Considering that Wilmington is frequently referred to as the city that spans from “the river to the sea”, it should come as no surprise that there are quite a few communities centered around water. From the majestic banks of the Cape Fear River to the sparkling Intracoastal Waterway, salt marsh creeks and picturesque sounds to the mighty Atlantic, there are plenty of options for homebuyers seeking the unique lifestyle that only a waterfront location provides.
Properties with water access provide an amazing array of built-in amenities. In addition to the sheer natural beauty, having the ability to go beach combing, bird watching, boating, fishing, paddling, swimming, or surfing at a moment’s notice is simply priceless! Many of the area’s waterfront communities also have other offerings, such as fitness centers, golf courses, swimming pools, tennis facilities, biking and walking trails.
In deciding which waterfront area would be best for you, consider your list of must-haves:
After evaluating your list, you should next have an idea as to where you’d be happiest.
Could it be in a stately historic home overlooking the northeast Cape Fear River, an upscale beach house, condo or a cozy cottage tucked away on a salt-water creek or pristine sound? Perhaps one of the newer master-planned communities or a place on the waterway would be a better fit?
If you would like to explore more of the Cape Fear region’s waterfront properties in addition to the individual beach town listings, we encourage you to look into communities like these: