Brunswick Forest is one of the largest planned communities in the greater Wilmington area. The neighborhood will eventally have 5,000-8,000 homes. (The final number varies considerably, depending on whom and when you ask.)
Heavily marketed to folks from the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states, Brunswick Forest is home to many transplants who favor our proximity to the ocean and milder winters. With so many “new to the area” residents, the developer has encouraged multiple ways for residents to connect and make new friends. For instance, the community is the home to an estimated five dozen different social clubs including; book clubs, faith clubs, walking clubs, wine clubs, a mahjong club, plus 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.
With this type of spirit and community, it’s not a surprise that Brunswick Forest was included on Where to Retire magazine’s “50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States” list.
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.
The planned developed has been divided into several smaller communities, each with its own name and identity. They include communities of upscale town homes, low-maintenance patio homes, traditional, charming bungalows, and spacious estates that sit on the Cape Fear National golf course.
The semi-private golf course, Cape Fear National, is one of the neighborhood’s main attractions. It is an award winning, 18 hole championship course designed by Tim Cate. It 2014, it was named the #11 Best Course You Can Play in North Carolina by Golfweek magazine. As is the case with most golf-course communities, access to the golf course is not included in the HOA dues. As of this writing, local non-members pay a $110 green fee to play 18 holes with a cart. Club membership comes in a variety of package. The unlimited membership has a one time initiation fee of $12,500 plus annual dues of $4,500 for a single and $8,000 for a family plan. Residents are not required to join the golf club.
Fortunately, all of the other community amenities are included in your HOA dues. They 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, and kayaking and canoeing on the Town Creek and community ponds. Plus for train enthusiasts Brunswick Forest has train tracks that run through the southern part of the neighborhood.
In 2020, a total of 246 homes sold in the neighborhood with a median price of $397,000.
Brunswick Forest is in the Towncreek Elementary, Leland Middle, North Brunswick High, school districts.
For up-to-date HOA fees and pricing information, call us at 910-202-4813.