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Brunswick New Homes & Real Estate: Resident Showcases

by | Feb 12, 2019 | Real Estate

Five Families Who Reside in Northern Brunswick County Share Why and How They Ended Up in the Area

Todd & Nora Miller
Leland

Where did you live before relocation to southeastern North Carolina?
We previously lived in New Hampshire in the Dartmouth Region.  Beautiful springs, summer and fall, but long cold winters!

Why did you move to southeastern North Carolina?
The weather. We were focused on the Carolinas and really liked Wilmington, so focused on this area. The longer golf season was very appealing.

What community did you decide to move to and why?
We moved to The Bluffs on the Cape Fear. It was convenient to Wilmington and close to several great golf courses.  The location of our house is on a small lake and we enjoy watching folks fishing and walking.  The amenities are just right for our needs and interest. I-140 makes everything very convenient.  Everyone is extremely friendly and even the gate house personnel knows us by name.

How long have you lived here?
We moved in on March 28th 2018.

Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them?
Bill Clark Homes built our house. It is called the Hudson model.  It was built as a model home so was move in ready.  We liked the layout of the house and the location of the house in this community.

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
The beaches are beautiful, and there are some great restaurants we enjoy. Also there are several great golf options in this area.

 

Craig & Carline Mitchell
Leland

Where did you live before relocation to southeastern North Carolina?
Berlin, Pennsylvania

Why did you move to southeastern North Carolina?
We wanted a warmer climate after our retirement and to be closer to our only daughter and her
family, who live in North Carolina. We really like the close proximity to the coast and love Wilmington and the surrounding areas.

What community did you decide to move to and why?
The Bluffs on the Cape Fear because it’s in a rural setting and on the river.

How long have you lived here?
We have owned our home for almost three years and will be moving to the Bluffs on a full time
basis at the end of this year.

Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them?
Troy Oliver in Southern Pines. We bought the home after it was built.

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
The neighbors at the Bluffs have been great and very inviting. The entire atmosphere is very laid
back and casual. Also, the overall climate is much more conducive to outdoor activities.

 

Mark & Lauri Plante
Leland

Where did you live before relocation to southeastern North Carolina?
Southern New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia.  

Why did you move to southeaster North Carolina?  
We had a number of friends who relocated to North Carolina and loved it. Our daughter went to Elon University so through the many trips down here, we also came to love the state. Being closer to family in such a great area was the ultimate pull. Our daughter now lives in Charlotte. We always liked North Carolina and always knew it was in our future. Where to go was the question.   As we explored the state, Wilmington received rave reviews from everyone we talked with.  So we came to see and the rest is history!

What community did you decide to move to and why?
We looked at many communities and each one provided insight and helped us learn what was important to us.  Compass Pointe provided everything we were seeking and we haven’t been disappointed.

How long have you lived here?
Eighteen months and it has flown by!

Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them?
Logan Homes.  As soon as we walked into the model, my husband said “This will be our home.”  I needed to keep looking and yet we kept coming back to this model.   We entertain frequently and wanted a home that would feel warm and welcoming.  Logan had the right model, we could customize to what was important to us and they had the right team in place to deliver a great house.   Special kudos to our Logan designer, Erin, for helping us create the home we wanted. 

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
Love the friendliness and the strong sense of community within Compass Pointe. It’s evident and obvious. We love the culture of Wilmington, the pride of being in such a great area and being apart of an academic community. 

 

Dennis & Cheryl Brobst
Leland

Where did you live before relocation to southeastern North Carolina?
We are both Marylanders that spent our childhoods moving from state to state and country to country with our parents.  After our children were born we vowed not to move again until college time.  In 2000 Dennis retired (the first time!) and we moved to Pinehurst, North Carolina area. Our children went to N.C. State and UNCW.

Why did you move to southeastern North Carolina?
Mainly to be nearer our daughter and her family. She fell in love with Wilmington when at UNCW and never returned home. We were really ready to move to an area near a medium-sized city with an airport.  Also, being close to the beach is a perk.

What community did you decide to move to and why?
Cape Fear National in Brunswick Forest. We looked from New Bern to Calabash to Wallace but nothing else really appealed to us. We had even looked at Brunswick Forest early in the process. When we revisited in 2016 we just knew it was home. Cape Fear National is a great neighborhood with warm, friendly people.

How long have you lived here?
For about 10 months.

Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them?
Legacy by Bill Clark. There were several factors that lead us to Legacy, foremost being they had some great house plans.  We interviewed with several builders and looked at many, many homes but we kept coming back to Legacy’s Adelaide.  Once we saw the butler’s pantry we were sold.

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
We can’t pick one thing, there are just too many great ones. The weather, beach, activities, golf and lifestyle are all factors that make an area great.

Dr. Bill E. Lawson & Dr. E. Renée Sanders-Lawson
Leland

Where did you live before relocation to southeastern North Carolina?
We lived in Okemos, Michigan for eight years and then Cordova, Tennessee for ten years before relocating to North Carolina.

Why did you move to southeastern North Carolina?
I’m (Renée) originally from Smithfield, North Carolina. I lived there my entire life until July 1997 when we moved to Michigan. Both Bill and I have family living in Smithfield, Clayton, Raleigh, Fuquay-Varina, Greensboro, etc. I retired in 2014 and Bill joined me in retirement in 2016. 

What community did you decide to move to and why?
We moved to Brunswick Forest in Park Landing 2.

How long have you lived here?
We relocated back in May 2016.We came to visit our friends Barbara and Obataiye Akinwole, who live in Park Landing One. We stopped by for a visit on our way back from Myrtle Beach to see their new house and to have lunch. Before lunch we saw five properties that same day in August. We then flew back here from Cordova in September, October, December, January and February when we closed on our house.

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
For me it was great returning to my home state after living away for the last 20 years. When we lived in Michigan and in Tennessee we had to fly everywhere. Now that I’m back home, I can get in the car and drive home in an hour and a half. Both Bill and I could have stayed in Cordova in that we had a great and beautiful home, but he suggested to we look at North Carolina because it meant so much to me.

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About The Author

Sandi Grigg

Growing up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina and attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I always dreamed of living on the coast. After earning my degree in Marketing/Branding I moved to Wilmington and the life my spouse and I have created for ourselves is a blessing beyond words. Together we enjoy kayaking the Cape Fear, fishing the shores of Carolina Beach and picking up seashells and shark’s teeth. At home, I love to cook and write recipes, play with our dogs, and take on DIY home improvement endeavors. Being a part of the Carolina Marketing Company team has shown me that you really can enjoy your job. I am truly grateful to have a career I love in the city I aspired to be in. Life is grand!

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