Off Masonboro Loop Road in Wilmington is the beautiful community of Masonboro Forest. Centrally located in New Hanover County, it’s a convenient drive to area golf courses, shopping, and dining, and 15 minutes to the beach. It’s also a very short drive to Masonboro Yacht Club and Marina, and Trails End Park, which has a public boat ramp.
Masonboro Forest consists of 3 neighborhoods - Stratton Village, Craven's Point, and Masonboro Forest Estates. There are a variety of home styles, including: Traditional, French Provincial, Lowcountry, English cottage, and Georgian. The subdivision of Stratton Village consists of brick patio homes with rear-entry garages. This community is in no way cookie cutter. Each home is unique while maintaining the overall polished feel of the neighborhood.
Homes in Masonboro Forest range from 1,500 to 5,300 square-feet (3,200 on average) with 3 to 6 bedrooms and 2 to 5 bathrooms. Most homes have 2 car garages and sit on .30 to .40 acres (the patio homes average .18 acres). While vinyl/wood siding may be used for exterior accent walls, the homes are mainly brick.
There are over 200 homes in Masonboro Forest and recent sales have occurred between $245,000 and $620,000*. Interior features that may be found here include: two-story foyers, great rooms, formal dining rooms, crown molding, trey ceilings, fireplaces, built-in shelving, granite countertops, kitchen islands, breakfast rooms, dressing counters, his and her vanities, separate showers, Jacuzzi tubs, formal living rooms, sunrooms, screened porches, and both open and traditional floor plans. Think “stately” and “elegant” when imagining these homes.
Masonboro Forest has an excellent set of amenities, including a large clubhouse, Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, and a playground. A few ponds and its location near the marsh affords a selection of the residents waterfront properties. From the marshfront properties or nearby Trails End Park, it’s a short ride to the Intracoastal Waterway and Masonboro Island.
At the time of this post, Masonboro Forest is zoned for the ever popular Parsley Elementary School, Myrtle Grove Middle School, and Hoggard High School District. However, planned school improvements and redistricting does happen every few years. You can double-check the school locator and see the most recent school report cards here.
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*Note: All data shared in this blog post was pulled from the MLS at the time it was written. For an update, contact The Cameron Team.