Fun Places to Go In and Around Wilmington on Your Dogs’ Day Off

by seacoast_ashley 24. March 2015 03:47


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Empie Park

This is my favorite pooch place in Wilmington. The dog park is large and located right near the front of Empie. Two acres are divided up by chain fencing to separate the dogs by size. There is one area specifically for dogs under 20 pounds. The park is well-maintained. Empie is a great park for humans too! It boasts one of the best playgrounds, tennis courts, walking trails, and picnic areas. As Wilmington’s first off-leash park Empie has proven to be a huge success. There are always furry friends enjoying the dog park.

This is the link with the list of rules for Empie Dog Park (and I believe all New Hanover Dog parks):

http://bit.ly/1tKcHzL


Ogden Dog Park

Another dog park that satisfies both human and dog friends is Ogden Dog Park. Ogden Park is on the newer side. The only complaint that regulars have is the sand in the dog area. Some dogs have gotten sand spurs in their paws, and we know that cleaning sand out of dog fur is a never ending process.  But, as a human living at the coast, I have come to know two things quite well...sand and sand spurs! Ogden park offers a great walking trail, good playground for the kids, and covered picnic areas. Ogden Park is currently raising money for a new skate park! As the Ogden area grows I expect that this park will gain popularity pretty fast.


Hugh Macrae Dog Park

Hugh Macrae Dog Park is set up much the same as Ogden and Empie. There are both small and large dog areas. Because Hugh Macrae is so large and popular with Wilmington residents, this dog park tends to be a bit busier than the others. If you are looking to meet a human dog-loving friend, this might be the park for you. With the larger crowds here, it is important to watch your dog a little more closely. This park does have more grass than Ogden Dog Park, so there is a slightly lower risk of sand spurs.


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Oak Island

The beach at Oak Island is not a dog park, but is a great place for you and your dog to run! Oak Island allows for leashed pets on the beach year round. They do require a leash from March 15 - October 15 (peak tourist season). A day trip to Oak Island is easily accomplished as there is ample free parking on the island, most beach accesses are equipped with waste baggies and waste receptacles, and it is only 30 minutes away from downtown Wilmington. I often find it easier to shoot down to Oak Island than to battle parking at Wrightsville. Bonus, I get to take my dog!


Abbey Nature Preserve at Poplar Grove

If you are looking to exercise yourself as well as your pooch, the Abbey Trails might be the thing to do. The trails are dog-friendly and are often used by pet owners. The trail is 2.4 miles long with a beautiful pond located at its end. You will want to bring your pets water, etc. with you. This trail is easy to hike but will most likely take over an hour. At my last visit there were no rules posted. Many people have dogs off-leash, so be aware that you may have overly excited company! You may want to check the Poplar Grove calendar (its located http://www.poplargrove.org/). Some events are extremely popular and people often take to the trail while visiting Poplar Grove.



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Pretty In Pink!

by seacoast_ashley 24. September 2014 08:34

 

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage was a sponsor of the Pretty in Pink Foundation’s Pink Fashion Walk Gala 2014.

The foundation's mission is to provide financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients with quality, life-saving medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay.  All of the proceeds from the gala will be used to eliminate financial barriers and to provide financial resources to any breast cancer patient with true financial needs for treatment and surgery. The gala featured a fashion show with over 40 breast cancer survivors as models including Angie Royal, wife of our Leland Office Managing Broker, Chris Royal.

Check out prettyinpinkfoundation  for the complete photo gallery and additional opportunities to help!

 

STAR NEWS SHORE PICKS We Made the Top 3 Finalists!

by seacoast_ashley 17. September 2014 10:03

Voting for the annual Star News Shore Picks - Best of the Cape Fear Region is underway! The goal is to honor "the best bites, businesses, locations and personalities in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties."

We're so excited that we made it into the Top 3 Finalists!

