October 2017 Area Events

9/16 – 2/11: Created by Light – Cameron Art Museum

9/29-10/31: Carnevil in the Woods / Phobia Haunted Trail – Cardinal Lanes Parking

10/1: Craig Morgan – CFCC Wilson Center

10/3: TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band – CFCC Wilson Center

10/6: Farewell Summer Jazz Funeral – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion

10/6: Tony Danza – Standards and Stories – CFCC Wilson Center

10/ 6 – 31: Grissettown- Longwood Haunted Trail – 758 Longwood Road, Ocean Isle Beach

10/6-8: Wilmington’s Annual Riverfest – Water Street from Cape Fear Community College to Chandlers Wharf

10/6-8: Art in the Arboretum – 6206 Oleander Dr

10/7: Run Ocean Isle Beach – Start E. 2nd Street by Pelican’s Perch

10/7: Bark in the Park – Wrightsville Beach Park

10/7: Fort Fisher Fall Festival – Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

10/8: State of the Art/Art of the State – Cameron Art Museum

10/8: Carolina Beach Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K – Harper Ave. & Canal Drive

10/13-15: Eyecon Wilmington / Return to Tree Hill – Wilmington Convention Center

10/14: Paws-Ability’s 7th Annual Bicycle Poker Run – Ocean Isle Beach, NC

10/14: Shallotte Harvest Market – Mulberry Park (123 Mulberry St.
Shallotte, NC)

10/14-15: NC Shell Show – Cape Fear Museum of History & Science

10/14-15: All-Breed Dog Show – Legion Stadium

10/14: Art in the Forest Fine Art Exhibition and Sale – Brunswick Forest Fitness and Wellness Center

10/14: Search 5K Color Run – Holden Beach

10/14: ROW Presents: Back Door Kitchen Tour – Various Homes in Downtown Wilmington

10/14-15: Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival – Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area

10/14: Fire In The Pines Festival – Halyburton Park

10/14: Guided Architectural Walking Tour – Downtown Wilmington

10/14: Mozart & Brahms – CFCC Wilson Center

10/17: To Drill OR Not to Drill? – CFCC Wilson Center

10/18: Los Lobos – CFCC Wilson Center

10/18-25: Encore’s Fall Restaurant Week – Various restaurants throughout the area

10/20-22: Brunswick County Parade of Homes

10/20-22: Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge – Oceanfront on Pleasure Island

10/21: Beach to Battleship / PPD Ironman 70.3 North Carolina – Starts on south end of Wrightsville Beach and ends in Historic Downtown Wilmington

10/21-22: 37th Annual NC Oyster Festival –  Ocean Isle Beach

10/21: Oysterberfest – Wrightsville Beach Brewery

10/21: Taste of Wrightsville Beach – Marine Max

10/21: Wilmington Music Festival – Thalian Hall

10/21: Wilmington Oktoberfest & Wiener Dog Races – Ogden Tap Room

10/22: Oakdale Cemetery Civil War Walking Tour – Oakdale Cemetery

10/24: Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash – Battleship NC

10/24: So You think You Can Dance / Season 14 Tour – CFCC Wilson Center

10/26-28: Trick or Treat Under the Sea – NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

10/26-31: Wilmington Horror Story – Bellamy Mansion Museum and Burgwin House & Gardens

10/27: Poplar Grove’s Paranormal Ghost Tour – Poplar Grove Plantation

10/27-11/5: Cape Fear Fair & Expo – Wilmington International Airport

10/27-28: Voracious & Rare Beer Festival – Waterfront Park, Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

10/28: Dwight Yoakam – The Shell Wilmington

10/28: Trick or Trot 5K + 1 Mile candy Dash – Greenfield Lake Park

10/28: Shallotte Trick or Trot – Mulberry Street Park in Shallotte

10/28: 4th Annual Oktoberfest – Calabash Trading Co.

10/27-29: Brunswick County Parade of Homes


Magnificent Bradley Creek Point, Modern Splendour on Waterstone and Berkeley’s Sunlit Elegance

As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on LuxuryPortfolio.com. We often spotlight outstanding listings around the world and become enamored with the many features, outdoor spaces, and interior design and decor of these lavish properties. This month the properties listed showcase spectacular details and decor in exceptional locations! We hope you enjoy learning more about these three extraordinary homes.

