Masonboro & Myrtle Grove


Most folks rarely stop and consider the rich history that is entrenched in the southern regions of New Hanover County. For example, did you know that Masonboro Sound is the oldest known coastal resort area in North Carolina? Even before the Revolutionary War, summer cottages dotted the banks along the Intracoastal Waterway, neighboring sounds and tidal creeks. Places such as Live Oaks and Cedar Grove were immensely popular destinations for the state's well-to-do residents and visitors. From the 1700s through the turn of the century, they came to Masonboro Sound for its scenic beauty; to escape the heat, breathe the sea air and splash in the salt water. At that time, it was believed that a seaside environment was a cure-all for a variety of ills, including malaria! (We still think there's a lot of truth to those ideas!)

Myrtle Grove

The Myrtle Grove area was once what Wilmington residents considered, "out in the country".

For decades, picturesque Myrtle Grove was filled with small family farms and modest homes. Many seafarers, riverboat captains and commercial fishermen lived in the rural enclave of Myrtle Grove. There were even several resident boat-building operations, including that of Tom Simmons. He was the designer of a local icon: the Simmons Sea Skiff.  

Today the neighborhoods of Masonboro Sound and Myrtle Grove are more popular than ever! Thankfully, all of the natural beauty that enticed folks here in the first place has been carefully preserved. Acres of pristine coastal forest, wetlands, and established hardwoods, many dripping with Spanish moss, still give these places a rustic, coastal feel. Although this part of New Hanover County experienced commercial growth at a somewhat slower rate than others, there is now an abundance of goods and services that makes living here extremely convenient!

Whether you settle down in an older subdivision along gorgeous Hewlett's Creek or opt for new construction in Tidal Walk or Georgetown, you're still minutes from shopping, dining, and entertainment venues, schools, grocery stores, banks, and medical facilities. Another plus is the close proximity to historic downtown Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island, and Carolina Beach!

Please continue reading our neighborhood spotlights and get to know these wonderful neighborhoods a little better!

Recently Listed Homes in the 28409 & 28412 Zip Codes

3 Beds 3 Baths 100376219 MLS
Welcome to the charming community of Riverlights, nestled off the Cape Fear River! The neighborhood features resort-style amenities, including a waterfront clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness center, playground, 8 miles of scenic trails, and a 38-acre lake for kayaking and paddleboarding.This home sits on a premium lot facing private woods, making for great front porch sittin' and sippin'. Quiet street with very little traffic. Step inside and check out the shiplap fireplace with wood mantel flanked by built-in cabinets. The kitchen boasts quartz countertops and a large island for gathering with family and friends. (Everyone always ends up in the kitchen!) Stainless steel appliances, with a gas stove and a walk in pantry round out the kitchen. The sink has a 5 stage reverse osmosis mineral filter water filtration system. The dining room is off the kitchen and leads to the covered back porch and gilling patio. Backyard area is fenced in for four-legged family members. The two-car garage includes a pull down attic for extra storage. Upstairs, the master bedroom has two custom sliding barn doors, luxury bath and walk in closets. You will love waking up with a view of the woods. Two additional bedrooms have a shared bathroom with each side with their own sink and vanity and sharing a tub/shower/water closet. Upstairs has an additional pull down for more attic storage. Golf cart community makes for fun evenings cruising around and waving and visiting with neighbors.Agent remarks-Closing must be on May 15, 2023 or after.

270 Trisail Terrace, Wilmington

5 Beds 4 Baths 100376007 MLS
Beautiful, spacious and bright, 5 bedroom ( 5th bedroom is FROG), 3.5 bathroom full brick estate home located in sought after, award winning, Masonboro Forest. This home has a great layout, perfect for entertaining, and plenty of room for everyone to spread out. As you enter the home, the two story foyer and living room welcome you in. The spacious living room with two story ceiling has one of two gas fireplaces in the home, flanked by built-ins and shelving. Its large windows look out over the inviting screened porch and backyard oasis. Don't be surprised to see egrets, herons, turtles and soaring hawks, all while relaxing in your peaceful surroundings. A large eat in kitchen encompasses a huge island with room for everyone to gather around, double oven, walk-in pantry, recessed lights and it is open to a bright, window-filled keeping room with vaulted ceilings and the second gas fireplace. This is truly the heart of this home. The home offers a spacious dining room with decorative molding, large home office and the expansive 21'x15' first floor, luxurious Master Suite with bay windows overlooking the backyard and french doors leading to the back deck and screened porch. The updated master bath has vaulted ceilings, Jucuzzi jetted tub, large tile shower with dual showerheads, his and hers walk in closets, two separate vanities and a private water closet. The second floor has 3-4 additional bedrooms. One is a junior-suite with it's own bathroom. Two other bedrooms are large, each has their own walk-in closet. The bonus/5th bedroom measures 26' x 12' with a 6'x5' closet. The manicured landscaping, spectacular curb appeal and three car, side entry garage round out this truly special home. Electrical panel fitted with interlock for your generator, Dehumidifier in crawlspace for proper climate control. Neighborhood amenities include: Pool, clubhouse, tennis and pickleball court, jungle gym. Exceptionally nice, well maintained neighborhood. Convenient location.

