Healthy Living, Fitness

Fun & Fitness at Compass Pointe in Wilmington

Compass Pointe NC
Published on December 26, 2018

When it comes to exploring great places to live, there is no better place to be this season than one of the most happening cities in North Carolina, the seaside port of Wilmington. This coastal community is full of exciting festivals, streets decorated to the hilt with Christmas regalia and dazzling foodie experiences. It is also home to several of America’s best beaches which include Wrightsville Beach, Kure and Carolina Beach.

One of the best coastal communities to explore in Wilmington is Compass Pointe. The resort-style community is built on the tradition of “neighbors as friends” and is where folks find healthy and wellness lifestyle that is inspiring and fun. Neighbors are very engaged working out together enjoying the best time of their lives. Looking for a great place to call home? Come take a peek at one of the best places to buy a home in Wilmington, the award winning resort-style community of Compass Pointe.

Honored as one of the Happiest Communities in America, this amazing 2,200-acre Audubon International Gold Signature property is developed on 870 acres of preserved wildlife sanctuaries recognized by Audubon International. Created in the late 60’s, the developer, Bobby Harrelson had a vision to create a picture-perfect neighborhood keeping the natural topography in tact, while building a friendly community that provides the ‘best of the best’ in resort-style amenities. The coastal community comes complete with an 18-hole golf course, tennis and fitness facilities, a resort-style pool, white-sand beaches on a private lake and a even dog park for residents furry friends. The social life is highly active. Whether seeking a coastal cottage, low maintenance villa or single family home, home choices cover the gamut.

Here are just a few of the perks residents enjoy in this coastal community:

One of the perfect spots to unwind is at the Grand Lanai Amenities Center complete with an open-air fireplace lounge, 2 fully stocked bars, TV viewing area, catering kitchen offering cooking classes and a lush covered garden to complete the scenery of this ideal retreat to enjoy times with family and friends.

Compass Pointe Golf Club, designed by the award-winning golf course guru, Rick Robbins, is new and is already considered one of the best greenways to be found in Southeastern Georgia.  In 2016, Robbins created an innovate design that incorporated the natural surroundings with challenging intricate plays for all skill levels.  Additionally there is a pro driving range, practice area and lighted putting green to keep players on their toes and engaged at this incredibly beautiful course. Yet another way to stay and enjoy healthy holidays at this incredible resort community.

Tennis is a popular way to stay fit at Compass Pointe with two lighted courts, a competitive social calendar of competitive play and lessons to keep active residents engaged year-round.  Residents enjoy breathing in fresh air while enjoying the beauty of the landscaping that surrounds the property.  With mild temperatures outdoor play is a great way to stay fit at this resort development.

For fitness buffs, The Pointe Wellness Center is an incredible 7,000 square-foot arena offers fitness classes, strength equipment, free weighs, and cardio machines to keep resident happy and healthy.  There is also an indoor pool for swimming laps and staying fit in less than desirable outdoor temps and a steam or sauna is available to release any aches or pains after an over-exerted workout.  This is well designed amenity healthy residents enjoy throughout the week. Here are some of the classes that are offered at this state-of-the-art fitness facility to stay fit during the holidays while staying connected with neighbors:

  • Beginner Strength & Core
  • Seated Strength
  • Zumba
  • Abs, Core and Balance
  • Basic Yoga

In addition to fitness classes, residents stay engaged with some of the following activities on the fitness/social calendar at Compass Pointe:

  • Pickleball Club
  • Men’s Golf Association
  • Women’s Golf Association
  • Art Painting Classes
  • Open Club Tennis
  • Women’s Bible Study
  • Ping Pong Club

Another great way to enjoy exercise is through the well-structured walking and biking trails that are imbedded throughout the community. Living, breathing, watching exotic wildlife meander and feeling the environment is the reason people flock to this one-of-a-kind development. Compass Pointe is also known for its super-size Resort Oasis Pool surrounded with palm trees and shaded cabanas.

After a vigorous work out or round of golf, you’ll find many residents at the community’s full-service Latitudes Restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner.  The bar is fully stocked and the menu has a wide variety of items to choose from.  Seasonal soups, healthy salad and fruit smoothies are the perfect complement to the healthy lifestyle that radiates here.  Black Angus burgers, deli sandwiches and grouper tacos are popular and quite delicious.  Sharing time with friends watching sporting events is another favorite past time at this meeting spot.

CP’s Dog Park is where the four-legged members of the family frolic around. There are two fenced areas in the park to separate larger and more aggressive breeds from smaller ones. It is proven that pets are great company and improve one’s health and well being.

Compass Pointe is a highly active and social community. Staying fit is fun with neighbors with the wide selection of fitness classes offered at the wellness center. The community’s Bocce Ball Club is popular with 160 members! Whether your a fitness buff, golfer, enjoy pickleball, fishing, painting classes or dance lessons, there is never a dull moment living at Compass Pointe.

