LELAND — When he moved to Brunswick Forest about a year and a half ago, Paul Galizia and his wife were moving back and forth between the area and another home in Lake Norman.
That came to a halt after about four months, though, because of pickleball, a game the Galizias discovered shortly after moving into Brunswick Forest.
“We’d get up in the morning and we wouldn’t want to go back because we wanted to play pickleball,” said Galizia, who is now the president of the Brunswick Forest Pickleball Club. Pickleball is a quick-paced racket game combining elements of tennis and paddleball, using a plastic ball that looks like a more solid wiffleball.
The game Galizia fell in love with is likely to receive significant support from Leland’s town council during the next two years. Mike Callahan, a newly elected councilman, and Bob Corriston, who is in his first term, both envision the town as a pickleball destination.
“Maybe you could go to Leland for a tournament like you go to Williamsport for Little League,” Corriston said.
Brunswick County has between 700 and 800 people playing pickleball, said Marty Smith, a USA Pickleball Association ambassador in Brunswick County. Smith said 15 communities in the county teach classes, and she believes the number of players will continue to rise as Brunswick Forest and other developments build out.
“The coastal region here has really endorsed it and embraced it,” Smith said.
When Smith started teaching lessons in 2011, he added, 10 players lived in Brunswick Forest. Now, the Brunswick Forest Pickleball Club has 348 members, about half of whom are very active, Galizia said.
For Callahan, the game’s growth could help Leland solidify its status as a tourist destination.
“It could be a factor that keeps people in the Leland area when they come here during the summer,” Callahan said, adding he would like to see vacationers stay in Leland, spend a chunk of their vacation playing pickleball and venture to the beach for a few days.
To this point, much of pickleball’s growth in Leland has centered around the developments. Brunswick Forest, for instance, recently opened six additional courts, bringing its total to 10. For the game to grow in Leland, though, indoor courts are crucial, Galizia said.
“I’ve been out here with gloves and earmuffs on,” he said. “… We crack balls like crazy in the winter.”
While nothing is imminent, Corriston would like to find a way to add more courts around Leland — he helped pickleball supporters reach out to Brunswick County Parks and Recreation to ensure there were courts in the re-designed Town Creek Park — but he would really like to find a way to give pickleball players the indoor courts they say they need.
“A bubble would be a great thing to have down here,” he said.
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Town homes, with their low maintenance lifestyle, are highly sought after by individuals looking to downsize, active retirees, and frequent travelers. Brunswick Forest is meeting this real estate demand by introducing a new town home neighborhood, Tennyson Village.
Tennyson Village will offer quadplexes designed and built by JordanBuilt Signature Homes. Each home offers an outdoor courtyard with optional gas fire pit and exterior water feature. The interiors of each home contain beautiful touches, including large first floor master suite, large kitchen island and flush mounted fireplace with built-in shelving.
If you are looking for a beautiful coastal home without the upkeep of yard work, contact us to learn more about the town homes offered in Brunswick Forest.
Congratulations to Brunswick Forest! Brunswick Forest named in Where to Retire Magazine’s “Top 50 Best Master Planned Communities in United States”.
Be the first to preview these gorgeous homes crafted by esteemed builders Bill Clark Homes and Logan Homes. Both are meticulously designed and beautifully appointed for elegant coastal living, inside and out. Both are located within The Hammocks at Shelmore, a charming lakeside neighborhood in the heart of Brunswick Forest.
Join Brunswick Forest April 11th-13th to view these two homes and other Brunswick Forest real estate opportunities. And, we’ve made it simple with our Coastal Discovery Tour. You will spend 3 days and 2 nights with us for only $179* per couple. You will also have access to all of Brunswick Forest’s luxury amenities, including a round of golf for two on the acclaimed Cape Fear National course. If you wish to spend a third night with us, simply add $70 to the price.
