Wilmington, N.C. food for thought

        The New York Sunday Times travel section this past weekend lauded some hot new food and drinking establishments in Wilmington, N.C.  The town, which has been known substantially as Hollywood on the east coast for the many films made there, is becoming more appealing to new urbanites looking for reasonably priced in-town real estate within walking distance of a vibrant downtown area.

        The golf communities in the area are quite good as well.  Porters Neck features a classic Tom Fazio layout that was redone at the cost of a couple of million dollars a few years ago.  It threads its way through live oaks and a handsome neighborhood of single-family homes just north of the city.  Prices begin in the mid six figures.

        Landfall is the largest community in the Wilmington area, and the most expensive.  With 27 holes by Jack Nicklaus and 18 holes by Pete Dye, Landfall golfers can’t complain of a lack of quality golf (although some will complain about a par 4 on the Nicklaus course that might have the smallest peninsula green on the east coast).  Golf homes for sale at Landfall begin in the high six figures; a nice assortment are available for viewing at GolfHomesListed.com.

        Brunswick Forest in nearby Leland claims to be the fastest growing golf community on the east coast, and based on a couple of visits last year, I believe it.  The Tim Cate designed Cape Fear National Golf Club opened to rave reviews, including mine.  The course is open to the public and the reasonably priced real estate starts in the high $200s.  For current listings of golf course homes for sale at Brunswick forest, click here.

        You can read the short Times article by clicking here.

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