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Sea. Play. Love. Introducing townhomes at TidalWalk.

Living at the ocean is all about freedom—especially freedom of choice. Now you have a new choice when it comes to your dream home on the coast. The DuneWalk Townes are located in The Hammocks neighborhood, just minutes from the private waterfront.

For many people, purchasing a townhome at TidalWalk is the perfect solution for their current lifestyle. Homeowners benefit from lower maintenance and utility costs, and it’s easy to pack up and go when other adventures beckon.

Townhomes also make a lot of sense from a financial standpoint, especially on the coast, where land costs are high and views are at a premium.

And of course, the most coveted location at the coast is always one with a view. Townhomes in The Hammocks are truly unique, benefiting from stunning waterway vistas, the Maritime Forest, refreshing coastal breezes, and plenty of sunlight. These luxury townhomes will be built to beautiful detail by one of the area’s most respected builders.

Meet Plantation Building Corp: A custom builder with a distinctive touch.

Plantation Building Corp (PBC), headquartered right here in Wilmington, has been designing high-end custom homes since 1997. They have established a regional reputation for award-winning, quality-constructed homes. So, when Dave Spetrino, President and CEO of PBC, saw the home sites at TidalWalk, he could immediately imagine the possibilities.

“It’s simply a beautiful, natural area,” he says. “So, what we’re doing is designing the townhomes to live well and take advantage of these incredible views.”

“Think about it,” he continues, “with the living spaces facing East, and with the double bi-parting sliders open, homeowners will get both the sunrise and the ocean breezes.”


Since great design is in the details, PBC worked to create a floor plan that makes use of every wall—with windows, doors and other glazing methods ensuring views and sunlight are always in ample supply. “We enhanced three of the four “sides” of each home with large windows and natural light—even within the stairwell.”

Your 3-bedroom/4-bath townhome features a spacious 2300 sq. ft. of heated living space on three levels, plus porch, balcony, patio, and garage, with the option of an elevator.

Your townhome, fine-tuned.

With the new model on DuneWalk Court now open, visitors are already oohing and ahhing, as they complement the “traditional but coastal vibe” the company has created. But Dave wants buyers to know that each home can be tweaked to the preferences of the individual. Not just countertops, tile selections, and lighting fixtures, but how rooms are laid out and used. That’s another benefit of working with a custom builder like PBC—they do this sort of thing all the time.

Dave and his team of experts at PBC also want buyers to “spend a little but get a lot” when it comes to things like energy efficiency. Homes in the DuneWalk Townes will have natural gas tankless water heaters, recirculating systems for quick hot water access, and smart thermostats to keep you comfortable while saving you money.

“And there’s always an option for an elevator, whether it’s installed now or in the future. For some people, that can be a make-or-break deal in a three-level home, so it’s nice to have for resale.”

Premium quality with great value

When asked about the nicest compliment PBC has received from clients over the years, the quote above pretty much sums it up.  “I love it when clients walk through their finished homes, see all of the intricate attention to detail, and how everything has come together so perfectly. It’s a big win for both the homeowner and the professionals working at PBC. We take a lot of pride in our work, and we are excited to be helping envision and create the DuneWalk townhomes.”

Dying to see the floor plan? Then click here. Better yet, come by the new model and experience TidalWalk for yourself. Jennifer Summers is your go-to person and you can reach her at [email protected]



City of Wilmington 4th of July Celebration

The City of Wilmington 4th of July Celebration will feature live entertainment and food vendors in beautiful historic downtown Wilmington. The fireworks display will begin at 9:05 pm and will be launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River. Spend a night to remember with the whole family at this year’s Independence Day celebrations! For more information including parking and traffic information please visit the city’s website.

July 4, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price:  Free
North Waterfront Park
Foot of Harnett Street
Wilmington, NC 28401


Wilmington and Island Beaches Accolades

Another day, another accolade. Well, not exactly. But a recent surge in tourism-related national recognitions has certainly kept Wilmington and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach in the news. We thought it might be fun to harvest some of the more recent Kudos for your enjoyment and consideration!

August 14, 2015 Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Center, Kure Beach, North Carolina, USA: Views of the sunset from a canoe on the Cape Fear River.

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The three to see in this year’s Parade of Homes.

The three to see in this year’s Parade of Homes.
Some of the most beautiful homes in Wilmington are right here in TidalWalk.


