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Clean Air in Wilmington

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Wilmington has been ranked a one of the top cities for clean air. Only 6 cities received the highest rating in the study conducted by the American Lung Association.

Wilmington had zero days with ozone and high particle pollution between 2013 and 2015. The whole of Eastern North Carolina has proven to be a healthy place to live, with low air pollution levels. Greenville, Morehead City, and New Bern did not have any days with levels reaching the dangerous air pollution level.

North Carolina has been working on increasing air quality since 1970, when the Clean Air Act was passed. Since then there have been amendments to the original bill as well as the Clean Smokestacks Act, which has cut the state’s emissions from 245,000 tons to 56,000 tons in just 11 years.

The healthy air quality translates to healthy people. There are less asthma attacks, respiratory issues, and decreased heart issues.

Easter at Landfall!

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Celebrate your Easter at the Country Club of Landfall! This weekend is filled with Easter events, with something for everyone. First, on Friday night it’s the Easter Keg Hunt for adults. Held on the back lawn, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, this party includes light hors d’oeuvres, local craft brews, and a hunt for brewery prizes. The children have their share of the fun the following morning at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Temple Gardens, which starts at 11:00am. Then, on Easter morning the Country Club of Landfall is hosting a spectacular brunch buffet. The buffet includes, blackened mahi, bacon and sausage, cheesy scrambled eggs, shrimp and grits, rosemary roasted leg of lamb, butter roasted New York Strip steak, as well as an enormous display of pastries and cakes.

Quintiles Marathon

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This Saturday it’s the annual Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon presented by New Hanover Regional Medical Center! Beginning at 6:40am the half marathon and full marathon races start at Wrightsville Beach and end at UNCW. The route takes the race through Landfall, with participants entering the Eastwood Gate around 7:00 and exiting through the Military Cutoff Gate. Landfall residents who wish to cheer on the runners will receive a complimentary breakfast package from Dunkin Donuts as a gift from the Landfall Foundation who appreciates your support. Seeing people cheering and holding signs are always a great motivation for the participants.

The Landfall Foundation is the main beneficiary of the funds from the race. Run by resident volunteers, the Landfall Foundation helps the underprivileged in the Wilmington area by providing food, shelter, health, arts, education, leadership programs, and scholarships to those in need.

Wrightsville Beach Ranked 2nd in List of “Most Magical Island Getaways in America”

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Wrightsville Beach, NC was just ranked 2nd in a list of “The 20 Most Magical Island Getaways in America” by Country Living! The article boasts about the numerous dolphins in the area, WB Surf Camp, Karen Beasley’s Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, and the numerous, delicious restaurants. The number one rated island getaway went to Sanibel Island in Florida, others on the list included Mount Desert Island, Maine, Mackinac Island, Michigan, Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, and the nearby Brunswick Islands.

To read the article and view the full list visit

http://www.countryliving.com/life/travel/g4135/american-islands/.

Featured Listing

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1148 Turnberry Lane listed for $849,000

 

A beautifully appointed four bedroom, low country style home, located in one of Landfall’s most sought after neighborhoods, with close proximity to Landfall Lake and Nicklaus Clubhouse. The newly renovated kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, double ovens, gas cooktop and a large granite island.

There are gorgeous hardwood floors in all living areas and bedrooms. A large bonus room also has hardwood floors and a wet bar, making it perfect for entertaining. The outdoor area features a covered porch, an inviting pool and lavish landscaping, ideal for enjoying the lovely Wilmington weather.

Wilmington: The Best City in North Carolina

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Have you ever thought “Wow, Wilmington is the best city in North Carolina?”. Well, you were right! A recent study found that Wilmington is the favorite city in North Carolina.

Public Policy Polling, a national polling company, conducted the study with 953 North Carolinians to determine their preferences on various topics, including barbecue, basketball, doughnuts, and the state song. Last time the study was conducted five years ago, Wilmington and Raleigh tied for first place with a 67% favorability rating. This year however Wilmington won with 69%, followed by Raleigh with 62%, then Asheville, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Cary, Greenville, Durham, Fayetteville, and Carrboro coming in last.

Wilmington received such a high favorability rating because there is so much to offer. There is the beach, river, Intracoastal Waterway, shopping centers, a rich history, amazing restaurants, and friendly people. Wilmington is an exciting, welcoming town and great place to live.

 

Real Estate Under Trump; What to Expect

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Landfall Realty will hold its Annual Real Estate Forum hosted by General Manager, Ken Kirkman, tomorrow at 5:00pm at the Country Club of Landfall. The forum will discuss real estate under President Trump and what to expect. Please come meet our newest broker, Kelli Lazzaro, and enjoy beer, wine, and cheese provided by Landfall Realty and Karen Davis of First Bank. All property owners and club members are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

Landfall Realty General Manager, Ken Kirkman, speaking at last years annual real estate forum

 

Wilmington Area Hospitals Awarded Top Ratings

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If you ever need to go to a hospital the Wilmington area is a great place to be. Wilmington area hospitals have recently been awarded excellent ratings for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), NHRMC Home Care, and Pender Memorial Hospital.

NHRMC was awarded an A rating this fall by the The Leapfrog Group, an independent watchdog organization that gives scores to hospitals so members of the community are informed about their hospital. This is the sixth year in a row NHRMC has received an A rating, which only about a third of the rated hospitals achieved this year. The rating system is based on hospitals ability to protect patients from errors, injuries, infections, and accidents.

Additionally, NHRMC was recognized for their Home Care division, which was ranked as one of the Top 100 of the 2016 Home Care Elite list of agencies in the country. This is the third year they made the list that is sponsored by Decision Health.

In Burgaw, Pender Memorial Hospital was recognized for the second year in a row for it’s overall excellence in quality by iVantage Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health.

One Call for All of Landfall

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If you’re considering Landfall for a primary residence, retirement destination or second home, Landfall Realty is the number one team to call.

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Landfall Realty is the only real estate company specializing exclusively in Landfall properties. Our team of real estate professionals features a combined total of more than 100 years of experience, plus the most comprehensive knowledge of the community, including amenities, clubs, events and activities, architectural guidelines and much more.

And, best of all, we’re located right here in the neighborhood at 1720 Drysdale Drive!

To learn more, please call (910) 256-6111 or visit online at www.LandfallRealty.com. We look forward to seeing you soon at Landfall!

High Seas Dreaming

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Since its founding in 2011, YachtVenture has grown into one of the most successful fund-raising events on The Children’s Museum of Wilmington calendar.

This year’s event proved to be the best yet, attracting a record fleet of 15 yachts, a record crowd of more than 400 people, and a record fund-raising total of more than $60,000, according to Kathleen King of The Children’s Museum.

What is YachtVenture? In essence, it’s a way for us landlubbers to get a small taste of adventure on the high seas. Each year for the last six, local yacht owners have opened up their boats to the public for the benefit of The Children’s Museum.

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This year’s event was held on Saturday, October 15th at MarineMax in Wrightsville Beach. In addition to the Yacht Crawl, it featured music by Professor DJ Dub, food by Sawmill Catering, a silent auction for a variety of great prizes, and a raffle drawing for a sailing cruise to Barcelona.

The Landfall Foundation is a proud sponsor of The Children’s Museum of Wilmington, which was founded in 1997 to stimulate the imagination and a love of learning and provide an opportunity to explore and better understand art, science and culture.

For more information, please visit www.playWilmington.org or www.YachtVenture.org.