Real Estate Scorecard Salutes the 2015 Happiest Community of the Year – Compass Pointe in Wilmington North Carolina

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Posted by admin | Posted in Garden Pots | Posted on 06-05-2015

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Wilmington, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 05, 2015

During Real Estate Scorecard’s search for the 2015 Happiest Community of the Year, the dial on their compass spun to the east, to one of the most popular North Carolina beach cities. Palm trees, warm weather and endless sunny days set the tone for coastal retirement living in the area. Situated on the south side of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, is a Caribbean resort-themed master planned community named Compass Pointe. Real Estate Scorecard visited Compass Pointe early in development, back in 2007. Visiting it year after year since then, they have watched the gated community navigate its way into everything that was planned and more – An attractive coastal community built around living well in an outdoor oasis.

Compass Pointe is a walkable, bikable and golf cart friendly community. Spread across 2,200 acres, residents enjoy scooting around on their golf carts in flip flops in route to the Grand Lanai Amenities Center or over to a cul-de-sac for a neighborhood block party. The Grand Lanai Amenity Center is an impressive structure adjacent to the swimming pool and overlooks the private lakes. The Grand Lanai hosts all kinds of social activities and includes an open-air fireplace and lounge, TV/Video screening area, two bars, catering kitchen and covered garden. Next door, the new 7,000 square foot Pointe Wellness Center is the communitys state-of-the-art fitness center. More amenities include a lakefront white sandy beach, dual lighted tennis courts, and a dog park. Almost half of the communitys acreage is protected as a nature preserve.

The developers of Compass Pointe have done an excellent job of building unity and attaining satisfaction among the property owners early on in development. One property owner shares the developer is very approachable and cares that his residents love where they live and another said the developers are hands on and have provided amenities above and beyond what was promised. 350 homes are built to date and the amenities are in place with the exception of the Rick Robbins designed golf course which is under construction and is expected to open this year. The resort community is collection of villas, cottages and single family homes among ten themed neighborhoods. Although predominately Baby Boomers in retirement live here, the community has a good mix of young families too. Real Estate Scorecard believes this may be because of the affordable new home prices starting in the mid $ 200ks.

Real Estate Scorecard found a happy heart beat at Compass Pointe, something that cant be built out of bricks and stone. As one property owner states the gated community is made up of the friendliest, happiest melting pot of northerners glad to be here and away from the cold and grind of their other life. They experienced the friendliness first hand on more than on occasion and have yet to drive through the community without receiving a friendly wave and shared smile. 100 property owners have scored the community with whooping five stars, something they dont see often. One property owner shared everyone who comes here comments that they never experienced anything like this in their former neighborhoods. Another shared it truly is “A Wonderful Life!! living at Compass Pointe.

Compass Pointes location in Leland is equally as significant and could contribute to the overall happiness among property owners. Within a 10 minute drive, residents can stroll the intriguing streets of downtown Wilmington, a city named as one of the The 25 Best Places to Live by MovieMaker Magazine, and The Next Big Thing declared by Outside Magazine. Residents have a plethora of award winning restaurants nearby to dine at along with brand label shopping for retail therapy and several barrier islands to beachcomb. The Wilmington International Airport is only 15 miles to the north. Residents never have to go far for anything living in one of the best North Carolina beach cities.

Compass Pointe wins the 2015 Happiest Community of the Year Bliss Award for providing a wonderful life to its property owners.

About Real Estate Scorecard’s Annual Bliss Awards:

Real Estate Scorecard’s in-depth research provides candid insight into the overall happiness at popular neighborhoods to live. They monitor 330+ master planned communities and have collected over 4,000 verified property owner reviews to date.

Each year, Real Estate Scorecard’s honor the ‘best’ with a prestigious Bliss Award. The fifteen awards are presented in these categories:

Happiest Community of the Year

Community Spirit of the Year

Florida Community of the Year

Georgia Community of the Year

North Carolina Community of the Year

South Carolina Community of the Year

Tennessee Community of the Year

Beach Community of the Year

Boating Community of the Year

Equestrian Community of the Year

Golf Community of the Year

Hiking Community of the Year

Lake Community of the Year

Mountain Community of the Year

Tennis Community of the Year

To see all the 2015 Bliss Award winners: http://realestatescorecard.com/news/real-estate-news/national/2015-bliss-awards







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