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July 29, 2021

Perks of Living Near the Water

Children living on the coast walking to the beach

Mungo Homes knows that one of the benefits of living in coastal states like North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia is proximity to beautiful waterfronts. Waterfront and water-accessible living aren’t only for people near the ocean either—as the markets we build in are full of beautiful rivers and breathtaking lakes, which make the perfect addition to any Mungo community. Read on for the perks that living near the water offers you and your family. 

Unique atmosphere

The main draw to purchasing a new-construction home is getting a high-quality, personalized house in a thoughtfully designed, well-maintained community. But when you buy a property near a beach, river or lake, you also get the benefit of living near a unique atmosphere with a regionally exclusive ecosystem just a short distance away. 

Not only does living near the water help you find new ways to enjoy your home and community, it can also add significant value to your home when the time comes for you to move. Because so many people dream of owning their own home close to the water, the demand for houses in communities with easy access (even if it’s a short drive away) has increased resale value. This value, combined with Mungo Homes’ reputation for creating homes and communities that residents are proud to live in, will help homeowners get the ultimate return on their investment in the future. 

Health benefits 

Investing in property near the water might be for you and your family’s personal enjoyment, but it comes with the unexpected advantage of improved long-term health. Spending time in a natural environment with a bustling ecosystem can vastly reduce stress levels, improve the quality of air you breathe and boost your family’s mood and emotional well-being. When you lower your stress levels, you play a vital role in reducing the risk of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. 

Additionally, living close to a body of water will encourage you to get outside and spend time partaking in the activities available to you. Whether it’s walking along the beach, kayaking down the river, boating on the lake or simply exploring the area, your health will benefit from the increased outdoor activity. 

Mungo Homes communities 

You might not know that living in a neighborhood near the water is even an option for you, but luckily Mungo Homes has created multiple water-accessible communities throughout the markets we build in. With a focus on value, design trends that today’s buyers are looking for, functional floor plans and a quality construction process, you can trust that buying into a community from Mungo Homes will be more than worthwhile. 

Our diverse communities in Wilmington were strategically built to offer easy access to the Cape Fear coast—no matter which neighborhood you choose, you can be at the beach in 20 minutes or less. These communities are also close to the robust river system that surrounds Wilmington, including the Cape Fear River and Brunswick River. 

Similarly, Columbia is home to three rivers and a large man-made lake. So finding a home in one of these communities means having endless boating and recreational activities nearby—sometimes less than 10 minutes away. Palmetto Shores, just outside Columbia, is on the shore of Lake Murray. Residents will appreciate the boat ramp and dock, boat storage and kayak storage so they can get on their boats quickly to spend the day on the lake with family and friends. 

Mungo Homes has also excitedly announced the development of two upcoming communities for those who want to live near the water. 

Outside of Winston-Salem, a 184-acre property will eventually transform into a Mungo Homes community with over 300 homesites, a clubhouse and pool, walking trails and easy access to Hanes Lake. Development is expected to begin in Spring 2022. 

For a sought-after combination of access to downtown amenities and peaceful natural surroundings, you’ll want to learn more about our upcoming riverfront community outside of Knightdale in Southeast Raleigh. Coming in late 2022, this neighborhood will include a variety of single-family homes and townhomes that are just a quick drive down the road to Neuse River trail. Neuse River trail contains over 30 miles of greenway, scenic views of the river and opportunities to participate in endless outdoor activities. Additionally, Raleigh is a two-hour drive to the popular Wrightsville Beach. 

Experience what water-accessible living has to offer

It’s never too early to learn about our upcoming communities—especially the highly desirable ones near the water. Whether you want to live near the ocean, along a river or with access to a lake, Mungo Homes is excited to bring you the options that will work best for you and your family. 

For more information about our upcoming projects, or to learn more about our current inventory, fill out an online form or call the phone number listed for the region you’d like to live in.  

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