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The St. James Plantation Lifestyles

When you think about that ideal Carolina lifestyle, just minutes from your front door, most will agree that one planned community hosts the best of the best in lifestyle activities on the Carolina Coast.  This one place is St. James Plantation near Southport, NC.

St. James Plantation hosts dozens and dozens of activities sponsored by various clubs and associations to keep your days and weekends full.  From Bridge, to the motorcycle club, to fishing, shell collecting clubs, the list goes on and on.  The following groups activities are the main organizations and hobby clubs that draw the biggest base and actually have great participation in throughout St. James Plantation.

Golf-   Of course this is one of the most popular lifestyles at the community.  With over 81 holes to play, extravagant clubhouses, this definitely is the anchor of community activities.  The four courses include, The Reserve at St. James Plantation, The Founders Club, The Members Club and the Players Club.  All are great courses for all levels of players.

Tennis-   The courts at St. James Plantation are Har-Tru courts. Nearby, you have an expansive viewing deck and a great tennis shop. A Tennis pro and staff are available for lessons and for setting up activities.  Speaking of activities with this club, St. James Plantation has over 300 members and counting – which means teams, leagues, events and lessons for every season. The Tennis association is also a member of the United States Tennis Association.

Beach Club- St. James by The Sea, the residents’ private beach club that’s perched on the rare, south-facing beach of nearby Oak Island, NC.   Residents have access to the beach year round, including parking, a kitchen area and showers.  Many clubs meet yearly to participate in beach activities.  The Beach club is just a few minutes from the front gates of St. James Plantation.

Fitness- Nothing tops the list for baby-boomers more than fitness and health.  St. James Plantation hosts Indoor swimming, free weights, cardio equipment, great group classes and our state-of-the-art fitness centers are just the beginning. Other activities offered are Yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi.  There is also a sauna, steam room and massages offered!  Remember, there are also miles and miles of walking and biking trails available to use year round.  

There is so much to do for your health and fitness at St. James Plantation.  Please contact Carolina Plantations to learn more about all these great benefits and amenities at St. James Plantation. 

How to Have Success When House Hunting

We have some nice Southport NC real estate available to show you at this time. Whether you’re just starting out looking or have been at it for a while now, the more of the following tips you keep in mind, the easier of a time you’ll have of it. If you’d like us to show you Southport NC real estate don’t hesitate to call or reach us through our website.

Southport NC real estate1. Wants vs. Needs. Sit down and make a list of things you need in your new home and things that you want. Your “need list” is your requirements. Keep it with you when you begin your search.

2. Talk to a lender. You must get preapproved for a mortgage before your search begins so you know how much money you’re able to borrow and what price range you’ll be looking in.

3. Your new address. Where do you want to live? How much of a commute are you willing to make for work or shopping? Be sure to check out  the local schools or other services you’ll be using, too.

4. Get a Realtor. You’ll save yourself a lot of headaches if you find a good real estate agent before beginning your search. Interview a few agents until you find one that works well with you and that you feel good about.

5. Be prepared. Take a camera, notebook and pen when you go looking at houses. Take pictures and make notes of things you like and don't like. It can get pretty confusing when you start looking at multiple properties.

6. Dress accordingly. Wear comfortable shoes when you go out for the day to look at properties. It can be a tiring experience so plan on taking a few breaks throughout the day and staying calm. Most of all — have fun with the process!