Wilmington, North Carolina, is definitely a place where anyone can find their niche - and, more importantly, their home.

With so much to offer and so many special interest communities to choose from, here are our top five favorites. 

Greenville Sound

A whopping five minutes from Wrightsville Beach, this community offers homes. Here you can find luxurious amenities such as a yacht club, private boat ramp, and assigned boat slips.

The actual homes are works of some notorious local architects with clear attention to detail and several built-in amenities that will come in handy for life on the water.

The Cape

Want to live within minutes of the beach? Maybe you’re looking for a waterfront property itself? The Cape community has an active HOA, a world-class public golf course, and positions its residents literally minutes from the Southport ferry, Fort Fisher beaches, and Pleasure Island.

Inlet Point Harbor

An ocean lover’s dream. This community is literally engineered to sustain secure, deep-water boat slips, channel, and turning basin all leading to the Intercoastal Waterway. The residents are quite diverse in age, but all share a common love for a carefree life on the water.

Rivers Edge

No surprise here! This quaint neighborhood is conveniently located on the edge of the Cape Fear River. The community has many things to do as it is placed in Monkey Junction and a short walking distance from Echo Farms Golf & Country Club.

Porter’s Neck Plantation

Just north of Wilmington, NC, Porter’s Neck Plantation is a premier gated community with a plethora of amenities. Golf Digest magazine named the Porter’s Neck Country Club golf course “#1 Coastal Course” in NC. Just a short drive to beautiful beaches and endless restaurants and shops, this division offers both seclusion and accessibility.

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This community offers elegantly designed homes, with an abundance of amenities, in a gated community directly on the Intercoastal Waterway. If you’re looking for privacy, this community has 29 miles of just that to offer you, along with a 24-hour community patrol and 3 guarded gates. With a private country club, 19th century Temple Garden, and sports complex, it’s safe to say there is no lack of activities in this community.

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