Friday, April 11th, 6 pm‐8 pm‐‐ Welcome Reception at the Adelaide Ideal Home
Kick‐off the weekend with Brunswick Forest and other folks just like you at our Welcome Reception in the Adelaide Ideal Home in The
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Ideally located along the coast of North Carolina, the preferred master planned community of Brunswick Forest offers the best in lifestyle and real estate. Thoughtfully planned and executed, Brunswick Forest creates a truly unique real estate experience with top-notch amenities located throughout the community, a commercial shopping center with medical and business services as well as a grocery store, and not to mention a supreme location just minutes from Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. Live and experience the home buyer’s dream that is Brunswick Forest, the Coastal South’s Fastest Growing Community.
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It was the second weekend of November, typically the beginning of a slow period in real estate. “But here were 50 couples signed up to tour Brunswick Forest,” said Jerry Helms, the community’s Director of Sales. The weekend’s visitors were treated to an oyster roast that coincided with the release of some of the community’s premier home sites on Cape Fear National golf course.
“Unlike national trends, we see strong sales all year, including in November and December,” said Helms.
Unlike national trends… that’s a phrase that gets used quite a bit when the subject is Brunswick Forest. Theirs is a sales success story that keeps adding chapters, with no ending in sight.
Helms said the numbers are impressive, but he is adamant about looking at them in people terms. “It’s not about the numbers,” he said, “it’s about the people and the community they represent.”
Since breaking ground in 2007, Brunswick Forest has welcomed nearly 1,200 families, including more than 300 this year. “The developer and our builders have the financial resources and the confidence to keep this community thriving,” said Helms. “Currently there are more than 100 homes under construction, and the expectation for 2014 is to welcome 300 more families.”
Helms added that more than 2,500 people took pre-scheduled real estate tours of Brunswick Forest as of the end of October, not counting those who simply came without calling ahead.
All together, he said, the community hosted at least 5,000 visitors in the first 10 months of 2013.
A Local Jewel; A National Presence
Brunswick Forest has not only been gaining fans and residents since its inception, it has been garnering more than its share of national awards and enviable rankings—including recent accolades from Where To Retire and GolfWeek magazines.
In the July/August 2013 issue of Where To Retire, Brunswick Forest was named in the magazine’s annual feature, “The Short List: 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the U.S.” In a letter congratulating Brunswick Forest for this distinction, the editor wrote, “During a nine-month selection process, our editors reviewed several hundred candidates across the country. Your community is among an elite group of developments that offers today’s retirees a well-rounded, active life.”
“Today’s retirees tend to have anything but retiring personalities,” commented Helms. “Many have active lifestyles and youthful spirits, and they prize being healthy, involved and engaged. But the resort-like atmosphere of Brunswick Forest appeals to most people, regardless of the phase of their life. Young parents love raising their children in a neighborhood where they can walk or ride a bicycle to the swimming pool, tennis courts or golf course.”
Additionally, GolfWeek named Cape Fear National a must-play course in North Carolina for 2013, and in 2014, the publication will announce that Cape Fear National made its Best Residential List.
Being A Good Neighbor To The Region
The Where To Retire article said the publication “applauds the positive impact that each of our 50 Best is making on the economic health of the towns and cities in which they are located. All of the communities are leaders in providing a high quality of life to those who are embarking on new adventures in retirement.”
Helms said Brunswick Forest absolutely meets that criteria. “It’s been gratifying to see the community positively impact the entire area,” he said. “The residential and commercial centers are enjoyed by more than just those who live in Brunswick Forest. We host festivals, concerts and many other recreational events, and our thriving businesses in The Villages at Brunswick Forest give all Leland residents convenient outlets for shopping and dining, as well as excellent professional and medical services.”
Helms also pointed out that, while most of southeastern North Carolina is made up of a series of subdivisions, Brunswick Forest is one of a handful of true master-planned communities. “All aspects of the community promote excellent quality of life,” he said. “From many styles, sizes and types of homes to a wide range of resort-like amenities to interconnectivity that promotes walking, biking and socializing among neighbors—all are designed for maximum enjoyment and convenience.”
“I would call it the secret of our success,” said Helms.
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