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Meadow Park, Cozy Coastal Cottages


Meadow Park, a combination of dog parks and people parks, is one of the many wonderful amenities you will find at Brunswick ForestMeadow Park Cottages are located across the street and consist of 13 homesites that support the coastal cottage designed homes.  These cottages are so warm and functional, they are ideal for a second home or get-a-way for your family to enjoy all the amenities that are available for owners and guests of Brunswick Forest.

Currently six of the 13 are built and these fully furnished 2 BR/2 BA 1,000’ homes are rented out nightly/weekly to people who are considering Brunswick Forest as a community to retire to. You will find comfort in the layout along with the screened porch, outdoor fire pit and a full kitchen.

The Cottages at Meadow Park consists of three plans that have the coastal lifestyle in mind.  Let’s look at the three cottages.

The Meadow Park I.  This cottage style is set off as your get-a-way as you walk through the gate and front porch area.  An outdoor fireplace is a fun feature of this plan.  Upon entering the cottage, you will find the Master suite and guest room on the first floor.  The stairs are located as you enter the cottage will take you to the top level that hosts the kitchen, great room and access to the screen porch off the dining area. 

The Meadow II.  A second floor plan of this group offers a variety in design.  This cottage hosts 2 bedrooms and 2 bathes and is just over 1000 square feet.  Upon entering the cottage, you will find the great room, opening to the kitchen and just off the rear of the cottage is the master suite with large bathroom.  This cottage is ideal for those looking for a single story cottage with flexibility to host your family of friend.

The Meadow III.  This cottage give you the ideal coastal bungalow living. You will find the Master Suite and the kitchen and great room all on the first floor.  Your guest will enjoy a large guest bath and suite on the second floor.  They will enjoy the cool fall evenings on the covered porch that runs the length of the second story.

All three cottages provide a simple, turn the key and take a vacation style of living.  These cottages in Meadow Park are maintenance free.  The location of the village has direct access to walking and biking trails, steps away from the amenity center, pool tennis courts and across the street from the pet park at Brunswick Forest.  To visit Meadow Park or any other listing at Brunswick Forest, please visit our website at www.carolinaplantations.com

The Re-Emergence of the Bungalow Cottage


From the 1930’s to the ‘50’s, as a child you may remember your aunt and uncles’ home, an open kitchen to dining room, the wooden walls encompassed with trimmed details, the broad sweeping porches…..yes, we are talking about the classic Bungalow Cottage.

This style of architecture is on the re-emergence throughout the Carolina’s, especially along the coast.  You will see them in Historic Wilmington, charming waterfront villages like Southport, NC.  These were perfect homes during the bygone times, and yet again, they are the perfect home.

One community that has featured this style of home is Brunswick Forest, a beautiful planned community with a championship golf course, Cape Fear National.  Brunswick Forest has established a section of the community that reflects these Bungalow type homes along a 3 acre lake, walking trails and quick access to the golf course.

The Village of Shelmore at Brunswick Forest hosts these neo-traditional designs with the same great plans from that era, open floor plans, gourmet kitchens, large master-suites and all high end finishes. 

Several floor plans and a variety of builders give you the ability to customize your bungalow for that ideal lifestyle.   

Visit Brunswick Forest to learn more about living the relaxed southern lifestyle in one these classic, but modern homes.

Lifestyle, Amenities, just Minutes from the Port City, Brunswick Forest


An award winning golf course, spacious parks, miles of walking and biking trails.  Sounds like an active place to live and play, well, hundreds of families partake in the ultimate coastal lifestyle at Brunswick counties newest and established planned community, Brunswick Forest.

Brunswick Forest is the home of Cape Fear National golf course and nine distinct neighborhoods that are a reflection of the most inspiring coastal designed homes.  Brunswick Forest is loaded with features that hold great opportunities for long weekends with families, including live Summer Series concerts at the Park.  Hundreds of families pack the coolers and bring the lawn chairs to enjoy the live music that is all part of the neighborhood.  State of the Art exercise facilities, yoga classes, spin classes….yes, it’s all here!

