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.
Welcome to Arbor Creek, a charming community tucked away among the native shrubs and tall pines in Southport, NC. This woodsy neighborhood gets much of its charm from the cottage and bungalow style homes built amid the coastal landscape of ponds and marshes where you can see nature up close. It is a smaller community with upscale amenities, including tennis courts, a swimming pool and club house.
Golfers won't be disappointed: next door is St. James with its four championship golf courses, or a little further down the road, the Carolina National at Winding River. Need some beach time? Fifteen minute drive brings you to Oak Island, with miles of sandy beaches, fishing piers, boat ramps and access to the ocean fishing from the Intracoastal Waterway.
The emphasis at Arbor Creek really is about community, as demonstrated by the many clubs and weekly social events. Neighbors meet for pancake breakfasts, seasonal pool and holiday parties. Shared duties at the community garden result in a bounty of fresh herbs and veggies. A lakeside gazebo gives neighbors a place to unwind and watch the sun set after a busy day.
Arbor Creek NC also enjoys proximity to historic Wilmington NC, the area's cultural and entertainment center, and Myrtle Beach, with its ocean-front resorts, vivid nightlife, Vegas-style theater, and over 30 golf courses.
If you think Arbor Creek might be the perfect place to find your perfect lifestyle, contact Debby Daigle at Plantation Properties, the area's only Arbor Creek specialist since 1999.
The Winding River community near Southport, NC is all about harmony with nature. It is set among the marshlands, tidal estuaries and maritime forest - some of the most stunning real estate of the coastal south, and features first-class amenities that earned it recognition as one of most desirable places to relocate or retire to by national publications.
Own a home in Winding RIver, and you will have access to a relaxed, environmentally aware community with it's nature preserve, beach-side and river-side clubhouses, walking trails, fitness center, tennis courts and swimming pools. Meet your neighbors for a bar-b-cue at Winding River's private beach club on Holden Beach. Watch sunsets from River House, the community center on the Lockwood Folly River. Take off for a day of fishing from the private marina, or simply enjoy nature' beauty along the many miles of walking and biking trails.
Front and center at Winding River is the Carolina National Golf Club, the 27-hole Fred Couples Audubon-certified course designed to blend with the ancient hardwood trees, salt marshes and gentle terrain. Golfers of all levels will find a challenge in Carolina National's three distinctive nines, or hone their putting and driving skills at the course's greens and driving range. Need a change of pace? Nearby is the port city of Wilmington NC and dozens of Myrtle Beach golf courses.
Bordered by the Lockwood Folly River, homes in Winding River range from custom low-country with golf course views, secluded wooded settings, to luxury waterfront homes on the Intracoastal Waterway. Let Plantation Properties show you everything this unique community has to offer. Call Debby Daigle, a Winding River specialist for over 12 years, to learn more about this exciting community.
Eighty-one holes of golf. World-class amenities including indoor and outdoor pools. Walking trails and fitness center. Full service marina. Private beach club. Luxury homes overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. Custom waterfront homes. Welcome to St. James, one of the most distinctive communities in North Carolina.
Find your home here with St. James NC real estate agent Debby Daigle, a specialist who also lives in this community of luxury homes, waterfront home sites, villas and custom homes built along the golf courses, ponds and marshes on this coastal gem. She is an expert in the area's best real estate, and can help you make the best decision on owning a home that will suit your lifestyle.
To own a home in St. James gives you access to the coastal NC area's best golf tennis, beach club, marina and other resort-style amenities. Meet friends for a couple of sets of tennis or a Round Robin on one of the 12 Har-Tru courts. Do some laps, indoors or out, in one of five swimming pools. A fully equipped fitness center will help keep you in shape and walker and joggers ail enjoy the over 15 miles of trails. For a day at the beach, head over to St. James By The Sea, the community's private beach club.
