Waterford of the Carolinas homes canal front

One of the original planned communities in Leland NC real estate is the Waterford of the Carolinas with approximately 1167 homes. It really exploded in the boom of 2005-2008 and was a precursor of sorts to Brunswick Forest. It is comprised of mostly brick homes with 19 secondary neighborhoods within. Its disinguishing mark are miles of “canals” throughout the neighborhood offering wonderful water views and small, quaint docks with water full of life — habitats for wildlife.  One of its best selling points as the region gets more populated with heavier traffic is its convenient location to endless retail selections and just 5 minutes to wilmington.  It’s about 40 minutes to the Oak Island beach as well!  For the great landscaping and canal maintenance, clubhouse, fitness center, pool, tennis, pickelball, etc. the hoa fee is about $1250-1300/year.  Very reasonable for such an amenity rich community.


Often your best info on a Leland neighborhood is via its own residents.  A Robert Goldman who lives in Waterford of the Carolinas took this picture in December 2022!  Very kind of him to let us all see it on the website. It really tells the tale  of Waterford’s unique canal front feature that almost no other neighborhoods in SE NC have.  So daily you have the sun and lights reflecting off of the water throughout the community.  For those of us who love the water that is another qualify of life variable it brings to the table.

picture of a sunset in the waterford neighborhood in Leland nc