River Lights Lake House Grand Opening Celebration

RiverLights NC Waterfront Property

On June 2nd, RiverLights, one of the top neighborhoods in Wilmington NC, held the grand opening of their Lake House with members of the community. Set on the shores of the community's riverfront property, the new amenity has a swimming pool with a waterslide, comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, a shady lakefront porch, and a waterfront deck with a fire pit to enjoy on starry nights. Folks interested in North Carolina 55+ communities will find RiverLights is one of the only true retirement communities in Wilmington NC.

RiverLights with its 1,400 acres of property along the Cape Fear River, offers more opportunities to enjoy an active adult lifestyle. With 500 acres of planned space, residents can roam the natural landscape finding birds, fish, and other wildlife in the sand dunes, tidal marshes and wetlands of the North Carolina Lowcountry. One of the focal points is a beautiful boardwalk for exploring, parks for fishing and picnicking, a boat launch on the Cape Fear River, and plans for retail, restaurants, a farmer's market, and concerts and events. If you love the outdoors, there are few other North Carolina 55+ communities with so much open space!

The amenities that make RiverLights include:

The Lake: The community's 38 acre lake is the setting for waterfront homes with seductive views, and offers boating and fishing, with a lush shoreline designated for parks, nature trails, the boardwalk, and the brand new Lake House.

The Boardwalk: Running along the Cape Fear River, RiverLights' boardwalk is a great place to stroll by the water and enjoy the scenery. The boardwalk offers great spots for picnicking, sipping refreshing drinks, and provides easy access to other popular spots on the property.

Parks: The community's four parks are great for picnics, cookouts, outdoor games, and relaxing with family and friends. At Portside Park there is a playground for kids, and at Driftwood Park you have easy access to the river for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and paddle-boarding.

RiverLights Marina Village: This planned amenity will feature retail space with shops and cafes where you can have a bite to eat, sip sweet tea, and enjoy the beautiful views of the lovely riverside. Centrally located in the community, it will be a gathering place and excellent space for concerts and events.

The Lake House -  The Lake House is home to the community’s fitness center and salt-water pool, and is a great place to soak in the Carolina sun, swim, read, cookout with friends, and get in some exercise.

Home styles in RiverLights include Lowcountry cottages, lock-and-leave options, main-level living, shingle-style architecture, and traditional, single-family homes, all designed by eight of the top homebuilders in the area. As one of the best retirement communities in Wilmington NC, its new waterfront homes make use of eco-friendly materials in their functional construction. Many of the homes offer spectacular views of the Cape Fear River, Barnard’s Creek, Mott’s Creek, pocket wetland ecosystems, or the lake shore, and in the future will include multifamily units (apartments and/or condos), townhomes, and new retail custom lots.

Located just five minutes from downtown Wilmington NC, RiverLights is close to the all of the city's shopping and entertainment, as well as world-class dining, cultural events, galleries and nightlife. And if you enjoy the beach, Wilmington has the most beautiful beaches in all of North Carolina, including Carolina Beach, Cure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and more. Living by the coast, you can enjoy deep sea-fishing, boating, waters ports, and strolling by the ocean. Not to mention the magnificent sunrises and sunsets by the water.

If you would like to explore North Carolina 55+ communities, summer is the perfect time of year to visit RiverLights, when the sea breezes blow pleasantly over the Lowcountry. While touring the property, scouting out homes, and indulging in the amenities, you will see why this is one of the top neighborhoods in Wilmington, NC.

To tour RiverLights and obtain the full information package, contact Bill Boyer of Intracoastal Realty

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