About Us

About River Landing

Who We Are

Tucked away near the coast of Eastern North Carolina is a picture-perfect community, complete with world-class club amenities while still maintaining the charm and ease of a small hometown. The Murphy family, local developers of whom several are residents in River Landing themselves, envisioned this community to be an active and vibrant part of Eastern North Carolina.

In the beginning, they promised to incorporate an 18-hole golf course, fitness center and a clubhouse. Since the community’s start in 1996, the developers have delivered two Top 40 18-hole golf courses, a grand clubhouse, a fitness center with an outdoor pool, walking and biking trails, and venues for a variety of social groups. 

In all that they do, the Murphy family strives to exceed expectations and deliver more than they promise. For the past 26 years, River Landing has been a living testament to that philosophy. Once you drive through the gates you will understand why River Landing is not just another community – it’s a family.

More than just a residential area, River Landing offers eight unique venues with several settings for private events. From our Clubhouse to our River Lodge and beyond, River Landing is the premier location for weddings, celebrations, meetings, and more.

Location is Everything

Enjoy the relaxing sounds of nature, just 35 minutes from Wilmington. There is no need to spend hours in traffic on your way home, just you and the open road for your commute.

Map showing River Landing location

Nearby Cities

Things to Do Nearby

With museums, outdoor activities, restaurants, breweries, and so much more, there is plenty to do in Eastern NC – no matter what the season. Whether you are a theatre buff or a beach lover (or both) you are sure to find many great destinations as you explore the area. Listed below are just a few of the amazing attractions available to enjoy!

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Hosting over 60 events between the months of April – October, Koka Booth offers something for everyone in a beautiful natural setting.

Battleship North Carolina

Walk the decks of an authentically restored WWII battleship, and behold her glory from the SECU Memorial Walkway.

  • Nine ship levels to explore
  • Voted #2 Best North Carolina Attraction in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice Contest

Thallian Hall Center for Performing Arts

Revel in the glorious tradition and history of Thalian Hall, one of the nation’s oldest and most distinctive performance halls offering over 500 shows a year.

PNC Arena

PNC Arena is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is home to the 2006 Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes and NC State University Men’s Basketball. On an annual basis, PNC Arena welcomes over 1.5 million guests and plays host to more than 150 events, including major concert tours and family shows.

The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

The mission is the conservation and preservation of all species of marine turtles, both in the water and on the beach. this is accomplished through the rescue, care, and release of sick and injured sea turtles.

North Carolina Aquariums

Make connections with the natural world at these two fascinating North Carolina Aquariums.

Wilmington Riverwalk

Stroll the scenic, nearly two-mile Riverwalk that skirts the historic Cape Fear River and is lined with hotels, boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and cafes.

  • Boat tours and cruises available
  • Full-service public docks


24 miles: Albert J Ellis
33 miles: Wilmington International
91 miles: Raleigh-Durham International


42 miles: Wrightsville Beach
49 miles: Topsail Island
52 miles: Carolina Beach
55 miles: Kure Beach
117 miles: Myrtle Beach


There are many churches of multiple denominations nearby.

Daily Necessities

Medical and dental services, pharmacies, grocery stores, postal services and shipping sites, financial institutions, hardware stores, antique shops, boutiques and florists, entertainment, and more are all just minutes away.


17 miles: James Sprunt Community College
35 miles: Sampson Community College
36 miles: Miller-Motte College
38 miles: University of North Carolina Wilmington
40 miles: University of Mount Olive
41 miles: Cape Fear Community College
44 miles: Costal Carolina Community College
71 miles: Campbell University
91 miles: North Carolina State University
116 miles: Duke University
117 miles: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


There are multiple childcare, private, and public general education schools available nearby.


16 miles: Novant Health Pender Medical Center
18 miles: ECU Health Duplin Hospital
33 miles: Sampson Regional Medical Center
43 miles: Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center
78 miles: Vidant Medical Center
116 miles: Duke University Hospital
116 miles: Durham VA Medical Center
118 miles: UNC Medical Center

Places to Visit Nearby

With so many amazing cities and beaches in the area, there is always something to do near River Landing. Whether you are looking for a day trip, a weekend getaway, or something longer, there are endless possibilities practically in River Landing’s backyard.  

We have compiled a list of the best things to do in the area, so you’re never left wondering what there is to do nearby.


If you’re looking for a beach getaway, the historic downtown Wilmington is only 30 minutes from us. 

There, you can check out the WWII Battleship memorial.  The Battleship is open every day! You can buy tickets online, and walk-up tickets are available as well.  Tickets range from $6 to $14.  The Battleship is right next door to Wrightsville Beach, so you can spend the rest of your day at the beach.

If you aren’t interested in Wilmington’s history and prefer a different beach, don’t worry. Also nearby is the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Here, you can enjoy seaside restaurants and bars, take a stroll by all of the shops, and pick up some sweet treats along the way. And of course, the beautiful Carolina Beach is right there as well.

Maybe you’re more interested in the sea life around the beaches. We have two aquariums nearby that the whole family is sure to love. The closest aquarium is the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher in Kure Beach, and the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is closer to the Morehead City area. Another option is the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center in Surf City. You are able to see the rehabilitating turtles and tour the facility to learn all about this non-profit.

The Triangle

Whether the beach doesn’t interest you or you simply want to explore city life, the Triangle area is packed full of unique experiences.

One of the most notable attractions is the PNC Arena. Of course, this is home to the Carolina Hurricanes. Visiting a Canes game is an absolute must during the winter season. Not only that, but when the Canes aren’t playing, the PNC Arena frequently has other events going on – performances, concerts, and more.

Another popular concert venue is the Durham Performing Arts Center. In addition to an array of concerts, this center is known to host broadway, comedy, and family shows. Make sure you check their schedule frequently because there is something for everyone at this location.

If you would prefer an outdoor activity that feels like you aren’t even in the city at all, the North Carolina Botanical Garden is right in Chapel Hill! This conservation garden works to advance a sustainable relationship between nature and people and has been around since the early 1990s. The Botanical Garden hosts an array of adult programs and youth & family programs, both in-person and virtually. These programs are available year-round, making this the perfect place to visit any time of year.

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