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Michela Hochschild

Director of Marketing, Riverlights Living

Michela Hochschild is the director of marketing for Riverlights, Wilmington’s 1,400-acre master-planned and mixed-use community located along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington. With a career focus on real estate marketing, Michela

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Senior Living
Jun 20, 2023

Six Tips to Consider for Retirement Relocation

Approaching retirement requires lots of planning and usually that refers to the financial variety.  But, if you’ve made the decision to relocate, that’s a whole new category of factors to consider.  I spoke with a couple of families wh

Senior Living
May 19, 2023

Riverlights, Wilmington’s Only Master Planned Community, Brings the Good Life to the Rivers Edge

Situated along three miles of the Cape Fear River is Wilmington’s only master-planned community, Riverlights. Just six years into a 10-year build-out, Riverlights’ 1400-acres include single and multi-family home sites, duplexes, townhomes, custo

Apr 19, 2023

Day Trips from Wilmington: Heading North

Last month, I shared my favorite day trip destinations heading south -- Southport, Bald Head Island, North Myrtle Beach, and Brookgreen Gardens, among them. This month, I’m heading north with destinations that are just a short drive away to

Mar 28, 2023

Wilmington’s Districts Infuse Cool Energy in the Port City

 I’ve lived in or commuted to Wilmington for more than a decade now and must admit that while I’ve always loved the area, only recently have I noticed how complete this town has become. Don’t get me wrong, I love the beaches, historic downtown a

Mar 28, 2023

Daytrips from Wilmington: Heading South

With its winning combination of beautiful beaches and a vibrant historic downtown, Wilmington might just satisfy you enough to stay put. But there are plenty of nearby destinations that offer fun day-trip diversions. A first on most lists is&nbs

Senior Living
Mar 28, 2023

Building a Home to Age in Place: Design Ideas That Are Strategic Yet Stunning

Aging in place. It’s a concept that is informing public policy and family dynamics across the country.  Here at Riverlights, it informs our homebuilders, interior designers, and residents, especially those who move here in retirement. To ac

Senior Living
Mar 9, 2023

Retiring … with your Parents? There are options for that!

Retirement has arrived!  All that planning and financial management has led to this long-awaited and much celebrated milestone.  For many, that milestone means a move to the Cape Fear region, with its beckoning beaches and golf courses, mil

Senior Living
Jan 30, 2023

Lifelong Learning Adds to the Good Life

Travel! Grandchildren! Hobbies! These are the typical delights of retirement. But, rising among them is the joy of lifelong learning. 

Senior Living
Jan 30, 2023

Singing Our Praises: Wilmington Often Tops the Charts!

 While it may be polite to demur when receiving a compliment, when our city and state earn praise, we proudly own it!  With so many finding their way to Wilmington from points elsewhere, there is a certain pride when others recognize the al

Real Estate
Jan 10, 2023

Resolutions for the Retiree

 Whether you are recently retired or just reframing your retirement, the new year offers a good point to reset.  With a nod to previous posts about all the Port City has to offer, here are some starting points for more common resolutions.&n

Senior Living
Dec 20, 2022

Wilmington’s Church Congregations for the Faithful

Studies may show that America is less-churchy than in previous generations, but here in Wilmington, those seeking houses of worship will find the Bible Belt offers a fit for all.  From established and historic churches in the Episcopal, Baptist,

Senior Living
Nov 7, 2022

Top Reasons for Retiring to Wilmington NC

The weather! The location!  The cost of living!  These are all reasons we hear often from those who retire to Wilmington from elsewhere, as well as those who have lived in Wilmington for years and stay through retirement.

Senior Living
Oct 10, 2022

Tips for Retiring to and Building in Wilmington

Over the past five years, Riverlights has welcomed some 2000 new residents, many of them retirees.

Food + Drink
Sep 23, 2022

Port City Brew and Bites Culinary Tours

It is time for a tasting adventure with delicious foods and drinks that have an international influence recreated for local style.

Food + Drink
Sep 6, 2022

A Smaller Town with Big City Flavor

The Port City is coming into its own as a destination for foodies.  While fresh seafood is a given, the farm-to-table and locavore movements have had influence as well, with chefs earning stars, accolades and assorted kudos. In fact, Yelp recent

Senior Living
Aug 23, 2022

Volunteering in Retirement – Plenty of Opportunities in the Cape Fear Region

Retirement has morphed into an exceptionally active phase of life, with many seniors joyfully discovering they now have time to devote to causes and interests that had taken a backseat to career and family obligations.

Senior Living
Jul 18, 2022

Cape Fear Retirees Find Plenty of Options for Play

Retirement often ushers in uncertainty as to how one might fill an endless calendar of days off.

Real Estate
Jul 1, 2022

10 Important Reminders Before Moving into Your New Home

At Riverlights, we’ve seen our fair share of moving days and know they can range from exciting to exhausting.