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


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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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