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Ogden, Portners Neck & Northern Wilmington

With place names like Middle Sound, Futch Creek, and Oyster Point, it's easy to understand why so many residents in this area of town are avid watersports enthusiasts! The northern tip of New Hanover County was once a predominately rural area whose vast acreage wound in and out by the waterway, its creeks and marshland. Along with family farms, there was a commercial dairy and a substantial boat building operation-Bennett Brothers Yachts. Today, the northern section of Wilmington is home to numerous new residential developments plus established waterfront and water access subdivisions.

Living in the Community

Several communities are situated along the Intracoastal Waterway while others are located near tidal, saltwater creeks or heavily wooded lots. Although all of the conveniences of city life are just minutes away, much of this part of the county still has a rural feel. In fact, since this part of town is outside of the city limits, there are even a few horse farms around! Most of the newer residential areas boast large lots and built-in amenities such as swimming pools and tennis courts. Many residents enjoy properties with designated boat docks and community ramps, such as Demarest Landing and Bayshore. The gated neighborhood of Porter's Neck is known for its gorgeous homes, country club and challenging golf course. A favorite nearby attraction is Ogden Park, which is Wilmington's largest park. It features 125 acres, 3 lighted baseball fields, a lighted softball field, 2 lighted soccer fields, 6 lighted tennis courts, playground, picnic areas, jogging paths and a dog park.

Depending on which direction you're headed, Market Street or Highway 17 gives folks on the north end of town easy access to Topsail Island, Surf CityMayfaire and Wrightsville Beach. Since the Pender County line is just a short drive up 17 North, getting to historic Poplar Grove Plantation is a snap. The former peanut plantation and living history site is home to one of the local spring and summer Farmer's Market and a new dog-friendly walking trail.

We would love to explore North Wilmington with you! If this sounds like where you'd like to do some house hunting, just give us a call so one of our experienced local agents can help!

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Some Recently Listed Homes for Sale in Northern Wilmington

$450,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 100329564 MLS
Beautiful, move-in ready, 4 BD/3BA home - located in the desired Ogden area within the community of Bayshore Estates. Quiet tree lined streets and a classic rocking chair front porch welcomes you inside and onto gorgeous LVP natural wood-colored floors which extend throughout all living areas and bedrooms. The spacious living room offers custom built-ins, fireplace, large windows and convenient access to the backyard patio - designed for effortless indoor/outdoor living. The large, fully fenced backyard is private and perfect for entertaining or just taking in the sounds of nature. Enjoy the perfect balance of a traditional and open floor concept, with a open kitchen and breakfast nook alongside a formal dining room (with closet) that is currently being used as a home office, but could be included as a 4th bedroom or flex space. The kitchen offers an abundance of cabinets for storage and countertops with a perfectly sized breakfast bar. The wall of cabinets offers the option to install a wall oven, if so desired, with power already in place behind the cabinets. Additional first floor features include a half bath and a large laundry/mud room with access to the garage and FROG. The FROG is currently being used as a 4th bedroom and is spacious enough to be used as a home gym or additional entertainment space/bonus room with a full bath and walk in closet included. The second level includes 2 generously sized guest bedrooms that share a guest bathroom, two linen closets, and an owner's suite which offers cathedral ceilings, two large walk-in closets and a master bathroom with dual vanities and a walk-in shower. Additional property features you'll love include a newer roof, fresh paint throughout the laundry, FROG and bedrooms, new blinds, newly sheet rocked and painted 2 car garage, large paver patio with wood burning fire pit, 2 hot water heaters, and the chimney has recently been serviced. This home comes complete with a termite bond and 2-10 Home Warranty. This home comes complete with a termite bond and 2-10 Home Warranty for your piece of mind. Sprinkler system is on a well and only operates in the backyard. Bayshore Estates is a No HOA community, with a community boat launch for you to explore the coastal waters of beautiful Wilmington, NC! Conveniently located minutes from Wrightsville Beach, Mayfaire, grocery stores, restaurants, medical and more!

317 Windsong Road, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

$719,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 100324098 MLS
Spacious home that can accommodate multi-generational living with an in-law suite/ one bedroom apartment on the main living level! The primary home has 3,800 sf plus an additional attached 700 sf in law suite with full kitchen. Located on a quiet cul de sac, this home is over 4,500 sf; 5 Bedrooms and 4 full baths. At the entrance is a nice foyer which opens to a formal dining room, study, and great room. Hardwood floors, high ceilings, and crown moulding featured throughout the first floor. The primary bedroom is on main, has two walk-in closets, an en-suite bath with soaking tub and walk-in shower. Additionally a door leads out to the deck and the backyard. Also on main is a secondary bedroom and full bath. The chef's kitchen features a full granite island with seating, gas cook-top with stainless hood, stainless appliances and 42'' wood cabinets with crown moulding. This kitchen and most of the bathrooms have been updated recently. A sizable Carolina room leads out to an open deck covered with new composite board decking which overlooks the large yard. Upstairs is a roomy den, two additional bedrooms, a full bath, and a bonus room. There is storage space galore: Two car garage, attic storage, walk-in storage and plenty of closets. The fully self-contained, first floor Guest Suite / Apartment must be seen to be appreciated! A long covered front porch welcomes you at the entrance. Vaulted ceilings with multitude of windows creates incredible natural light in the living areas. A full kitchen, breakfast nook, bedroom and bath with walk-in shower. It's a unique space perfect for in-law suite, guest house, for a college student, or even rental opportunity. Your guests will never want to leave! It is connected on the main level, has a separate entrance at the front of the home, and includes a separately zoned HVAC. No HOA, not in city limits, Bayshore Estates has a community boat ramp. This incredible property is turnkey; freshly painted & all major appliances convey!

335 Windsong Road, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

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