We'd Love Your Support!

www.StarNewsOnline.com/shorepicks

 

Exciting Things Are Happening at Brunswick Forest!

by seacoast_ashley 23. February 2014 04:02

There are some exciting things planned for Brunswick Forest in Leland, North Carolina, in 2014! We wanted to share some that are happening right now, so you have the most recent information for your home search, as well as the opportunity to enjoy all that Brunswick Forest has to offer.

Meadow Park

Single Family Homes of Meadow Park in Brunswick Forest

Construction has begun on the newest phase of Meadow Park in Brunswick Forest. The new single-family homes are coastal inspired bungalows and feature cool, breezy exterior color palettes, two-car garages, and shingle and metal roofs. Their designs reflect the growing social trend of front porch living with relaxing sitting areas overlooking the front yard. Additionally, there’s green spaces for neighborhood enjoyment throughout Meadow Park, which also has trails, a Bark Park (for your furry friends), a rain garden, and picnic table area. The new homes start around $300k.

2014 Ideal HomesSpring 2014 Ideal Homes

Ideal-Living Magazine is the go-to resource for resort and retirement living. They provide information to help retirees locate the best communities for their ideal lifestyle. Each season, they feature what they have determined to be an “Ideal Home” in an “Ideal Community”. For this spring, they have selected, not one, but two homes in Brunswick Forest as their Ideal Home citing a “wealth of amenities” and “diverse real estate offerings” as some of their reasons for choosing the community.

Brunswick Forest will be hosting tours of these homes, as well as joining Logan Homes and Bill Clark Homes as seminar hosts at the Winter 2014 Ideal-Living Resort & Retirement Expos. You can see the chosen homes at the Ideal-Living website.

New Swimming Pool

Construction has started on the newest amenity located in Brunswick Forest – Hammock Pool. This new swimming pool is located next to Hammock Lake in the Shelmore neighborhood. It is scheduled to be swimmable in 2014.

Have questions about Brunswick Forest? Make sure you ask your Sea Coast agent. Don’t have an agent? Find one today!

Meghan Riley

 

Featured Home of The Week!

by seacoast_ashley 13. November 2013 08:11

2215 Villamar Dr, Leland, NC 28451

Homes for Sale, Real Estate, Wilmington North Carolina, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Upscale, LUXURY award-winning Captiva is perfect for living the Brunswick Forest lifestyle! Telescopic doors open to the expansive screened lanai with 3 season windows & summer kitchen. Also, an inviting patio, private backyard & tropical landscaping! Hardwood flooring anchors the open living area with gas fireplace surrounded by built-ins. Chef's kitchen has upgraded cherry cabinetry, granite, stainless appliances & roomy pantry. Formal dining, guest bath & den complete this area. Master Suite features French door to lanai & lavish bath has a jetted tub, dual vanities, walk-in tiled shower & large walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms each have their own bath. Oversized garage has work bench, finished floor & sink. Climate controlled storage can also be used for office/den. Plantation shutters, keyless entry, attic and surround sound complete this amazing home. HOA dues include full lawn maintenance! Wellness Center, pools, parks, kayak/boat launch, 18-hole GOLF course & more!

Homes For Sale, Real Estate, Wilmington North Carolina, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Homes For Sale, Real Estate, Wilmington North Carolina, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Homes for Sale, Real Estate, Wilmington North Carolina, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our SeaCoasters a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you - Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is Southeastern North Carolina’s real estate leader for a reason.

Follow us on TwitterFacebook and Google+, we’ll keep you updated on Homes for Sale in Wilmington, North Carolina!

Best of the Best Honorees for First Quarter 2012

by seacoast_ashley 24. May 2012 05:18

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is proud to announce the following “Best of the Best” award winners. These sales associates and teams excelled during the 1st quarter 2012 as the top producers for the leading real estate company in Southeastern North Carolina. We congratulate them for being “the Best of the Best” at Sea Coast Advantage!

