Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® in Calabash, N.C. and minutes from Little River & N. Myrtle Beach, S.C. is Truly the Two State Solution to Fun! Mark and Lou Redrick moved to this lovely, gated golf community in 2005 and feel this is the best moving decision they ever made. They moved here from Chicago and feel like they “Landed on another Planet” With… Great Beaches, Friendly People and Flowers blooming in the Spring!
Discovering Brunswick Plantation
Lou and Mark lived in Chicago and were ready to get out of the snow! They went to Chicago Live South Shows…Now known as Ideal Living Shows. They checked out many other areas and states…Georgia and Tennessee, as well as places in North and South Carolina. They connected with Bob Layding who was there to represent Brunswick Plantation. Bob was from Sommerset, PA. originally, and Lou and Mark had once lived near there in Greensburg, PA.
They liked what was being presented and booked a few days at Commons I to see how they enjoyed the area. They said they felt no pressure and were impressed with what they saw, especially the entrance and beautiful drive the elegant, southern style Plantation House! They said they rang a doorbell to ask a couple living here how they like it, and the couple invited them in to chat. They visited with couple and shared a glass of wine. True Southern Hospitality sold them on living in this beautiful, friendly community!
Lou and Mark say that you buy a Lifestyle! They loved the Southern Architecture and Lifestyle design of Brunswick Plantation! Home prices were low, as well as the taxes! They bought a lot and worked with Todd Helf to design the home where they still live. They felt Todd was easy to work with, and they liked the fact that there are many models and all of the houses don’t look alike. Everything is different…A real southern community! They were able to have the inside design that they wanted with the Carolina room on the other side of the house than the models. It suited them there better and looks bright and cozy! They were also very happy with their construction, even though they were not here all of the time it was being built. They could really trust the builder! Mark and Lou say that they are so Happy living at Brunswick Plantation that “They just pinch themselves” that they should be so Fortunate!
Lou and Mark Redrick have a son, Randy, and a daughter, Renee. Both Randy and Renee live in Asheville, N.C. with their families. Randy lived in Alaska for 10 years before moving to Asheville, NC 2 years ago! Actually, Renee moved to Asheville first and was married there a week after Lou and Mark moved to Brunswick Plantation in 2005! They moved in on a Tuesday and went to Asheville for Renee’s wedding at the Botanical Gardens in Asheville the following Saturday! Carolina is on the mind for this family!
Randy and his wife, Alice, have four children…3 boys and 1 girl: 13 year old Harbin, Milly Lou (10), Quinn (6), and Adler (4)! Renee and her husband, Geoff Jiles, have a six year old daughter, Aria, and a two year old son, Simon. Since they all live in Asheville, North Carolina, Lou and Mark get to see them often…Either in Asheville or at Brunswick Plantation. The grandchildren enjoy visiting their grandparents during the Summer, Spring break and Christmas! There are a lot of Fun things to do in the area…Swimming, Beaches, Driving Range, mini-golf, Alligator Alley, Fort Fisher, children’s museums, and Ripley’s Aquarium, just to name a few! One of the things the Reddick’s love about this area is that there are Fun activities for all ages!
- The Alabama Theatre ONE Show & Guest Series
- Ricky Mockel, Comedian
- Long Bay Symphony Concerts
- Brookgreen Gardens at Murrells Inlet
- Biltmore Hotel in Asheville
Calabash is also know for the famous Calabash seafood! There a numerous good restaurants in the area that offer a variety of dishes…Seafood, Mexican, Vietnamese, Italian, whatever your taste buds desire! Some of Mark and Lou’s favorites include:
- The Boundary House…Calabash
- Carrabba’s Italian Grill
- Casa Villa…Little River
Brunswick Plantation Golf….And More!
They also are pleased that you have a pristine 27 Hole Golf Course…Magnolia, Dogwood, and Azalea offer Fair and Friendly Golf for all levels and ages! Mark and Lou also appreciate it that Brunswick Plantation is also a great place to call home for those who do not play golf. There are tennis courts and a variety of clubs available for folks of all interests. As they say…”Those who Play Together, Stay Together”!
Lou & Mark…Life Before Brunswick
Mark was originally from Miamisburg, Ohio…A little town South of Dayton. He graduated from the University of Dayton. Lou grew up in Oelwein, Iowa… near Cedar Rapids. After business school, Lou worked for the Wohl Shoe Company and was transferred to Dayton, Ohio as a manager. She was the first woman in the company to be sent to manage the business for them.
Mark had a high school buddy, Denny, who invited him to a Polo match in the area one day. As good luck would have it, another high school friend of Mark’s went to the match and invited Lou, her boss, to go to the match with her. That is how Mark and Lou met for the first time…At their very first Polo match! Seems like they made a Goal Score together that changed their life that day! They have only been to one other polo match years later, but the marriage has lasted much longer. They will celebrate their 42nd Wedding Anniversary on April 14, 2015! “Happy Anniversary” to our Favorite Brunswick Polo Pair!
Lou and Mark had a lovely home in Libertyville, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, before moving to North Carolina. Moving from the snow was their goal for a new Southern Lifestyle. Brunswick Plantation filled the bill! They still enjoy traveling and Mark is quite a photographer! Some of his photos are displayed in their lovely home on Chatham Court.
Lou is a photographer, also. She works for Lori’s Golf Shop in Calabash…Taking photos of ladies golf, tennis, and other sports clothing that is For Sale online. Check it out @ www.lorisgolfshoppe.com. There are so many interesting ways to use your creativity! As they say…”Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun!” , And we know it Keeps You Young!
Mark Redrick is working as a real estate agent for Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ®. In fact, you can find him at an Ideal-Living Resort & Retirement Expo at the Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner in Mclean, Virginia …Saturday, February 28th & Sunday, March 1st, 2015! If you are in the area, stop by and let Mark share a video and handouts with you and tell you all about the Joys of moving South! You can also check out our website by clicking onto it in this article! Come on Down and Join the Fun in the Carolina Sun!
More folks are moving South for the weather and Southern Hospitality! Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ® is a dynamic community in North Carolina with so many Fascinating Folks to meet and enjoy! Variety is the Spice of Life…Brunswick Plantation is a wonderful place to spice up your life! Come on down and join the Fun!
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