If you are looking for the perfect balance of location, amenities and casual lifestyle, check out Brunswick Forest, one of the newest golf communities near Wilmington NC. Home to the Cape Fear National course, Brunswick Forest is all about the easy coastal life, with everything you need practically just outside your door. Start your day with a power-walk or jog on the extensive trails - over 100 miles of them within this 4200-acre retreat. Head to the fitness center for some laps in the indoor or outdoor pool. Weight room, cardio equipment, an aerobics studio, showers and whirlpool round out a complete wellness facility where you can keep in shape. Tennis anyone? Join a Round Robin or have a friendly game of singles on one of 5 hard-surface courts. Experience the mysteries of the Carolina backwaters from River House, where you can paddle in the cool, lush environment of Town Creek. And did you mention golf? The Cape Fear National offers 18 holes of golfers' paradise designed by Tim Cate, and features an impressive clubhouse with its grille room, pro shop and other amenities. If that's not enough, within minutes you can find yourself in historic downtown Wilmington NC where you can catch up on the latest foodie trends, poke around the many antique shops and galleries, attend live theatre or see the latest feature film in IMAX 3D. If you golfers need to venture beyond Cape Fear National, check out St. James golf, just down the road, with it's 4 world-class courses. And after your busy day, head home to Brunswick Forest. There is a wide, wide range of options here, from custom homes to easy maintenance patio homes, villas and more.