Lifelong Learning Opportunities in Wilmington North Carolina

Lifelong Learning Wilmington NC

Baby Boomers no longer look at retirement as a time to relax and kick back. Instead, they’re embracing the concept of personal enrichment through lifelong learning on college campuses and at community centers. Retirement is the optimal time to pursue those passions, hobbies and interests unattainable while raising a family and chasing the brass ring. Residents of popular Wilmington NC retirement communities are taking advantage of lifelong learning opportunities being offered at the Leland Cultural Arts Center (LCAC), less than two miles from Brunswick Forest, an award winning master planned community in Leland.

The Leland Cultural Arts Center is an arts educational center that provides residents of all ages a chance to learn a new skill or sharpen current ones from creative and qualified instructors. Below is a list of available fun classes at the center:

  • Dance
  • Drawing
  • Silk Scarf Dying
  • Copper Jewelry Creating
  • Jewelry Making
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Acting

Details for each class including times, cost and class levels can be found on LCAC’s website. And if attending classes on a regular basis is too much of a commitment, various workshops and gallery exhibits are also held throughout the year.  There are physical and emotional well-being benefits for seniors who embrace a lifelong learning lifestyle. And the students aren’t the only benefactors. Family, friends and community also gain from their added knowledge and creativity.

It’s lifelong learning activities like these held at LCAC that make Leland North Carolina real estate so attractive to retirees and people looking to relocate to a more fun place to live. Another draw to the Wilmington NC retirement communities is the mild four season weather and beautiful beaches.

Brunswick Forest is particularly appealing to many because of its central location in Brunswick County. Located just 10 minutes from historic downtown Wilmington, Brunswick Forest is a coastal haven that offers homes for almost every budget. Homebuyers can choose from upscale living to low-maintenance lifestyle with top-notch amenities, which include fantastic walking & bike trails, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a championship golf course, kayaking and canoeing and much more. In addition, there are also great shopping, dinning and entertainment options within walking distance. Residents are not required to join the Cape Fear National golf course.

Another popular Leland North Carolina real estate development is Compass Pointe designed with a tropical resort-theme. This private gated community is surround by beautiful palm trees, fountains and lakes. Amenities include a 10,000 square foot clubhouse, 6,500 square foot fitness center, tennis courts and more. Opening this month is the community’s new Rick Robbins designed championship golf course. Buyers can choose from a variety of homes including cottages and Florida-style patio homes. The fun amenities and super friendly residents make Compass Pointe a standout among other Wilmington NC retirement communities.

Spring is a beautiful time to explore coastal North Carolina for retirement. While there, be sure to see the Leland Cultural Arts Center. If you’re considering Leland North Carolina real estate for the first time, ask for our free Wilmington North Carolina relocation information to help you. 

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