Brunswick Forest - Leland, NC

Quick Facts

Price Range
High $300s - Low $1Ms
Home Types
Attached, Single-Family
Number of Homes
8,000
New / Resale
New And Resale Homes
Age Restrictions
None
Gated
No
Construction Dates
2007 - Present
Builder
Multiple Builders
Reviews
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Brunswick Forest Overview

Brunswick Forest is an active lifestyle community located in Leland, North Carolina. This picturesque coastal community features 4,500-acres surrounded by lush woods. The community's location is situated just ten minutes from historic Wilmington, NC, and is just  30 minutes from Atlantic beaches. Upon completion, Brunswick Forest will have approximately 8,000 homes. Amenities throughout the community fit all levels of activity and there are a variety of clubs that provide plenty of opportunities to stay active both indoors and outdoors.

Homebuyers looking for Brunswick Forest, NC homes for sale will have plenty of options to choose from.  

Brunswick Forest Amenities

Residents of Brunswick Forest have access to a wide selection of amenities. Staying active is made easy because of the 18,000 square-foot Fitness & Wellness Center. This modern fitness center has state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment. This facility also features an indoor pool with lap lanes, an aerobics studio, and locker rooms with showers, and a steam room. After a workout, residents can relax in the lounge or have a massage in the massage room.

The Fitness & Wellness Center also provides an outdoor pool with a wade-in entry, expansive sundeck, and snacks and drinks at the Splash Cafe. Outside, homeowners can take advantage of North Carolina's mild weather with five hard-surface tennis courts and an additional multipurpose sports court. The Fitness & Wellness Center is accessible by the community s walking and biking trails.

This community provides more than 40 miles of paved and unpaved walking and biking trails that connect the outdoor amenities like the community garden, golf course, scenic lakes, and ponds. A popular outdoor feature is the Community Commons that serves as a meeting place for clubs and events. The community commons provides a fireplace and a kitchen for demonstrations within the glass-enclosed house.

Brunswick Forest boasts one of the most distinguished golf courses in the coastal area of North Carolina. Cape Fear National Golf Course provides 18 holes of championship golf designed to impress and challenge golfers of every level. The course also offers a 7,000 square-foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining, a pro shop, and locker rooms for its members.

Another entertaining amenity is The River Club. This river area offers residents the opportunity to enjoy a canoe, kayak, or small boat on the Intracoastal Waterway and Cape Fear River. Residents can also fish or plan waterside picnics at The River Club.

Brunswick Forest Homes & Real Estate

Brunswick Forest first opened in 2007 and upon completion, the community will have about 8,000 homes built by multiple reputable builders. This community provides many options for style, size, and price range for homebuyers. Single-family homes and townhomes can be found throughout twelve different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own character and design style. Floor plans are not limited to one neighborhood, so there are plenty of options for Brunswick Forest resales.

The upscale townhomes are found throughout the Ashwood, Park Landing, and Evangeline neighborhoods. All of the townhomes feature first-floor master suites, at least two bathrooms, and attached garages. These low-maintenance townhomes range from 1,133 to 2,254 square feet. These homes typically feature two to three bedrooms and bathrooms with attached one- or two-car garages. 

There are a large variety of single-family home styles that range from approximately 1,011 to 3,511 square feet. Most of these homes feature two to four bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.

Homebuyers are drawn to the single-family homes that provide main-level living with first-floor master suites. Whether buyers are looking for a low-maintenance cottage-style home without a garage or a Florida-styled home, each of the single-family homes found within the twelve neighborhoods provides open space and picturesque views.

Brunswick Forest Lifestyle

Members of the community enjoy their lifestyles with like-minded neighbors in Brunswick Forest, NC. Resident clubs offer several opportunities to enjoy activities or try something new. Homeowners gather regularly at the Community Commons for cooking demonstrations, book club meetings, or social events. There are also many athletic and fitness club opportunities. Residents can attend a water fitness class in the outdoor pool, join a tennis club, or participate in a Zumba class in the aerobics studio.

Surrounding Area

Brunswick Forest is located in Leland, just about 20 minutes from Wilmington. Leland, North Carolina offers a prime location that allows residents to access daily necessities and local attractions. 

Grocery stores such as Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly, Harris Teeter, and ALDI are all just a few minutes away. Pharmacy needs can be met at Walgreens and CVS are both less than a mile away. 

