The lure of Wilmington NC real estate does not stop at the Cape Fear River’s banks. Leland, which bills itself as the Gateway to Brunswick County, sits just west of the Port City. This rapidly-growing town has become a major destination point for those moving to North Carolina. Purchasing Leland NC real estate comes with many perks, including its close proximity to New Hanover County.
Leland’s main thoroughfare is located a mere three-and-a-half miles from Wilmington’s historic downtown district. Thriving with many new and attractive residential communities, Leland was the sixth fastest growing city in North Carolina during the last decade. Nearby towns Belville and Navassa were first and second, respectively.
It’s no wonder buyers make the quick trip over the bridges when searching homes for sale in Wilmington NC. As a direct result of its pull, Leland’s population almost tripled from 2000 to 2010. The town now consists of more than 6,000 residents, many of which are retirees from the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. Still, young families have been drawn by the town’s abundant housing, low property taxes, proximity to attractive beaches and dozens of nearby golf courses. This, combined with the uptick in the overall region’s educational, entertainment and cultural developments, makes Leland the perfect bedroom community.
The Town of Leland features a mix of retail and financial establishments. Walmart, Harris Teeter, Food Lion and Lowe’s Foods have all laid roots in the community, and a number of stores continue to spring up.
The Leland real estate market offers a broad array of housing options, including single family homes, town homes and condominiums. Communities like Brunswick Forest, Waterford of the Carolinas, Magnolia Greens and Compass Pointe offer attractive amenities, including easy access to restaurants and shopping, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, fitness centers, hiking and biking trails.
The combined town and county real property tax rate for 2015 is $0.6365 per $100 of valuation. (Personal property such as autos, trucks, boats, aircraft, motor homes, business assets, etc. are taxed at the same rate as real property.)
Commuting in the morning and evening rush hours can be a nuisance as congestion slows traffic across the Cape Fear River. But solutions to these problems may not be far off, as the completion of the I140 bypass should ease traffic woes.
The Leland real estate scene continues to attract those who are relocating within or moving to North Carolina.
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