5013 Crown Point Lane, Wilmington

4 Beds 3 Baths 100375994 MLS
Welcome to 6102 Chilcot, where luxury and convenience come together in perfect harmony. This stunning custom home with plenty of main floor living and over & 1100 sf of unfinished storage is situated on over a half-acre cul-de-sac private homesite, making it a true gem in the coveted Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington area. Step inside & you'll immediately notice the many upgrades, including a brand new kitchen complete w/ leathered granite countertops and backsplash, black stainless matte GE appliances, and beautiful ceramic tile flooring throughout. The spacious living area provides ample room for entertaining, & w/3 bd on the first floor, there is plenty of main floor living space for your family and guests.Head upstairs to the large flex or guest room and envision the possibilities of the 1100sf attic space that could easily be converted into additional heated sf for two more bedrooms and another full bathroom. You'll also appreciate the fact this home was built by and for the builder himself so we can assure you no corners were cut! New roof, fiber cement siding, new HVAC returns, new hot water heater, steel reinforced windows, 2 washer/dryer hookups, well for irrigation, ensuring that this home is move-in ready and worry-free.Step outside to a large back deck with a full privacy fence and see how much space there is for a pool or backyard oasis and take note of all the parking in the driveway, with room for 7-8 vehicles. There is also a commercial dehumidifier system in the fully encapsulated crawl space. You can rest easy knowing that this home has been thoroughly cared for and updated with top-of-the-line systems and features to provide you with the best living experience possible.Don't miss your chance to own this one-of-a-kind property in such a prime location. With easy access to Wrightsville Beach (5 min), two marinas within a mile, and all the amenities of the surrounding area, this home is sure to exceed your expectations. Schedule your visi

6102 Chilcot Lane, Wilmington

5 Beds 4 Baths 100375926 MLS
COMING SOON- Enjoy a large 5-bedroom home with 3-1/2 baths PLUS a bonus room in sought-after Woodberry Forest. This spacious two-level home on a cul-de-sac offers desirable private and public school options. The beautiful landscaping and expansive backyard deck optimize all your outdoor living, plus there is an irrigation system (on well) to keep it all green. As a possible entertainment hub, the kitchen offers granite counters, an island, a JennAir cooktop, and upgraded stainless steel Miele and Kitchen Aid appliances. The kitchen opens to a breakfast nook for additional seating. Not only is there a formal dining room, but a great room with a wet bar, including a beverage refrigerator and a cozy wood-burning fireplace. A first-level - and possibly second - primary bedroom en suite with a walk-in shower are convenient to the garage entry and the laundry room. This makes a nice option for privacy with guests or live-in, extended family. The home offers two sets of stairs to access the second floor, which includes a primary suite, additional bedrooms, and the FROG (bonus room). Adjacent to the primary suite is a space currently utilized as an office which could easily be a 5th bedroom. Attic storage space is available along with the two-car garage. All appliances convey with the home. A newer roof, water heater, gutters, insulated garage door, crawl space vapor barrier, and attic energy mitigation all help to reduce maintenance on the home. The seller installed an HVAC system on both levels, one which is still under warranty, and Marvin windows. Some have been tinted to help further energy savings. This well-maintained neighborhood requires no HOA dues and is ideally positioned just a few miles from either Carolina or Wrightsville Beach. The 17-acre Wade Park and Holly Tree Racquet Club are just a few blocks away, along with all the necessary shops and restaurants. If you need plenty of living space in a beautiful, established neighborhood, then look no further

