The first large scale golf community developed in Leland, North Carolina, was Magnolia Greens. Back in the mid-1990s, Bobby Harrelson and Bert Exum had the foresight necessary to believe that Leland would one day become the thriving bedroom community to Wilmington and a popular destination for retirees that it is today.
Next door to Magnolia Greens, Waterford of the Carolinas, the second large scale community in Leland was built. Waterford is unique due to the canals that back up to the majority of single family homes and townhomes found there. Any Realtor will tell you that when you are in the land development business, the most popular back yard view is that of water.
The canal sites were very popular and Waterford took off in 2004. The community had been 80% sold out when the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008 and the only undeveloped property available was in the custom home section of Waterford. DR Horton Homes came to an agreement with the developers on a portion of the sites remaining and America’s #1 builder completed over a dozen homes in Waterford, with several being model homes.
The beautiful Waterford community provides residents with lifestyle amenities such as tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, large outdoor pool, resident’s clubhouse, and fitness center. Sidewalks like the neighborhood to encourage walking and running. Close by is a thriving retail/commercial center with Harris Teeter Grocery Store, Eddie Romanelli’s Restaurant, Rite Aid, Smithfield’s Chicken & BBQ, Port City Java, commercial offices and more.
When you’re ready for a closer look, call Carolina Plantations to arrange a tour of Waterford of the Carolinas. We can be reached at 910-754-SOLD.