Once in a lifetime the right property comes along… The perfect location in sought- after Bradley Creek Point off designated “scenic NC byway” Airlie Road within walking distance of the Intracoastal Waterway and Airlie Gardens. No expense was spared and no detail overlooked in this magnificent Normandy inspired residence with private pier. From the latest building innovations including spray foam insulation, Marvin windows and Mike Powell’s furniture quality cabinetry and built-ins to antique European interior doors and mantles from the 17th & 18th century. Impeccably designed and masterfully built by Mark Batsin’s Toungue and Groove old World Craftsmen, this 6500 sq.ft. residence captures the perfect blend of neighborhood setting, timeless design and commitment to only the finest materials.

PROPERTY FEATURES: Waterfront, 3 Fireplace(s), 3 Attached Garage Spaces, 9Ft+ Ceilings; Elevator; Mud Room; Pantry; Walk-in Shower; Wet Bar

BUILT IN: 2013


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The splendour of nature, the warmth of community, the total privacy… some of the rare advantages of life at Waterstone Estate. A stunning home for those who value the very best in life.

In the prime position in this complex, this glorious creation has uninterrupted views with stacking doors leading to a huge patio, gorgeous pool and garden. With five en suite bedrooms, it is cutting-edge in both finish and design. Standing tall among the best of the best in this exceptional development, wonder awaits you.

PROPERTY FEATURES: Gated Entry, security patrol, four garages, wine cellar, in-ground pool

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Ideal for entertainment and filled with warm living spaces, you cannot fully appreciate the expansive, peaceful qualities of this property until you come in for a visit. Sunlit elegance defines the formal rooms; box-beams and period lighting fixtures accent 10ao(TM) ceilings. Beautiful original details: mahogany-paneled walls and railings; a dining room striking for its original tapestry, luster sconces and oak wainscoting, all with Art Nouveau leaf-patterned stained-glass windows and intricate inlaid oak floors. A sunroom offers a lovely garden retreat; a bright eat-in kitchen suite with butlerao(TM)s pantry, au-pair. Upstairs, inlaid oak floors, mahogany woodwork, 9ao(TM) coved ceilings and wide hallways extend to a spacious master suite with bath and sunroom, a meditation room, fabulous corner bedroom, four more bedrooms and two decks, opening to views of the Hills and Claremont Hotel. Large windowed basement and full attic with deck, wide lawns and garden. Near UC Berkeley; easy connections to San Francisco.

BUILT IN: 1907

DESIGNED BY: Edward Seeley

BUILT BY: J.A. Marshall


LOT ACRES: 0.275

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Layered Dessert

Recipe Courtesy of Joanna Saltz of delish.com

Ready or not we have pumpkin! Frightfully simple no bake pumpkin layered dessert served with a homemade caramel that you can set and forget. Surprise your guests with this unforgettable seasonal treat for a ghoulishly good time.


  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 2 c. milk
  • 3 small packages vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 c. pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 10 graham cracker sheets
  • 1/4 c. Caramel
  • Pecans, for garnish


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and ¼ cup sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Slowly add in 1 1/2 cups heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. In another medium bowl, beat milk, pudding mix, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice until well-mixed and thick. (Start with 1 1/2 cups milk and beat until it’s the consistency of a pudding—if it’s too thick, continue to add the rest of the milk.)
  3. Layering: Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixture in a 9″-x-13″ baking dish. Top with a layer of graham crackers. Add half the pudding mixture and top with a layer of half the cream cheese mixture. Drizzle with caramel and repeat, ending with the cream cheese layer (hold the caramel until ready to serve).
  4. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
  5. Drizzle with caramel and garnish with pecans before serving.

How to Make Caramel from Sweetened Condensed Milk

Ingredient: 1 14-oz. can (396 g) sweetened, condensed milk

  1. Remove the label from the can. Make sure that it’s sealed.
  2. Place the can in a pot and cover it with 2 inches (5 centimeters) of water.
  3. Bring the water to a simmer over high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat for medium.
  5. Allow it to cook for 2 to 3 hours. Add more water as needed.
  6. Remove the can using tongs.
  7. Let it reach room temperature before opening it.


