Longtime residents of this quiet, rural community in northern New Hanover County have watched droves of new people move there in the past few years. Developers initiated and helped pay for a major sewer line that allowed them to build and connect to the county’s sewer system. Because of the increase in residential growth, Ogden Volunteer Fire Department built a satellite fire station along Porters Neck Road to serve that community and Figure Eight Island, an exclusive development that restricts access to residents via a swing bridge and 24 hour security. Marsh Oaks, Porters Neck Plantation along with other projects along Porters Neck Road are some of the new housing areas here. There is also a private golf course and tennis club at Porters Neck Plantation. www.portersneckcountryclub.com It is open to members and the general public can buy memberships through REALTORS. Ogden’s main fire station, a public park with soccer fields and a playground and public schools are among the public facilities in the community.
One of the top private golf courses in the country according to Golf Magazine – # 97 – Eagles Point Golf Course is in this area. www.Eaglepointgc.com