Brunswick Forest is also close to several health care providers, including New Hanover Regional Med Center, Waterford Medical Center, and Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine. 

When homeowners are looking for dining and entertainment options, they can travel along Ocean Highway East which is home to several restaurants, bars, and cafes. Additional attractions in the area include the Museum of the Bizarre, Cape Fear Museum of Science and History, and Airlie Gardens. 

Nature lovers who want to explore the outdoors have plenty of options close to home. Parks and greenspaces such as Riverfront Park, Meadow Park, and Brunswick Nature Park. Golfers can tee off at courses like Magnolia Greens Golf Course, Compass Pointe Golf Club, and Old Fort Golf Course. 

Members of the community interested in visiting metropolitan areas are in luck as Wilmington, NC is just over 10 miles away. When it comes to long-distance travel, Wilmington International Airport is under 20 minutes away.

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    Brunswick Forest Amenities

    Fitness & Wellness Center

    Brunswick Forest's Fitness & Wellness Center is linked to the community through a network of paths and trails and offers the following:

    • Clubhouse - 18,000 Sq. Ft.
    • Indoor Lap Pool
    • Resort-Style Pool
    • State-of-the-art Fitness Center
    • Aerobics Studio
    • Multi-Purpose Room
    • Steam Room
    • 5 Outdoor Tennis Courts
    • Locker Rooms

    Cape Fear National Golf Course

    Cape Fear National Golf Course offers the following:

    • Clubhouse - 7,000 Sq. Ft.
    • 18-Hole Championship Golf Course
    • Indoor and Outdoor Dining
    • Pro Shop
    • Locker Rooms

    Community Commons

    The Community Commons is a popular outdoor feature of Brunswick Forest with water views. The glass-enclosed house provides the following:

    • Clubhouse
    • Demonstration Kitchen
    • Scenic Ponds
    • Fishing Pond
    • Gazebo
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Picnic Area
    • Walking & Biking Trails

    The River Club

    The River Club is a small boat launch facility. There is a small pier and a boat launch for small boats like kayaks, canoes, and rowboats. Residents can fish, paddle, and picnic near Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway.

    • Fishing
    • Small Boat Launch

    Brunswick Forest Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

    There are plenty of activities available in Brunswick Forest. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

    • Aerobics
    • Bible Study
    • Book Clubs
    • Bowling League
    • Bridge Group
    • Canasta
    • Cardio & Core
    • Drop-in Pickleball
    • Drop-in Tennis
    • Forest Feet
    • Gentle Yoga
    • Ladies Golf Association
    • Line Dancing
    • Mah Jongg
    • Men's Golf
    • Pilates
    • Poker Group
    • Singles & More
    • Sit & Stitch
    • Spinning
    • Stretch & Relaxation
    • Tai Chi
    • Water Fitness
    • Zumba

    Brunswick Forest Reviews (18)

