Yes, I know the beach and vacation (or stay-cation) seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, but most of us who live in the Wilmington area take the area beaches for granted. From Topsail Beach (pronounced Top-sull, for our northern friends) all the way down to Oak Island, the beaches offer what everyone is searching for on a stay-cation, respite from a hectic day. It’s no secret that when you hit the beach chair with your favorite book, or even sit and watch the ocean, all your worries fade away.
If you’re planning a last minute summer get-away Orbitz named Wrightsville Beach a bargin in this article.
So tell us, which of our many beaches is your favorite escape?
Another joy of living in Coastal Carolina is the ability to plan a fabulous stay-cation. In fact, it is such a popular idea around here that I’ve heard friends say that they have to force themselves to leave “paradise” in order to find another paradise.
But maybe you’re newer to the area, and want to discover all we have to offer. Or maybe you have family or friends coming to visit you since you moved near the beach. The Wilmington, North Carolina area has so much to offer beside the beaches. Perhaps it’s time to see the area through the eyes of a tourist!
We would love to spotlight each attraction individually and want your input on your favorite haunts, sites and area’s must-dos! If you live in the area, please comment with your favorite space or place. If you’ve visited our area, what attraction did you enjoy the most? Maybe you’ve only read about us and are planning a visit – what’s piqued your interest? We’ll do our best to spotlight it and bring you the facts!
…We Consider it An Honor to Welcome Kevin Aboard!
Kevin grew up in Eastern NC enjoying the outdoors, water sports and athletics as a youth. He graduated college from UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Upon graduation he successfully completed the CPA exam and joined the national accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co specializing in the real estate industry.
He left the public accounting profession to pursue his true interest of real estate development when he was recruited by Governors Club Development Corp of Chapel Hill to be their Chief Financial Officer. While at Governors Club he worked closely with all aspects of managing residential real estate development including sales, marketing, construction, land development and club management.
After 10 years of success in Chapel Hill, Kevin returned to Eastern NC to work with Pete Murphy and his family, founders of Murphy Family Farms, to create the prestigious 2,000 acre River Landing community in Wallace. While at River Landing, the community generated over 1,300 homesite sales generating over $125 million in revenue.
With over 20 years of residential real estate development experience involving over 2,400 real estate transactions, Kevin is excited to join Jim and Troy Kenny at Hagood Homes, Inc. as Vice President with a focus on Sales. His aim? To continue turning owners dreams into reality and having fun in the process.
Please join us in welcoming Kevin into the Hagood Homes fold!
Get it? Full swing???? Alright, all joking aside, we wanted to take a few minutes to focus on what may be deemed as a retiree’s favorite past time – golf. Yes, that’s right, the weather is now perfect for a round of golf. In fact, with our warm client, golfers in Southeastern North Carolina are able to get a round in through out the year. Neighborhoods such as River Landing, St. James Plantation and Landfall are the perfect venue for a golf enthusiast. Even if you have never swung a 9 iron, but have the sport on your bucket list, the greater Wilmington area may be the place for you! With literally thousands of public and private golf courses within a 100 mile radius of Wilmington, your game is sure to challenged.
Okay, so it’s time for a confession. I’ve never taken my personal golf game past miniature golf (unless you count Tiger Wood PGA Tour on Wii real golf), so I’m not able to share any great tips with the budding golfer. I’ll leave that up to my readers. Where is your favorite course in Southeastern North Carolina? And, what’s the one secret you wished someone would have shared when you started your game?
There may never be a better time to stop paying rent and own your own home and Hagood Homes is sweetening the pot!
If you are a first time buyer who is renting, it can equal big savings in a Hagood Home townhome in Three Oaks at Magnolia Greens. The recent stimulus package offers an $8,000 tax credit for first time homebuyers if you purchase a home between January 1, 2009 and December 1, 2009. In addition to the $8,000, Hagood Homes is offering a discount of $10,000 (or 5% of the purchase price) to buyers who are currently renting.
Three Oaks townhomes offer low maintenance living, ideal for the first time homebuyer. The open floorplan with the volume ceilings are up to par with the chic style you may be looking for as a first time buyer and with the option of two or three bedrooms you can match your home to your needs. The amenities offered at Magnolia Greens, along with the convenient location to downtown Wilmington help to complete the package!
Visit the Magnolia Greens sales & information center, open daily, and ask to see our decorated model today! Check out the virtual media!