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TidalWalk Transforms Everyday Life into a Perpetual Vacation

Crabbing off of TidalWalk’s pier.

Anyone who has ever boated the Intracoastal Waterway as it rambles its way along North Carolina’s stunning seacoast, already understands the allure of TidalWalk. The moon, the tides, and the marsh set the pace for a boutique new home community that lives like no other.

When homeowner Catherine Szuch and her husband Mark brought their two children to TidalWalk, the kids instantly wanted to move there, even though it meant leaving their friends in Durham. “Being here is like having a dream that you’re always on vacation,” Catherine Szuch says, “I keep expecting someone to knock on the door and say, ‘Okay, time’s up. You have to go home now.’”

At TidalWalk, you can begin the day with a picnic breakfast in the gazebo, perched right at the end of the community’s pier. The kids can watch fish jump in the Waterway while you bring the boat around from your own private slip, or from the Inlet Watch Dry Dock just a quarter mile away. In two minutes flat, you can motor over to Masonboro Island, the largest uninhabited barrier island in North Carolina, or head for the excitement of the open Atlantic Ocean or Cape Fear River. Even without a boat, you will soon be able to walk right over to TidalWalk’s private island, Green Turtle Hammock Island.

Inspiring Amenities

On a sunny summer’s day, The TidalWalk Club beckons with 3,700 square feet of charm and comfort, plus a nine-foot wide porch that captures summer breezes and provides for four-season socializing. Szuch says the team in charge of neighborhood events does a bang-up job in planning everything from pig roasts to Dive-In Movie Nights at the pool. Best of all, with less than 200 total homesites in the community, the resort-style amenities will never seem crowded.

Coastal Opportunities Everywhere

TidalWalk’s own quarter-mile beach on the Intracoastal Waterway doesn’t have crashing waves like the Atlantic, so kids can easily explore the natural environment, fish from the sides of the pier, go crabbing, or watch for dolphins. On days when you want a full beach experience, head to Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach or Kure Beach, visit the North Carolina Aquarium and Fort Fisher, or even hop a ferry bound for the Brunswick Islands.

“This great community is located in a very unique setting in Wilmington,” says Kyle Corkum, managing partner at LStar, the real estate investment group developing TidalWalk along with Mountain Real Estate Capital. Like most of the companies’ holdings, which are spread through 11 states, the investment in TidalWalk is debt-free and backed by a strong capital commitment, which provides substantial stability to ensure the success of the community for generations to come. “When we came into the Wilmington market,” Corkum says, “we saw very little undeveloped quality waterfront property. We were astonished to see that we could create so many homesites with full, direct, panoramic water views, plus many more that would give homeowners effortless access to boating and beaches.”

The community has welcomed 27 new homeowners in less than a year. “There’s no doubt that the market has voted in favor of TidalWalk’s unique lifestyle with its checkbook,” Corkum says. According to Harold Chappell, whose company Realty World Cape Fear is the listing agent for TidalWalk’s premium homesites, “There has been a great deal of interest as people re-focus on coastal living. TidalWalk is nestled in the only original maritime forest in New Hanover County, and its proximity to Wilmington makes it different from anything else on the North Carolina coast.”

Downtown Wilmington

In many places along the Carolinas coast, enjoying a waterfront lifestyle means foregoing the social scene and culture of city life. Living at TidalWalk puts you 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington’s vibrant waterfront, lined with restaurants and shops, as well as UNC-Wilmington, and places that have become favorite shooting locations for Hollywood moviemakers.

Choose Your Bliss

You can choose from a selection of homesites that range in price from $99,900 to over $1 million and collaborate to build your dream home with a custom builder, or opt for a home and homesite package. Four great builders, D.R. Horton, Plantation Building Group, Mark Johnson Custom Homes, and Tongue and Groove are busy crafting homes in five TidalWalk neighborhoods. The Cottages features traditional Southern and classic Coastal architecture from the $280s to $350s. The Hammocks offers the perfect blend of coastal living and affordable high-quality construction, with homes priced from the low $300s to the low $400s. The Sands neighborhood has custom and semi-custom homes with partial views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, priced from the low $400s to the $700s. The Marshes’ custom and semi-custom townhomes are priced from the mid $300s to the high $500s, and The Beaches is designed for custom homes, priced from the mid-$500s to $2.9 million with panoramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and extensive views of the Atlantic Ocean. For more information, visit TidalWalk on Myrtle Grove Road at Carolina Beach Road, call 888-767-4681 or visit