    Average Rating for this Community
    3.8
    Date (Recent first)
    Mary B.
    3.0
    We are very happy living in Brunswick Forest and the larger Wilmington community. However, I don't know for how long. There will be no more tennis or pickleball courts, no basketball court. No large community room, no billiards. The 3rd pool was to be done by now and is not. It will not be large enough to make a dent in the usage. The fitness center does not have enough space. Many people are forced to go outside the community for meeting space, fitness classes and fitness equipment. For years the sales staff has told potential buyers of amenities that were never built. The residents are active and wonderful. But if you want well cared for and enough amenities this is not the place for you.
    July 22, 2020
    Anika P.
    2.0
    Yes, Brunswick Forest is both a beautiful and friendly community close to beaches and all that Wilmington has to offer. Disappointing is the insufficient and poorly maintained amenities that do not adequately accommodate utilization by this active and rapidly growing community. What you see is what you get.
    July 13, 2020
    Mike W.
    4.0
    Great community. Developer continues to add amenities. Currently 2 outdoor pools and one indoor pool with another planned for spring 2020. The meeting space issue reminds me of the Yogi Berra quote " nobody goes here any more because it is too crowed" There are so many organizations, clubs and neighborhood organizations here that sites need to be scheduled well in advance. A world class indoor pickle ball facility just opened up for all the players we have. I guess some people just look at the world thru dark glasses Well maintained and designed with measured growth. Really enjoy this place and after looking at many, so glad I moved here.
    August 26, 2019
    Suzy S.
    2.0
    People are very friendly and the neighborhood was in a convenient location. This neighborhood is in a state of growth and expansion and the present amenities ( which look run down ) are certainly too few for all the new developments continually being built. We feel we should have asked different questions and should have looked further. Take your time. Common areas should be upgraded and expanded!
    February 19, 2019
    Robert C.
    2.0
    After visiting with our realtor a few weeks ago I find many of the reviews posted to be fair, honest and open. Yes, it is quite beautiful, yes, it seems a bit over built and yes, the available amenities space has not kept up with growth.
    One of the main concerns is the manner in which Brunswick Forest is marketed. It leads you to believe this is an active adult type development. If anyone is still in the process of finding the right retirement community I strongly suggest: age restricted to 55+ ONLY in a gated community.
    January 31, 2019
    Christine P.
    5.0
    I want to thank Christopher Columbus Creekmore my realtor through Carolina Plantations for making the purchasing of a home a wonderful experience. Chris is very professional and enjoyable. He went out of his way to spending 4 days with me. Spending a day in Wilmington and showing me the sites, visiting communities and selecting a homesite and home to build. I would totally recommend him as the realtor for his knowledge, warm presence and in all a fantastic experience. There is no stone unturned as he will be extremely thorough.
    I also have the pleasure to work with Brian Galeucia since I selected to build in Brunswick Forest. This has also been a wonderful experience. It is such a please to work with him also. This will also be an on going experience as I work through the building process.
    Because of building I will be working with Mark Maxwell. He has been very thorough and a pleasure to start this process.
    To sum up my experience:
    I'm excited to work through this process with these gentlemen for the next year.
    Thank you, from a future resident Brunswick Forest
    Christine Pelletier
    Nashua, NH
    October 2, 2018
    Thomas P.
    2.0
    I know that 55places has rated Brunswick Forest as one of the 10 fastest growing communities. This is probably true, but there are some questions you need to ask your sales rep. This is a friendly community with an ideal location. But, you will want to know what the developer is doing to keep pace with this growth. We already are unable to provide meeting space for the clubs and activities that the developer boasts as a positive. Pickleball courts and Tennis courts are becoming overwhelmed as our population grows. And the two outdoor pools are hardly sufficient for our needs. Understand, I love this community and the people who live here. But, if amenities are important to you, make sure you get the answers to your questions from the sales people.
    July 5, 2018
    Laura N.
    2.0
    Population quickly outgrowing amenities. Loud construction traffic everywhere. Do not buy along major road ways, it's noisy. Very friendly communities and people.
    June 7, 2018
    Thomas P.
    2.0
    I am in hope that the developer will add additional amenities as the community continues to grow. We have already outgrown the meeting space, and many groups have to meet at neighboring communities. The tennis courts and pickleball courts are well used and crowded at times. With just over 2000 homes and more than 4000 more to be built, these issues will only get worse.
    May 2, 2018
    Mara P.
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    Brunswick Forest is the friendliest, most active, nicest amenities, best location community on the planet!
    November 15, 2017
    Roger and Anna Barefoot
    5.0
    My wife and I visited Brunswick Forest and took a tour of the facilities last weekend. We were able to see the community in all of its splendor. We were able to meet and mingle with many of the residents at the cardboard regatta and also the concert on the mall Saturday. Everyone was really friendly and willing to share their experience at Brunswick Forest with us, all of which were extremely positive. We also got to spend the day at the swimming pool and fitness center. After swimming, we visited Cape Fear National which is also located on the premises. Friday night we went into Wilmington and experienced downtown Wilmington with all of his restaurants, bars, and stores. It is really a beautiful city to be a part of. We truly fell in love with the community. This experience definitely made up our minds as to where we want to retire.
    June 6, 2017
    Hal & Ginny
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    A big Thanks to Chris Creekmore for helping us find our beautiful home in Brunswick Forest! He did a great job showing us the different areas of Wilmington that helped us find the perfect place for us. His knowledge and experience makes it easy to recommend him.
    Thanks Chris!
    May 28, 2015
    Randy & Gail Loeb
    5.0
    Chris Creekmore, 55Places.com. local rep, is fabulous. On our first trip to Wilmington, Chris took the time to give us tour of the city...he took us to the local beaches, to downtown, to the local hospital helping us understand the amenities of the entire Wilmington area. Next after asking us about our housing needs, Chris took us on a tour of several communities within 20 miles of Wilmington so we could determine the top communities where we had the most interest. Three months later we returned & Chris had us look at very specific housing in each of the 3 communities where we had the most interest. Through process of elimination and after 1 more visit, we came to the conclusion that Brunswick Forest hit the most hot buttons for us. My wife and I purchased a very well-built single family home in Brunswick Fores. This is 1 of about 3 or 4 communities in the area that offer several first class builders ....you can't go wrong with any of them! This was a great experience from the initial inquiry all the way through the purchase of our property. If you are serious about the area, reach out to Chris...he's is not only very knowledgeable, but a wonderful person.
    April 10, 2015
    Jon C.
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    The community of Brunswick Forest is just what we desired, great homes at great value, friendly neighbors, and lots of activities for residence. The Wilmington area seems to offer all the amenities needed or wanted without the North East population, and its cold weather nor the Florida heat and endless palm trees.
    November 27, 2014
    Jim and Brena Conley
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    It is hard to believe that we made a decision so quickly. We really did fall in love with Brunswick Forest the first time we visited. It was exactly what we wanted: a beautiful neighborhood, close to the beach, with an active adult community, lots of activities, and no yard work. The deal was clinched when we rode bikes (provided by the Welcome Center) around the development, talked to the residents, and found them all friendly and loving life here. When we moved in, less than four months after first visiting, we met more of our neighbors in the first week than I had met in twelve years at my townhouse in Maryland. We encountered friendly, helpful, happy neighbors. In the nearly five months we have lived here, we have continued to fall in love with the area and the development. We have participated in many of the activities offered (kayaking, line dancing, massages, personal training, pizza parties) and are loving our almost daily bike rides though the neighborhood or to the pool. Although we chose our new town, neighborhood, and home very swiftly and after only one visit, we have not regretted our decision for even a nanosecond!
    June 13, 2014
    Chuck and Candace
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    Thank you for introducing Candace and me to Brunswick Forest in Leland, North Carolina. We had a few concerns about our construction. The builder, JordanBuilt Homes, took care of every concern immediately. We absolutely love our neighbors and the convenience of having the community center and golf course blocks away from our new home.

