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Wrightsville Beach Should Be On Your Radar

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Wrightsville Beach was just chosen as one of “30 Small Beach Towns That Should Be On Your Radar” by U.S. News. The article, which included 30 beaches from all over the world, singled out Wrightsville Beach as being one of the best. Our local beach made the list due to the “impressively wide beaches, large vacation homes, and lively bars.” Additionally, the article mentioned the various array of watersports the area is ideal for, including sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, and surfing. Wrightsville Beach is in great company on this list since other towns that were mentioned include Elba Island, Italy; Florianópolis, Brazil; Rallay Beach, Thailand; Kailua, Hawaii; Benidorm, Spain; and Biarritz, France. For the full article visit https://travel.usnews.com/gallery/30-small-beach-towns-that-should-be-on-your-radar?slide=22.

Enjoy the Clean Air!

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Wilmington was recently ranked as one of the nation’s top cities for clean air quality. The study conducted by the American Lung Association determined measured particle and ozone pollution. The city’s clean air is partially due to many companies in the area switching to natural gas and to stricter laws banning backyard burning and smoking in public. Additional cities to be ranked at the top of the list include Bellingham, Washington; Burlington, Vermont; Honolulu, Hawaii; Casper, Wyoming; and Melbourne, Florida. To view the Wilmington Star News’ full article, visit their website at

http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20180418/wilmingtons-air-ranked-among-nations-cleanest.

Wrightsville Beach Named as One of the Best Southern Beaches

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Wrightsville Beach was just rated as one of “The South’s Best Beaches 2018” by Southern Living Magazine! The article states:

“This low-key, uncrowded waterfront town, established in 1899, is a beach lover’s heaven—lots of sand and surf, outdoor adventure, bike-friendly byways, fresh seafood, and perfect spots to relax and watch the sunset. Bonus: It’s only 20-ish minutes from (Historic Downtown) Wilmington, North Carolina, and halfway between New York and Florida.”

For more of the article visit Southern Living’s website, https://www.southernliving.com/souths-best/beaches#beaches-video/

Featured Listing

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1146 Arboretum Drive listed for $549,000

This is a one of a kind Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Custom Craftsman styled home. This unique property features a central great room with a two story vaulted ceiling. The open floor plan connects the formal living and dining areas, and home office, all flowing from the central space of the great room. The kitchen has a modern, clean look, with hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. With four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms this home has plenty of space.

A classic contemporary design that is timeless and will never go out of style! This home is almost ”beach” like with its bead board wainscoting and maple hardwood floors. There are wrap around porches for breeze catching relaxation.

Airlie Gardens’ Summer Concert Series

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The third concert of the Airlie Gardens’ Summer Concert Series is taking place tomorrow night! The concert series is an outdoor event open to the public held at the beautiful Airlie Gardens. Airlie Gardens is 67 acres of gorgeous flowers, scenic walking paths, a freshwater lake, and formal gardens along the Intracoastal Waterway.

The band performing is Jack Jack 180, a pop, rock, alternative group. There are a total of nine performances throughout the summer, which are on the first and third Friday of every month from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Additional bands that will be playing are The Wilmington Big Band, Signal Fire, The Midatlantic Band, and Jim Quick & Coastline. The concert series has something for everyone with music genres ranging from patriotic and big band to beach music and reggae.

For more information on the Airlie Gardens’ Concert Series visit their website http://airliegardens.org/events-news/purchase-tickets/concert-tickets/,

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.