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Hampstead Luxury Home Communities


Posted: January 17, 2018 by Melanie Cameron

In recent years, Hampstead has become one of the more talked about areas in southeastern North Carolina. The town is located along the Intracoastal Waterway, so residents can get out on the water whether it be using the public Hampstead Boating Access Area or a private dock or marina. Residents can also travel to the nearby beaches in Wilmington or Surf City. As the area has become more and more popular, developers have started to take notice. Residents have welcomed new businesses to the area with more on the way. With all the excitement, the town has become a popular destination for homebuyers wanting luxury homes in a less crowded area.

Pecan Grove Planation, Pelican Reef, Harbour Village, and Sloop Point Plantation are four of the more popular luxury home communities.

Pecan Grove Plantation

Started in the early 2000s, Pecan Grove Plantation features a variety of homes, ranging in square footage from 2,500 to almost 5,000 square feet. Homes sit on large lots typically well over half an acre, leaving plenty of room for playing, gardening, or storage. Each home is custom built, so homebuyers have a large selection of features and designs from which to choose. Stainless steel appliances, gourmet kitchens, high ceilings, bonus rooms, screen porches, granite countertops, and multi-level decks are just some of the common features used in creating these homes. Of course, buyers also have the option of purchasing their own lot and building a home they design. The diversity of custom homes also leads to a diversity of prices. Homes start in the mid $200s and stretch into the low $900s but sell in the mid $400s on average.

The community amenities include a day dock and boat ramp, so residents spend less time waiting at a public ramp and more time on the water. For added peace of mind, the community is gated. (Gates are typically open during the day and closed in the evening and night.) Residents also enjoy a community clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, playground, and tennis courts.

Pecan Grove Plantation has a fabulous location near many of the popular attractions in the area. Located off Sloop Point Loop Road, residents can visit Hampstead Kiwanis Park, a large complex with several baseball fields and multipurpose facilities. Nearby Highway 17 takes residents toward Hampstead’s growing commercial area, Wilmington, or Topsail Island.

Pecan Grove Plantation is a great community for homebuyers wanting a lot of space. Large homes and lots ensure residents have more than enough room to suit their needs, and the community amenities only add to the luxurious feel of the community.



Pelican Reef

Pelican Reef is a larger community than Pecan Grove Plantation but with an equally diverse group of homes. Like Pecan Grove Plantation, Pelican Reef homes are exclusively custom. The HOA’s architectural review board reviews and accepts the plans for all new constructions and improvements on older constructions. The review process isn’t cumbersome and ensures that Pelican Reef maintains the highest standards. Residents have the option of both resale or new construction homes, and several lots are still available in the community, including some waterfront or water view. Homes start in the low $200s but reach into the high $600s with the average falling around the mid $400s.

Pelican Reef amenities only serve to emphasize the luxury homes in the community. The amenities include a pier, dock, clubhouse, fitness center, and tennis courts. The dock isn’t suitable for larger craft but an excellent option for launching kayaks or canoes, and the community pier is the perfect place to watch the sunset and relax. Situated slightly further north and closer to the highway than Pecan Grove Plantation, Pelican Reef is closer to Surf City and the beaches on Topsail Island.

Homebuyers wanting an exclusive, gated community with lots of custom-home options should consider Pelican Reef. The home and amenities are terrific, and the HOA takes the time to maintain the community’s high standards.



Harbour Village

Harbour Village is a waterfront community with a dedicated marina, boat ramp, and dock. While not always the case, almost every home in the community includes a boat slip in the marina, and residents are given priority when slips become available for purchase. The large marina can accommodate boats between 25 and 60 feet long. The luxury homes in the community are custom-built and can range from as small as 2,000 square feet to upwards of 5,000. Homes in the community vary considerably in price but start in the low $500s and can reach almost a million for the most expensive properties.

This community is a boater’s paradise. For any buyer wanting to own a luxury home with easy boat storage and access along the Intracoastal Waterway, Harbour Village should be near the top of their list.



Sloop Point Plantation

While not gated, Sloop Point Plantation provides residents with the most privacy and seclusion of these communities. Located off Sloop Point Road, which is—confusingly—off Sloop Point Loop Road, Sloop Point Plantation is tucked away from the main streets that carry the most traffic. The road also reaches a dead end as it meets the Intracoastal Waterway, which further cuts down on traffic in the area. Sloop Point Plantation’s location off heavily used main roads makes it perfect for buyers wanting more seclusion and privacy.

The community is built on historic grounds. Sloop Point Plantation derives its name from the old colonial estate on which it sits. The original estate home still stands and was renovated in the 1980s. Much of the estate’s land is still dedicated to farming as well. However, the estate isn’t actually part of the community and is located on private land and roads.

Like the other three in this group, Sloop Point Plantation homes are exclusively custom constructions. Homes start around 3,000 square feet but can stretch to over 5,000 with 3 to 6 bedrooms and bathrooms. Mostly built in the 90s and 2000s, each home has been meticulously cared for and updated to the standards of current luxury homes. Prized for their proximity along the Intracoastal Waterway, most homes in the community are either waterfront or water view property. The waterfront homes commonly have private docks or boat slips added, so residents need only walk out their back door to get out on the water.

Because they are custom constructions, prices for Sloop Point Plantation homes can vary. Most homes start in the mid $600s, but the largest and most luxurious homes will reach above one million dollars. Sloop Point Plantation is a community for buyers wanting luxury homes with lots of privacy.



Hampstead is a less populous community, which makes it the perfect place for anyone wanting to find luxury homes away from the noise of the city. Many of these luxury home communities are private or gated adding another layer of privacy and security. The quality of these homes is second-to-none, and the large lots and open air can’t be found in the nearby cities. If you would like more information on any of these communities or other luxury properties in the surrounding areas, contact The Cameron Team. We would be happy to lend our expertise.

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