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New Neighbor Spotlight | Jim and Carol Curley

by Brandy July 22,2016


Jim and Carol Curley of Toms River, New Jersey are in the process of moving in to their Park Landing home full-time and they couldn’t be happier with their decision to purchase in Brunswick Forest. Carol, a retired schoolteacher, and Jim, a superintendent for a sewage authority in New Jersey, are looking forward to living in Brunswick Forest year-round and taking advantage of the community’s many amenities.

A Friendly Referral

Jim and Carol first discovered Brunswick Forest during a stay with family members who lived in the community while they were in the coastal North Carolina area visiting their son, a marine stationed in nearby Camp Lejeune. They were familiar with life in a planned community, having lived in one part-time with their family vacation home in Pennsylvania. Because of this, Jim and Carol found themselves comparing Brunswick Forest to the other community and loved the unique lifestyle that is offered here.

A Taste of Southern Charm and Hospitality

The Curleys are enjoying exploring their new home, and Jim especially is taken with the rich history of the area. He’s looking forward to joining Brunswick Forest’s Civil War Round Table resident-sponsored club as soon as they move to the area full-time. Both Jim and Carol love the southern hospitality they have encountered in and around Brunswick Forest, especially the warm welcome they have received from their friendly neighbors. Similarly, their golden retriever, Ace, has enjoyed his visits to his future home and recently loved checking out one of the area’s many beaches that allow dogs, Oak Island.

Welcome to Brunswick Forest, Jim, Carol and Ace! We wish you all the best!




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Business Owners in The Villages at Brunswick Forest Receive Awards and Accolades

by Brandy July 19,2016

Located right within the community of Brunswick Forest, The Villages at Brunswick Forest offers 160 acres of commercial space for residents’ convenience. Enjoy shopping, dining and medical services, all right outside of your doorstep! We are proud of all of our businesses in The Villages, especially award recipients like State Farm and Murray Signs and Graphics.


Josh London and State Farm

Josh London, agent at State Farm in The Villages at Brunswick Forest received the “Business of the Year” Award from the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. Josh has been in business in The Villages since 2011 and he and his team are overjoyed to be recognized for their efforts. “To say my team and I are honored would be an understatement,” says London. “We have worked hard since we opened December 1, 2011 to make sure that we were involved in the community, maintained the highest ethical standards and treat everyone with professionalism, courtesy, respect and, when needed,  empathy. We are so grateful that we have been welcomed into this fantastic community and have enjoyed watching it grow!”

photo courtesy Josh London

Murray Signs and Graphics

Murray Signs and Graphics, formerly, Murray Art and Frame, is excited to announce their new business model and offerings for Brunswick Forest residents. The business now offers full-service graphic design and printing services with a full-time graphics designer and artist to on-staff to help you with your project, no matter how big or small. George Murray, owner of Murray Signs and Graphics, is, like Josh London, an influential and award-winning business owner in The Villages. In 2010, he was awarded the Audrey Award by the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award is given to business owners who have done good things to benefit the community. As a former president of the Chamber and a founder of the Leland Rotary Club, George’s positive influence has had an impact on the community beyond his successful business in The Villages.



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Visit Area Fishing Piers this Summer

by Brandy July 17,2016

If you are an avid fisherman, Brunswick Forest is the place for you! Our community has its own fishing club which meets on a regular basis to plan fishing excursions and there are multiple places for fishing right within the community. Brunswick Forest and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities for saltwater fishing, including fishing off the area’s many local fishing piers.


Kure Beach Pier

Enjoy a piece of history when you fish off the Kure Beach Pier this summer. As the oldest fishing pier on Atlantic Coast, the Kure Beach Fishing Pier remains a local landmark and popular angler spot in the summer months and beyond.

Johnnie Mercer’s Pier

Johnnie Mercer’s Pier is another unique area fishing pier as it is the only concrete pier in all of North Carolina. This pier extends an impressive 1200 feet out in to the Atlantic Ocean and offers both opportunities for fishing as well as lovely views of the ocean and nearby beaches.

Crystal Pier

Wrightsville Beach’s Crystal Pier is open to the public for both visiting and fishing daily from 8 am until 10 pm. Unlike Johnnie Mercer’s Pier, Crystal Pier does not charge for access.

Oak Island

The nearby Oak Island Pier is open for fishing with some restrictions and a daily ticket. After a morning of fishing, stop by the pier’s restaurant, The Flying Fish Café, for delicious local seafood and standard fare like burgers, tacos and more! Can’t make it to the pier? Check out their live web cam for a taste of what coastal living looks like!

Holden Beach

With the distinction of being one America’s Best Family Beaches, nearby Holden Beach offers a quiet alternative to other local beaches which are more frequented by seasonal tourists. The Holden Beach Pier offers ample opportunity for fishing even during the busy summer months.

Fishing Pier at the New Brunswick Riverwalk

The new Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville has thousands of feet of new boardwalk overlooking the Brunswick River as well as a large fishing pier which is free and open to the public. Make plans for a fishing trip with friends and family this summer.




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