Brunswick Forest

An Award-Winning Community

Since the first home broke ground in 2007, the premier master-planned community of Brunswick Forest has gained national attention for the quality of its homes and resort-like amenities. And it has gathered an impressive number of awards in its first decade, as well.

Brunswick Forest consistently makes The Short List: The 50 Best Master-Planned Communities in the United States by Where To Retire magazine. Cape Fear National®, a public course entirely within Brunswick Forest, was singled out as a “must-play course” by GolfWeek magazine, and Ideal Living magazine said it is “The Best of The Best” for kayaking, tennis and pickleball, as well as for model homes. It also won Real Estate Score Card’s Bliss Award for Best Hiking Community in 2016.

Hammock Lake

Additional amenities include two fitness and wellness centers, three swimming pools (two outdoor, one indoor), miles upon miles of nature trails for walking and biking, several parks and lakes, and a creekside launch for small boats that provides access to the Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean beyond.

The enormous appeal of Brunswick Forest is a combination of what’s inside of the community, and what surrounds it. At the entrance, The Villages of Brunswick Forest serves as the town center. There’s an impressive collection of shops, restaurants and service providers, as well as remarkable access to exceptional healthcare, including many specialist offices, therapy locations and imaging centers.


The craftsman architecture of The Cottages is perfectly suited to its Shelmore neighborhood, an enclave of charming homes marked by picket fences and porch swings. It’s nostalgic, yet modern. Casual, yet sophisticated.

Life here is centered around beautiful, three-acre Hammock Lake. Kayakers and standup paddleboarders take to the water, while the white sand beach is the perfect spot for a midday picnic or an evening gathering to watch the sun set.

Adjacent to the lake is a swimming pool with a splash pad for kids, plus a fitness center and meeting room onsite. Lovely pocket parks can be found throughout Shelmore, as well as the entire community, and a massive system of sidewalks, paths and trails connects residents to everything on the property.

The Cottage Building Company is honored to be part of the esteemed Brunswick Forest Builder Team, and would be delighted to customized a cottage to your whims and specifications.


The strength and stability of Brunswick Forest starts with Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation, a nearly two-billion-dollar private investment organization. Since 1921, the company has maintained a real estate division and made Brunswick Forest part of its portfolio since the community began in 2007. Known for responsible, sensitive development, Lord Baltimore Corporation understands the value of long-term planning and has the assets to see the development to completion without compromising quality.

Additionally, many of the people associated with the development and management are locals who grew up in this region. This attachment runs deep and provides emotional incentive for ensuring the quality of the product and the legacy it leaves.

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