St. James Plantation

Are you looking for the perfect place to retire—to truly enjoy your golden years? Or are you simply looking for a change of scenery, a new home where you can enjoy close proximity to the sea while getting in plenty of time for golf and tennis? Either way, Southport, North Carolina is the city for you—and the community to investigate is called St. James Plantation.

Southport has a number of scenic, beach-adjacent communities that are idyllic in their resort-feel, their small-town intimacy, and their lush array of amenities. St. James Plantation is among the finest of them all. This sprawling community has everything you could possibly need contained within it—including championship-level golf facilities, tennis, a marina, nature trails, and ample opportunities to remain active and robust.

That’s to say nothing of the homes themselves. St. James Plantation is a master planned community with homes in various layouts and sizes—including some particularly cozy cottage options! There’s bound to be something here that meets your tastes and allows you to enjoy the kind of lifestyle you desire.

But whether you ultimately choose St. James Plantation or another community, Southport is a perfect place for your relocation or your retirement. And our team knows it well: We have peerless experience in Southport real estate, and unparalleled connections to the area’s top communities. We would love to show you some of these wonderful homes, and help you find your new beginning in Wilmington.

To schedule some tours, or just to talk about what Southport has to offer, contact our team today.


  • Estimated 4000 Single Family Homes
  • Approximately 1500 constructed Homes and 220 Townhomes/Condo’s
  • Approximately 5000 acres


Construction began in the 1990’s


  • Walking/Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Fishing
  • Golf and Tennis
  • Indoor and Outdoor Pools
  • Athletic facilities
  • Ocean Front Beach Club on Oak Island
  • 155 Slip full service Marina with additional dry storage
  • Grocery Store
  • Restaurants and Tiki Bar

Golf Courses

Four courses with a total of 81 holes. Each course has its own individual character provided by designers Irwin, Cate, Dye, and Nicklaus. There are over thirty premier courses located within 1 hour.


10 minutes away from Oak Island and 25 minutes away from Wrightsville Beach.

Real Estate

• Golf, Pond, ICW and Nature Views
• Homesites from $40,000
• New and Resale homes from $200,000
• Townhomes and Condos from $100,000


Quick Search

Starting our house search, my wife and I randomly contacted a realty office in Southport, NC. We were lucky to connect with Sarah Smith! We met at her office where we reviewed homes and proceeded to look at all the houses that met our requirements of price, location and style. Sarah was enthusiastic and tireless from beginning to end and filled us in with details about the area. Although we didn’t find a house that first day, a new property came the last day we were there. With some trepidation, as we were leaving the following morning, Sarah quickly arranged for us to see it first. It was the right one for us! Sarah did not only see us through the negotiations and contract signing. She also arranged the inspection; negotiated repairs needed in the contract and followed through with inspection of that work. She also recommended insurance agents and efficiently cleared up glitches that occurred. Much of what she did was above and beyond what we expected and of great comfort since we do not yet live in the area. Sarah communicated with us every step of the way, routinely checking in with our long distance transaction. Sarah was professional in every sense and we recommend her highly! She is a delight!

Sarah fulfilled all of our expectations and went far beyond. We couldn’t have asked for a more impressive, kind, encouraging, and patient realtor who provided expertise that only a well-seasoned experienced and extremely professional realtor could provide. No question that in the future when we make our transition back to sunny coast of North Carolina that we will use Sarah for all of our real estate needs. If you ever wondered who can I trust, who will have the expertise to accomplish the task at hand to find for myself and my loved ones a high quality, beautiful place to call home, or to sell your house in a flash, I urge you to call Sarah. We love her!!!!!!

Tony and Ann Collins
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