Are you planning a trip to Wilmington to discover one of the best retirement destinations in North Carolina?  Enjoy the foodie scene at some of these incredible restaurants that offer healthy cuisine and good vibes this holiday season.  Check out these eateries:

Topsail Steamer - located at 530 Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach offers healthy prepared seafood options.  Bay Buckets are a great way to enjoy some of the best fresh local seafood, meat and veggies blended with homemade spices.  The seafood pots are loaded with local shrimp, clams, lobster, oyster, scallops, andouille sausage, kielbasa and accented with corn and potatoes.  Create your own steam pot for up to 25 people for a true festive holiday meal at this convenient location at the beach.  Call ahead at 910-679-5004 for this incredible feast.

PinPoint Restaurant at 114 Market St, Wilmington, NC prepares delicious healthy meals.  Featured as one of the best new restaurants in the South for 2016 by Southern Living Magazine, this hip eatery changes the menu daily featuring local produce from farmers, fishermen and shrimpers.  The menu is delectable and the location is ideal just a block away from the Cape Fear River, call 910-769-2972 for reservations at this awarded downtown venue.

Black Sea Grill in historic downtown is found at 118 S. Front Street offering seafood, Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine.  Family owned and operated, this restaurant features local produce and fresh fish, meats and vegetables.  There is also a “gluten free” menu available.  While visiting Wilmington, give this spot a try for a not-so-traditional family dinner.  For more information or to make reservations, call 910-254-9990.

There are so many fantastic healthy dining options with locally resourced cuisine in Wilmington, the list is endless. With holiday events planned, there is a bevy of entertainment that awaits visitors traveling this time of year.  Residents of Compass Pointe love the fact that downtown is a short 10 minute drive from the gates of this amazing gated golf community and the beaches are nearby.

In addition to great restaurants and creative shopping venues, the town offers Christmas traditions to keep residents and visitors entertained during this festive season.  Christmas by the Sea started on November 24th and continues through the holidays as the North Pole comes alive on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.  Twinkling lights and impressive holiday décor line the beach along with festive activities which include visits with Santa, arts and crafts, even toasting marshmallows seaside in this family friendly resort destination.  This is a great way to share fond holiday memories with loved ones.

Island of Lights Festival is a local favorite event that runs from November 23rd through December 31st .  The festival is known for its free holiday events that are offered throughout the month.  The Carolina Beach Lake is a great place to celebrate the season with colorful holiday displays, a Tour of Homes and a Christmas parade and Flotilla.  There is an awesome adventure to enjoy every day, so come and capture a piece of the island lifestyle offered at Wilmington and surrounding beaches.

From November 19th through January 2nd, the celebrated Cape Fear Festival of Trees is held annually at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.  Here folks can enjoy dozens of decorated trees by local businesses, artists and organizations who put their efforts into transforming the aquarium into a winter extravaganza along the sea.  This is am amazing display and well worth the journey during a visit to Wilmington this holiday season.

Health conscious residents and tourists can look forward to the Carolina Beach State Park Half Marathon & 5K which will be held on December 29th at the Carolina Beach State Park. Enjoy competing in time trials along pine lined paths with exquisite views of the water and the coastal terrain that surrounds the park.  There will be a pre-event on the 28th offering food, fun, and music at the Good Hops Brewing starting at 4pm.  This is a great start to celebrating good health in 2019 in the exceptional lifestyle enjoyed in and around Wilmington. Now is a great time to travel to one of the most exciting cities on the coast of North Carolina, the charming and celebrated historical seaport town called Wilmington.

Driving through downtown Wilmington is a thrill especially during the holidays. The city has a magical blend of “old and new” with cobble stoned streets lined with twinkling lights adorning Spanish-moss draped oaks throughout downtown.  Modern architecture is strategically blended with impressive antebellum showplaces that enhance the 230 city-blocks listed on the National Register of Historic Districts.  The city is covered with art and is considered one of the “100 Best Art Towns in America.”  Besides a huge collection of galleries, there are incredible eateries, unique boutiques and a heartbeat that makes this town thrive.  From the horse drawn carriages to the incredible Riverwalk (voted best “America’s Best Riverwalk) that runs parallel to the Cape Fear River, this is indeed the perfect place to enjoy local seafood, listen to music or watch a Broadway show while enjoying this quaint yet sophisticated city.  That is one of the many reasons why residents love living the seafaring life at Compass Pointe.

Just 10 minutes from the heart of downtown Wilmington, this friendly community is quite impressive and only a short drive to some of the most impressive beaches found on the coast in Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville.  There is also Holden Beach, Oakland Island Beach and Sunset Beach on the southern end of town. Residents of Compass Pointe enjoy mild winters with the average temperature in the 40’s December through February and May through September, the average temperature ranges in the high 70’s to low 80’s.

If you’re exploring Wilmington for the first time or would like more info about Compass Pointe, ask for our complimentary Wilmington relocation information.