Lumberton has been on the fast track since the early 90s when Norwood, a restricted 2 street development with culverts and concrete streets, opened up to builders. In those days, it was the talk of the small town of 6000. After that, single and double street neighborhood developments, such as Allison’s Way and Sarah Ln., began popping up. Finally, Lumberton’s 1st and only gated community named Gracelake Estates was developed, with a stocked 5 acre lake and waterfront park. It was completed with a landscaped street entry way, stone granite sign, electric gates, lake fountain, pavilion, ducks and very large bass. It was developed with 3 sections in mind, the large lots up front, the waterfront lots and lastly the jumbo sized Estate lots. Gracelake Estates is located off Hwy. 69, immediately after West Chance Cut-off on the right, if one heads north. The 2nd section of waterfront homes is nearing completion. There is currently a few waterfront sites going up now, with homes from $250-$325. They are on Hannah Lane and being built by S.C. Homes, LLC. of Lumberton. One of the homes just hit the real estate market and is ready for its new owner. The 3rd stage, which was put on hold shortly after the recession of 2008, is now about to be opened. It consist of the much larger estate lots in the back 3 street area of the gated community. S.E.T Construction will begin building them out shortly, once they have completed the construction they are currently involved with in Silvercrest. They are in the final stretch of construction on the last few lots left at Silvercrest, on Remington Circle. The estate lot homes will be priced in the $270,000s - $400,000 range. Silvercrest development went up shortly after Riverbirch did and sold out quickly. The last of the homes, going up by builders, are currently being worked on now and should be complete by the end of summer. Silvercrest is to the north of Walmart, right past the High School on Hwy. 69. It has a long palm tree lined landscaped street entry, along with stone sign surrounded by boulders, rocks and flowers. This development added tremendous growth and a quick influx of newbies to Lumberton, finally allowing enough support for strip malls with new restaurants to expand their reach into the thriving community.