A beautiful new community continues to take shape in a wonderfully convenient location. Situated along the high bluffs of Castle Hayne, River Bluffs is a new, low-impact community offering 3,000 feet of navigable river frontage. Wilmington’s airport, historic downtown, entertainment including live theater, major medical facilities and destination shopping are just minutes from the gated entrance of River Bluffs.
River Bluffs presents a luxurious coastal waterfront lifestyle with a considerable number of community amenities. Completed in 2017, the River Club offers a warm, inviting restaurant and lounge with riverfront views. The River Bluffs Marina Complex features 141 boat slips, 20- to 30-foot water depth, and floating docks to take full advantage of the community’s riverfront location. Davis Square offers a wide range of amenities, including a swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness center, children’s playground, general store, post office and café. The organic farm, located just outside the community entrance, grows certified organic produce available at the River Club and general store.
One of the amenities just opened at River Bluffs is already receiving excellent reviews. Porches Café is open to the public as well as residents of River Bluffs Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. When available, chef Erin Wiley uses fresh, local bounty to create irresistible salads and sandwiches. Wiley has earned big respect from top Wilmington chefs. She was part of the success of some of the city’s best restaurants, including Rx and Pembroke’s.
River Bluffs features southern architecture reminiscent of riverfront homes in historic Wilmington, Charleston and Savannah. Styles include garden homes, coastal cottages, Floridian villas and custom designs. The Cape Fear River wraps around the property in a way that affords many opportunities for water access or simply enjoying the views. At completion, River Bluffs will include approximately 750 home sites within the 313-acre community. During Phase 1, 221 home sites will be built over 88 acres. Home sites range from one-fourth to one-third acre with prices for house and lot spanning from $304,500 to $800,000 plus. More than one-third of the community’s land (over 100 acres) has been preserved for walking trails, open green space, and a dog park.
Developed on a philosophy of sustainability and environmental preservation, River Bluffs is certified as a Low Impact Development (LID) based on its water re-use, rainwater harvesting and storm water control techniques. The community is designed to preserve existing rolling terrain, native hardwood forests, coastal plants and high bluffs overlooking the river. LID communities enjoy improved water quality and the notable absence of storm water ponds.
Burrows Smith, managing partner in River Bluffs Development Group, is a native of Wrightsville Beach. His real estate construction and development experience in the area spans several decades, and notable projects include Masonboro Landing, Masonboro Forest, Landfall, Porters Neck, and Dockside Restaurant.
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