The Bluffs on the Cape Fear
By Hunter Houtzer
The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is one of the premier North Carolina gated communities that has found a way to provide a secluded, serene paradise that is only minutes away from the excitement of Wilmington, North Carolina.
The still-in-progress community is one of ease and beauty, surrounding its residents with a peaceful woods and the lovely Cape Fear River. The Bluffs on the Cape Fear offers an idyllic location featuring lakeside views and shaded nature trails. The community’s location also provides direct, deep-water access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Four beaches warmed by the Gulf Stream— Wrightsville, Carolina, Kure, and Fort Fisher—lie within a 20- to 40-minute drive from the community. The water access allows for boating, fishing, and kayaking. Six islands rest where the river meets the sea, with lighthouses, sandy dunes, and natural marshes for a memorable outing.
With historic downtown Wilmington, N.C. around the corner, every day at The Bluffs on the Cape Fear can be one of adventure. The charming historic district is complete with brick roads, spooky ghost tours, old-fashioned ice cream shops, Irish pubs, and a vast array of award-winning restaurants. The city is well known for its lively festivals—the Azalea Festival and Beer & Wine Festival—and its southern hospitality. The culture is alive and well in Wilmington, which is full of locally owned businesses, artists, street vendors, and students from the nearby University of North Carolina at Wilmington. For glamor-seekers, the city offers the perks of being the “Hollywood of the East,” with movies and TV shows routinely shot in the area. Locals say it’s not at all unusual to be walking along a downtown street only to be swept up in the magic of moviemaking.
For those days when staying close to home is preferable, The Bluffs on the Cape Fear offers a lot to keep families engaged. Homeowners can enjoy the lakeside clubhouse with pool and tennis, along with a private beach club on nearby Oak Island. The homes themselves are large and lush, surrounded by nature’s beauty. The community has over $2 million in work going on, and is only getting stronger. Future proposed features include walking trails, and a riverfront park with a boat launching facility. The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is also currently permitted for a 50-slip marina.
For a home in a serene location within a spectacular city, The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is the perfect place to look.