The newest 55+ community in Wilmington, NC will be Del Webb Wilmington.

The newest 55+ community in Wilmington, NC will be Del Webb Wilmington.

Baby boomers looking for an age-restricted community in Coastal North Carolina can finally stop searching because Del Webb Wilmington is opening this year. Del Webb Wilmington will be the newest active adult neighborhood coming to the RiverLights master-planned development in Wilmington, North Carolina. It will also be Del Webb’s first 55+ community in this area and will provide all of the home designs, activities, and amenities that retirees want or need in a social setting. 

Del Webb Wilmington will enjoy a prime location near daily necessities as well as great attractions and outdoor recreational areas like Cape Fear River, Masonboro Island Reserve, and Carolina Beach State Park. Del Webb Wilmington is sure to be the ideal retirement destination that offers the best of North Carolina living. Del Webb Wilmington is expected to grand open in October of this year, which means active adult buyers will get a chance to view the quality craftsmanship that Del Webb brings to its innovative home designs.


This 55+ community will consist of 547 single-family homes upon completion and buyers will have three design collections to choose from: Passport, Expedition, and Pinnacle series. There are three floor plans in the Passport Series that range in size from 1,262 to 1,424 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These homes start in the low $200s and feature open layouts, spacious dining rooms, inviting gathering areas, large laundry rooms, luxurious master suites, and private patios.

Single-family homes in the Expedition Series offer 1,656 to 1,961 square feet and have two bedrooms, dens, two bathrooms, and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage. Pricing for these four floor plans starts in the high $200s and features flex spaces near kitchens, optional lofts, and walk-in closets in master suites.

Active adult homebuyers who want more space can choose from the four unique models found in the Pinnacle Series. These detached residences range in size from 2,411 to 2,565 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two or two-and-a-half-car garage. Prices for these homes start in the low $300s and feature elegant master suites, gourmet kitchens, large dining and living areas, plenty of storage space, and open floor plans.


In addition to these attractive, low-maintenance single-family home designs, residents will have a 15,000 square-foot clubhouse at the center of this exciting active adult community. Proposed amenities include a multi-purpose room, state-of-the-art fitness center, and indoor pool, which will allow for retirees to stay healthy and active any day of the week.

Outdoor amenities will also provide a stimulating atmosphere for retirees with a resort-style swimming pool, spacious patio, and an event lawn. Multiple sports courts will be onsite for bocce, pickleball, and tennis. Spending time outdoors on a sunny day will be easy for baby boomers with all of the walking and biking trails planned for Del Webb Wilmington.

As an added bonus, homeowners in this 55+ neighborhood will also have access to all of the amenities found within the RiverLights master-planned community.

Social Life & Location

Residents will never be far from a fun amenity, activity, or recreational opportunity in this vibrant environment. Options for socialization will be endless thanks to a full-time onsite activities director who will be available to help organize and plan events, outings, and social functions for all residents to enjoy. Retirees will have no problem finding other like-minded adults to share a new hobby with or join a club that will spark long-lasting friendships in this welcoming environment.

Wilmington has been recognized as a growing city for retirees and that’s why Del Webb Wilmington’s prime location will become the newest hotspot for baby boomers. This 55+ community will be located 10 minutes south of downtown Wilmington and homeowners will have easy access to beaches, retail stores, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and entertainment options. Retirees will also have major roadways like Routes 421 and 117 nearby for getting around town quickly. Just 25 minutes away, they will find Wilmington International Airport for long-distance travel.

Recreation & Entertainment

Outdoor recreation is endless in this beautiful Coastal North Carolina location. Scenic beaches like Carolina Beach State Park, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach are nearby for fun in the sand and sun. Wilmington is also situated along the banks of Cape Fear River where retirees can enjoy water and boating activities. Additional entertainment, shopping, and dining options can be found along Wilmington’s Riverwalk that’s lined with quaint boutiques, local cafes, and a vibrant nightlife.

Active adult homebuyers won’t want to miss out on this exciting and new active adult community coming to Wilmington this year.