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09 January . 2018

Bright First Year at RiverLights

At RiverLights, we strive to create an environment where our residents can live fully, seamlessly connecting their home to a dynamic community that offers all of the joys of an outdoor lifestyle along with local shops, restaurants and events – all right from their doorstep. This past year was one for the books as we celebrate a successful first year, welcoming several new families to the community and their homes.

With a premier location along the Cape Fear River, RiverLights has become one of Wilmington’s most desirable and fastest growing communities and features several outdoor and resident amenities including: piers and board walks along the Cape Fear River, miles of trails (a 3-mile Lake Loop), playgrounds and parks (Live Oak Commons, Ember Park, Driftwood Park and Portside Park) a Lake House, salt-water pool, gym and day docks.

The whole community has made major headway with new home construction, offering nine local and regional builders for buyers to choose from – including the newest local builder Laurel Homes which designed the coastal-inspired Southern Gale Townhomes, perfect for couples, young families and retirees. This year, we will introduce additional floor plans from existing builders along with exclusive home designs from much-anticipated specialty builders giving new buyers even more options to choose from.

Live Oak Commons has become the new hub for Wilmington events and activities. With ample outdoor space and waterfront views, RiverLights is a choice event venue for local organizations, festivals and private events. This past year RiverLights curated countless special events that will continue throughout 2018 including the educational Discovery Series for kids and families, art and wine events, cooking classes, yoga classes, outdoor Movies Under the Oaks, the Summer Concert Series featuring local bands, outdoor festivals, pop-up-shops, 10K and 5K fun runs – including the annual Dashing Thru the Glow – and much more.

“The community is really coming to life,” said Jim Henry, vice president of operations of Newland Communities. “Now that most all of our amenities are complete, new home construction underway and we have full roster of events in 2018, our residents and neighbors will enter 2018 with the full experience of the active community lifestyle that we aim to foster. While we have had an incredible year in 2017, we are truly looking forward to the growth and new initiatives that are coming in 2018.”

What’s next? The community looks forward to an eventful 2018 with the addition of new restaurants and shops, a full schedule of events and new specialty homebuilders to foster its community-centric coastal lifestyle. The Del Webb Amenity Center also broke ground in 2017 and is expected to open in the summer of 2018. The community is attracting even more local business owners and expects to welcome several new restaurants and retail shops within RiverLights in 2018.

Interested in joining us as a member of our community? Contact us today to learn more.