Brunswick New Homes and Real Estate Guide: Waterford
Do you dream of a waterfront lifestyle but think you can’t afford it? Think again.
More and more home buyers are discovering an idyllic and affordable waterfront lifestyle just minutes from downtown Wilmington at Waterford of the Carolinas.
Waterford is a planned and gated community in Leland that offers 17 miles of navigable freshwater canals and the breathtaking beauty of Osprey Lake. Most of the homes back up to a canal or pond and many feature private, backyard docks from which homeowners can fish, launch kayaks or simply enjoy a gorgeous sunset. Waterford includes 19 intimate neighborhoods, each of which is protected by a privacy gate closed from 8 pm to 6 am daily. The neighborhoods are connected by a series of walking trails, bike paths and bridges that allow residents to walk and bike throughout the community. And the waterways and canals let residents kayak or canoe from one area to another.
Established in 2002 Waterford is a 575-acre, master-planned community with 1,010 homesites, 17 miles of canals, 12 miles of walking trails and bike paths and an amenity-rich, country-club lifestyle. Currently 86 percent of the homesites are built upon, but many prime homesites are still available for purchase. In 2016 Trusst Builder Group released a limited selection of the biggest and best waterfront homesites in Waterford. Trusst Builder Group has built more than 3,000 homes in New Hanover and Brunswick counties since 1992 and the majority of homes in Brunswick Forest. In Waterford, Trusst operates an on-site sales center Monday through Saturday from 1 to 5 pm. In addition, a fully furnished Trusst model home is available for tours and another model home is under construction. Buyers can choose from more than 27 award-winning house plans ranging from 1,653 to 3,360 square feet. “Waterford is completely different than anything else we looked at,” said Michele Kanatous, a resident of Waterford since 2011. “We spent more than a year looking at neighborhoods all over Wilmington and Leland and nothing ever really hit me until
we looked at Waterford. It had everything we needed, and we fell in love with the idea that we could get into a kayak in our own backyard and paddle throughout the neighborhood!”
Kanatous and her husband, Bill Benson, live in a home built by Trusst Builder Group and according to Kanatous, they “absolutely love it!” Kanatous and Benson built The Grayson, a one-story, 2,568-square-foot home that features three bedrooms, three baths and an expansive screened-in back porch. “The Grayson is the absolute perfect home for us,” said Kanatous. “What sold us on Trusst and this particular house was the quality, the finishes and the price. Everything Trusst does is an example of what a builder should do for their customer. They were terrific to work with throughout the entire process.”
Trusst Builder Group has an exclusive marketing alliance with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to market all Trusst Builder Group homes, including Waterford, Hearthstone, The Forks at Barclay and RiverLights. Brunswick Forest and Compass
Pointe, however, continue to market their own properties.