The Wilmington area is truly a place that allows you to pursue the lifestyle of your dreams. People move here to golf. They move here to play tennis. They move here to enjoy life on the marina, to breathe deep of the coastal breeze and to enjoy the sound of the waves lulling them to sleep at night. The area attracts retirees, young families, or simply those seeking a more leisurely lifestyle.

One of the great things about this area is the sheer number of outlying lifestyle communities that exist—close-knit neighborhoods that are built around particular pursuits, be it tennis, golf, or marina life. One such community is Waterford—a wonderful neighborhood just across the Cape Fear River in Leland that embodies the spirit of community, and offers much in the way of amenities.

In Waterford you’ll find a clubhouse, community-wide events, walking trails, and even some waterways that are perfect for canoeing or kayaking. For anyone seeking a life of coastal tranquility, Waterford has got it all!

Waterford is just one of many lifestyle-centered communities in the Wilmington area; to see some homes here, or in a similar community, we invite you to contact our team today. Simply put, no other real estate team can match our rootedness in this community, nor our zeal for helping our clients find their perfect Wilmington area home.

Lean on our team’s experience, and our passion for the lifestyle communities of Brunswick County. Contact us today and schedule an appointment to see some homes in Waterford and other exquisite coastal communities.


• Estimated 600-700 Single Family Homes
• Approximately 575 acres


Construction began in 2000


• Walking/Hiking/Biking Trails
• Outdoor Pools and Athletic Facilities
• Beach (lakefront) with volleyball court
• Playground
• Tennis Courts
• Lakeside Picnic area with grills and sink
• Finger lakes for fishing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, and waterfowl watching
• Full service medical services on-site
• All types of dining experiences on-site
• Boutiques, shops, and on-site premium grocery store

Golf Courses

Over thirty premier courses located within 1 hour.


25 minutes from Wrightsville Beach and 35 minutes from Oak Island.

Real Estate

• Pond, Lake, Finger Lake and Nature Views
• Home-sites from $50,000
• New and Re-sale homes from high $100,000
• Town homes from mid $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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