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The Strands, our houseboat community, is part of Port City Marina. But this marina isn’t just a marina. Port City Marina is the center of a growing entertainment hub. There is an on-site restaurant and an entertainment pier where concerts, festivals, and private events are held. Adjacent to the marina is the new Northern Waterfront Park and the Riverwalk runs through the marina. Steps away from the houseboat community is boutique shopping, restaurants, nightlife and a short 5-minute drive to the airport. We also have three beaches within a 30-mile radius. We truly are in the middle of it all!

The marina offers two original on-site restaurants: Marina Grill & Marker 14 (opening soon). With the development of the Northern Waterfront City Park, and boutique shopping and restaurants, residents will never be short of satisfied.




Living at The Strands is more than just purchasing a houseboat. You are buying into a new lifestyle. A life where you don’t need to escape because you’re already at your destination.

These homes are a perfect combination of sophistication, functionality, and luxury. Every detail is carefully considered and crafted for quality as well as visual appeal. Highlights include rooftop terrace, upscale craftsmanship, and views of the historic Cape Fear River from multiple vantage points. Owners can choose to upgrade finishes and fixtures with our in-house designers.

Join us and be a part of Wilmington’s most exciting new ventures-the first residential houseboat community-in our own Port City! Don’t let an opportunity like this pass you by.