Coastal North Carolina Bliss

River Landing Wallace NC Clubhouse

Baby Boomers country-wide seeking the perfect place to retire, and one of the most inexpensive places to live, are discovering one of the best golf communities found amongst North Carolina coastal towns at the highly sought after gated community developed at River Landing.  This impeccable coastal neighborhood offers world-class amenities, award-winning golf courses, exquisite dining and outdoor hiking trails that complement living in the quaint, yet historic town of Wallace, North Carolina. 

Developed in 1996 with a vision from the Murphy family, River Landing has made their dreams reality for all residents by creating a paradise situated within the confines of serene natural settings while incorporating country club appeal to provide the perfect living space in the great state of North Carolina. One of the homes for sale in River Landing we found of interest is on River Ridge Road.

246 River Ridge Road - 3 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 3,766 square feet, only $625,000!

This River Landing home for sale has incredible water, golf and river views from almost every room in this exquisite custom home featuring Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors. The master suite has views looking onto water and the river as well and boasts generous amounts of space to recharge from a long day. This incredible home has natural gas heat, a back up hardwired Generac generator, a four car garage 22'10 x 36'9. The 4th bay of the garage serves as an attached heated workshop measuring 14'6 x 22'10. Huge amounts of storage possibilities with three floored attic storage areas. High end washer and dryer, dishwasher and two refrigerators convey with this home. Additionally, some furniture, including quality billiard table in bonus room is also negotiable. This home is priced well below tax value and is a great find for those desiring a luxury custom family home.

Wallace, North Carolina is a small historical town where folks can enjoy the appeal of the downtown train depot while shopping for fresh produce at the outdoor markets filled with local farmers.  Antique shops and regional cuisine is found here and provides the perfect place for a warm and friendly escape to sit back and enjoy the finer things in life.  Wallace is located in Duplin County and is known for its infamous “world’s largest frying pan”; the Duplin Winery, as well as the Country Squire Winery.  Plantations of yesteryear also are  scattered throughout the town as well as museums featuring the rich history of the past. There are plenty of events to keep both residents and locals entertained throughout the year and the town is definitely known as one of the “go to” North Carolina coastal towns.  Here are a few of the festivities to look forward to:

  • Carolina Strawberry Festival in downtown Wallace – This event will kick off on Friday, May 12th with the Strawberry Jam and the Main Festival will be held on Saturday, May 13th from 11 to 11.  This is truly a must for locals and visitors. 
  • Grape stomping at Duplin Winery
  • NC Musadine Harvest Festival at Duplin County Events Center
  • The Blueberry Festival in downtown Burgaw
  • Candlelight Christmas at Liberty Hall

River Landing offers awesome living options in a region known for lush woodlands, sparkling water views and affordable options for living the ultimate lifestyle without leaving the property.  Additionally, the cost of living in Wallace is 14% lower than the US average and the median cost of real estate is highly affordable below $100,000.  With a population growth of 34% since 2000, boomers and their families are discovering that this North Carolina coastal town is indeed one of the best inexpensive places to live and that River Landings is a “diamond in the rough” when seeking one of the best golf communities in the region.  

Once folks drive through the front gate there is immediately a sense of “awe” admiring the immaculate landscaping and natural topography that borders the estate.  Home shoppers immediately realize that River Landing is the perfect place to call home.  Many visitors have decided they never wanted to leave the property and even many of the developing Murphy family members call River Landing home for the exact same reason.  This is the ultimate destination for peace of mind with the benefits of first class perks offered at the property.  

In addition to a variety of housing options at affordable pricing, River Landing features two 18-hole golf courses, an exquisite clubhouse offering a variety of culinary options, a state-of-the-art fitness center as well as groomed walking/biking trails to explore this preserved lush setting that overlooks the Northeast Cape Fear River.  

Golfers are impressed by the courses designed by renowned Architect Clyde Johnston from Hilton Head, South Carolina.  His creative energy resulted in the design of two “award winning” 18-hole golf courses that have been strategically laid within natural resources that surround this first class community.  Incorporated within the courses are impeccable greenways filled with statuesque trees, sparkling lakes and amazing views of the NE Cape Fear River.  The courses are challenging and provide the perfect way to spend the day in the great outdoor weather of North Carolina while getting a fulfilling workout with fellow residents and guests.  The courses have hosted many events and have received a bevy of awards since inception.   Here are a few of the accolades received:

  • Two “Top 50” Golf Courses, by the NC Golf Panel 2015
  • Named a “Top 50 Best Master-Planned Community in the U.S.,” by Where to Retire 2005-2015
  • Named one of the “Top 50 Golf Communities in America” by Luxury Golf Homes magazine
  • Ranked No. 1 “Coastal Golf Course in North Carolina,” by NC Magazine, 2004 – 2006
  • Ranked No. 17, Best in State Rankings, by Golf Digest, 2003
  • Brick Paving Design Award from Brick in Architecture magazine, 2000
  • Winner, N.C. Landscape Association Grand Award
  • Rated “#1 Coastal Golf Course in North Carolina” by NC Magazine
  • Top Fifty Communities in the South -Living Southern Style Magazine – 2004
  • Top 20 Golf Courses in North Carolina- NC Magazine – 2006, 2005, 2004
  • US Open Qualifying Course 2011,2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998
  • AJGA Junior Open- 2012
  • North Carolina Women’s Amateur 2011
  • 3 Holes in North Carolina’s Dream 18- Business NC Magazine

For active folks seeking the “fountain of youth” there is the River Landing’s Sport and Fitness Center which provides a fully equipped workout facility, a wide array of wellness classes where neighbors meet to socialize and get fit and tennis is also an option.  There are 3 Har-Tru tennis courts for residents and their guests to play an exhilarating match and after slip into a relaxing sauna at the facility.  Perhaps a relaxing massage is on the agenda for the day after a challenging workout at the gym.  Another way to boost the heartrate and destress is a few laps in the heated 25-meter junior Olympic size indoor swimming pool. 

