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


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Welcome to Southport! That about sums up our experience with Sarah C. Smith of Southport Realty. We met Sarah on our first trip to Southport searching for a retirement home and we never looked back. Sarah made us feel at home and welcome from the first moment. Through relaxed conversation and a brief tour she quickly honed into our vision and we found exactly what we were looking for on day one. Our path led to building a home in Southport which we then did from afar. Sarah’s support throughout the process was priceless. Sarah put us in touch with all the local help we would need and even spent a weekend with me picking out cabinets, countertops, fixtures and paint. Beyond her small town kindness and warmth Sarah is the consummate professional who holds herself to the highest standards and prides herself in knowing the market she is promoting. We could not be happier with our new home and our new friend in Southport.

Sally and Hawk
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