With its new Model Row, Riverlights introduces its next phases of development.

Riverlights, the 1,400-acre, master-planned community situated along 3 miles of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, is just midway through its development. Yet with some 2,000 residents already calling Riverlights home, the community is well into its later phases, introducing new residential neighborhoods and adding more amenities and commercial conveniences.

One gets a good feel for the scale of Riverlights by driving along River Road, which parallels the community’s 3 miles along the Cape Fear River. Just inside one of the roundabouts is Riverlights’ new Model Row, which anchors the next phases of development.

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The eight new models represent diverse styles and sizes to accommodate the variety of buyers and families making Riverlights home. From a cozy and well-appointed 1,570-square-foot home, perfect for young professionals or second-home buyers, to models just shy of 3,000 square feet, for those seeking a bit more space, Model Row is an ideal setting to consider the more than 60 plans offered from the eight onsite builder teams.

Five of those builder teams are represented on Model Row: Pulte Homes, Legacy by Bill Clark, Trusst Builder Group, Charter Building Group and New Leaf Builders.

Each has combined their design and construction talent for homes that optimize space and storage, connect indoor and outdoor living areas and have interior finishes, fixtures, design and amenities that appeal to today’s eclectic design styles and discerning buyers. Indeed, nowhere else in Wilmington can one tour offer such a variety of home plans all in one place. Plus, it is a beautiful streetscape with a color palette that is naturally inspired by shades of stone, sky, sand and water.

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“Every year, we welcome hundreds of new families to Riverlights,” says Riverlights Marketing Director Michela Hochschild. “First-time buyers, forever home buyers, empty nesters, second home seekers, luxury buyers and retirees – there’s something here for everyone.”

Buyers are also coming from all over the country, Many from the mid-Atlantic, but also from the West Coast and, of course, throughout North Carolina. Many residents are relocating within Wilmington. “With everyone arriving at roughly the same time, there’s a real sense of neighbors building community here; I think people feel that when they visit,” Hochschild adds.

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Model Row is not all that is new at Riverlights. 7Bridge, the community’s new commercial village, is scheduled to open over the next couple of years. It is part of a larger 120-acre mixed-use development at Riverlights’ southern entrance. 7Bridge promises upscale convenience with new retail, dining and commercial services, all accessible by walking trails and bike paths. Surrounding 7Bridge will be a variety of residential projects including Argento, a new multi-family luxury apartment community; Luminance at Riverlights, an independent and assisted living community; and The Cottages at Riverlights, a single-family-for-rent neighborhood that is already welcoming its first residents.

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At the other end of Riverlights is Marina Village and Live Oak Commons, a pocket park with a breathtaking tree canopy surrounded by restaurants, cafes and boutiques. It is here that the community gathers for pop-up markets, live music and stunning sunsets over the Cape Fear River.

Want to take a tour of Riverlights Model Row?
Visit the Riverlights Welcome Center at 109 Pier Master Point in Wilmington. 
Located in Marina Village

Photography by Megan Deitz

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