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More about Riverlights

Want to find out more about our great location? How we maximize our amenities? Our amazing builder partners? The answers to these questions and more can be found below.

Send us an email, live chat, or a call us at (910) 405-1234  if you have any other questions.


  • What size community is Riverlights?

    Riverlights is a 1,400-acre property built in 2016 with its very own shopping and dining district and a 7 mile lake. Owned by the award-winning Newland Communities. Riverlights is currently home to 1200+ residents with 170+ new homes on the way. By the end of 2021, we see that growing to 600-700 families. By 2026, when the community is complete, Riverlights is estimated to have 3,000 front doors.

  • How can I experience Riverlights?

    People tend to fall in love when they visit in person. You can explore our amenities and tour model homes. Start off at the Information Center for a private overview of Riverlights.
    Coming from out of town? Schedule your visit and enjoy reduced rates at nearby hotels.

  • What is the current age demographics of your residents?

    Riverlights has a diverse demographic mix of young families and active 55+ adults who are retired or semi-retired and anyone in between!

  • What amenities does Riverlights offer?

    At our community’s lakefront amenity center, the Lake House, you’ll find a zero-entry, outdoor saltwater pool, fitness center, yoga studio, kitchen space, billiard room, media center, outdoor fire pit and more. It overlooks our 38-acre lake where we canoe, kayak and paddle board. Looped by a 4-mile paved path for jogging, strolling, dog walking and bike riding and plenty of green spaces to roam, this will soon connect to a 7-mile nature trail coming soon to Riverlights.

  • How much are taxes to live here?

    Our current taxes are .6325 per hundred from New Hanover County plus .576 per hundred from the city, totaling 1.2085 per hundred.
    Example: $350,000 home = $4,229.75/year

  • Is this in a flood zone? What is the elevation?

    No, Riverlights is not located in a flood zone and flood insurance is not needed. Riverlights has some of the highest elevation in New Hanover
    County, and all lots are built 8 to 60 feet above sea level.

  • What is the school district?

    Riverlights is in the highly rated New Hanover County School District. We’re less than 5 miles from many of the county’s 33 public schools and 15 private schools, like Mary C Williams Elementary School, Myrtle Grove Middle School, and New Hanover High School. A proposed Elementary School at the southern end of the Riverlights community will be introduced in future development. 


  • What is the process of home-buying?

    The lots and homes in Riverlights are sold as a package deal, directly from our builders. The first step is to find the builder that you love most. Then, they will show you their available lots. We have 9 builders in Riverlights who offer 60+ floorplans. Use our Home Finder tool to easily explore our builders and floorplans.

  • What is your home pricing?

    • Single family homes start in the high $300,000’s

    • Duplex single-story homes start in the mid $400

    • Two-story townhomes start in the low $300,000s

    • Three-story luxury townhomes start in the high $600,000s

    • One-story and three-story luxury homes start in the high $400,000s

    • Custom homes start from the mid $900,000s

    All home-prices include a standard home site.

  • How much are the lots?

    Lots are not sold separately, everything in Riverlights is sold as a house/lot package.

  • What are the lot sizes?

    Lot sizes for front load homes vary, but typically range in the 50’x120’ to 75’x120’. Alley load homes range from 30’x120’ and 45’x120’ cottage homes.

  • What makes the Del Webb neighborhood great for active adults?

    As a 55+ low-maintenance neighborhood, Del Webb has a separate amenity center energized by saltwater indoor and outdoor pools, fitness
    center, yoga studio, full kitchen, pickle ball, tennis and bocce courts, plus spaces for hobby clubs to gather.
    • Enjoy adult-only activities coordinated by a full staff and lifestyle director.
    • Join a social club like book club, bike club, and wine club.
    • Resort-style amenities, outdoor green spaces, and lot maintenance are included in the HOA fee of $256 per month.
    • Choose from over 500 low-maintenance homesites.
    Contact the Del Webb sales center for details on floorplans, pricing, and upgrades at 910-467-0200

  • What is the HOA in Riverlights?

    In the main Riverlights neighborhood, the HOA fee is $100 per month. This gives homeowners full access to the community’s amenity center and goes towards upkeeping our beautiful community’s green spaces. Every homeowner is responsible for maintaining their own lot.

    For townhomes, the HOA fees are from $300-$375 per month. This gives homeowners full access to the community’s amenity center and goes towards upkeeping our beautiful community’s green spaces plus the exterior maintenance of the townhome.

  • Can I rent in Riverlights?

    Yes! We have flats, lofts, or apartments available to rent. Interested in the MV Flats or RL Lofts? Contact Sweyer Property Management at 910-239-1338. How about the Oasis Apartments at Riverlights? Start exploring here and call 910-777-5447 with questions.


  • Where is Riverlights located?

    Riverlights is a 1,400-acre property located along the Cape Fear River in charming Wilmington, North Carolina.

  • What conveniences are near Riverlights?

    With historic Downtown less than 5 miles away from Riverlights, there’s so much nearby!
    • 3 top-rated beaches 11-14 miles (Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach)
    • Upscale dining and entertainment at Point at Barclay 1.5 miles
    • New Hanover Regional Medical Center 3.9 miles
    •One of the largest Harris Teeter Supermarkets in the south east (1.5 miles away) coming soon.
    • Wilmington International Airport (ILM) 10 miles (non-stop flights to New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Atlanta, Charlotte, Boston, and Dallas)

  • What types of shops and dining can be found at Marina Village at Riverlights?

    Riverlights is proudly home to local purveyors such as Shore Break Bikes, Southern Shores Bottle Shop, Smoke on the Water Restaurant, Water + Color Art Gallery, Club Golf, The Woman’s Place, Edward Jones, with many more to come.

    Look forward to Friday Night Artisans Markets, live concerts, movies in the park, car shows, food truck rallies, art walks and more.

  • What is coming to Riverlights?

    To continue bringing convenience right to our residents, the vision for our community at its final phase includes a mixed-use space of 120 acres with more shopping, dining, multi-family cottage rentals, healthcare offices, and more. Coming Fall 2022 Riverlights will open their next phase with estimated 300 front doors, new model row, dog park and children's playground.

Other Questions?

If you have a question that wasn’t answered, we’re here to help. You can visit our Information Center, ask a real resident here click on Home Bot-e in the lower right hand corner to chat live, or contact us at: (910) 405-1234 or via email at  riverlights@brookfieldpropertiesdevelopment.com

Answers to FAQs are provided only for informational purposes and are based upon current development concepts. The developer is not bound by any answers contained herein, makes no guarantee or representation with regard to the answers provided and reserves the right to modify such answers at any time, without notice.
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Situated on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington just south of historic downtown, Riverlights is the perfect place for the young and the young-at-heart. We'd love to have you visit and discover Riverlights for yourself.