St. James is an incorporated 5,000+ acre gated community, nestled against the intracoastal Waterway, and is only 30 minutes south of historic Wilmington, NC and 1 hour north of the playground of Myrtle Beach, SC. It boasts unmatched first-class amenities and offers the best of Atlantic coastal living. St. James community amenities include: four championship golf courses with 81 holes to play; a full service, deep water marina; a private oceanfront beach club, Har-tru tennis courts; pickleball courts; bocce courts; croquet lawn; volleyball; state-of-the-art athletic clubs; indoor and outdoor pools; 15+ miles of walking + biking trails; 1500+ acres of nature preserves; a lakefront amphitheater; parks, picnic pavilions, and community gardens; plenty of ponds for fishing; a fishing & kayak pier on the ICW; casual and fine dining; and shops and restaurants. You are minutes from the 17 miles of south facing, white sandy beached on Oak Island and close to the quaint waterfront village of Southport, with its’ antique shops, boutiques, museums, and varied dining establishments. Restaurants, Tiki Bars, Live Entertainment, Social Club, Activities, Parties, Fun…Fun…Fun…St. James has it all!
FOUR SEASONS! St. James averages 59 degrees in Winter and 89 degrees in Summer with sun 215 days a year! Friends are made easily as everyone in St. James has something in common, we are all from somewhere else. St. James is located on the coast in Southeastern North Carolina – you are as close to the Ocean as you can get without getting your feet wet. St. James is also easily accessible to the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwestern parts of the country.
Our private oceanfront beach club (St. James by the Sea) is only minutes away on Oak Island and offers a pool, private parking, showers, changing rooms and a covered picnic area. Natures bounty abounds with over 1,500 acres of natures preserves, marshes and waterways that are ideal for hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, fishing, picnicking, and more. There are 81-holes of championship golf on 4.5 courses with clubhouses, restaurants, pro-shops, driving ranges sand putting greens. The full service, deep water marina on the ICW has direct access to the Atlantic Ocean with 155 wet slips and 320 in dry storage. (3) state-of-the-art athletic centers, indoor + outdoor pools; tennis; pickle ball; boating and fishing guarantee you will stay fit while having fun.
Homes range from the mid $200s to waterfront homes well over $1 million. Incredibly low taxes $2,500/yr. on a $500,000 house) and our POA dues are only $850/year.
Flip flops are popping at the Harborside Marketplace, a St. James Plantation hub where friends and families gather for dining, shopping, or chilling to the happy tune of boats bobbing at the docks. Neighbors sit around Tommy Thompsons’ Tiki bar and waterside tables, laughing over cocktails after a day of golfing or fishing. They enjoy live entertainment in the summer season on the deck. Of course there is an indoor bar with flat screen tv’s along with plenty of seating for indoor dining. Other are inside shops, munching fresh seafood or picking up wine, beer and gourmet groceries. Many just grab an ice cream cone and a rocker with a view, while others stroll along the boardwalk out to the gazebo to watch the varied activity on the Intracoastal Waterway. Life is never quiet at the St. James Marina!