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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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.