Wilmington Real Estate
Wilmington was first discovered in 1524 when Giovanni da Verrazzano referred to it “As pleasant and delectable to behold, as is possible to imagine” to the French King Francis l. Later in 1739 becoming Wilmington, North Carolina, the city consists of 42 square miles, nestled between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. About 120,000 people currently call the this port city their home. Although the city has grown, it holds on to its historic roots and small town charm.
Wilmington is often referred to as “Wilmywood” due to the countless popular TV Series and Movies that have been filmed in the city including: “One Tree Hill” “Dawson’s Creek” “Sleepy Hollow” “Iron Man 3” and “ We’re the Millers”. The Cucalorus Film Festival takes place every November celebrating independent and international film.
Home to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington has been a proud Seahawk community since 1947. The university is located centrally in town; its impact, however, reaches all across the city. Students are extremely active in the community, and take pride in their coastal town.
Wilmington is also the home to multiple professional sports teams! The Sharks Baseball team, the Hammerheads soccer team, and the Sea Dawgs Basketball team gathers family oriented crowds year round. These games offer an affordable, exciting entertainment option for sports lovers throughout Wilmington.
The Wilmington Cross City Trail connects our city. Starting Downtown and ending at the beach, this path takes bikers and runners on a journey through forests, past lakes, and on a tour of the town. To see the Cross City trail and Bike Lanes across Wilmington visit the Cross City Trail Map
One of the most beloved parks in Wilmington is Hugh Macrae. Located centrally in town, it holds walking paths, sports fields, a dog park, ample picnic shelters, a playground, and splash pad all under thousands of pine trees supplying shade. Another favorite is Airlie Gardens, which consists of 67 acres of walking paths, formal gardens, and historic structures. In the winter Airlie becomes Enchanted Airlie bringing its grounds to life with a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Summer concerts and fall oyster roasts make Airlie a year round destination.
There are countless places to shop, eat, and connect with other Wilmington residents throughout the city. A local favorite is Mayfaire Town Center, consisting of an outdoor shopping mall, movie theater, and many dining options. Enjoy high end stores without the chaos of a big city.
Everyone has a different reason for loving Wilmington, North Carolina. But we can all agree on one thing; there is nowhere else we would rather call home.
Popular Wilmington Neighborhoods:
- Palmetto Creek
- Grayson Park
- The Bluffs on the Cape Fear
- New Construction
- Wrightsville Beach
- Fortune Place at Johnson Farms
- Brunswick Forest
- Compass Pointe
- Downtown Wilmington
- Figure Eight Island
- Gated Communities
- River Lights
- Carolina Beach
- Golf Course Communities
- Porters Neck
- Topsail Beach