Our History Here: Leland & Belville

Just a short trip over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge from downtown Wilmington, the Leland/Belville area has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. New homes abound as available land in New Hanover County becomes increasingly scarce and people are drawn to Brunswick County’s more affordable real estate, slower pace, and proximity to the amenities found in a bigger city. But there is a lot more to the story of Leland/Belville than what you see today. Both have evolved tremendously from their humble, rural beginnings.


Leland’s roots go back to the mid-1890s as a settlement at the crossroads where Village Road crossed the Wilmington, Columbia, and Augusta Railroad. Its name became formalized in late 1897 when Joseph W. Gay and other area citizens petitioned the federal government for a local post office. During this process, a list of three names was submitted as possible monikers for the area covered by the new post office. Leland, the name of Gay’s nephew, Leland Adams, was chosen, and the new post office opened on February 10, 1898, with Gay as postmaster. It was located in a corner of Gay’s General Store.

The Leland area was initially settled at the same time the earliest plantations along the Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers came into existence. Early activity revolved around the post office, the school, two grocery stores, the railroad station, Leland Baptist Church, Leland Methodist Church, and numerous homes. For many years, Leland was one of numerous small, unincorporated communities throughout Brunswick County serving as minor centers of trade throughout the early 20th century.

Due to its location adjacent to the Brunswick River, Leland also served as an early transportation center. By modern standards, the early roads in the area were primitive. There were ferries in place across the Brunswick River and across the Cape Fear River for travelers going north and south. The Brunswick River actually received a bridge in 1890 before the Cape Fear River. The Brunswick River Causeway, across Eagles Island, was always known as a problem area because of the wetness of the soil and swamps between the two rivers. By 1923, the road from the Brunswick River through Leland had been paved and was known as State Road 20.

Finally incorporated in 1989, Town of Leland recently celebrated its 28th birthday during its annual Founders’ Day celebration, held on the second Saturday of September and featuring entertainment, food, a carnival, arts and crafts/business vendors, fireworks, and a salute to veterans. According to Census figures, Leland has grown from a population of 4,123 in 2000 to 18,843 in 2016, due mostly to large neighborhoods of new construction. In July 2015, the Town of Leland moved into its new 40,000-square-foot $9.7 million Town Hall, and that same year the 18,000-square-foot Leland Cultural Arts Center opened.

For those interested in learning more about Leland’s past and present, a few times each year there is an award-winning Leland We Don’t Know program, a two-hour bus tour that takes participants through parts of Leland they may have never seen, including sites from the Town’s early days and some of the area’s newest neighborhoods. It highlights Leland’s history and plans for the future. The next segments are planned for Oct. 3, and although both trips are already full, you can put yourself on a waiting list for either time here.

Popular subdivisions in Leland include Waterford, Magnolia Greens, Brunswick Forest, Compass Point, Jackey’s Creek, Waterberry Plantation, Olde Towne, and Mallory Creek.


Belville borders the Brunswick River and was incorporated in 1977. Its population was 1,186 in 2000 and 2,094 in 2016, according to Census figures.

Prior to incorporation, Belville enjoyed a thriving downtown boosted by traffic from a causeway that connected Wilmington to Brunswick County and passing right through the town’s heart. But in 1977, a new Brunswick River bridge and bypass highway was opened to traffic and the old causeway road was completely abandoned, leading businesses to close their doors and creating a blighted downtown Belville. This continued until 2006, when the town announced a major redevelopment plan. Part of that plan is the Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville, which opened in May 2016. The N.C. Rice Festival is held there each September, and year-round the park provides an opportunity to escape from urban life and connect with nature.

Like the Town of Leland, the Town of Belville also identified the need for a new Town Hall to house its employees and operations. The $1.4 million building opened this month and ended a decade of renting space after the original Town Hall was condemned.

Popular subdivisions in Belville include Highland Shores, Hawkeswater, and Rice Hope.

Are you looking to be part of the future of Leland and Belville? Intracoastal Realty can help. We are a full-service real estate brokerage operating since 1976, and we currently have 13 offices with over 400 agents and staff to serve Southeastern North Carolina, including the areas of Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Southport, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Leland, Hampstead, and Topsail Island.