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Masonboro & Myrtle Grove

Masonboro

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

$500,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 100344377 MLS
Presented for sale is a charming well maintained brick home on a spacious cul-de- sac lot with mature vegetation and privacy in the conveniently located neighborhood of Greenbriar South. This home has a great floor plan with the owner's suite on one side of the home and two guest bedrooms with full bathroom on the other. There are three full bathrooms with a bonus room upstairs that can also be used as a fourth bedroom or study. The main common areas flow nicely into each other with barrel ceilings giving the floor plan a sunny and open feeling. The kitchen features granite counter tops, breakfast island, updated stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, range 2021), tons of cabinetry and sliding glass door overlooking the back deck. The dining room has a huge palladium window and vaulted ceiling. The living room is centered on a gas fireplace with hardwood floors and finished beams in the ceiling. The property is enclosed with an 8' privacy fence and has a shed wired for 220 volts as well as an outdoor shower. You can have peace of mind that the major systems of this house have been cared for and updated. The roof was replaced in 2020, 18 SEER HVAC replaced in 2021, Hot water heater replace in 2016. There is a 10 year Termite Bond with Jay Taylor renewed in 2022. Greenbriar South is located just north of Monkey Junction with lots of restaurants and shopping and and short jaunt to to Carolina Beach.

4801 Deer Glade Court, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Carolina Premier Properties.

$555,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 100344186 MLS
Prepare to be amazed! This exceptional 4BR, 3BA home is located in the gorgeous community of Tarin Woods. This magnificent property will capture your attention when you enter the front door. Gleaming laminate wood flooring, elegant woodworking and a fabulous floor plan are just a few of the special touches this home offers. The main floor features an inviting foyer, a spacious living room with a trey ceiling and a gas fireplace, a dining room with wainscoting and a coffered ceiling, a kitchen with a cozy breakfast nook leading to the outside screened porch and a patio perfect for entertaining. The home also features a downstairs master suite complete with trey ceiling, huge walk in closet and amazing ensuite and a downstairs bedroom with a full bath, perfect for a second master suite. Features of the kitchen include gorgeous granite and tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances complete with a double oven and wine cooler, eat at bar, a large pantry and a tremendous amount of cabinet and countertop space. With two additional bedrooms upstairs, both have walk in closets, a full bath with a tub, an extra closet for storage as well as walk in storage, this completes the perfect space for a growing family. With all this home has to offer it is also furnished with Plantation shutters throughout, a large laundry room, and a two-car garage with an additional storage room. Located on a cul-de-sac lot that backs up to private common area this home offers tons of privacy! Feel confident with the owner providing a 2-10 Home Warranty for added protection as well as a transferrable Termite Bond!

6013 Culdees Lane, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Midtown.

$609,900
3 Beds 3 Baths 100344124 MLS
Located in the southern portion of Wilmington, in the established, gated community of The Cape, this beautiful home sits on a large open lot, high on pilings with neighbors only to the left and right. The long covered front porch is welcoming and offers a refreshing place to start your day and enjoy the sunrise. Inside you'll enter into a bright and open living space excellent for entertaining. The kitchen features plentiful storage and includes a pantry, island, stainless steel appliances and access to the large lower level garage. As you'd hope for and expect in the South, there's a covered screened porch just off the dining area, complete with a bed swing-the perfect place to wind down or read a good book while enjoying the coastal breeze and unbelievable sunsets over the Cape Fear River. Tucked away on the other side of the main floor is a powder room, a bright & spacious laundry room with utility sink and folding counter, as well as more storage, and best of all, the master suite. The master suite is a restful retreat featuring a a great walk-in closet, and en suite bathroom that has a beautiful tiled walk-in shower, separate vanities and a large tub! There's even access to the back deck if you want to enjoy some fresh air while starting or ending your day. Upstairs, there are two spacious bedrooms, as well as a large bathroom, and an awesome loft/bonus space! The bonus area is the perfect additional space one may need for an office, gym/studio, play area, &/or extra lounge space. Great to hang out and enjoy stunning one of a kind water views of the marine life & activity in the nearby ponds, marshlands and river-truly the best place to catch a sunset and see the ships roll by! The garage boasts ample space for vehicles, outdoor tools & toys, as well as a workshop! This home even includes money saving, green, energy efficient features, and no city taxes. This active community is surrounded with paths & will soon include a pool & community center!

8404 Lakeview Drive, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Nest Realty.

$585,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 100343794 MLS
Del Web 55+ Retirement Community. By the shores of the Cape Fear River, within close proximity to dining and shopping. Active senior living with many resort style amenities including indoor and outdoor pool, tennis, pickle-ball, and bocce ball courts, workout center, clubhouse, social clubs, and more! The neighborhood boasts a three-mile outdoor walking trail encompassing the community lake. The neighborhood also offers a kayak launch for those attracted to the aquatic life and the idea of cruising through the water on the impressive 38-acre lake. 3 bed 2 bath plus study single story home with a wide-open floor plan and numerous upgrades. Built in 2019, this ''Martin Ray'' Pulte home is adorned with beautiful lvp floors, 9 foot ceilings, upgraded kitchen, farmhouse sink, quartz countertops, huge kitchen island, gas range, whole house water filtration system, patio area suitable for grilling/entertaining, gas water heater, custom wainscoting, gas fireplace, beautiful landscaping with irrigation system, and an attached two car garage.As an added bonus, the home is move in ready with the furniture being offered for sale in a separate package. The Primary suite is complete with a considerably sized walk-in shower, private water closet, bidet, and oversized walk-in closet.Del Web 55+ Community. Active senior living with many resort style amenities including an indoor and outdoor pool, tennis, pickle-ball, bocce ball, workout center, clubhouse, and social clubs, Enjoy kayaking or walking around the 38-acre lake. 3 bed 2 bath plus study single story home with a wide-open floor plan and numerous upgrades. Beautiful lvp floors, 9 foot ceilings, upgraded kitchen, farmhouse sink, quartz countertops, huge kitchen island, gas range, whole house water filtration system, patio and sunroom, gas water heater, custom wainscoting, gas fireplace. The Primary has a walk-in shower, water closet, bidet, and walk-in closet.

719 Broomsedge Terrace, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Bluecoast Realty Corporation.

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