Remember, you and your loved one can jump on a beach cruiser and ride to any of these activities in the neighborhood.  Speaking of biking, how about riding your bike to get groceries, a coffee, or to get your dental checkup?  All these activities are possible, Brunswick Forest has the most complete access to commercial resources just a few minutes on a bike from your home.

Your family has more than nine neighborhoods to choose from.  The home designs are an array of southern influenced styles.  All of the home builders are selected by the management team in order to insure that the vision of Lord Baltimore Group and Brunswick Forests’ master plan is carry out to perfection.

Life well lived!! Come visit Brunswick Forest today.  Contact our team at Carolina Plantations, the number one brokerage firm for guiding and bringing you into the best community in Brunswick County.

Fairway to Heaven - Life on the greens at Brunswick Forest


Living on the golf course at Brunswick Forest is a dream to many!  So, you ask yourself, what would I see, how much privacy is there?  Many questions may arise about golf course living, but once you and your loved one visits and explores the available golf course homesites in Brunswick counties premier golf course communitites, you will find that it really is a serene type of living.

Many homesites along fairways, Tee-Boxes, and Greens will allow for spectacular views from your porch, kitchen or even bedroom windows. 

Most of the year the mixed sod and greens are alive with color.  The course at Brunswick Forest, also known as Cape Fear National are always maintained on a weekly schedule, so the views can be one from a postcard. 

Be aware that all sites will have “setbacks” from the out of bounds area’s on the course.  This allows for even more separation from the next home.  Just one of the many advantages of golf course living.  Many other advantages include:

  •  Unobstructed views up, down and across the fairway.
  • Guarantee that there will most likely never be another home behind you.
  • Trail access during the off season at walk, or to use after hours of play.
  • Most sites are in close proximity of the clubhouse and other amenities.
  • Typically many golf course community homesites are wooded, thus ensuring foliage.
  • Unbelievable colors in the fall.

Golf course living on Cape Fear National @ Brunswick Forest is simple, great for views, and actually attracts many different wildlife species that also roam the course after hours of play.  There are so many reasons to explore golf course living in the Wilmington area and Brunswick County, especially at Brunswick Forest.

Call Carolina Plantations for previews of these homes and homesites at Brusnwick Forest, home of the area’s top rated golf course.  Carolina Plantation has both resale homesites and other existing homes listed at this Master Planned Community.  Brunswick Forest is just minutes away from the quaint port city of Wilmington, NC and its adjacent beaches of Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach, NC.

What Makes Brunswick Forest So Exceptional


When you’re considering relocating to the Carolinas be sure to come and visit Brunswick Forest NC and see how living in a community like this can really impact your life. Brunswick Forest NC takes pride in the amenities infrastructure they have built into their community.

Brunswick Forest NCEnjoy the 18,000 sq ft Fitness & Wellness Center at Brunswick Forest. The facility provides indoor and outdoor pools with wade-in entry, expansive sun deck and snack bar; six hard surface tennis courts and pro shop; basketball court; aerobics studio, cardiovascular equipment room; spacious men's and women's locker rooms with showers and steam room; meeting rooms; and a lounge and juice bar. Wellness programs are offered through New Hanover Regional Medical Center which has a Health and Diagnostics facility located in The Villages of Brunswick Forest retail and professional center.

Here you’ll also find an 18-hole championship golf course in a setting of unmatched beauty at Cape Fear National. A 7,000 sq ft clubhouse provides locker rooms, a pro shop, indoor and outdoor dining and more, making the overall golf experience as gracious off the course as it is on.

Brunswick Forest NCThe River Club provides residents the opportunity to fish, paddle and picnic along the picturesque Town Creek. Known for its wildlife, aquatic vegetation and virgin forests, this tributary meets up with the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway. Phase 1 is open with a deck, dock and canoe and kayak launch facilities.

And there are The Villages at Brunswick Forest, a 160-acre town center made up of more than 500,000 square feet of retail and professional establishments. It’s a beautiful area with parks, natural areas and more than 100 miles of walking and biking trails and paths.