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Guide to RiverLights

Welcome to Riverlights, one of Wilmington, North Carolina’s most popular new home communities.  Riverlights combines the feel of small-town living with easy access to all that Wilmington and our gorgeous beaches have to offer.  The community offers homes of all shapes and sizes – there really is an address to fit your lifestyle here – from single family homes, to townhomes, low maintenance living, active adult, and luxury custom homes.

The community offers a bit of everything, including a town square called Marina Village, where you can gather with friends and neighbors for lunch, dinner, and cocktails, shop local shops, get your nails done, and catch a game at the sports bar. In addition to the prime location, let’s learn more about this new neighborhood, including first class amenities and new home options.


You’re surrounded by the perfect mix of laid-back living and the energy of vibrant downtown Wilmington, where entertainment, theatre, art galleries and amazing restaurants and bars await you. Riverlights is less than 5 miles south to the heart of historic downtown.  And the best beaches and boating on the Intracoastal Waterway are only 15 minutes from the community.  In fact, Riverlights borders the Cape Fear River!


Water is a big part of the Riverlights lifestyle. Offering easy access to the Cape Fear River, a family-friendly pool and 38-acre lake, where paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing are calling.  Neighbors also enjoy walking and biking around the lake’s three-mile loop and hiking scenic nature trails that weave the community together.  Bocce ball courts and a dog park are also part of the amenities.


There are many new home opportunities to call Riverlights ‘home’ at all stages of life and for a variety of lifestyles.  Single family homes, townhomes, luxury custom homes, low maintenance living, active adult opportunities and even rentals are all available.

Single Family Homes

Starting from the high $300’s, new single-family homes in Riverlights are well-crafted and thoughtfully designed with our coastal lifestyle in mind.  You will find homes for families of all sizes (and personalities) by builder partners like Legacy Homes by Bill Clark, New Leaf Builders and Pulte Homes.


Also, from the high $300s, enjoy an easy-breezy lifestyle in their river-coastal townhomes.  Whether you’re searching three-story-high views, a garage, or four-bedroom floorplan, this low-maintenance lifestyle gives you plenty of time for FUN!  Builders include Trusst Duplexes and Parkside Townes by Laurel Homes.

Luxury Living

With homes from the high $600s, luxury living can be found in the Hamp’s Landing section of Riverlights.  This exclusive waterfront neighborhood offers new custom homes of the highest quality, by builders like PBC Design + Build, AR Homes, and Charter Building Group.  In this section, you purchase a desired homesite and then work with the builder of your choice to design a dream home to fit your lifestyle.

Low-Maintenance Lifestyle

A low-maintenance home in Riverlights offers you the ability to stay carefree and put an end to that long ‘honey do’ list of house chores. Lawn maintenance is included in The Haven neighborhood, designed for active adults and young, busy professionals.  Single family homes in The Haven start from the low $400s.

Active Adult

For your active adult lifestyle, find a variety of home styles in Riverlights to match your personality.  Find lock-and-leave townhomes, semi-custom homes, and single-family homes.

Rental Opportunities

If renting a property is important to you currently, there are four upscale property styles to consider for rent in Riverlights: flats, apartments, lofts, and single-family homes.  Prices and availability vary.

In closing, at Riverlights, you will find a variety of home options and floorplan options with a wide range of prices to match your budget. For more information on Riverlights and the new home opportunities available in this growing community, please reach out to Beatty Pittman Team and we would be happy to help!

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