Carolina Plantations Real Estate Blog

Front Street and the Surrounding Historic District

Downtown Wilmington is minutes away from the area’s finest Master Planned Communities and Plantations in Brunswick County.  Resources of downtown are endless for your use.   Also known as the Port City, downtown Wilmington hosts everything you need in everyday living.  From restaurants, to colleges, to shopping and lodging, downtown hosts it all.

The main corridor of downtown is made up of Front Street and its surrounding streets along the Cape Fear River.  The Historic District hosts nearly 75 restaurants with almost every international flavor.  Most of these restaurants also host great live music and other entertainment.  Front Street is also proud to host Front Street Brewery, a local favorite for more than its award-winning beverages.  Several Coffee houses support the streetscape as well.  The entire length of Front Street is also lined with Historic homes and multifamily mansions, cobblestone and brick roads and driveways.  This area around the Front Street resources maybe another option for your real estate goals as well.

Some of our clients see the potential in coastal-urban living once they experience downtown Wilmington.  Historic homes, renovated homes, homes that need just a little love and care, and even multi-family living townhomes can be a possibility for you.  An evening walk along Water Street and the city boardwalk brings incredible wealth to your lifestyle, great sunsets, great views and access to some great food!

Wilmington International Airport is literally 5 minutes from the historic district.  You can be on a jet and back north to visit family and friends with great ease.  New Hanover County Regional Hospital is also just minutes from the cobblestone streets.  Other great resources are also a stone’s throw away including, The University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College (both host life-long learning) Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Mayfaire Town Center.

To learn more about downtown Wilmington and its real estate potential for your family, contact us at Carolina Plantations (910)755-7557. 

Wilmington NC and Its Beaches

From the historic downtown river district and Riverwalk that winds around the storied Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches, Wilmington and the surrounding beach towns, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, all charm visitors and residents alike with an independent spirit and energy that nourishes and recharges the soul. Surrounded by water, history, and natural beauty, it's the ideal place for a vacation or weekend getaway.

Wilmington NC hosts some of North Carolina’s most desired Master Planned communities that host the ideal lifestyle that so many Baby Boomers are seeking.   All just minutes away from miles and miles of sand and beach access.  Communities include, Porter’s Neck Plantation, Mayfaire and Landfall are just a few of the more popular planned golf course communities with beach access in Wilmington.

Wilmington host the largest movie productions studio on the east coast, The Port City also hosts the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  So many adult activities are found in the Cape Fear area and because of this, Wilmington is one of the top retirement destinations for baby boomers from the northeast.

Carolina Plantation host many resources and activities throughout the communities in the Wilmington area.  Not only do we list homes and homesites at some of the finest gated communities in Wilmington, Carolina Planation has a strong presence in the neighboring county of Brunswick County and its lovely south facing beaches.

Affordable Wilmington, NC Real Estate

Wilmington NC real estateIf you’re a history buff and want to live in a city by the water, you’re going to love the historic port of Wilmington, North Carolina. This city offers residents easy access to nearby beaches, a thriving music and artistic community, a charming historic downtown, and a growing number of opportunities for education and employment. Bolstered by a stable economy, beautiful natural areas, and ongoing revitalization efforts, the city continues to grow while Wilmington NC real estate remains quite affordable.

We have a large range of Wilmington NC real estate available right now starting at $20,000 and going up to $6,000,000. Regardless of if you’re looking for a 1 bedroom flat or a 6 bedroom mansion, we have something that will meet your needs. With interest rates at an all time low, now is a great time to execute those relocation plans you’ve had on the back burner for so long now and invest in Wilmington NC real estate. You won’t find a better time where you’ll get this much house for your money.

You’ll discover many historic homes and commercial buildings here in this city on the Cape Fear River. The city's historic district is 300 blocks long and is one of the largest in the country. There are plenty of fine restaurants, shopping outlets, and tourist attractions downtown including the Cape Fear Riverwalk, Cape Fear Serpentarium, small cruise ships, horse drawn carriage rides, and trolley tours. There’s always something to do and somewhere to go around Wilmington. The Battleship North Carolina is located just across the river and is easily accessible and open for tours.