Welcome to Figure Eight Island
The highly private enclave of multimillion-dollar oceanview homes tucked away on a residents-only island with peaceful seclusion
Lapping navy waves and pink-saturated sunsets sweep along the shores of Figure Eight Island, an affluent and ultra-private community located just north of Wrightsville Beach on North Carolina’s shimmering coast. Five miles of sugar-white sands and commercial-free residential land establishes unparalleled serenity in this neighborhood, heightened by the fact that Figure Eight Island is only accessible via a private bridge across the Intracoastal highway.
After a rich history of dramatic sailing and a pivotal role in several major battles, the Figure Eight Island known and loved today was developed by The Island Development Company, with the first plots being constructed in the 1960s. The founders’ vision of a peaceful retreat has since come to fruition, and Figure Eight Island is renowned for its spectacular properties and stunning beaches.
Statuesque homes replete with spacious interiors — often 4- and 5-bedroom with 6,000+ square feet of living space — line Figure Eight Island, and deep-water access and your own private dock are just the start of the covetable amenities. Many homes here have been recently renovated to fit modern luxury trends, and the panoramic ocean vistas create unique magic each day.
What to Love
- Entirely residential without the noise pollution of commercial districts
- Guard-gated access to the island via a private bridge or docking
- Jaw-dropping views of the Atlantic and nearby marsh conservation land
People & Lifestyle
Figure Eight Island is a luxurious refuge from the banalities of life. Residents enjoy the kind of lifestyle usually reserved for tropical resort-goers. With the beach right in their backyards and homes full of deluxe amenities, it’s easy to see why those living on the Island rarely feel the need to leave.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Strictly residential, Figure Eight Island is still within minutes of Wilmington’s finest retail and dining. Residents can head inland along the U.S. Route 17 / Market Street to find a bevy of eateries and shops ready to provide for their day-to-day needs. And the wondrous elegance of Lumina Station is just 20 minutes away from the island, offering sumptuous meals and high-fashion boutiques.
Near Porters Neck Plantation, top eateries include Cast Iron Kitchen, whose bountiful menu of Southern comfort cuisine will have your mouth watering before you even step foot through the door. The simplicity of Italian Bistro elevates the impressive flavors of their cuisine, which includes hand-crafted artisan pizzas and decadent pasta dishes.
For Islanders who prefer to eat back in the comfort of their own home or find themselves always on the go, the gourmet to-go food at 8207 Noma satiates their hunger without compromising on excellence. Local products, carefully curated wine selections, meals made fresh, and grab-and-go delights have given Noma a reputation for excellence.
Things to Do
Despite the Island’s lack of commercial offerings, residents don’t necessarily have to leave their sanctuary to dine on heavenly cuisine or experience a vibrant social calendar. The Figure Eight Island Yacht Club has both, and nightly dinners at the graceful establishment have long been a tradition among residents.
The club has a lively array of events to attend, from understated soirees to family-centered celebrations, in addition to its collection of high-end facilities and amenities. From the sparkling pool and well-lit tennis courts to fitness classes (including yoga on the beach) and a children’s playground, residents never get bored living on this small, charming island.
Figure Eight Island is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- M.C.S. Noble Middle School, 6-8, a top public middle school in the Wilmington area
- Ogden Elementary School, K-5, No. 2 best public elementary school in Wilmington area