Winding River

Winding River Plantation Info

Welcome to Winding River Plantation in coastal North Carolina, rated as one of the best places to live in the United States! This 1,050 home, private, gated community is set high above the Lockwood Folly River with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway. It is an environmentally aware private community, with waterfront, marshfront, golf course and wooded homesites in the middle of the spectacular southeast coastal area of North Carolina. Here you will find a wide range of living options, from private homes to townhomes and condominiums—all set among the pristine landscape of the Lockwood Folly River. Winding River is conveniently located, with shopping, dining, entertainment, transportation, schools and medical centers nearby.



  • Acreage:

    2500 acres

  • Gatehouse:

    Gated Community

  • Golf:

    Winding River boasts the four-and-a half star Carolina National Golf Club, a 27-hole Fred Couples signature course rated by Golf Digest as one of the finest on the east coast. Play is carved along the Lockwood Folly River and the gently rising hills, marshlands and maritime forests that surround Winding River. Ancient hardwoods, pines, Magnolias and Live Oaks have been preserved at the Carolina National, which is also one of the few Audubon Certified Sanctuary courses in the nation. The innovative design of this 7,000-yard course means there is a challenge for all skill levels. The course also features a 1,400 sf putting green and a 320-yard driving range. And, our mild climate means you can play year-round!

  • Clubhouse:

    The 3,000 square foot clubhouse includes a fully equipped pro shop, as well as fine and casual dining options. There is also tennis, swimming and a fitness center on-site.

  • Recreation:

    Winding River is the place to be if you are looking for an active lifestyle. We have a mild climate that permits a wide range of outdoor activities year-round. In the community itself, the private clubhouse features swimming and fitness facilities. Love the water? Spend a day at Seaside, Winding River’s private beach club, which features a clubhouse and beachfront swimming pool. River House, set on the edge of the Lockwood Folly River, is the community’s center, a great place to meet friends and neighbors where you can kick back and relax. Explore the river and tidal marshes by canoe or kayak. Boaters and sailors can take advantage of Winding River’s marina, which you can use as a launch point for the Intracoastal and points beyond. Fishing options (surf, deep sea, crabbing and river) will keep anglers happy! In keeping with the environmentally friendly community, you will also find ample nature trails for walking, jogging or bike riding.

  • Homesites:

    From under $100,000

  • Homes:

    From the mid $300,000's

  • Condominiums/Townhouses:

    From approximately $200,000


Summer is now on the down side but has been in full swing. Fishing and basking in the sun has never been better.  It seems each time I am in the waterway I spot several beautiful porpoises, even in my canal.  Just another example of the beauty we have here to enjoy.
We now have a children’s park on the island.  It is located  beside the museum boasting swings, slides and lots of sand (it is the beach you know). Shallotte Blvd now has a pretty area for fishing, crabbing or just sitting under the gazebo to watch the waterway traffic.
Sometime when you are down, check out the programs at the Ingram Planetarium. They have a great turtle movie that you and your children will enjoy. My grandkids loved it and after the movie they were making sure they helped keep our beaches in good shape for the turtles that come in to nest. They realized the importance of keeping the beach clean and not digging the hazardous holes.
The new Lowe’s Foods store is now open. It is well stocked with nice steaks and fresh seafood, as well as fresh produce. Speaking of food, if you like Italian you must check out the new restaurant called La Cucina Italian Grill in Sunset Beach. It is located behind Food Lion and just beside Pelican Book Store.  The chef and owner has previously been at Benny Rappa’s (North Myrtle Beach) for the past 9 years. Reservations are recommended and the food is great! Did you see May Coastal Living magazine? Seafood dives in the US were named and Brunswick County had 2 on the list-Provisions in Southport and Seafood Hut in Calabash. You can see I like to eat…
Now for the purpose of this letter-Our Real Estate Market. Sales have made a turn for the better. Here at Cooke Realty we matched last years numbers last week and we have 5 months to go. Although prices are down about 25-30% from our 04’, 05’, 06’ highs, they seem to be stabilizing. There are still good   opportunities for second homes at the beach. Our inventory is plentiful in that there are 168 houses and 96 condos on the  market. The average days on market for houses that sold this year is approximately 250 days and improving with new     listings that are priced for today’s market. Condos are about the same.

If you are thinking of selling and will price your home for   today’s market and not the 04’, 05’, 06’ market, it will sell. On the other hand, if you have been thinking of buying that beach dream and do not want to pay the 04’, 05’, 06’ prices-now is the time.
CNN news named North Carolina coast as one of the best  bargains for a second home.
The highest compliment my clients can give is the referral of their friends, family and business associates.  Thank you for your trust,


Bob Williams
Office 910-579-1800
Fax 910-579-1803
Mobile 910-279-5506

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