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What will the day bring? Anything you want.

At Riverlights, the possibilities of what to do are limited only by the number of hours in the day. Because here, you can spend your time appreciating the natural splendor of the Cape Fear River. Enjoying the convenience of walkable shops and restaurants. Taking a walk along miles of nature trails. Meeting up with neighbors for an oyster roast. Paddleboarding on our 38-acre lake. Lounging poolside. And so, so much more. How you spend your day is up to you. And if you run out of time to do it all? Well, there’s always tomorrow.

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Riverlights State of Shine

Riverlights is a 1,400-acre master-planned community situated along the Cape Fear River. Just six years into its 10-year build-out plan, this active, outdoorsy community includes a variety of home plans along with a charming commercial village, eight public parks, a 38-acre freshwater lake and Lakehouse for social gatherings, a pool and workout facilities, miles of nature paths, and a dock for crabbing, fishing or setting out on one’s kayak.

View of the firepit outside of the Riverlights clubhouse.

Fun. (Comes standard with every home.)

Every home at Riverlights comes with endless ways to have a good time. Enjoy a sweet treat in Marina Village, a concert in Live Oak Commons, or a walk along the five miles of completed trails. From docks and parks, to dining and shopping, to farmers markets and fire pits, Riverlights has plenty of opportunities for fun. And then some.

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What’s Your Way Around Wilmington?

Flush with pristine beaches, coastal culture, American history, and mouth-watering foods, our vibrant town of Wilmington, NC is paradise for all personalities. With the Day Trip experience, you’ll receive the perfect day-trip plan of things to do around town and in Riverlights – based entirely on your personality. Take the quiz or check out all the day-trip experiences.

The Day Trip Experience
Kids enjoying some outdoor fun at the PARK playground in Riverlights.

All sorts of schools.

If you have kids (actually, even if you don’t), you’ll love living in close proximity to areas where knowledge and creativity grow tall. From beginners’ preschools to private schools to continuing education institutions, Riverlights puts quality education within reach.

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Don’t take it from us.

As much as we can tell you how great it is to live at Riverlights, we think our residents can say it better.

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Drop on by.

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.