In warmer months, a dip in the outdoor pool provides the ideal complement to a round of golf and allows residents the perfect place to imbibe the beautiful scenery that this property has to offer.  Barbeques are the norm poolside as there is a fully equipped grilling area, open terraces and endless sunsets to enjoy the “best of the best” living in this North Carolina coastal town.  There are no strangers at River Landing.  Neighbors are treated like “family” and socialize year round with an highly active social calendar.  At River Landing residents interact and “loving living the life” here.  These are a few of the social events residents can enjoy:

  • RL Gals Golf Association
  • RLMGA Golf Association
  • Ladies Tennis
  • Men’s Tennis
  • Doubles Tennis
  • Bridge Group
  • Mahjongg Group
  • Knitting & Creative Handwork
  • Quilt Club
  • Amateur Radio
  • Book Club
  • River Landing also offers various
  • Athletic classes during the week including:  Zumba, Water Aerobics, Pilates, Yoga, Core-Blast

After a challenging day of golf or hiking on the trails built into the community, the River Lodge offers the perfect ending to a blissful day at River Landing.  Strategically built on the bend of the Cape Fear River, the Lodge offers splendid outdoor scenery with statuesque tree lines, water views and flaming fire pits that add ambiance to the overall experience residing at this coastline oasis. The River Landings Clubhouse offers impeccable cuisine with a menu that evolves with the season.  Whether it’s a formal dinner at the Lakeview or River Room under the surmise of the Executive Chef or an informal meal at the Berkshire Grill, members get to taste some of the best regionals dishes prepared by top rated chefs. Local produce and fresh fish provides the perfect seasonal accents for a delicious culinary excursion to complete a round of golf or tennis with friends and family.

People looking for the perfect spot to host a wedding, business meeting or family gathering should explore the banquet facilities found at the clubhouse at River Landing.  There are multiple venues available ranging from the 350 seat Grand Ballroom to the Murphy boardroom or Magnolia room for more intimate meetings or get-togethers.   

Another fun spot, located steps away from the entrance, is Mad Boar Restaurant and Pub which houses Murphy’s Irish Pub which is a great meeting spot for both guests and residents to share a cold brew or cocktail while catching up.  As part of the River Landing Companies, the Mad Boar offers elegant rental spaces, exquisite food and a great spot to plan an event.  The Celtic Court Banquet offers seating space for up to 300 while a more casual, intimate affair can be held at either the Meade or Renaissance room.

With favorable year round temperatures, outdoor living is the norm at River Landing.  Canoeing and kayaking on the Cape Fear River is a favorite pastime here, enjoying the serenity of flowing down the river while taking in the tree-lined coastline that outline the region.  Bird watching is also very popular and enhances the overall experience of exploring the hiking and biking trails that encompass the preserved greenery that surround the neighborhood.  There are over a hundred species that inhabit the region and provide the perfect way to slow down, enjoy life and blend with the harmonious lifestyle synonymous with living at River Landing.

In addition to the already pronounced benefits of living at River Landing, there are some incredible towns nearby that provide additional day trips, weekend getaways or just a Sunday drive to visit other charming coastal towns that offer shopping, dining and festivities to celebrate life in the North Carolina coastal towns.  Some places nearby to explore:

• Wilmington, NC: 35 minutes

• Wrightsville Beach, NC: 40 minutes

• Southport, NC: 1 hr, 30 minutes

• Raleigh, NC: 1 hr, 15 minutes

• Myrtle Beach, SC: 2 hrs

• Richmond, VA: 3 hrs

The housing designs offered at River Landing satisfy the most discerning home shopper.  The Custom Home Program (CHP) offers the expertise of architects, custom home designers, builders, landscapers and interior designers.  Compliance is offered by the Architectural Standards Committee (ASC) to insure that all architectural guidelines are met to preserve the natural setting of the community.  Building the ideal abode at River Landing is simple and stress-free.  Affordable elegance is what home shoppers find here at one of the best golf communities located along the North Carolina coastal towns.  Here are some of the housing options available at River Landing:

  • Village Neighborhoods -A carefree lifestyle is offered in the Village Neighborhoods. With minimal lawn maintenance responsibilities, Village Neighborhoods allow home owners the luxury of living at River Landing. Minimum 1400sq.ft.
  • Residential Neighborhoods offer generous building sites for designing a unique custom home.  Finding the perfect building site is a breeze with an abundance of amazing lots still available..  Minimum 1400 – 1800 sq. ft.
  • Estate Neighborhoods -Spacious floor plans are also available in River Landing estate neighborhoods. These sites provide the option of building a larger home to accommodate those with families.  Minimum 2200 – 2500 sq. ft.

Currently lots range from the low of $39,000 to $75,000 and provide the perfect place to build the ideal home or seasonal retreat.  Homes for sale range from a low of $200,000 to $695,000.  So no matter what the budget, this is one of the best bargains for living the dream life at River Landing in North Carolina.  It is definitely the ideal way to enjoy life in one of the most inexpensive places to live a country club lifestyle.  Now is the time to take a trip to explore this charming North Carolina coastal town and discover the legendary River Landing estates.

To tour River Landing and explore homes for sale in the community, contact Bill Boyer of Intracoastal Realty at at 910-262-5414.

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