A gated golf community, St. James is the newest incorporated community in Brunswick County growing out of the explosion of growth in the area. St. James was incorporated in the late 1990’s but it actually started out as a retirement golf community. It later became a municipality and now enjoys a nice blend of age groups.
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway just outside the commercial district of Long Beach Road, St. James has the peacefulness of the country within the close proximity of shops and restaurants and the historic town of Southport.
The town of St. James includes 4 ½ golf courses, a marina, restaurants, chapel, library and its own fire station. Golf reigns supreme at St. James with four different signature golf courses. The marina at St. James is one of the largest on the Intracoastal Waterway. The Plantation also offers a private oceanfront Beach Club on Oak Island.
Homes at St. James vary in style and size and in location from the golf course properties to Intracoastal Waterway with private docks, to interior wooded with plenty of ponds and nature, to condos and townhouses. Year round residents predominate, but many people planning to relocate to St. James in the future get an early start with homes and condos used for get-away vacations.