Wilmington, NC

The breathtakingly beautiful and endlessly entertaining Cape Fear River sets Riverlights apart from any other waterfront community in the Wilmington area. Encompassing almost 1,400 acres along a three-mile stretch of the Cape Fear River, the community design is intentional, with a focus on family, active lifestyles, outdoor living, and adventure. As a water-centric community, residents enjoy a riverfront boardwalk, riverside and lakeside kayak launches, and a marina, in addition to miles of hiking and biking trails, neighborhood pocket parks, and a commercial center.
Wilmington’s success relies heavily on its reputation as a port city, creating a magnet for business and influencing the downtown district of the city. Located just five miles south of downtown Wilmington and 12 miles to area beaches, Riverlights offers residents an opportunity to live, work, and play in North Carolina’s fastest-growing region.



Explore the boardwalk at Riverlights in Marina Village.


Make your first stop the Riverlights Information Center.


Your active outdoor lifestyle starts at Boat Builder Park.


Enjoy an oyster roast at Ember Park.

Riverlights Facts

8 Miles
of planned walking and biking trails
32 Acres
of mixed-use commercial
500 Acres
of parks and green space
38 Acre
freshwater lake for paddle boarding and kayaking

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Riverlights is thoughtfully crafting a new way of southern living on the Cape Fear River.
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Top Community

Best Neighborhood Award

Where to Retire Magazine, 2018


Best Community Welcome Center

National Association of Home Builders Silver Awards, 2018


Best Sales / Information Center

NCHBA Stars Awards, 2017


Best Welcome Center Wilmington-Cape Fear

Home Builders Association's MAX! Awards, 2017


Most Anticipated Community Award

Ideal-Living Magazine, 2016


Award of Significant Achievement for Sustainability at Riverlights Marina Village

Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Coalition, 2017


Best Sunset in Wilmington, Best Community for Kayaking/Canoeing

Live South Magazine, 2017


Best of the Best Sunset Community Awards

Ideal-Living Magazine , 2017