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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

F.R.O.G.s are Not Slimy, They are Cozy and Useful

When you and your loved ones plan to explore the planned communities in southeastern North Carolina, you will find a few common elements to the floor plans.  One thing that you will hear Realtors and on-site agents speak of are FROGs! 

Many of the clients from the northeast sometimes wonder, “what in the world….” This is a description of Finished Room Over Garage.  Living on or near the coast, the water table is close to the surface, so basements are almost non-existent in many of the new homes built in the Master Planned Communities throughout the south.

Many homeowners use FROGS as bonus rooms, studies, a game area or theater, and in some cases, there is enough space to add a full size bathroom, so it makes for a perfect in-law suite or space for the kids or grandchildren when they come to visit.

There are many functions for the FROG.  We suggest you contact your designer or builder for an idea on how to utilize the FROG.

It sometimes is difficult to get an idea for how to lay out this space.  One of the popular resources used by owners who want to get a better idea of the use and layout is to contact Plan View Design.  This is a great resource to see it before you build it.  This will allow you and your loved one to make the most outta the FROG.

Many homes which are designed by Plan View Design can be found in great communities including, Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens, St.James Plantation, and Ocean Ridge Golf and Plantation.

Brunswick Forest real estate

Brunswick Forest real estateAs of earlier this summer, Brunswick Forest has welcomed over 760 families to this close-knit community. At that time there were over 550 homes currently inhabited so there was and still is a vast array of Brunswick Forest real estate available. This Brunswick Forest real estate is young and in some cases as good if not a better deal than purchasing a newly built home in Brunswick Forest.

The majority of this Brunswick Forest real estate will be found in the Jefferson Landing neighborhood, as this was the first community developed in Brunswick Forest. Jefferson Landing offers a mix of custom built resales and villa resales, along with resale homesites/resale lots.

Whether you are looking for a second home to escape to on busy weekends or a retirement home, Brunswick Forest real estate in North Carolina has many choices to select from. Just about whatever type of home you want can be built by the award winning team of hand selected Brunswick Forest builders. Each builder is an independent firm that specializes in making dreams come true.

Brunswick Forest real estateInside the beautiful entrance to Brunswick Forest you will find a lifestyle that many people dream of but few people ever get to realize. The Lord Baltimore Group, which is the parent company of Brunswick Forest, has hit upon a formula for success that is changing the face of real estate along the coast of North Carolina. They have created a community with stunning amenities and yet have accumulated zero debt in the process.

Few communities in Southeastern North Carolina blend world class amenities with award winning homes at such affordable prices as does Brunswick Forest. Brunswick Forest is located just 7 minutes south of the charming city of Wilmington, North Carolina, which still has horse drawn carriages, cobblestone streets, a waterfront boardwalk on the Cape Fear River filled with great restaurants and shopping, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, art galleries and museums, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, theater and an international airport.

Inside Brunswick Forest are several neighborhoods with available Brunswick Forest real estate and each property has its own personality and uniqueness, along with style of homes. Won’t you come take a look at them today?
 

Brunswick Forest Foreclosures

Brunswick Forest ForeclosuresLooking to make an investment purchase in real estate? Just a few minutes from Wilmington is a lovely 5,000 acre plantation in Leland, North Carolina by the name of Brunswick Forest. It is built on lush forest land and has more miles of walking and biking trails than you could traverse in weeks! The setting is one of protected woodlands, quiet creeks and naturalized areas. It's very peaceful and a wise place to make an investment.

Brunswick Forest opened its' doors to the first clients at the end of 2006, and fortunately, there have been few if any Brunswick Forest Foreclosures since then. With the backing of the parent company, The Lord Baltimore Group, all infrastructure within the community has been paid for up to this point and that has had a decidedly positive effect on the values of the homes.

We can assure you that our professionals are a delight to work with should you decide to look at properties in Brunswick Forest. They know the area well and are able to give you the history on the properties and the future plans for the plantation. If and when Brunswick Forest Foreclosures occur at Brunswick Forest, they can be found on our website.

Brunswick Forest Update

 Brunswick Forest has continued to outpace any community of it's kind in the Coastal Carolinas! Last year, it had over 150 sales, now bringing the total number of sales to over 720, and out of those sales about 650 homes are built.

Brunswick Forest has weathered the economic recession in stellar form opening in 2007 and continuing to surpass other communities throughout the toughest of times. This can be attributed to several factors:

  • Great location- It is located right off of Highway 17 in Leland, NC only 5 minutes south of downtown Wilmington. The proximity to Wilmington's shops, restaurants, museums, entertainment, and historic cobblestone street along the Cape Fear River, make it a highly desired area for many.
  • Amenities- Brunswick Forest blows the doors off of other communities with it's top notch amenities that are new and state of the art. From the saline based indoor and outdoor pools (not chlorine which is tougher on the eyes and skin) to the full offering of exercise classes such as Yoga and Zumba (that are all included in the POA fees at no extra charge), to the tennis courts, river club for canoeing and kayaking, to the 18 hole Tim Cate designed Cape Fear National golf course, its easy to see why so many residents feel right at home.
  • Financial solvency- After seeing many developers over extend themselves from the gangbuster years in the early to mid 2000's and struggle to put in place some of the infrastructure and amenities, potential clients have removed the word "RISK" from their vocabulary. When it comes to Brunswick Forest, there is no risk or need to fear about the solvency of the developer. Brunswick Forest is fully backed by Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation and they have paid for the entire development in cash.

As far as real estate goes, Brunswick Forest offers a full menu from attached townhomes, to Floridian style homes with built in outdoor kitchens, to Bungalow style homes with wraparound garages looking out over a lake, to custom homes on the Cape Fear National golf course; whatever you are looking for Brunswick Forest offers it! Homes start in the mid $200,000 range and go up from there with the custom homes on the golf course. Homesites start around $75-80,000 and in some sections you can hold the land for up to 4 years before you must build.

Carolina Plantations Real Estate is your number one resource for anything related to plantation living or narrowing down your retirement search. Check out Brunswick Forest on our website for more information and to look at the available listings!