Introducing Banyan Bay at Brunswick Forest, Gated Florida-style Enclave Getting Warm Reception

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Brunswick Forest in Coastal North Carolina

Nine Distinctive Floor Plans in Logan Homes' Islands and Tropics collections

Construction is underway in Banyan Bay at Brunswick Forest, the newest offering from one of the most celebrated master-planned communities on the East Coast. In this private enclave, the homes will be luxurious, the landscaping will be lush, and a gate will grant access to residents and their guests.

If that sounds extremely exclusive and prohibitively expensive, folks might be surprised. “It’s actually a very inclusive part of the overall Brunswick Forest community, as all residents will be able to walk and bike through the neighborhood whenever they want,” explained Jerry Helms, Director of Sales and Marketing for Brunswick Forest. “The gate is really about enhancing privacy. Each backyard becomes a private oasis. for these homeowners, and restricting vehicular traffic around this small collection of homes.”

As for price, home and land packages range from the $400,000s to the mid $500,000s, which is much less than most gated communities with homes and amenities even close to those offered at Brunswick Forest.


Brunswick Forest is known for being rich in country club-like amenities, without the price tag that typically entails. A partial, but impressive, list of amenities includes three pools (two outdoor, one indoor), a beautiful fitness & wellness center, miles of walking and cycling trails, tennis and pickleball courts, and a creek-side boat launch. The entrance to Cape Fear National® golf course is directly across the street from Banyan Bay, and residents enjoy both front-door access and discounted greens fees for this award winning winning course. The Villages at Brunswick Forest, with its collection of restaurants, shops and services, is another significant benefit for residents, with unparalleled convenience at the community’s entrance.

As with all new development in Brunswick Forest, the design for Banyan Bay was driven by consumer demand. Helms said that much of the success of Brunswick Forest is due to remarkable developer responsiveness. “We attend home shows across the country,” explained Helms, “and we listen to what people are requesting. We have seen a definite demand for gated neighborhoods.” Helms went on to describe the broad appeal of Brunswick Forest, pointing out the diversity of architecture and styles of living that run from exquisite custom homes on the golf course to handsome coastal cottages to low-maintenance, high quality town homes. “People walk into our Welcome Center already in love with the Wilmington area, and are looking for a style of living that fits their needs,” he said. “Then they fall in love with Brunswick Forest because we have so many options. It is not a myopic style of living.”


The immensely popular Florida-style of architecture of Banyan Bay is present throughout parts of Brunswick Forest, but this is the first time an entire neighborhood is being devoted to it. Nine floor plans from the Islands and Tropics collections of premier Wilmington builder Logan Homes have been selected for Banyan Bay.

“We are very proud to team up with Logan Homes for this project,” said Helms. “They have a tremendous amount of expertise and success with this architectural style, and they share our overall vision for Brunswick Forest.”

Banyan Bay exteriors may be brick or stucco with tabby, and all emphasize resort-like outdoor living. Homes will be lushly landscaped with tropical indigenous plants that will thrive in this climate, and backyards may be customized with luxurious in-ground pools, fountains, fire pits, screened lanais and summer kitchens. Many homes also have coveted nature views.

The interiors, too, may be personalized for the owner’s taste, with options in colors, flooring and finishes. “However, as throughout Brunswick Forest, many finishes that would be considered upgrades in other communities are the norm for us,” said Helms. Homeowners may work with a design specialist in the Logan Homes Design Center to make their selections.

The first phase of Banyan Bay represents 17 Brunswick Forest homes of 1900-2800 square feet. Pre-selling began in October, and reservations were brisk from the onset. Helms said the first home is projected to be completed in late spring.

To learn more about this limited purchase opportunity, call the Brunswick Forest sales team at 910.239.3786 or visit the Welcome Center at 1007 Evangeline Drive in Leland.

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