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The Retreat at Waterside D.R. Horton



  • 1 Story
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2 Car

The Retreat at Waterside

Welcome to Waterside! Within walking distance to local eateries shopping and the island. This Darby gives you 4 bedrooms on the main level and a bonus room upstairs. This open floorplan also has a 10x13 covered porch so you can enjoy outdoor living. The large gourmet kitchen features 36'' staggered cabinets with crown molding, granite, tile backsplash, walk-in pantry, and stainless-steel appliances in kitchen. Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring is included in the main living area, giving you a wood-like look with the durability to handle all your beach days and the Coastal trim package will remind you that you're just minutes from the island. The split-floorplan has the primary suite on the back of the house to provide you with privacy. Upstairs you have lots of options for guests, a game room, office or even a gym. Safe Haven Smart Home Package is standard with every new home. Control the thermostat, front door light and lock, and video doorbell from your smartphone or with voice commands to Alexa!


The photos you see here are for illustration purposes only, interior and exterior features, options, colors and selections will differ.

Community Information

Monday - Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Contact Info
Internet Sales Specialist
[email protected]
  • Park
  • HOA
  • Pool
  • Walking - Nature Trails
  • To Schedule an Appointment
  • Call Karen Evans at 910-519-8359

My Notes

School Districts Near Home

School Name Distance

Surf City Elementary School

Public | K-5

3 mi.
School Name Distance

Surf City Middle School

Public | 6-8

3 mi.
School Name Distance

Topsail High School

Public | 9-12

11 mi.

Area Information

Surf City Beach

Surf City, NC

Finding Ideal New Home in Surf City

Whether you’re looking for a smaller home or looking to move into something with more space, D.R. Horton has a new home in Surf City, NC, for you. We have a history of providing quality homes in the country’s best areas, and Surf City is no exception. This stunning coastal city offers many opportunities to its residents, and we would love to assist you in the process of finding your new home here. 

Living in Surf City

 It’s hard not to fall in love with Surf City. The white sand beaches and the beautiful blueish green waters of the Atlantic Ocean offer a perfect combination of adventure and relaxation. An almost year-round mild climate means you can enjoy the warm salty air and all the area offers. Your new home at The Retreat at Waterside is less than a mile to the new high-rise bridge with a pedestrian lane where you will have sweeping views of the Atlantic when you are at its crest. Your new home will feature an open concept design, a premier location, and outstanding features. Waterside is an easy drive to Wilmington and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and all the conveniences are nearby. 

Finding your new home

We have been building homes across the country for more than three decades, and we are committed to providing excellent quality in each of our homes, along with one of the most robust warranties in the industry.

One-story, two-story, or first-floor owner suite designs are available choices to suit almost any stage of your lifestyle. D.R. Horton offers single-family homes with innovative floor plans and energy-saving features. Brick elevations are available in select floor plans. It is also conveniently located minutes away from all of Surf City’s shopping and services and in the County’s top-rated schools. All our homes include D.R. Horton’s Home is Connected® package, an industry-leading suite of smart home products that keep homeowners connected with the people and places they value the most. The technology allows homeowners to monitor and control their homes from the couch or across the globe.

You can find homes nestled right between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River and others located further off the coast. So why not take a break from the traffic, lights, and crowds and escape to the tranquil and secluded beaches of Topsail Island, NC? We will work closely with you to determine your needs and the best home for you and your family. Contact us today to learn more. 

Life in Surf City

If you haven’t heard of Surf City, I’m not surprised. This is a small township located on Topsail Island. Maybe you’ve heard of Topsail Island, a 26-mile-long barrier island off the coast located close to Wilmington, NC. Whereas Topsail Island is 26-miles-long, Surf City is a small, walkable island section. And, it is where all the action happens. Surf City is a quaint beach town, so do not expect to find many tourist attractions.

Instead, plan to spend your days enjoying the beautiful beach. Take time to explore the town on foot. Visit the pier, shop the various boutiques and beach stores, and try out the restaurants—my favorite thing to walk across the street from the beach to the local bookstore. You will be close to all the city activities. Visitors enjoy miniature golf, surf shops, gift shops, and an area favorite, Soundside Park, which offers picnic areas, public boat ramps, and boardwalk. Surf City has plenty of bike paths making the navigation of Surf City’s parks, and 25 public beach accesses a true pleasure. Our Surf City, NC rentals can’t be beaten for convenience and amenities.

Additionally, there is a mini-golf course in Surf City and a turtle rescue and rehabilitation center. Both are family-friendly tourist attractions. Topsail Island is close to Wilmington, NC.