3309 Grey Leaf Drive, Wilmington

4 Beds 3 Baths 100375460 MLS
Move-in today into this beautifully, well maintained home in the highly sought after neighborhood, Tarin Woods. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, ''Brunswick'' from Caviness and Cates is sure to wow. Step inside to see the beautiful finishes and trim detail throughout. The inviting 2-story foyer welcomes you into this home with with engineered wood floors found throughout the first floor. The formal dining room features coffered ceilings and wainscoting. The kitchen, with a desk area, offers timeless white shaker cabinets, granite countertops, subway tile backsplash and center island with extra seating. The kitchen flows seamlessly to the rear covered porch and living room with gas fireplace, making it the ideal floor plan for entertaining with friends and family. Finishing out the first floor is a half bath and convenient drop zone just off the two-car garage. Upstairs you will find the spacious primary bedroom with tray ceiling, two walk-in closets and spa-like bathroom with dual vanity, a tiled walk-in shower, separate soaking tub, and private water closet. Three additional bedrooms all with walk-in closets, an additional bathroom and a dedicated laundry room complete the upstairs. Be sure to check out the wonderful outdoor living area. Enjoy the shaded covered porch with extra patio overlooking the landscaped rear yard that is fully fenced, backing up to a private wooded area. Tarin Woods is just minutes to Carolina Beach and offers a community pool, clubhouse, playground, pickle-ball and basketball! Move right in and enjoy all that Tarin Woods has to offer!

6029 Sweet Gum Drive, Wilmington

3 Beds 3 Baths 100375452 MLS
Welcome home to the waterfront community of East Bank Landing, just south of Wilmington. It offers you a short sail from the Cape Fear River through Snow's Cut to the ICWW and the beaches of Carolina and Kure, to Southport, and to downtown Wilmington. Built in 1990, this outstanding home has been meticulously updated. Porches facing the sunset, sculpted landscaping and a private backyard adorn this home. Coming through the foyer, the light will impress as all rooms welcome you to this 3400+ square foot home. There are hardwood floors in the main living areas, fresh paint in the living and dining rooms and views all around. An elevator was added to ease your life. The kitchen offers granite with backsplash, plenty of storage, gas cook top, newer appliances, built-ins and more. The sunroom with fireplace in the back of the house was added to enjoy all season sitting, and the heated saltwater soaking pool on the back porch is sure to please. The master bedroom is situated in the front of the house, waking you up with beautiful views of the river and a private porch, his and her closets and an updated master bath with garden tub and tile shower. Two additional bedrooms are upstairs along with a bonus room. All bathrooms have been updated, and for peace of mind a newer roof, newer windows, HVAC and mini split were replaced during the renovations. The exterior was painted in 2022 with nail heads epoxied. A short walk to the community pier is just steps from your home where your 30' foot boat slip with a 10,000 lift, water and electric service awaits you. If you haven't yet explored the Cape Fear River from Snow's Cut to downtown Wilmington, this is your chance to enjoy the wildlife and the best sunsets in town. Please ask us for a detailed list of all updates and the well-known professional contractors who have worked in and on the house over the years.

9005 St Stephens Place, Wilmington

3 Beds 3 Baths 100375142 MLS
Welcome to 3809 Verdura Drive, a beautiful all brick 3br/2.5 bath home located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Masonboro Loop. This premier home offers the ideal southern coastal lifestyle. Spacious kitchen with granite counters, hardwood floors throughout the main level, large windows that flood the home with natural sunlight, cozy gas fireplace in the family room, and a large bonus room over the garage. The sun porch is the perfect place to have your morning coffee as you listen to the birds and watch the sun rise. The space is heated and cooled so it may be enjoyed year-round. As you enter the home, you will notice the gorgeous entry leads to a welcoming foyer and Great Room with high vaulted ceilings that may be utilized as a sitting room, family room, or piano room - perfect for entertaining. In the back of the home you will find the large kitchen which opens into the bright and charming breakfast nook and formal dining room. The kitchen features granite countertops, bright white cabinets, wall oven and microwave, and electric glass cooktop. The formal dining room has custom trim, French doors, and storage galore. The bedrooms are split and allow for single level living with the primary suite (with vast walk-in closet and large, pampering master bathroom with walk in shower and dual vanities) in the back of the house and two bedrooms with a shared bathroom towards the front of the house. The bonus room above the garage has a half bath and closet which make it a potential 4th bedroom- great for guests or in-laws. The cul-de-sac lot includes a spacious patio perfect for entertaining outside. The Evergreen Park gated community provides security and access to the pool, clubhouse, basketball court, and tennis courts, as well as HOA provided yard maintenance. This wonderful home is minutes from Wilmington's best grocery, dining, and entertainment, including Mayfaire, UNCW, Wrightsville Beach, and Carolina Beach.

3809 Verdura Drive, Wilmington

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