Northern Brunswick County, located just across the Cape Fear River from the historic port city of Wilmington, recently has emerged as one of the fastest growing counties in America. In the face of this expansion, local leaders are working hard to ensure the area retains the family-friendly atmosphere that makes it such and attractive place.
The town of Leland is the centerpiece of Northern Brunswick County continued growth and economic expansion. The surrounding small towns and rural countryside offer Southern charm, old-fashioned hospitality and a slower, more relaxed pace that is a welcome relief. Belville, Sandy Creek, Northwest and Navassa can be accessed easily by Highway 17. These towns are more rural in nature and they hold a beauty and personality of their own.
Leland is poised to become the largest municipality in Brunswick County. It is located on the picturesque Brunswick River, just 5 minutes west of Wilmington. The convenience of living in Leland is that it is still close to the city, but still far enough away to get the small town atmosphere. It is also conveniently located about 20-30 minutes from the beaches in Brunswick or New Hanover counties. The river offers kayaking, boating and fishing. Thanks to the Cape Fear Region’s temperate climate and championship golf courses, Northern Brunswick County is an ideal place for golfers. History buffs have plenty to choose from with Orton Plantation, historic downtown Wilmington, and the Battleship Memorial nearby.
As a “suburb” of Wilmington, Leland is fast becoming a popular neighborhood for those who commute for work as well as those who enjoy relaxing and recreating.