If you’re going to live in a place near the ocean,
be near the ocean. At Tidal Walk, families and
retirees co-mingle to create a tight-knit community on the water, just a bridge away from
St. James Plantation
St. James Plantation is a lush, established community near Southport, with mature trees and
foliage, a stunningly posh clubhouse overlooking the marina, Har-Tru tennis courts, and 81
holes of golf.
Summerhouse on Everett Bay
A waterfront community near Topsail Beach,
Summerhouse is the entrance to a slower pace.
Far enough outside of town to enjoy the quiet
of a small beach town, but close enough to jump
into the mix any day of the week, Summerhouse
is also home to the 2017 Ideal Home that will be
featured in Ideal-LIVING’s summer issue.
The Bluffs on the Cape Fear
The Bluffs gives new meaning to waterfront living. They make it a lifestyle. Escape to the Oak
Island Beach Club or venture out on the river
from the private river access with newfound
Del Webb Wilmington
Del Webb in Wilmington, NC, is all about mind,
body, and spirit, and believes that the outdoor
environment is as crucial to happiness and health
as the indoor environment. While gorgeous
architecture and beautiful interiors are a priority
here, so is the quality of their surroundings.
Very close to the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach,
SC, Waterbridge is appropriately grand and
refreshingly natural, encompassing 120 acres
of federally-protected woodlands. Luxury is the
operative word at Waterbridge, with a village-style clubhouse and the largest residential pool
in South Carolina.
Located in Myrtle Beach, Grande Dunes is a
private, gated resort community with golf and
boating along the Intracoastal Waterway. Its
stunning Ocean Club offers an exclusive address
on the Grand Strand.
This hidden, quiet little beach on Brunswick Island, 30 miles from Wilmington, was
named the No. 4 beach in the world by
National Geographic this year. If that’s not
enough to lure you in, then how about the
lone mailbox at the end of the island there
to deliver all your wishes and dreams?
Although we’ve said a little, it’s hard to say
enough. From the Queen’s coronations, the
Belles, the gardens, the street fair, the music
- the Azalea Festival is the most popular and
longest running spring party in the Southeast. Around since 1948, good music has
always been at the forefront.
There are gorgeous outdoor music venues
scattered around the Wilmington area.
Greenfield Lake amphitheater is a popular
spot for larger venues, and both Riverfront
Park in downtown Wilmington, and Airlie
Gardens offer free concerts starring local
bands and gorgeous views on Friday evenings at sunset in the summer and fall.
Best. Oysters. Around. Not an oyster lover?
Their shrimp is steamed to perfection
and their hushpuppies are the bomb. The
original location, in Carolina Beach, is the
authentic oyster ‘dive bar’. The food and
atmosphere here are so good that they’ve
opened shacks across the region. Not venturing to CB? There’s a second convenient
location in downtown Wilmington.
So close, but so far away. To dive into a
different scene – tons of the best shopping around, lots of entertainment options
from theatre and concerts to innumerable
restaurants and bars, not to mention too
many golf courses to count – plan a day trip
to Myrtle Beach to see what all the fuss is
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