Communities Near the Beach in Wilmington, NC

Here\'s a selection of active adult communities near the sandy shores of Wilmington, North Carolina.

There are many different reasons to live in historic Wilmington, North Carolina, including the town’s popular boardwalk, impressive dining scene, local shopping options, and cultural amenities—but of all the reasons, the charming seaside town’s beaches reign supreme. Thankfully, for active adults who want to retire near the area’s sandy shores, there are a number of incredible communities to consider.

Here are four of the best active adult communities near Wilmington’s scenic beaches.

Brunswick ForestLeland, NC

Mid $200s – Low $1Ms

The outdoor pool and patio at Brunswick Forest in Leland, North Carolina
Both new construction and resale homes are on the market in Brunswick Forest.

Located less than a 30-minute drive from Wilmington’s Wrightsville Beach, Brunswick Forest is a large community that consists of a mixture of 8,000 single-family and attached homes. Both new construction and resale homes are on the market in Brunswick Forest. When it comes to the look and feel of their homes, potential homebuyers can choose from dozens of floor plans built by multiple builders.

Amenities within Brunswick Forest include an 18,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness and wellness center featuring an indoor lap pool, a resort-style pool, cardio and weight lifting equipment, an aerobics studio, a steam room, five tennis courts, and locker rooms. Additionally, golfers will enjoy access to the 18-hole Cape Fear National Golf Course, which includes a clubhouse, indoor and outdoor dining options, a pro shop, and locker rooms. Other outdoor amenities include a fishing pond, a boat launch, a pier, and walking and biking trails.

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Compass PointeLeland, NC

Low $300s – Mid $700s


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