Neighborhood Review: Porters Neck Plantation

Porters Neck Plantation is one of the Wilmington area’s most prestigious communities. It’s a private, gated golf course community that’s beautifully tucked away in the forest along the Intracoastal Waterway. Boasting elegant houses, manicured streets, and a handsome Colonial-style Clubhouse, Porters Neck Plantation truly accentuates the North Carolina Low Country’s grand sense of tradition and history.

If you’re in the market and researching homes for sale in Wilmington NC, then Porters Neck Plantation may be your ideal neighborhood. This neighborhood review may be able to help you make your decision.

Country Club Living

Porters Neck Plantation is rated as one the “100 Best Master Planned Communities in America” by Where to Retire magazine. Filled with one and two-level homes, total lawn maintenance for some, a Tom Fazio-designed Championship golf course, and other attractive attributes, this community is designed to help make your life more enjoyable. For that reason, it’s also one of the most popular communities among retirees aged 60 and over. In fact, the median age for the community is 51 years old, which is considerably higher than the state average of 37 years.

Porters Neck Plantation Demographics

Married couples make up 65.6% of the community, while 31.3% of the community is made up of married couples with children. Single parents make up 3.1% of Porters Neck Plantation’s residents. In Porters Neck Plantation, 55% completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which is 22% higher than that of Wilmington Metro. Education statistics is sourced from census, 2015.

Amenities at Porters Neck Plantation

Below are several amenities within the Porter’s Neck community:

**Those with stars beside them mean they are only available if you pay an invitation fee and join the country club.

  • Gated entrance with 24 hour security & lamp lit streets
  • Member-managed country club with active membership**
  • Championship 18-Hole golf course and driving range; Designed by Tom Fazio**
  • Full Service Pro Shop with golf professionals and PGA staff available for lessons
  • 15,000 square ft. clubhouse with grill room, member’s lounge, banquet room, and luxury locker rooms**
  • 7 Har-Tru Tennis Courts, professional staff, USTA league play, and social tennis events for all ages**
  • Adult-Only Junior Olympic lap pool, large family style pool, and kiddy pool with snack bar**
  • Fitness center with group classes, nutritionist, personal trainers, and luxury locker rooms**
  • Private community boat ramp, pier, and picnic area on the Intracoastal Waterway

Porters Neck Home Owner’s Association

Porters Neck Plantation’s community is managed by the Porters Neck Homeowners Association. Home prices in Porters Neck Plantation start in the low $400s.

Nearby Attractions and Amenities

Only a few minutes outside of the community on Market Street, you’ll find plenty of shopping opportunities. The area is constantly growing with grocery store chains like Harris Teeter, home improvement stores like Lowe’s Home Improvement, and other retailers who have gathered to the area making it convenient and easy to get around. There are also charming antique shops, daycare facilities, florists, and restaurants including K-38 Baja Grill, Kornerstone Bistro and Two Guys Grille. In addition, Porter’s Neck Plantation is only minutes away from Wrightsville Beach and Mayfaire. Wrightsville Beach is a beautiful, well-maintained beach with many outdoor activities and restaurants. At Mayfaire, you will find excellent shopping, delicious restaurants, and a movie theater.  Also, about 25 minutes down the road is downtown Wilmington where you can walk along the river boardwalk, shop at local boutiques, and eat at wonderful restaurants.

Let Just For Buyers Realty Help You Find Homes for Sale in Wilmington NC

With its peaceful, amenity-filled community, Porters Neck Plantation is a great fit for a variety of lifestyles. But, as in any successful home purchase, it all begins with an understanding of the market and the neighborhood. At Just For Buyers Realty, our exclusive buyer’s agents are seasoned experts on the Wilmington real estate market and its various communities, like Porters Neck Plantation.

Unlike a traditional real estate agency, Just For Buyers Realty doesn’t list properties and we don’t have an interest in the seller’s goals. As exclusive buyer’s agents, we only work with homebuyers to help them get the best deal possible on their new homes. If you’re interested in living in the beautiful and secluded community of Porter’s Neck Plantation or you want to search for other homes for sale in Wilmington NC, then just give us a call today at 910-202-4813 and one of our licensed exclusive buyer’s agents will be happy to help you find your new home.