Wilmington Office
Baker, Wayne & Associates
Greg Barber
Angela Batchelor
Travis Best
Rushell Bongiorno
Jennifer Bullock
Melanie Cameron Team
David Cummings Team
Jennifer Farmer
Bev Femia Team
Beth Fortunato Team
Jack Gale Team
Stephanie Gasparovic Team
Brett Knowles Team
Sandy Monroe
Sherri Pickard
Shane Register Team
Bill Saffo & Renee Saffo Team
Eliza Santos
Kelly Sloop
Andrew Smith
Jennie Stevens
Cynthia Strickland
Sherwood Strickland
Wade Wilson
Chris Baynes Team
Sandy Borowiec
Barbara Pugh Team
Russ May
Kelly Girolami
Lisa Hadgraft
Jim Cain

Carolina Beach Office
Shawndy Linquist & Jessica Keenan Team
Tammy Ebersole
Rick Rogge

Leland Office
Edward Wood
Karen Schwartz
Eden Gilliam
Dee Lewis
Sean Skutnik
Jeff Domin

Southport Office
Marsha Ferrell
Ginger Harper
Nolan Formalarie
Ken Keegan
Susan Scott
Hank Troscianiec Team
Emily Willetts Team
Sharon Zak
Dennis Krueger & Penny Krueger Team
Vic Rosado & Associates

Oak Island Office
Neva Cardwell
Lynda Haraway
Gladys Smith

Hampstead Office
Brad Bertolet
Christina Block
Cecilia Litvak
Helen Marotto
Nora Ruehle

South Brunswick Office
Frances Warner
Monroe Enzor & Amanda Enzor Team
Anna Marie Kozel Team
David Enzor

Jacksonville Offices
Deana Bowen Team
Anna Garcia
Christi Hill
Jenna Morton
Amanda Parmer
Christina Pitz
Lori Smith Team
Carolyn Hall 

Realtors Named to Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society

by seacoast_ashley 20. April 2012 05:05

Sales associates with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, have been honored as members of the company’s International Sterling Society. This distinguished membership was awarded to the top 12 percent of all sales associates / representatives worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

International Sterling Society members include Bev Femia, Eliza Santos, Madonna McMahon, and Rushell Bongiorno of Wilmington, N.C.; Tammy Ebersole of Carolina Beach, N.C.; Carolyn Hall and Lillian Wendricks of Jacksonville, N.C.; Ginger Harper, Ken Keegan, and Sharon Zak of Southport, N.C.; and Karen Schwartz and Sean Skutnik of Leland, N.C.

“Home prices have begun to stabilize, interest rates remain low and affordability has improved with many markets at historically strong levels,” says Jim Gillespie, chief executive officer, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “While the last several years have clearly been a challenge, homeownership is still in our DNA as part of the American Dream.”

What’s New in Brunswick County, NC

by seacoast_ashley 27. October 2011 02:54

When you are uprooting your life to a new community, you want to know exactly what you can expect. From exploring new schools and available recreational activities to understanding the way the community operates, it’s important to learn about the community you will live in.

Brunswick County, NC offers a variety of attractive reasons to choose it as the location of your new home, retirement home or vacation home. From a wide range of schooling options and a variety of quality golf courses, there is something for everyone.

Plus, there are a variety of communities that make up Brunswick County, NC, giving you the chance to find your dream home:

 

    • Holden Beach

 

    • Ocean Isle Beach

 

    • Shallotte

 

    • Sunset Beach

 

    • Southport

 

    • Leland

 

    • Oak Island

 


All of these communities offer something a little different, but they all work together to create the charming lifestyle offered by Brunswick County real estate. By diving deeper into what is happening in these cities, you can better decide if Southport, NC real estate or Leland, NC homes for sale will be the right choice for your future.

Leland, NC


Did you know Leland, NC is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina? In September, Leland, NC residents celebrated the town’s founding fathers. Hundreds of Leland NC, homes residents came out to celebrate Founders Day, which was the day that Leland was first incorporated into Brunswick County in 1989.

The town’s mayor was excited about all Leland, NC has to offer residents. He believes the city is  young and has a lot to offer. Current residents are known for their hospitality and welcoming nature. Leland, NC homes offer a variety of amenities and their proximity to other Brunswick County cities make them even more exciting.

