Brunswick New Homes & Real Estate: The Bluffs on the Cape Fear
Southern Charm on the Waterfront
“We immediately fell in love.”
That’s what the Mitchells, three year residents of The Bluffs on Cape Fear, had to say about their first visit to The Bluffs. What beckoned them to make The Bluffs their home was the natural splendor. As they say, “It’s common to see a passing deer or hear the early morning sounds of a turkey gobbling, all while being nestled near the hub of Wilmington.”
With scenic roads that wind through long, rolling hills covered in untouched woodland, The Bluffs on Cape Fear is an idyllic, natural retreat. Tucked away along a quiet stretch of the Cape Fear River just minutes away from downtown Wilmington, The Bluffs offers the best of privacy and transcendent natural beauty, while remaining just a short drive from everything the city and Coastal Carolinas have to offer.
Awarded “The Best of the Best Community Award” by Ideal Living, the 600-acre development is the pinnacle of waterfront living meets southern charm. Residents of The Bluffs have access to the river as well as the lake, ponds, and oceanfront. Nestled in carefully preserved natural areas, homesites average a full half-acre in size and showcase architecture inspired by classic southern lowcountry homes. While these are not typical cookie cutter homes, they do have one thing in common: a relaxing and welcoming front porch. As managing partner Doug Talbot explains, “When you think of southern architecture, you always think of front porches.” The master-planned community offers signature neighborhoods featuring move-in ready homes crafted by Wilmington’s top builders, including Southern Pine Homes, Legacy Homes by Bill Clark, and Arthur Rutenberg Homes.
The Bluffs attracts young professionals and retirees alike with its hidden away yet centralized locale as well as its numerous amenities, including nature and walking trails, picnic areas and benches, resort-style pool, tennis courts and playground, lake with fishing pier, Lakefront Club, and Private Beach Club on Oak Island. The Private Beach Club, a luxury second-row home, is the ideal location for community gatherings, private parties, and beach day getaways. As Talbot raves, “When you live at The Bluffs, you also get your own private beach house. People absolutely love it.”
Celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2020, The Bluffs is flourishing with 42 residents, 10 new homes under construction, 10 on the drawing board, and approximately 300 lots remaining. This ever-emerging community has just embarked on its largest capital improvement program yet with a 6 million dollar infrastructure and amenity plan. Thanks to new financial partner Billy Brown, The Bluffs will be adding a new riverfront park and boat ramp, boat and RV storage, a boardwalk, new clubhouse and fitness center, and pickleball courts.
Although The Bluffs is growing fast, Talbot insists, “It’s still a hidden gem.” To explore featured homes and homesites and to meet The Bluffs’ preferred builders, visit the community website.