Parkside at Mayfaire is an upscale community located within walking distance of Mayfaire Town Center. The land on which is sits used to be a 394-acre farm, known as the Hardy Parker Farm. The land was sold in 2000, and developed into the Mayfaire Town Center commercial and residential development. As of Spring 2015, fewer than 10 lots remain available in Parkside.
Parkside is divided into 106 home sites, with a vision to create an old-fashioned, small town community with modern amenities. Bricked intersections, a central roundabout, and vintage street signs and lamp posts contribute to that old-fashioned feel. Homes are coastal plantation and low country style, lending to the relaxed, southern charm that Parkside strives to attain.
A sense of community is stressed throughout the design of Parkside, which has the town center as the hub of activity. Large, airy porches sit close to the streets, and the streets are lined with wide sidewalks, encouraging interaction between homeowners relaxing on their porches, and those passing by while on a stroll. The community also has a gazebo where residents gather for concerts and other activities.
Other amenities found in Parkside at Mayfaire are nature and bike trails, preservation areas, gardens, picnic areas and ponds. Residents also enjoy the proximity to the shops, restaurants and entertainment venues at Mayfaire Town Center, as well as a short drive to Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington. With this premier location also comes occasionally congested roadways, especially during rush hours and tourism seasons.
Parkside at Mayfaire community website
Parkside at Mayfaire – Walkability, location, and a sense of community (Star News, March 1, 2014)