Home to some of the finest properties and lavish amenities in the area.
The largest gated community in Wilmington, Landfall is home to some of the finest properties and lavish amenities in the area, boasting two championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye, all located only a few short minutes from Wrightsville Beach.
Formerly known as Pembroke Jones Park, or Pembroke Park, Landfall’s earliest known owner was Pembroke Jones (1858-1919), a millionaire rice broker and a railroad investor known for such a lavish lifestyle that he and his wife Sarah were thought by many to be the inspiration for the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses.” Used originally as a hunting preserve, the property was home to a large mansion, or lodge, constructed in 1909, and the site of legendary gatherings with friends and other prominent members of local society. Four decades later, after Jones’ death, his granddaughter inherited the property and in the 1970’s, she and her husband founded Landfall development Co. The name paid tribute to the belief that Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano had landed on or near the site during his 1524 voyage up the Atlantic Seaboard for King Francis I of France. The vessel that you see in the Landfall logo represents Verrazano’s ship off the coast. New Hanover County officials approved the project in 1984, with construction well under way in 1986. The first clubhouse opened in May 1989, followed by two complete golf courses, a sports center, and a non-denominational chapel.
Today, Landfall encompasses more than 2,000 houses and lots with home prices starting at $370,000 extending upwards of $4.9 million. There are 29 miles of private roads that wind around mature oak trees and immaculate landscaping, complementing an eclectic array of award-winning architecture. Some of the homes afford stunning views of both Wrightsville Beach and the natural marshes that comprise the 320 acres of conservation land. Additionally, the community provides 24/7 security and a beautiful, neighborly environment for all with its public park and private club.
Located in the center of Wilmington, Landfall is within minutes of the area’s best shopping, finest dining, cultural activities, and beaches. Wrightsville Beach, the closest beach to Landfall, is only 5 minutes away and features public beach access, boating, and world-class water-sports.
The editors at Forbes were so impressed by Landfall; they named it the “Best Address” in the 2001 “Best Places” issue.
Predominant Architectural Style: Varies – Architectural styles run the
gamut from Coastal Farmhouse, Mediterranean, Contemporary,
Traditional, Mid-Century Modern, and more.
Homeowners Association: Yes. Additional cost of membership to the
Country Club which features a championship golf course, 11 tennis courts,
a state-of-the-art fitness center, Olympic size swimming pool, and other
Wrightsville Beach Elementary, Noble Middle, Laney High