It's the sound of friends laughing on the front porch, the tune of birds chirping in the trees, and the tempo of living life on the greater side of 55. It's the ease of a low-maintenance home in an active adult neighborhood with private amenities, the energy of a townhome in Marina Village, and the peace of a waterfront home custom-designed by you. It's the warmth of the sun setting on the Cape Fear River. And when the band starts to play, you'll be just a short bike ride away.
If Wilmington feels brighter than other towns, it's because this coastal town lights up with friendly people and fun places. A vibrant bouquet of live arts, historic sites, beautiful golf courses, and sandy beaches. Wilmington invites all ages to get outside and play. Or, sit by the river with a glass of wine and enjoy the cotton candy sunsets.Download the Guide
Beautiful nature, social connectivity, healthy living, wellness, and of course great homes are at the heart of 55+ living at Riverlights - no matter which way you have it.
Parks & Trails
Four parks placed around the Cape Fear River and our 38-acre lake. Imagine plentiful picnic spots, beautiful places to gather and launch spots for kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.Learn More
The Lake House and Pool
Overlooking the 38-acre lake, this is the place to play a game of pool (or splash around in one), get flexible with a yoga session, read a book, host a party, or hit the gym.See More
The hub of our southern, coastal flavor. This boutique style waterfront village is where we meet friends for coffee, browse the art gallery, and enjoy craft beers, wines, and sangrias at sunset.Explore More
You finally get to choose where you want to live. Whether you are recently retired, or still working, there are a few things to consider as you find your new rhythm for your next chapter.
Share in the fun of retirement with local shops, restaurants, concerts and golfing.
Beyond great physicians, dentists, and hospitals, our city is a playground outdoor activity.
Being minutes to the best beaches along the east coast is always a great idea.
Your perfect paradise could be where you love to live and family loves to visit.
We met in high school in Maryland and our 45 years together has taken us from Baltimore all the way to Amsterdam. Wanting to be near the ocean, we found our final stop at Del Webb Riverlights. Minutes from downtown Wilmington, yet convenient to the very best of coastal Carolina. Wilmington is "Senior Friendly" and is home to brilliant museums, theater, and music venues. Its parks include public areas for walking and relaxing.More Resident Stories
You'll find this uniquely fun and relaxed lifestyle in your dream location at Newland's other active adult communities across the Southeast.
Small-town community meet big-city urbanity.
Blissful lake lifestyle boasts both adventure and relaxation.
All the nature, dining and music for being happy at home.
A stress-free lifestyle with a dose of fresh air.
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.Learn More