another record year for brunswick forest

December 11, 2017
Brandy Jones

Brunswick Forest has announced that it celebrated
yet another record year in sales, welcoming 400 more
families to the award-winning, master-planned
community. “Each year we are excited to top the
previous year’s sales numbers,” said Jerry Helms,
Director of Sales and Marketing for Brunswick
Forest. “Much of the secret of our success is simply
listening to our customer base. When people come
here to tour, they tell us what they want, which
greatly influences what we build.”
Helms said August was an especially eventful
month, as Brunswick Forest hosted a grand weekend-
long event featuring Paula Deen. The celebrity
chef was in town to promote her line of furnishings,
which were signature pieces in a Logan Homes,
Banyan Bay model.

“Without question that event fueled a record month
for us,” said Helms. “We completed 100 transactions
within the single month of August.”

AWARD-WINNING AMENITIES

Almost from the beginning, Brunswick Forest
has been racking up awards for the quality of its
land planning, homes and amenities. In 2017, the
community again was singled out multiple times.
Accolades included being named in Where To
Retire magazine’s annual The Short List: The 50 Best
Master-Planned Communities for the third time,
and receiving Best of The Best Awards for tennis,
pickleball and kayaking from Ideal Living magazine.
“Our amenities are the centerpiece of our coastal by
nature lifestyle,” explained Helms. “Brunswick Forest’s
location and amenity package are truly exceptional
for those wishing to live an active life in coastal North
Carolina. That’s recognized on a national scale.”
New in 2017, the developers delivered a second fitness
and meeting facility for residents. The Hammock Park
Fitness Center and Meeting Area in the Shelmore
neighborhood is open from 6:00 am until 10:00
pm, giving residents easy access to the 11 pieces of
cardio equipment including treadmills, elliptical
machines and a recumbent bikes. The meeting
space at the new center can accommodate groups
up to 28 people.

Located near the community’s entrance, the main
Fitness and Wellness Center added many new
activities in 2017, a trend that promises to continue
into the new year. “We add programs all the time,”
said Helms. Additionally, updates to the popular
Community Commons are scheduled for 2018.

ON-SITE SHOPPING, DINING & MORE

The Villages at Brunswick Forest broke ground on
a new commercial building this past spring that
expands meeting space for the community, and will
welcome two new eateries in 2018: AM Diner and
Shuckin’ Shack.

“Residents love that they can walk or bike to The
Villages to shop, dine or even visit the doctor,” said
Helms. “We continue to add businesses that suit the
needs of our residents.”

Helms said AA Storage will open soon, offering
conditioned and unconditioned storage space, as well
as RV and boat storage. Also on the horizon for 2018,
the statewide orthopedic practice EmergeOrtho is in
the final stages of approval for a new 40,000-squarefoot
medical facility featuring two surgical suites,
with construction expected to begin in the spring.
Finally, a continuing care retirement community,
offering independent living, assisted living and
skilled nursing care, is also scheduled to break
ground in 2018.

NEW HOMES IN THE NEW YEAR

As they prepare to embark on a new year, the
developers of Brunswick Forest said they plan to
release a wide variety of properties covering a range
of price points and living styles. Among the
scheduled offerings in existing neighborhoods: new
townhomes and single-family home sites in Cypress
Pointe; the next phase of Spring Branch in Shelmore;
new homes and home sites in the Parkway Crossing
and Cape Fear National® neighborhoods.

Helms said future development plans also include
two new neighborhoods, one called The Lakes and
another inspired by the popular existing Leewards
neighborhood that is yet to be named.

“We also have plans to release new golf and
waterfront home sites along hole 11 in Cape Fear
National,” summarized Helms. “As long as potential
customers and future residents make their wishes
known, we will try very hard to meet the needs of
future families.”

Another Record Year For Brunswick Forest

The community’s second fitness and wellness center opened in 2017.
To learn more about Brunswick Forest, or to take a personalized tour among the
dozens of model homes open daily, stop by the Welcome Center or call
910.239.3786 for an appointment.