Southport, NC – In today’s economy, it’s challenging for any real estate community to stand out in the crowd. But, St. James Plantation has managed to do just that. AOL recently released its list of Top Searched Retirement communities on AOL Search and placed St. James Plantation’s at the top, ranking them #8 nationally.

St. James Plantation is the only community in the Carolinas to make AOL’s top ten. It joins five Florida locations on the list, as well as communities in Arizona, Alabama and New Jersey. Having also been recently named a 100 Best Master-Planned Community by Where to Retire magazine, such recognitions reinforce St. James Plantation’s position as one of the most recognized communities in the country.

With increasing numbers of people over the age of 55 utilizing the Web to research their purchasing options, it’s imperative that real estate communities stay visible and searchable on the Internet.

“It’s exciting to be ranked so highly with those researching retirement destinations on the Internet,” said Jay Atkinson, president of St. James Properties, LLC. “We’ve worked hard to establish ourselves as a high-profile, active lifestyle community, but it’s the positive word of mouth from our residents and guests that help to propel our name and our reputation across the country.”

AOL, one of the world’s leading global Web companies, provides regular Hot Search reports on the latest topics and current, most searched news on AOL Search.

About St. James Plantation
Ideally located along the North Carolina coast, near Wilmington, Southport and Myrtle Beach, St. James Plantation offers homes, home sites, and over $100 million in completed private amenities in a gated community that's ideal for retirement and active adult living. Residents enjoy the North Carolina coastal setting, signature golf courses, private beach club, and an Intracoastal Waterway marina and marketplace. Discover the golf, waterfront, and coastal lifestyle of St. James Plantation, the number oneselling community in the Coastal Carolinas.

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