Porter’s Neck: Private Plantation, Peaceful Lifestyle
It all started with a ‘plantation’. In 1989, Porter’s Neck Plantation, a private North Carolina country club community was established in the spirit of old-fashioned neighborhoods and southern-style hospitality. Over the next few decades, other communities sprung up around the Plantation, creating one of Wilmington’s most desirable residential areas.
Porter’s Neck is tucked away, just off of Market Street (Highway 17) between Wilmington and Hampstead. With access to the Intracoastal Waterway, wooded preservation areas, lakes, ponds, and creeks, Porter’s Neck is a location known for combining beauty, value and location. Although you might feel far away from the hustle and bustle of the city when in Porter’s Neck, you’re actually very close to all of the area’s conveniences. Porters Neck is only minutes from Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Beach, Wilmington Historic District, and the Wilmington Airport.
Lifestyle and Leisure in Porter’s Neck
Built adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway on hundreds of acres of rich coastal land, Porter’s Neck offers an abundance of amenities. Porter’s Neck Plantation boasts an 18-hole, Tom Fazio-designed golf course and practice facilities, recognized by Golf Digest as the #1 coastal golf course in North Carolina. Porter’s Neck Plantation also has a sports complex complete with a lap pool, clay tennis courts, and a fitness center. More than a dozen other golf courses are within a 10-minute drive of the Porter’s Neck community.
If golfing isn’t your style, enjoy time at the pool, kayaking through the scenic marshes, or quiet strolls among the ponds and native flora of coastal North Carolina. In the Porter’s Neck communities, you will find piers and boat ramps on the Intracoastal Waterway which allow access to local beaches and restaurants by boat. In fact, boating, sailing, and fishing, whether in creeks, marshes, or the Atlantic Ocean, are everyday pleasures in this coastal community.
Porter’s Neck Country Club offers a variety of recreation, dining and social activities in a friendly, family-oriented atmosphere. Equity and Non-Equity memberships are available to both residents and non-residents of the Porter’s Neck Plantation community.
On Market Street and beyond, you’ll find an abundance of shopping opportunities. Major grocery store chains, home improvement stores, and other retailers have flocked to the area. There are also quaint, yet upscale antique shops, yoga centers, daycare facilities, florists, and more. Venture just a few minutes further into Wilmington for a wide array of restaurants, museums, galleries, and boutiques.
Retirement in Porter’s Neck
A jewel in Wilmington’s crown, the prime location of Porter’s Neck makes it one of the best places to retire in North Carolina. It is a well-established community that offers a private, yet vibrant lifestyle to its residents. The Low Country-inspired architecture and the lush natural setting preserve the tradition of an old-fashioned Southern neighborhood, while modern conveniences wait just outside the entrance to Porter’s Neck Road. With a mild climate, neighboring beach communities, proximity to Wilmington, NC and abundant recreational opportunities, Porter’s Neck is attracting retirees in ever-increasing numbers.
An abundance of leisure opportunities delight both retirees and their grandkids alike! In fact, newcomers of all ages are making Porter’s Neck their permanent home.
Independent and Assisted Living Communities in Porter’s Neck
Some of the area’s most premier assisted living and independent living facilities can be found in the Porter’s Neck area. Situated on 56 acres of historic Porters Neck Plantation, Plantation Village is a neighborhood of independent senior residents located in close proximity to Champions Assisted Living Residence and the Davis Health Care Center. The campus has many accessible sidewalks and benches for pleasant walks and nature watching. An inviting, safe and secure environment, the campus offers access to a full range of supportive services for its residents.
Real Estate and Housing in Porter’s Neck
When it comes to real estate, you’ll find premium homes in a variety of sizes in the Porter’s Neck area: patio homes, townhomes, traditional single-family homes, and luxury waterfront mansions. Build a semi-custom or custom home, or choose from a quality resale home. Architecturally diverse, Porter’s Neck offers everything from traditional Colonial to European-inspired designs. Communities like Blue Point, Marsh Oaks, and Vineyard Plantation surround the keystone community of Porter’s Neck Plantation.
Neighboring Figure Eight Island is a private island of upscale homes and home sites ranging from $475,000 to nearly $5 million. There is a yacht club and private harbor for members on this lovely island with no commercial development.
Whether you choose a million dollar property on a private island or a traditional family home in a planned subdivision; whether you prefer waterfront views or manicured green fairways; you’re guaranteed to find relaxed ambiance and Southern charm in the quiet hide-away of Porter’s Neck. If you would like to own a property in this desirable community, please contact us today.