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Windswept Carolina Beach, NC

Home in the community of Windswept, in Carolina Beach, NC Nestled among rows of palm trees and caressed by soft summer salt breezes, just a seashell's throw from Snow's Cut Bridge in New Hanover County, North Carolina, is a neighborhood that offers the feel of the beach in affordable style.

Windswept, offered by Atlantic Shores Real Estate and SECOF Construction, is located off Carolina Beach Road, just a few miles from the sands of Carolina Beach and a short drive from town and shopping. The planned community offers seven distinct floor plans from which to choose, priced from the low $200,000s to the mid-$200,000s.

"Windswept offers great values. It really is beach living without the beach prices," explains John Query of Atlantic Shores Real Estate. "In addition, because the neighborhood is located outside the Wilmington city limits, residents don't have to pay the expenses associated with living in the city."

All Windswept homes have three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two-car garages, but there are several options from which to choose. The homes range from just more than 1,300 square feet to just under 1,900 square feet. With home plans such as the Key West, the Key Largo, the Marathon and the Islamorada, buyers might imagine that they are purchasing a time share on an island paradise rather than building a home in New Hanover County.

The Caribbean flair stretches way beyond the names of the plans, however. The homes feature island accents such as tin over the porches and vinyl siding in exotic colors, and Caribbean-inspired elevation gives Windswept a feel of living a million miles away, on the type of island usually described only in travel brochures.

Buyers have the option to customize their home by choosing the cabinets, colors and flooring, as well as by adding upgrades such as stainless appliances, a fireplace, built-in audio systems and nine-foot or vaulted ceilings. The lighted sidewalks and the palm-lined streets add a sense of community, fun and safety to Windswept not always seen in neighborhoods in this price range.

Windswept is designed to have a total of 83 homes when all construction is complete.

"When the first phase of 40 lots was released, they sold out in only three days," Query says. "With each additional release of lots, offers come in very quickly. It's a great neighborhood, and people want to live there." With the feel of the islands in the neighborhood, the beach just down the street and the convenience of a major city nearby, it's no surprise that people are attracted to Windswept.