Historic charm and Island Beaches
As North Carolina’s
most accessible coastal destination, Wilmington’s location, natural beauty,
culture and history all charm visitors and residents alike. The area boasts one
of the largest historic districts in the United States, a lively arts scene, the
University of North Carolina Wilmington, a major container seaport, the
Battleship North Carolina, Gothic churches, and miles of unspoiled beaches.
Although the city is
the largest in southeastern North Carolina and eighth largest in the state, it
retains a small town atmosphere. Our inviting business climate has attracted
global corporations like GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Corning, Verizon Wireless,
and homegrown PPD.
neighborhoods offer any housing style and price range imaginable. Downtown is
sprinkled with apartments situated above shops and nightclubs, as well as
historic homes. Picturesque Forest Hills, Wilmington’s first suburb, is shaded
by a canopy of majestic oaks and is home to generations of the same family.
Turn-of-the-century bungalows share the oceanfront with multi-million dollar
new construction at Carolina, Kure and Wrightsville Beach. Multi-use complexes
like Mayfaire Town Center offer town homes in modern, walkable communities;
modest homes perfect for young families can be found in all parts of the region
along with retirement and gated golf course communities.