The southeastern region of North Carolina is fast becoming the residential choice of those who love the equestrian lifestyle. The area’s lush countryside and wide open spaces are perfect for raising equines and horseback riding amid the beauty of nature.
The community of Hampstead in Pender County is home to developments created especially with horse lovers in mind. One of these is Whitebridge Development, an exclusive country paradise that will make you forget you’re just minutes away from the area’s buzzing tourist hubs.
If you’re looking for the perfect community where you can live your best life with your equine friends, you’ll find plenty of reasons to choose Whitebridge.
Located in the heart of Hampstead, Whitebridge is less than 15 miles to Wilmington, the principal city of the Wilmington Metropolitan Area and home to numerous attractions, including fantastic shopping and dining, waterfront destinations, and historical sites.
Downtown Hampstead is littered with charming shops selling jewelry, crafts, and antiques, as well as cozy restaurants serving seafood, burgers, and country-style meals.
The neighboring Porters Neck features the prestigious Porters Neck Country Club, home to a 4-star Tom Fazio-designed golf course and other upscale amenities. Other nearby golf courses include Olde Point, Echo Farms, and Castle Bay.
Additionally, some of North Carolina’s best-loved beaches, including Wrightsville, Topsail, and Carolina Beach, are only around 20 minutes away.
Beautiful homes and homesites
Whitebridge is made up of gorgeous estates and homesites of around 2 to 5 acres each. Each property is perfect for horse owners, with ample open space to accommodate fenced pastures and allow the horses to roam freely.
Many homes come with everything you need to keep your equine friends happy and healthy. You’ll find properties that come complete with barns, stables, warm water systems, sheds, and other facilities. Some homes come with deeded water access and water rights to nearby ponds and other watering holes. Riding trails meander throughout the neighborhood – you can take your horse out for a leisurely ride anytime you feel like it.
Excellent community amenities
Whitebridge offers wonderful amenities that bring recreation practically at your doorstep. Picture-perfect landscaping, featuring fountains, ponds, and moss-filled oak trees, greets everyone who enters the neighborhood. There are miles of nature and bridle trails that you may access from your own backyard. Within the community are 26 acres of nature sanctuary that serves as home to several local species of birds, fowl, and wildlife. A resort-style swimming pool, tennis courts, and a family picnic are available for the exclusive enjoyment of residents.
Nearby equestrian supplies and facilities
One of the things you need to consider in horse ownership is access to supplies and services. As a community that prides itself for its equestrian tradition, Hampstead features a number of services and facilities that cater to the needs of horse owners.
Neighboring Wilmington also has an affinity to everything equestrian and offers more options for supplies and services. You’ll find horse centers where you can get feed, hay, saddles, equipment, and just about everything you need in maintaining your own facilities. The area also boasts boarding stables where you can get riding lessons.