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Waterford of the Carolinas

 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. 

Waterford of the Carolinas

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.

National Home Prices on the Rise, positive effects on Brunswick County

Finally the average national home prices are on the rise after nearly six years.  In 2006-2007 housing prices began to stall and eventually plummeted.  Families in the northeastern region of the United States froze their plans to migrate south to Brunswick County due to this case and affect in real estate nationally.  This situation created a minor stall here in Brunswick County as well.  Sales momentum of homes in the areas’ finest planned communities also decreased as in the northern part of the US. 

In 2006-07, Brunswick County was one of the fastest growing counties in the Carolina’s.  This increase of population and popularity in Brunswick County brought many new resources.  In the southern region of Brunswick County, The Brunswick Novant Medical Center was put into place, just off of Highway 17.  In the northern region of the county, New Hanover Medical Center added out-patient services at the medical facilities at Brunswick Forest, including dental and veterinary medical services as well. 

With this type of services and infrastructure just minutes from several great planned communities including, Ocean Ridge Plantation, Waterford of the Carolina’s, St. James Plantation and Brunswick Forest, it makes life a lot easier for those who want preferred health care services for themselves and their pets too!

As this market continues to increase, it will allow for those looking to retire the finally put the snow shovels down and come to the Carolina’s to make that decision on purchasing their retirement home in Brunswick County.

Historically low interest rates’ is the other major factor that is helping fuel the purchasing process for real estate in Brunswick County.

These factors are creating that essence of the “NOW IS THE TIME”, factor.  Increase in home pricing which is beginning to drive the northern market will give that confidence and assurance that you should come down to the Carolina’s sooner than later to get involved in one of these beautiful, Master Planned communities in Brunswick County.

Waterford of the Carolinas Leland NC


Waterford of the Carolinas Leland NC is located just outside of historic Wilmington, NC.  This community has everything for you and your family.  Most of the homes are on the water and there are lakes and creeks that run through and around the community.  Waterford of the Carolinas offer its residents a plethora of amenities which include fitness center, pool, beaches, clubhouse and more!  If you adventure out of the community you'll notice the village shops in the area as well as restaurants.

Waterford of the Carolinas Leland NC offers its residents an unique lifestyle on the water in a safe and peaceful neighborhood.  Some of the choices they offer are home sites for you to build your dream home on, custom homes, and brick patio homes.  This community would be perfect for families, couples, and singles.  There is always something going on in and around this beautiful area.

If you're in the area of Wilmington NC around January 9th you may be interested in watching or participating in the 2nd Annual Cold Stroke Classic.  It's an event that takes place at the Dockside Restaurant and Marina.  It's a stand up paddle board race and there are some great prizes involved.