nearby coastal towns – carolina beach

May 15, 2018

We’re hitting the road again and cruising about 30 minutes southeast to one of our favorite coastal towns, Carolina Beach. Located about 15 miles south of Wilmington, Carolina Beach offers a fun-loving and relaxed atmosphere that will have you feeling right at home. Known for their easy-going beach vibe, this coastal towns offers tons of activities to keep you busy during your visit. CAROLINA BEACH STATE PARK A popular coastal… [Read More…]

battleship north carolina completes walkway

May 8, 2018

One of North Carolina’s most popular attractions, the USS Battleship North Carolina, has just completed a two-year long, $17 million renovation, which includes a new cofferdam and half-mile long walkway around the ship. Dedicating the new walkway to U.S. Veterans, the ship held an invitation-only ceremony on Thursday, April 26th. Since coming to her berth in 1961, the ship has had over 50 years of wind and water at the… [Read More…]

exploring ilm in the winter – colder weather activites

December 13, 2017

While we know that shorter days and longer nights lend themselves to bedroom slippers and fuzzy blankets, don’t miss out on all that our area has to offer during the winter months! Whether you’ve just moved to the area, or you’re a seasoned veteran looking for something new to get you out of the house, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite things to do while the warm, summer sun… [Read More…]

wilmington, nc — all the elements of a big city with small town charm

August 31, 2017

When moving from the hustle and bustle of a big city, you may want to lose some of the negatives like traffic, high taxes and harsh weather, but you don’t want to give up all the things you loved like the culture, shopping, dining, theaters and museums.  That’s why Wilmington, NC is attracting so many folks from metropolitan northeast cities.  Wilmington has all the aspects of a big city, but… [Read More…]

keep your mind sharp in retirement

August 30, 2017

As you ease into your retirement days, staying active will be no problem, but it’s also important to keep your mind sharp!!  At Brunswick Forest, it’s easy!  Not only will you find activities in our community to stay sharp, but our surrounding area has a lot to offer as well.  Let’s learn –> At the Brunswick Forest Fitness & Wellness Center, classes are offered to keep your tech skills up… [Read More…]