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Since its development in the 1980s, Landfall has been regarded as the greater Wilmington area's premier gated community. It has received numerous accolades over the years due to its luxury amenities, outstanding architecture and world-class golf and tennis facilities. In 2001 it was named the "Best Address" by Forbes magazine. Today, it's still at the top of the list!
Landfall is located east of the historic port city of Wilmington, and much of its sprawling acreage runs along the Intracoastal Waterway. The prominent financier Pembroke Jones selected the 2000-acre site property in the 1880s. He purchased it to maintain as a hunting reserve and created Pembroke Park. In its heyday during the roaring twenties, he entertained the social elite including the Astors, the Carnegies and the Rockefellers. His extravagance was the basis for the expression, "keeping up with the Joneses". Today, residents appreciate what drew Jones to the property in the first place-breathtaking natural beauty, awe-inspiring wildlife, sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the pristine waters of Howe Creek. Sidewalks and walking trails make it so easy for residents to get out and enjoy their beautiful surroundings. Those with water access have an easy time going out for a morning paddle or tranquil sunset float up the creek or waterway.
Landfall offers a wonderful mix of privacy and access to just about whatever your heart desires. The shops and restaurants of Landfall Center are just outside the Military-Cutoff gate along with the Northeast Library branch. Along with being minutes from Wrightsville Beach, Mayfaire Town Center, The Forum and a tremendous number of excellent dining and shopping options, it is also convenient to doctor's offices, banks and grocery stores. Those with school-aged kids will be pleased to know that Landfall is in a top-rated school district.
Landfall's golf courses were designed by two legends, Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. The Tennis Hall of Famer, Cliff Drysdale is the one who developed the community's state-of-the-art sports complex, which includes 14 tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, and an Olympic sized pool. These are just a few of the amenities available in this gorgeous community.
Properties in Landfall showcase some of the area's finest examples of architecture and encompass several traditional and timeless styles, such as French Country, Spanish, Italianate, and low country. No wonder several residences have been featured in national and local magazines, including Coastal Living and Southern Living. Impressive homes also come with impressive green space, which is why numerous properties here have been on the coveted Azalea Festival garden tour. In addition to impressive waterfront mansions and spacious single-family homes, the community also has condo and townhome neighborhoods.