A leisurely drive through the historic port city of Wilmington, NC reveals an astonishing number of choices when it comes to real estate. It may be located in the second smallest county in the state, however, in regard to the local housing market, the range of properties, architectural styles, amenities, and desirable neighborhoods is impressive. As a city that stretches from the "river to the sea", Wilmington's real estate offerings are an easy blend of urban, suburban, coastal and rural. Hopeful house hunters should have no problem finding exactly what they are after thanks to a diverse housing market that includes starter homes, new construction, condos, investment properties, and vacation homes.
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Heading into town from points west and across the massive Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, is inspiring thanks to dramatic views of the riverfront and state ports. The downtown area continues to grow in popularity and is a magnet for artsy types, young professionals, and hip retirees. The vast number of dining establishments, craft breweries, live music venues and funky shops provides an ever-changing backdrop of excitement! The real jewel in downtown Wilmington's crown is the Riverwalk, a 1-mile scenic boardwalk that ambles along the beautiful Cape Fear River. Downtown residents certainly have their pick of some of the area's most interesting properties, thanks to a historic district that covers 230 blocks. From high-rise lofts with water views to quiet Colonial and Victorian neighborhoods, the choices downtown are decidedly unique. The growing number of downtown housing options is especially appealing for those with ties to the pharmaceutical giant PPD and the ever-expanding campus of Cape Fear Community College-because walking to school or work is no problem!
House hunters with convenience at the top of their list will no doubt find it in Wilmington's midtown. There are scores of home choices including family-friendly neighborhoods plus condo and townhome communities. Being close to the city center allows easy accessibility to goods and services, medical facilities, public schools and parks. Living in midtown means being minutes from two of the city's largest employers: UNC-Wilmington and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Talk about the best of both worlds-midtown is also right between the three beach communities and downtown!
As Wilmington's growth has exploded over the last 20 years, so have the area's number of upscale, planned residential communities. From Porters Neck to Landfall and southward to Masonboro Harbour, local builders are doing their utmost to keep up with demand. Many of the city's newest developments are recognized for their award-winning architecture and luxury amenities. Of course, living in one of the charming beach communities is yet another option.
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