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Compass Pointe

8178 Compass Pointe East Wynd, Leland, North Carolina 28451

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Near the North Carolina Coast, Resort Style Compass Pointe is Popular with Baby Boomers and Has Single Family Homes, a Beautiful Amenity Center, Two Swimming Pools, a Lazy River, 45 Holes of Golf and More

Minutes away from downtown Wilmington and Brunswick's white sand beaches on the southern North Carolina coast, Leland is the setting for Compass Pointe, a resort style, age-targeted community popular with empty nesters and baby boomers.

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Planning of Compass Pointe began in 2007 but was stymied by the 2008 housing crisis. A reboot in 2015 brought new vitality and new homes, as well as designs for commercial space and extra amenities. In the next eight to 10 years, developers expect to add 2,000 to 2,500 homeowners to the current list.

Nine separate builders offer a wide variety of floor plans for anything from a cottage or a Florida-style patio home to a custom villa. Open floor plans, a screened porch and an outdoor kitchen are common features. Properties feature manicured lawns and line tidy lanes with sidewalks.

Prices start in the mid-$300,000s. Please verify this price with a Realtor as it may change.

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The community's beautifully appointed Grand Lanai Amenity Center has an open-air fireplace, dual bars, a catering kitchen, an indoor swimming pool and a lazy river. Outside, there are tennis courts and a six-lane pool surrounded by palm trees and cabanas. Cardio equipment, spinning classes, and steam rooms are highlights at the Pointe Wellness Center.

The Pointe's private golf club features 18 holes, a driving range, a pro-shop and a lighted putting green. Combined with the public Magnolia Greens Golf Course, residents have 45 holes of golf at their immediate disposal.

Walking and biking trails connect neighborhoods to green space. More than 70 acres have been set aside as a sanctuary for native plants and wildlife.

Leland and Wilmington offer Compass Pointe residents a full plate of dining and entertainment options.

Wilmington is also home to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, an accredited teaching hospital.

Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 57 inches of rain per year.

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Visit www.compasspointenc.com for more information.

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North Carolina:

Sir Walter Raleigh sent English colonists to North Carolina in 1585 and 1587 to settle Roanoke Island. Permanent settlements were established in 1653, and early conflicts included pirate raids, the Quaker-led Cary Rebellion and the Tuscarora Indian War.

North Carolina didn't see much fighting during the American Revolution, but many residents went out of state to fight. A lot of locals were pro-Union and anti-slavery, but the state joined the Confederacy during the Civil War.

The state is the nation's largest tobacco producer, furniture maker and brick and textile manufacturer. Papermaking, chemicals, and metalworking are important to the state economy, too. Most lithium and mica come from here.

Tourists spend more than $1 billion in North Carolina annually. Sporting options include skiing, golfing and fishing. Major attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains, Cape Hatteras, the Blue Ridge National Parkway, the Wright Brothers memorial, Carl Sandburg's home, and an Old Salem re-creation in Winston-Salem. North Carolina's climate is warm and tropical most of the time, but it can be subject to fierce storms part of the

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Stats:

Population - 10,146,788

Persons 65 years old and over - 16%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 85%

Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 28%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 9%

White persons, not Hispanic - 65%

Median household income - $46,848

Median home value - $154,500

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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How Do 55+ Communities Get Away with Age Discrimination?

The Fair Housing Act (FHAct) protects all citizens from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, handicap or familial status. When it comes to senior housing, Congress created an exemption from the familial status requirements as long as the housing is specifically for at least one person who is 55 or older in at least 80 percent of the occupied units and adheres to a policy that demonstrates intent to house persons who are 55 or older.

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