Posted on: July 6th, 2020 Posted in Community News

River Bluffs Celebrates Another Win!

This one awarded by Ideal Living for being the “Best of the Best Health and Fitness Community“! 

River Life is Good!


River Bluffs is a gated neighborhood with many fitness amenities, including a beach-entry pool, an outdoor shaded sports complex with tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, plus a great gym. Porches Cafe, the healthy onsite restaurant, prepares daily specials and is open to both residents and the public for regular dining. Visit to learn more. The River Bluffs Farm offers residents the option to reserve their own “plot” and also has a community farmer that offers weekly farm market produce for sale. The River Bluffs Riverwalk is the largest privately-owned overwater Riverwalk in the country measuring 2,700′! Residents and their guests enjoy walks or a run on the Riverwalk that connects to various trails throughout the community. Over one-third of the land within River Bluffs has been reserved for parks, trails, and open space with a goal to preserve the natural riverside habitat. The Marina continues to grow and will eventually reach 181-slips. Residents enjoy boating, kayaking, and fishing on the Northeast Cape Fear River. The more than 30 residents Clubs & events offer a variety of active community hobbies and events as well. Schedule your visit to River Bluffs today to learn more about life within the gates of River Bluffs. 


The following is the Press Release from Ideal Living


DATE: June 30, 2020


ideal-LIVING Magazine Honors “The Best of the Best in Planned Communities”

Wilmington, NC – ideal-LIVING magazine is pleased to announce its fifth annual “Best of the Best” issue which features the Top 100 Planned Communities. The magazine will be in homes by July 16th. The honorees will also be revealed on at the same time.

Surveys were collected at the 2020 Ideal Living Real Estate Shows which showed the top amenities in which potential homebuyers were interested. The Top 100 amenity communities were chosen based on the top amenities requested, including walking trails, wellness facilities, proximity to healthcare, social clubs, swimming, a sense of community, cycling, racquet sports, gated, lake communities, and coastal communities.  

A special editorial committee assembled by the publication reviewed the qualifications of each nominee and selected the winners in 12 categories. 

Among the categories honoring residential communities are the “Top 100 Planned Communities,” “Best Lake Communities,” “Best Mountain Communities,” “Best Coastal Communities,” “Best Golf Communities,” “Best Tennis and Pickleball,” and those with the “Best Wellness & Fitness Facilities.”

“The ‘Best of the Best‘ feature honors those areas and communities which deserve special recognition for their outstanding qualities, facilities, and programs,” said ideal-LIVING’s Editor and Associate Publisher, Kelly Godbey. “During the challenging times, we hope that this special feature in our Summer 2020 edition offers our readers a chance to find a better quality of life in a safer environment. Lifestyle is now more important than ever before and with many people able to work from home gives the ability to relocate sooner than they thought possible.”

For more than 25 years, ideal-LIVING magazine has been a leading national publication  for readers who are nearing retirement age or who are interested in the benefits of relocating their families or businesses.The magazine’s parent company, RPI Media, also distributes other publications like the comprehensive ideal-LIVING Relocation Guide and sponsors the company’s signature ideal-LIVING Real Estate Shows each year. For more information, go to the website at      

CONTACT:  Kelly Godbey | 910-763-2100 or