Leland, N.C.- It is already one of the largest neighborhoods in the Cape Fear Region, now Brunswick Forest has plans to get even bigger. Developers have submitted plans with the town of Leland to add 306 single-family homes to the Brunswick County community.
The proposed residents would be part of a new section of Brunswick Forest called “Ibis Roost.” It would be located on 66 acres with the average lot size measuring 9,530 square feet. If approved the section would be the 9th expansion of Brunswick Forest since it first hit the market in 2007. Fifteen years after it debuted, Brunswick Forest now boasts some 3,500 homes with more than 6,000 residents.
Many of the folks who call Brunswick Forest home moved North Carolina from the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states. Developers initially marketed the community to transplants who were looking for mild winters and lower taxes. In 2009 it was named by Where to Retire magazine’s as one of America’s “50 Best Master-Planned Communities.”
With so many who were new to the area, Brunswick Forest quickly became known for its social clubs that allowed residents to make new friends There is an estimated five dozen different groups including; book clubs, faith clubs, walking clubs, wine clubs, a mahjong club, a variety of card clubs (poker, euchre, pinochle, hearts and spades.) There is a club for people who love the New York Giants, another for those who follow Ohio State Football.
Brunswick Forest is located off Highway 17 in Leland, North Carolina. It is only a 12 minute drive to downtown Wilmington and approximately 40 minutes to the South Carolina border.
Community amenities include a state-of the art fitness and wellness center, an indoor pool, a couple resort-style outdoor pools, tennis and pickleball courts, more than 100 miles of walking and biking trails, kayaking and canoeing on the Town Creek and community ponds, plus a private championship golf course for members only
So far in 2023 a total of 71 homes have sold in Brunswick Forest for an average price of $514,850.