The time has come for the 2017 Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association Parade of Homes, for two weekends (April 22 & 23) and next (April 29 & 30). This is your once-a-year opportunity to see the best of the best from area builders. Of course, three of the Parade of Home entrants are right here in TidalWalk. The map below shows you where they’re located. (there will be download of the map)

People love touring the Parade of Homes because it’s an excellent source of inspiration nd ideas on every aspect of owning a home. Whether it’s discovering how to create an efficient, upscale kitchen, finding innovative new ways to enjoy outdoor space, or “borrowing” decorating tips from the professionals, the three entrants at TidalWalk offer something for everyone.

Here’s your exclusive preview:

The Brunswick: Great things come in smaller packages.

Luxury living at the beach is within reach, thanks to homes like the Brunswick, by Laurel Companies. For $389,900, you enjoy two-story living and an open floorplan with 2,278 square feet. The Brunswick features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, so you can always invite your favorite guests. Hardwood floors? Check! Designer cabinets and granite countertops? Check! And with custom tile designs and a designer lighting package, you’ll want to Check! out this custom cottage home. Located on Homesite 502 at 7744 Dunewalk Court.

Grail Residence: The delight is in the details.

In a home this beautiful, who even thinks about the placement of a light switch, an outlet, or a simple air conditioning vent? The builder, 16 Pointe Properties does, and does so with pride. And if you pay attention, you’ll see this devotion to detail everywhere, like the custom shower that features separate temperature controls. Nice! Be sure to notice the custom Birch wood closet systems throughout the home. The wood fireplace? It has a gas starter. There’s even an outdoor fireplace to gather around on chilly evenings. And the Gail Residence is backed-up by a whole house generator, for when those summer thunderstorms come a knocking. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 3,400 square feet, was sold for $659,000. Located on Homesite 335 at 7908 Breeze Way.

Coastal Mediterranean: Creating an environment that embraces the environment.

Living larger through waterfront luxury. That must have been the plan when Tongue & Groove built the utterly phenomenal Coastal Mediterranean (which sold for $2,975,000). No matter where you are in this home, there are stunning views of the Intracoastal Waterway, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows that bring the great outdoors, indoors. The interior is pretty amazing, too, with mahogany wood floors and doors, porcelain tile, and an incredibly intricate foyer medallion. Appreciate convenience? Take the elevator—with its beautiful custom wood interior—straight to the top. Don’t feel like eating in? Use the outdoor kitchen to enjoy those warm TidalWalk evenings. There’s a free-form pool and spa, and a wine room. Even the copper roof commands attention, with a bright teal patina. See all 5,076 square feet of this fantasy home for yourself. Located on Homesite 419 at 1409 Tidalwalk Drive.

We know you can’t wait to see these magnificent homes, so be sure to stop by the sales center and see Jennifer Summers. Or email her at URL. She can provide even more details on this year’s Parade of Homes entrants.

There are many good reasons to visit TidalWalk…

There are some good reasons to visit TidalWalk, and it turns out we just thought of one more!

It’s springtime, when love is in the air. The warmer weather means we start thinking about the beach, anticipating all the fun in the months ahead. Now is an especially good time to come visit the TidalWalk community, and find your place in the sun. Arrive between April 5th  through 9th, and you’ll be here just in time for the 70th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival.

When you live at TidalWalk, all of Wilmington awaits, including the Azalea Festival.

“The TidalWalk lifestyle means so many things to so many of our residents,” says Jennifer Summers, Sales Associate. “It’s luxury, the pristine natural environment, quiet moments and intimate friendships. And Wilmington is just moments away, so when an event as big as the Azalea Festival happens, everyone will be there.”

What is the Azalea Festival all about?  It’s “A Scene to be Seen,” as their official motto goes. Yes, the showy springtime blooms are the start of this show, but they are not the only reason to attend. The event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents, and features a two-day Street Fair, the Festival Parade, musical concerts featuring big name acts (The Temptations and Duran Duran, to mention a few), home and garden tours, an art show, 5K and 10K runs, fireworks, and this year, the Riverwalk Shag Contest!

And if you don’t know what “shagging” is, we’re not going to tell you. You’ll just have to come see for yourself.

Wouldn’t it be great to live at the beach?

If you’re in town for the Azalea Festival, make the short drive to TidalWalk and it will be easy to imagine how great life can be. “A lot of people live here year-round,” explains Jennifer, “while others make TidalWalk their “go to” getaway throughout the year.”  Owning a home or townhome in this premier master planned gated community gives you access to the boat docks, fishing pier, club house, walk-in saltwater pool, beach, private island and many other amenities.

Once you see TidalWalk, you’ll want to stay. And it’s as easy as contacting Jennifer at or [email protected]

Wilmington Parade of Homes. From the River to the Sea.

Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association Parade of Homes

April 22-23
April 29-30

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From the River to the Sea
The historic port city of Wilmington has so much to offer! From the historic downtown, settled in the early 1700’s, to scenic beaches and waterways…Wilmington and the surrounding areas have something for everyone!

There isn’t anything quite like the downtown’s waterfront charm. Shoppers will not be disappointed by the many unique local boutiques and shops lining the streets, including the historic Cotton Exchange. Speaking of history, take the chance to explore downtown Wilmington’s National Register Historic District, spanning over 230 blocks of churches, classic architecture, moss-draped live oaks, brick-lined streets and antebellum homes. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the old South by touring historic Bellamy Mansion or the Burgwin-Wright House. Hop aboard a fun water taxi ride to the famous World War II Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, a monument 70 years standing dedicated to the proud American military.

From its riverbanks to its beaches, Wilmington is renowned for some of the South’s best restaurants and eateries. Dine on fresh local seafood and regional specialties at more than 40 locally owned restaurants and pubs in downtown Wilmington’s historic river district alone, Feast on down-home classics such as fried shrimp or pulled pork. Dine outdoors and indulge in excellent seafood creations at a popular riverfront or oceanfront spot. Craft beer aficionados can quench their thirst at local breweries and area top hops spots. There’s a little something for everyone, appetites big and small!

Arts & Culture
Did you know that Wilmington is often referred to as “Wilmywood”? From screen to stage, Wilmington is renowned for its dedication to the arts. Get your tickets to a show at historic Thalian Hall or the new Humanities & Fine Arts Center at Cape Fear Community College. If you’re lucky, you might even bump into a film crew for popular television series such as “Sleepy Hollow” or “Under the Dome.” More of a fine arts aficionado? Wilmington harbors a myriad of stunning galleries. See the unique exhibits on display at the Cameron Art Museum or even take one of their classes!

NC Azalea Festival

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival has emerged as Wilmington’s premier event.

Each April, a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality come together to showcase the charms of the Wilmington area. For community pride and springtime pageantry, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has no equal!

Find out more about the Azalea Festival.



Each year the Azalea Festival Queen Azalea, Celebrities, and Official Party visit a community organization to help spread the Festival spirit. Thank you to the children, staff, and Brigade Club Board of Directors for making it such a fun visit.

Since 1896, the Brigade Boys & Girls Club has been in the forefront of youth development in the Wilmington area, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Today the Club servers over 2,300 youth, grades K-12, in New Hanover, Onslow and Pender Counties.

Find out more about all the events that take place during the Azalea Festival
Calendar of Events

There’s no Better Place Than at The Beaches.

If You’re Going to Build Your Dream Home on the Coast, There’s no Better Place Than at The Beaches.

The newest luxury neighborhood at TidalWalk is called The Beaches, and if you’ve ever considered building a custom-designed home at the coast, this is the place to do it. That’s because every spacious homesite at The Beaches is located near the waterfront, with stunning views of the natural wetland areas or the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Or both.


Limited opportunities, endless possibilities.

What makes this opportunity especially appealing is that there are eighteen—and only eighteen—premier combined homesites available at The Beaches. This means you can create a property as large as 1.7 acres, enabling you to build a larger estate, design a uniquely entertaining outdoor area, or simply relish the natural privacy that comes with additional space. And isn’t having a little extra room to breathe in that fresh sea air part of what makes a dream home a dream home?


Buy now. Build whenever.

When you purchase a homesite at The Beaches, time is on your side. That’s because you can buy now, and build now. There’s no reason to delay your dream any longer: go ahead and build your custom-designed home in one of the most desirable locations on the North Carolina coast. Or, you may decide to buy now and build later. Whether this will be your fabulous retirement getaway in a few years, or is simply a smart, solid investment, the future looks very bright indeed.

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One homesite or two, when you buy at The Beaches at TidalWalk, you enjoy all that this unique gated community in Wilmington offers. Your home will be surrounded by pristine natural beauty, in delightfully close proximity to the private beach, fishing pier, and the boat docks. There are only six private boat slips available. And you’re just a short stroll away from the clubhouse, walk-in saltwater pool, fitness center, and other amenities that make TidalWalk the epitome of coastal living.

For real estate information, contact Jennifer Summers at 910-899-5000 or [email protected]

Check Out The Cape Fear Beer & Wine Festival


March 4, 2017
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Wilmington Convention Center
515 Nutt Street
Wilmington , NC 28401
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$10.00 to $50.00

The Cape Fear Beer & Wine Festival at the Convention Center in downtown Wilmington, NC, features more than 50 American breweries and wineries with 125+ beers and wines, plus live music with The Joe Baes Project, and a silent auction.
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Phone: (910) 251-5101