The four golf courses combine to give players of every level 81 holes of championship golf. The newest course, The Reserve, is a Nicklaus Design 18-hole course with a club house featuring a grille room and wine bar. The P.B. Dye-designed Founders Club gives players a challenge with classic Dye features. Players can celebrate (or commiserate) after at the full-service clubhouse. The Players Club, designed by Tim Cate, is another 18-hole challenge, featuring narrow fairways and water features that will test your skills. Perhaps the most impressive of them all is the Hale Irwin-designed Members Club - 27 holes of incredible golf.
Coastal NC is all about the water, and here at St. James, you will find plenty of outlets for boating, sailing, padding and fishing. Keep you boat in the 155 -slip marina, featuring repair services and retail shops. Need to explore beyond the 3700 acres of St. James? Just down the road is the quaint sea-side village of Southport, with it's eclectic shopping, seafood restaurants and tree-shaded streets. An easy 30-minutes up the highway is the historic city of, where you will find excellent dining, trendy boutiques, theatre, and art and cultural museums.
St. James has earned accolades from Money Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Where to Retire as one of the best master planned and retirement communities in the United States. It is no exaggeration to say that St. James really does have it all. Call Debby Daigle, a St. James specialist since 1999, to learn more about this coastal NC gem.
If you are looking for the perfect balance of location, amenities and casual lifestyle, check out Brunswick Forest, one of the newest golf communities near Wilmington NC. Home to the Cape Fear National course, Brunswick Forest is all about the easy coastal life, with everything you need practically just outside your door.
Start your day with a power-walk or jog on the extensive trails - over 100 miles of them within this 4200-acre retreat. Head to the fitness center for some laps in the indoor or outdoor pool. Weight room, cardio equipment, an aerobics studio, showers and whirlpool round out a complete wellness facility where you can keep in shape. Tennis anyone? Join a Round Robin or have a friendly game of singles on one of 5 hard-surface courts. Experience the mysteries of the Carolina backwaters from River House, where you can paddle in the cool, lush environment of Town Creek. And did you mention golf? The Cape Fear National offers 18 holes of golfers' paradise designed by Tim Cate, and features a impressive clubhouse with its grille room, pro shop and other amenities.
If that's not enough, within minutes you can find yourself in historic downtown Wilmington NC where you can catch up on the latest foodie trends, poke around the many antique shops and galleries, attend live theatre or see the latest feature film in IMAX 3D. If you golfers need to venture beyond Cape Fear National, check out St. James golf, just down the road, with it's 4 world-class courses.
And after your busy day, head home to Brunswick Forest. There is a wide, wide range of options here, from custom homes to easy maintenance patio homes, villas and more. With so much to choose from, contact Debby Daigle for expert information on Brunswick Forest homes and homesites for sale.
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.
Less than ten minutes from historic Wilmington NC is the well-established community of Magnolia Greens. Known for its popular golf course, Magnolia Greens offers a wide range of home ownership options, from fairway views to homes in wooded settings, custom homes and the ease of condominium or town home living.
The wide, tree-lined streets and beautifully landscaped homes are the hallmark of Magnolia Greens and reflect the pride residents have in their community. This is place to call home, to relax with friends at the club house, or stroll the many miles of trails that wind around the neighborhood. Looking for a more active life-style? There is no shortage or resort-like amenities here, from the two pools, the tennis courts, fitness center, aerobic studio, playgrounds, and of course the golf. Players will find never-ending challenges on the Tom Johnson-designed 27 hole golf course, recently voted the best in the Cape Fear area by the readers of the Star News.
You'll never have to travel far for shopping. Right outside Magnolia Green's gates you will find a wide range off retail shops and restaurants. Enjoy the convenience of having s supermarket, drug store and dry cleaner literally minutes from your front door. Magnolia Greeen's convenient location also puts you within a short drive to nearby beaches, such as Oak Island or Holden Beach where you can spend the day beach-combing, surf-fishing or enjoying the day's catch at one many seafood restaurants. An eclectic range of shops and restaurants await minutes away in downtown Wilmington NC, also known for its vibrant arts scene and film festivals.
If you are tempted by everything Magnolia Green's offers, let Plantation Properties personally help you learn more about this popular community. Contact Debby Daigle, an established specialist in the coastal NC area's best communities.
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