First 35 Homes Sold in Del Webb Wilmington at Riverlights

Baby Boomers Settling Into 55+ Community Lifestyle 
(Wilmington, NC)  May 8, 2017 — The initial phase of Wilmington’s only 55-plus age restricted community is coming to life - and filling up fast - with the first 35 homes sold in the Del Webb community.
Ten families are in the process of moving into their new homes and another 25 soon will be closing. All are ready to embrace the Del Webb active adult lifestyle best known for cultivating friendships through clubs, exercise, volunteering and planned activities.   
The first phase includes 141 new homes and a plethora of amenities, all tucked within the master-planned community of RiverLights™, featuring a variety of residential home sites, recreation, retail and restaurants across nearly 1,400 acres. Located along the Cape Fear River and less than five miles from Historic Downtown Wilmington, the coastal retirement destination has driven much of the demand, but locals also have shown tremendous interest, said Sales Manager Amber Paris.
Nancy and John Zieger expect to close at the end of April, but didn’t have to journey far to find their new Del Webb home. Their current house is only two miles down the road.
“They call the first residents ‘trailblazers’ and that will be us,” Nancy Zieger said. “We had heard about the active and close-knit Del Webb lifestyle from friends and family members and thought we are in the right point in our lives to make the move. We love to decorate so it was exciting to watch our home being built and then to make the design decisions.”
Six professionally decorated model homes were recently completed, including the Castle Rock, which features the Rachael Ray Home Collection.
Eleven single-story home designs are being offered, with two to four bedrooms and two to four baths, ranging in size from 1,200 square feet to 3,800 square feet, starting at $231,990.  When complete, Del Webb Wilmington will have a total of 547 homes.
Neighborhood amenities taking shape include the 15,000 square-foot resort-style Clubhouse, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and tennis and pickleball courts. A fulltime lifestyle director has begun planning events, trips and seminars to keep residents busy and entertained.
Residents live within walking distance to restaurants and shared outdoor spaces in RiverLights, including a 38-acre lake, parks and a marina village.
Located at 4204 Passerine Avenue, Wilmington, hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
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RiverLights is an approximately 1,400-acre planned mixed-use community located in Wilmington, N.C. RiverLights will feature a variety of residential home sites, commercial space, eight public parks, a beautiful 38-acre freshwater lake, community gathering spaces, and views and access to the Cape Fear River. Upon completion, RiverLights is planned to have approximately 2,290 single family, patio, and multifamily homes. RiverLights is developed by Newland Communities, the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States. Approaching 50 years of experience, Newland and its affiliates have completed or have underway more than 140 diverse real estate developments, over 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. Visit
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