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Old 12-23-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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Mandy3131,
What made you pick Brunswick over Waterford or the other big neighborhods right there?
I am thinking of RiverCroft Estates.
is there ant advantage to being on the river?
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Wilmington NC
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Default River Croft Estates

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I am thinking of RiverCroft Estates.
What do you like about River Croft Estates? It is certainly much smaller than Waterford, Magnolia and Brunswick.
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Old 12-24-2007, 06:55 AM
 
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Just about ten minutes further past waterford(take 17s to Route 87 N (Maco rd) is Grayson Park, which is a very nice subdivision of Brick homes. and no I dont work for them.
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Old 12-28-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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I will look into Grayson Park. I do not like the earlier mentioned neighborhoods because there are few trees. Very big, we do not golf and I am assuming the associations fees are higher.
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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Default Bluffs on the Cape Fear

If you like trees and aren't a golfer, you should check out the Bluffs on the Cape Fear. They're a brand new place, and unlike Magnolia, Waterford and Brunswick Forest, they aren't crammed up against that new Super Walmart!! And no, I don't work there. The wife and I are looking to retire soon and have been checking out places. We like the Bluffs, but haven't been able to sell our home and get out of this snow as of yet. We like the Bluffs because they've got a lot of trees, seems to be more private than the ones mentioned above.

As always, have a wonderful and blessed day,

Jim
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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the bluffs is the biggest rip off in brunswick county. it is so incredibly overpriced. plus, I wouldn't give you $.50 for alot in brunswick county. it is known as the armpit of north carolina. do yourself a favor and check out porters neck instead cause once you cross that bridge into brunswick county, there is no coming back. wasn't there someone who asked how the town of leland is? there is no town of leland. it is just a small comercial area. couple of fast food places, two grocery stores, and a couple of gas stations. that's it. the only advantage of living on or near the river is if you like cockroaches. other than that, stay FAR from the river.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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Default I beg to differ

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the bluffs is the biggest rip off in brunswick county. it is so incredibly overpriced. plus, I wouldn't give you $.50 for alot in brunswick county. it is known as the armpit of north carolina. do yourself a favor and check out porters neck instead cause once you cross that bridge into brunswick county, there is no coming back. wasn't there someone who asked how the town of leland is? there is no town of leland. it is just a small comercial area. couple of fast food places, two grocery stores, and a couple of gas stations. that's it. the only advantage of living on or near the river is if you like cockroaches. other than that, stay FAR from the river.

You are certainly entitled to differ, and I respect your right to your own opinion, but I have to disagree with a great deal of what you say.

Most of the areas gaining in popularity these days were once "armpits" as you put it. Most of the intown land was gobbled up ages ago. As in the case of Wilmington, it was actually gobbled up centuries ago. Now, as the 14th fastest growing county in the entire country, Brunswick County and Leland are coming out of "armpit" status. With all these folks moving to the area comes a whole lot of tax dollars that make a big difference to the area. Also, businesses start moving to the area to service this new population.

As for picking on the Bluffs. I don't really think that you have done any research on property prices in the area. They're prices are in line with, if not more favorable than several in the area. I have a feeling that you are not interested in the kind of lifestyle that these new developments cater to and generally disaprove of the land prices. We retirees and some others want some pretty specific things, and we're willing to shell out a bit more than the average joe for them, especially when it gets us out of the cold and snow.

As for the cockroaches at the river... well, I just don't think I need to bother with that comment.

I wish you a blessed day and much happiness, wherever you may find it.

Jim
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Old 01-30-2008, 07:46 PM
 
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I thought roaches were just a typical southern problem? Not true?
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Old 02-23-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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Default New businesses in Leland

Further speaking to my previous post about new businesses turning up in Leland...

New Entertainment Complex Being Built in Leland
Updated: Feb 22, 2008 05:47 PM EST

LELAND -- The retail business is growing quickly in Leland, and a new complex of attractions there promises entertainment inside and out.
By March, road construction is set to begin off Highway 17, making way for a new 14-screen movie theater and entertainment center. Both businesses are planning to open in the Brunswick Forest neighborhood mid 2009.
The "E-Town," as it's being called, will come complete with 600 thousand square feet of retail and professional space, 24 bowling lanes, a laser arena, an arcade, cafe, wi-fi bar, and a theater.

That whole Waterford/Magnolia Greens/Brunswick Forest area on highway 17 is getting very busy. So far there is a super Walmart, a couple of drugstores, some fast food places and a few strip malls. I hear that there's a grocery store going in as well. Pretty soon, there really won't be a need to cross the river into Wilmington unless you're going for work or pleasure. Leland is no longer the "armpit" it once was. Those days are gone.

I also want to point out that if you haven't been to that highway 17 area recently and are thinking of moving to one of the communities in that corridor, that you might want to really check out the traffic and general level of activity in the area. If you don't want to live smack dab in the middle of the major shopping and business district of the county, you might want skip Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens and Waterford in favor of some of the communities that are a little more removed from the shopping centers.

Good luck to you all in your searches for a new home.

As always, have a blessed and wonderful day.

Jim
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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Leland is pretty much going to be as if Wilmington spread south over the bridge- it's looking like it's going to be a very developed area before too long. This isn't a bad thing IMO, because hopefully Leland will get some things into Brunswick County that are currently lacking that you can get to without going up into Wilmington or down into Myrtle Beach.

I just hope that South Brunswick County never develops up the way Leland is, but I'm afraid it's coming--with Myrtle spreading up and Wilmington spreading south...one of the greatest things about Brunswick County is how in the offseason the beaches are still deserted a lot. I remember when parts of Myrtle were that way, and North Myrtle was quiet even in the summer.

I really do hope Leland starts attracting some good doctors and specialists who'll open good practices, and gets more shopping and restaurants. I personally would never want to live in any kind of cramped development like those that are going up. I need my house on some land, several acres. I have to say, though, I have been reading some things about Brunswick Forest in the paper and it sounds as though it's going to be very nice. I'm just afraid developments like this are going to keep popping up until the area is stuffed to the gills. No matter how nice they are, a crowd is a crowd is a crowd.

My inlaws have hundreds of acres along and off Hwy 17 and they are not always going to be able to keep it in the family (taxes!!), and so it will probably eventally be sold, and probably to developers. Probably sooner than later. My inlaws have been around here long enough to remember when Ocean Isle Beach (the whole island) was owned by one man. They remember when it was all for sale for a shockingly low price for the entire beach. So, all this developing skyrocketing in to Leland is something interesting to watch.

I hope everyone who's moving here into the new developments are enjoying them....the ones around Leland are going to have lots of conveniences very near. I don't mind Wal-Marts, but I do think it would have been neater for them to make a village of smaller mom and pop type stores around there.How d most of you who are considering moving to that area, or who are moving or are already there, feel about that? Would you rather have lots of larger chain stores and restaurants coming in, or smaller places for a more old fashioned feel?
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