Right now, the growing town of Leland, NC is focused on preserving green space in the city, while also expanding to create a town hall and police station.

Think your family would fare well in a small town that is founded on a strong sense of community? Find out if Leland, NC real estate or Oak Island homes for sale are the right choice for you and your family. Contact Sea Coast Realty today to start searching for available Brunswick County homes.

Best of the Best Honorees for 2nd Quarter 2011

by seacoast_ashley 12. September 2011 05:26

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty is proud to announce the following “Best of the Best” award winners for the 2nd quarter of 2011.

These sales associates and teams excelled as the top producers for the leading real estate company in Southeastern North Carolina. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty celebrated the honorees' achievements with a reception held at Sea Coast Realty's Wilmington, NC office Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

We congratulate them for being “the Best of the Best” at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty!

Hampstead Office
Andrew Smith
Christina Block
Janeise Collins Team
Kathy Hazel
Stephanie Gasparovic Team

Sneads Ferry Office
Chuck Lukoski Team

Topsail Office
Lillian Wendricks
Rand Burchfield Team
Lisa Mathews

Jacksonville Office
Anna Garcia
Carla Buckhold
Carolyn Hall
Chris Cunningham
Tom Craigg
Christina Pitz
Deana Bowen Team
Jenna Morton
Lori Smith Team
Scott Bowser

Wilmington Office
Bailey Hall Team
Barbara Katlen
Barbara Pugh Team
Beth Fortunato Team
Bev Femia Team
Bill Saffo & Renee Saffo Team
Bobby Jean Harvey
Brandon Adams
Brett Knowles
Cathi Anderson
Chris Baynes Team
Cynthia Strickland
David Cummings
Eliza Santos
Greg Barber
Jack Gale Team
Jennifer Bullock
Jennifer Farmer
Jennie Steele
Jessica Edwards Team
Justin Ash Team
Kay Baker Team
Kelly Sloop
Lisa Hadgraft
MaDonna McMahon
Melanie Cameron Team
Shane Register Team
Rushell Bongiorno
Sandy Monroe
Scott Gregory
Sherri Pickard
Sherwood Strickland
Sheryl Taylor
Tammy Barnes
Tina Abraham
Travis Best
Wade Wilson

Carolina Beach Office
Craig Brigham
Rick Rogge
Shawndy Conway & Jessica Keenan Team
Sherri Pridgen
Tammy Ebersole

Leland Office
Karen Schwartz
Linda Killian
Sean Skutnik


Brunswick Office
Dennis Krueger & Penny Krueger Team
Emily Willetts Team
Ginger Harper
Hank Troscianiec Team
Ken Keegan
Mary Ann McCarthy
Sharon Zakszeski
Vic Rosado Team

Oak Island Office
Lynda Haraway
Neva Cardwell

South Brunswick Office
Anna Marie Kozel
Evelyn Madison
Monroe Enzor & Amanda Enzor Team
Scott Haigler

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty Now Representing Waterford and Wedgewood

by seacoast_ashley 13. July 2011 10:55

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty is pleased to announce that new home sales professionals Greg Beck, CeCee Poe, B.H. Bostic, and Eden Gilliam are now working in the communities of Waterford of the Carolinas and Wedgewood at Lanvale in Leland, North Carolina.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty was selected to handle the sale of 60 new homes and home sites in the final phase of Waterford of the Carolinas and to represent developers Bert Exum and D. Logan.  At Wedgewood at Lanvale, it will handle the sale of 70 new homes and home sites that are presently available and represent developers Bert Exum and D. Logan, plus home builders Liberty Homes and Logan Homes.  Exum called the Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty community specialists the “cream of the crop,” among other new home sales associates.

“I have been in this business a very long time and want you to know that your team impressed me more than I imagined and that is hard to do,” developer D. Logan told the Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty team.  “We look forward to having a long and prosperous relationship with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty.”

Community sales centers at Waterford of the Carolinas and Wedgewood at Lanvale are open daily and can be reached by telephone at (910) 383-1011.

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