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River Lights Real Estate

Seeking a neighborhood with a strong sense of community, focused on wellness-centered living?  Look no further than the waterfront community of RiverLights. Located five miles from historic downtown Wilmington, this 1,400-acre site is full of vibrant energy.  The community is named after the lighthouses, which were referred to as “river lights”, that would guide vessels safely through the Cape Fear River during the Civil war.

RiverLights offers residents ample ways to stay active within its community.  The grounds hold nature trails stretching more than 7 miles. Along with a 38-acre lake equipped for paddle boarding, kayaking, and canoeing. The neighborhood runs along the Cape Fear River, with community docks that give easy access to the water.  You’ll often find residents fishing and enjoying the breathtaking views.

There are numerous parks within the RiverLights community, including Ember Park with fire pits and hammocks available at all times. Nearby you can find the clubhouse, which is continuously hosting resident events such as cooking classes, outdoor movies, and yoga. Relax over a friendly game of pool, or stay fit in the fitness center.  During the warm seasons, the saltwater pool is open overlooking the beautiful lake. Kids can enjoy a ride on the twisty slide leading into the refreshing water.

Marina Village is a short walk away providing restaurants and cafés.  It serves as a community town square for the residents to stay connected.  Enjoy sipping on a fresh cup of coffee, refreshing brew, or delicious smoothie before taking a stroll on the boardwalk.  Smoke On The Water is an upscale pub with panoramic views of the water and wonderful dining options day and night.

RiverLights has countless new construction, waterfront, quick move-in single family homes and townhome options. Waterfront homes start in the mid $300,000’s, giving easy access to the community lake.  New construction homes start in the mid $200,000’s, with floor plans from multiple different builders.  Townhomes or villas have no yard maintenance and start in the $200,000’s.  To see all RiverLights homes currently for sale click here.