-growing community.
A few minutes over the bridge from downtown Wilmington NC is one of the coastal NC area's most unique communities: Waterford of the Carolinas. It gets its name from the canals, lakes and creeks that dot the landscape, framing the distinctive neighborhoods within its gates. Waterford is a master-planned community where just about everything you need - or want - is either a short drive or bike ride away! And the best thing about Waterford? It is offers an affordable lifestyle with the kind of amenities you'd find at four-star resorts. The pool and clubhouse are the center of the Waterford community. Residents can kick back at the many social events hosted by the homeowners association, including chowder fests, summer concerts and holiday gatherings. If you are looking for an active life style, this might be the place: over 8 miles of walking and biking trails, Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts and even a sand "beach" with a volley ball area will keep you busy. There is also a full fitness facility, playground and lake-side picnic area. Golf is never far away, with the popular Magnolia Greens Golf Course next door - and a few miles down the highway, the Cape Fear National golf course at Brunswick Forest.
Convenience is the key word for the Waterford lifestyle. Within the community are the Village Shoppes, which feature a bank, super market, pharmacy, animal hospital, medical services, and wide range of dining and shopping options. Of course, if you do want to venture out, downtown Wilimington NC is a short drive over the bridge, and the 'Vegas style entertainment of Myrtle Beach is less than an hour away. Looking for some beach time? Take your pick of Oak Island to the south, or Carolina and Wrightsville Beach to the north.
Homes in Waterford from range from easy-maintence patio homes to elegant town homes, new single-family homes or quality built brick homes - and with over 15 miles of shoreline, many homes feature water views. So if affordable luxury and convenience tempts you, contact Plantation Properties for more information about Waterford of the Carolinas. We are your coastall NC real estate experts, and will be pleased to share our insider knowledge of this fine coastal community.
If you drew a line on the North Carolina map for the best place to live - convenient to the beach, close to Wilmington NC and near Myrtle Beach, then Magnolia Greens might be the perfect location. This private community is a quick 10 minutes to downtown Wilmington, and features one of the top golf courses in the state.
Magnolia Greens, with over 300 acres of green space, offers something for everyone: new construction, single-family homes or townhomes. Many are nestled along the popular Magnolia Greens Golf Course with idyllic views of the greens and fairways. You will also find amenities galore, starting with a recreation and fitness center, members' clubhouse, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and even a small library. A fitness studio offers yoga and other exercises classes, or go it alone on the wide selection of weightlifting and cardio machines. There are also plenty of lighted sidewalks and walking trails that will take you by lakes and wetlands, and give everyone from active adults to kids a chance to enjoy the community safely - on foot or on bike.
Shopping is also convenient from Magnolia Greens. It's commercial center features restaurants, retail shops and professional services, so you never have to travel far to shop or dine. Further afield, about 20 minutes down the road is the village of Southport, known for it's seafood, unique shops and famous Fourth of July festival - one of the largest in the state of North Carolina.
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