River Landing - Where Country Living Meets City Life
What would a perfect neighborhood look like, if we could create one? Likely it would be a place to live, play, relax, and have all of life's top conveniences very close by. That's what the Murphy family has created at River Landing, a friendly community snuggled near Wilmington, North Carolina. Here you'll find fun people, exciting amenities, the River Landing country club, and Wilmington NC real estate in an attractive country setting.
The Murphy family began developing River Landing in 1996, with dreams of making an ideal place for families of all ages and retirees. In their original plans, they hoped to incorporate River Landing golf course, River Landing country club, and a modern fitness center. Mission accomplished! Since then, they have completed two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Clyde Jonhson, a 48,000 square foot stunning clubhouse, a fitness center, swimming pools, tennis courts, walking/biking trails, and its River Lodge for social gatherings with direct river access for kayaks and canoes. All this and the gated community is still debt free.
With not just one River Landing golf course, but two spectacular courses, those who love the game can play it to their hearts delight. On the River Course, you can play along the quiet waters of the Cape Fear River, and on the Landing Course, enjoy Champion Bermuda greens that were designed by Clyde Johnson. Whichever River Landing golf course you prefer, you'll never grow tired of the country scenery. And if you are a beginning golfer, you can get lessons from professionals and new gear at the pro shop. Its two courses are on the list of “Top 50” Golf Courses, by the NC Golf Panel 2015 & 2016.
And besides the amenities already mentioned, the River Landing country club has a spectacular River Lodge, with canoe and kayak launches on the banks of the Cape Fear River. You can launch your kayak from the lodge, paddle under the shady trees along the river banks, and have a picnic just upstream with friends and family. Its details like these, among other things, that make Wilmington NC real estate at River Lodge so appealing.
Homes are aesthetically beautiful have been built with lots of elbow room. Here’s a quick overview of neighborhoods:
The Vineyards: Homes set among 18 acres of grape vines and sparkling lakes from the $290’s
River Village Square: Low maintenance garden homes from the $280’s
Magnolia Bay: Southern Lowcountry cottages from the low $300’s
River Stone: Golf and riverfront homes from the $500’s
Estate Homes: Homes with water or golf course views close to the clubhouse from the $400’s to over $1 million
Approximately 460 homes have been built to date of the 1,600 planned. Residents love the fact that 80% of the community are permanent year round residents. Real estate taxes are low and so is membership to the club. A social club membership is less than $100 a month. A sports membership is around $250 a month and full golf privileges will cost a family approximately $450 a month. The curb appeal is pleasing and the community is golf cart friendly. The social calendar is filled with family friendly events. The 21 Hope for the Warrior Invitational and Thanksgiving Event are two of the club’s most popular.
Located in the quaint town of Wallace, North Carolina, River Landing is only 30 minutes from downtown Wilmington when residents desired a ‘big city fix’. Downtown Wallace has mom-and-pop shops and boutiques and is a home to a 12,000 square foot antique super-store. The Mad Boar, in Wallace, has an Old-World Irish feel and is absolutely delicious. Explore antebellum homes, local wineries and country barns. In Duplin County you’ll find authentic plantations, museums and fabulous outdoor markets. Wallace is also home to the famous Carolina Strawberry Festival held in May.
While Wallace is peaceful and quiet, Wilmington has an international airport and top quality health care facilities. And Wilmington has the most beautiful beaches in all of North Carolina or scoot to Topsail Island, due east of River Landing, for boating, fishing, swimming, or bird watching. Folks soon realize that River Landing offers the best of both worlds, country living on the edges of a major coastal city.
When the Murphy family began to build the community, they weren’t sure how successful it would be. Today, River Landing is a dream come true for them and its residents. Not only do they love what they've done for the community, but they also live there, enjoying daily life with friends and residents. On any given day you might find them dining at the club, or at wine tastings, concerts, and other community events.
If you would like to explore Wilmington NC real estate at River Landing, make your way to this charming part of North Carolina soon. While in town, you can visit Wilmington and hang out on the white-sand beaches. Whether you prefer a lakefront home, a golf course home, or a big family estate, there are many different and affordable styles of existing homes to choose from. You can also buy an undeveloped plot of land to build on, and work with top designers on the new home of your dreams.
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