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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

12 Beds 8 Baths 100330148 MLS
New construction Multi-Family investment opportunity available. Located in Wilmington's Mid-Town area. This site is part of Liberty Landing and consists of two duplexes Style Buildings that each contain two condominiums(4 units) Each two-story unit consist of 1,501 square feet of comfortable living space with a 473 square foot two-car garage. Each unit has three (3) bedrooms, with one being a primary suite. The primary suite has vaulted ceilings, spa influenced bath and a walk-out balcony. The other two bedrooms are of a comfortable size with plenty of natural light, ceiling fans, stylish bathroom and large-scale sized closets. There is a full size Laundry area and plenty of storage throughout the second floor. The main ground living areas focus is that of a large open living space.. The natural light flows through the large living room that transitions to the dining and vibrant kitchen area. Off the Living Room, you can walk out on to either a covered front porch or private trellised patio. All units will come with the builder' s appliance package and custom design. The flooring throughout the home will be a combination of polished concrete, custom tile and engineered wood. You will also find special finish details throughout, such as custom glass doors, wood cabinets, granite counter tops.... Units to be available July 2022.These homes are located close to the river, downtown, beaches, entertainment venues, museums, art districts, restaurants, shopping and so much more. This project is ideal utilized as a residential rental income investment. With the ever growing need for housing, an investor would see a steady income or could sell this project as individual town homes. This opportunity is wide open.

2852 Worth Drive, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

4 Beds 4 Baths 100330052 MLS
This three story townhome is located on the Intracoastal Waterway with fantastic views of the ICW to Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island and the ocean. The unobstructed water views can be enjoyed from all 3 covered decks as well as the view of the owner's 30' boat slip right off the ground floor deck.This home has great features with walls of windows facing the ICW on all three floors, an open floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a single car garage. The large room on the first floor can be used for a variety of purposes. Make it a bedroom with its own full bath, an inviting den or an office. The second floor has the open concept living room, dining room and kitchen as well as a large deck for outdoor dining and relaxing. The third floor has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom is a generous size with separate ''his'' and 'hers'' closets and a beautifully renovated master en suite. The view from the master bedroom deck is amazing and an awesome place to watch a full moon rise and sunset. The townhome is located in the serene community of Tangle Oaks. Entering the community you immediately experience the tranquil setting of a winding road with majestic Live Oaks and beautiful landscaping. In addition to its beauty, the community offers amenities from a salt water community pool, a children's play area, tennis courts and a private community boat yard to help store your boat and trailer. Enjoy coastal living at its finest. Come see this beautiful townhome and everything Tangle Oaks has to offer.

5439 Marina Club Drive, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Bluecoast Realty Corporation.

4 Beds 4 Baths 100329714 MLS
Don't miss out on this beautiful new home under construction in RiverLights. The Caesar, from American Homesmith, features 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This well-appointed, open concept plan showcases a spacious bright and airy kitchen and dining area with white cabinets, large center island in denim blue, farmhouse sink, quartz countertops, tile backsplash, natural gas cooktop with hood and large walk-in pantry. The family room features a shiplap fireplace with natural gas logs flanked by built-ins, beautiful, coffered ceilings and leads directly to the oversized rear covered porch through telescopic sliding doors. Your owner's suite is privately tucked away on the back of the house. You will love the vaulted ceilings in the owner's bedroom with wood beam details, private access to the covered porch, and a large bathroom with double vanities, private water closet, fully tiled walk-in shower and a huge walk-in closet. The first floor is completed by an additional guest bedroom with full bath, laundry room that can be accessed from the owner's suite, study with glass doors and a drop zone area off the garage. The 2nd floor features two additional suited bedrooms with their own private bathroom. Be sure not to miss all the extra walk-in storage! This home will feature a tankless hot water heather, LVP flooring throughout the first floor living areas, laundry room, upstairs hallway and the secondary downstairs bathroom. Enjoy all the amenities that RiverLights residents enjoy daily just out your front door! Be sure to check out the Lake House, pool, fitness center, parks, trails, playground and the Marina Village. The RiverLights Marina Village, is a short bike ride and a perfect spot to grab a cup of coffee, dine with friends at Smoke on the Water overlooking the beautiful sunsets or take a stroll along the beautiful Cape Fear River.

4410 Old Towne Street, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

3 Beds 2 Baths 100329549 MLS
This Fairchild ''B''' floorplan is a one-story, Craftsman-style home that features three bedrooms and two full baths. This is one of two beautiful model homes in Congleton Farms and move in Ready for a late June closing! The homesite offers a treelined backyard on .23 acre and sits walking distance to the community amenities. The spacious kitchen in this plan boasts a large peninsula with breakfast bar seating plus a separate island for prep with an open concept to the living area. There is an arched pass-through that leads to the formal dining room off the kitchen with coffered ceiling and wainscoting detail. The kitchen and family room boast 12' high ceilings open to one another giving this plan a spacious feel. The primary suite overlooks the back yard and offers access to the covered rear porch. There is a large walk-in closet, linen and water closet. and tiled walk in shower, making this suite a great owners retreat! The secondary bedrooms share a full bath and are adjacent to the laundry room. This home includes two fireplaces, one in the living area and another on the covered back porch for ultimate outdoor enjoyment, LVP flooring in main living areas and primary suite, quartz countertops in the kitchen, white farmhouse apron front kitchen sink, GE stainless steel appliances, decorative tile backsplash, whole house gutters, tankless gas hot water heater and more! Congleton Farms is a natural gas community located in the heart of south Wilmington just minutes to the beach, shopping, restaurants and downtown Wilmington.

1357 Lt. Congleton Road Unit #Homesite 1, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Mungo Homes.

6 Beds 6 Baths 100329168 MLS
Some of the areas best boating and views can be found off of Towles Road in the Greenville Sound area. This bulkheaded Intracoastal front house features a private pier with two lifts to provide quick access to all that the area offers by water including safe passage through Masonboro Inlet, enjoying the day at Masonboro Island or running up the waterway for lunch and dinner at Dockside, Bridgetender and Bluewater. This impressive six bedroom, six bath house features over 5500 ft. and includes recent updates by master craftsman Art Davis. The reverse floor plan captures stunning views throughout the house and is anchored by a well designed kitchen strategically located in the center of the house so that those in the kitchen can enjoy the views from the open floor plan and company of everyone. The master suite is located on the same floor and features a new spacious bath with frameless glass shower and separate soaking tub. Additional features include over 1300 sq ft of porches for outdoor entertaining, home office, condition storage, elevator, huge, multi functional garage space for parking up to 8 cars, an oversize 1/2 acre yard that could easily accommodate a pool. This home is move-in ready. The exterior has recently been painted and new steps added. Enjoy this sought after location and neighborhood with close proximity to Wrightsville Beach, Airlie Gardens, and Mayfaire. All the best shops and restaurants easily within a five minute drive.

6582 Towles Road, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

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