    From picking us up at the airport to giving us Wilmington history and showing us the Mayfair Mall to helping us find the home of our dreams, our 55 Places Partner Agent was the best. They are the real estate salesman that all other agents should be judged by and set the standard that others can only hope to achieve. If I had a way to tell the thousands of other seniors who have the same apprehension about moving to Brunswick Forest, I would tell them to do it sooner rather than later.

    Thank you for helping us to find the glorious retirement lifestyle we dreamed about.

    All the best,
    Chuck and Candace
    February 5, 2014
    Carol C.
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    We are waiting for our new home to be completed. We hope we are in there by early April. Should be six months from the start date which was Aug '13, but March seems unlikely.

    We have been in the apt. north of Carolina Beach, since June, so we are ready to get our things out of storage and into our new home. Summer was GREAT here, we LOVE Ft. Fisher area! We have met some neighbors around the pond on Talmage Dr., and get over to BF frequently to walk our dog & exercise, use the pool, etc.. Our good friends have moved into their new home in BF on Lillibridge, and they are very happy. When we go over there, we find ourselves just looking up, as TRUSST builds a very pretty home with many details, many of which are toward & ON the ceiling. We are very excited, and are really trying to be patient.

    We have met our new next door neighbors and have been out with them socially many times. They will be moving into their home this week - tomorrow, actually. Their home is larger - the "Captiva" Florida style home. Too much house for us to keep clean, but they are happy. Our whole idea for this move was to simplify our lives so we have more time to "play." Brunswick Forest is surely lively. My doctor told me to start taking vitamin supplements to keep up with everyone over in BF! :0 !

    Thanks for helping us realize our dream of a new, smaller, home in a fun community! We are sure we made the RIGHT decision!

    Carol
    February 5, 2014
    Susan L.
    (Resident/Homeowner)
    5.0
    We love the outdoors and at Brunswick Forest we can really enjoy it. The trails are fabulous, we walk nearly every single day. The pools are beautiful, we play tennis and golf too. The lake is really a special place. We love everything about the community. There are lots of activities and events to get together with neighbors and build a strong sense of community.
    September 19, 2013

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