Wilmington Homes & Real Estate

Browse the top Wilmington, NC homes for sale and real estate below. Those searching for a home in North Carolina need not look further than Wilmington. This beautiful port city is a gateway to the coastal beaches in popular Cape Fear. Those who love being by the water, those who relish a fresh breeze, and those who favor comparably mild weather absolutely love living in Wilmington. This beautiful city in North Carolina certainly receives its fair share of tourists, yet its economy is quite strong without the financial stimulus provided by visitors.

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Homes For Sale in Wilmington NC

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Wilmington Real Estate Market

Those who check out the homes for sale in Wilmington are nearly guaranteed to find something that suits their particular budget as well as their idiosyncratic needs and preferences. Wilmington real estate prices typically range from $150,000 all the way up to $800,000 and higher. However, most Wilmington homes fall in the price range of $175,000 to $275,000, and some waterfront homes fall into this range, as well. These home prices are fantastic considering Wilmington's proximity to beaches, the Atlantic Ocean, and local employers.

Those who sort through the single-family homes for sale in Wilmington typically find the majority have one or two stories in a beautiful subdivision neighborhood. Though some three- and four-story luxury homes are available in Wilmington, they are not as common as ranch homes. From historic mansions to comparably plain ranch houses to American Colonial style homes and beyond, Wilmington has homes of all different types to choose from. However, the majority of the area's homes were built in recent decades, meaning they are fairly modern in style.

Wilmington Community Amenities

There is always something fun to do in Wilmington. Those looking for tasty eats and cool treats are encouraged to head on over to the Riverwalk in Wilmington's Historic District. The Riverwalk has all the restaurants a foodie could possibly hope for and then some! Shoppers also favor the Riverwalk, as it is chock-full of cute little shops, galleries, and stores with various sundries. The Riverwalk extends along Wilmington's Cape Fear River. This is the site where the famous Battleship North Carolina is currently moored. Historical buffs will find this battleship quite interesting, as it has artifacts pertaining to World War II naval history with a particular emphasis on combat.

Those who enjoy hiking and biking will feel right at home in Wilmington. The Gary Shell Cross-City Trail is particularly impressive. This multi-use trail provides plenty of space for pedestrians to walk and bicyclists to ride their bikes. Add in Wilmington's numerous cultural, recreational, and educational attractions, and there is even more reason to move to this emerging city. In terms of employers, Wilmington has no shortage of options. Though some local jobs are related to tourism, the New Hanover County School system and the New Hanover Health Network are the area's top employers. All in all, these two employers employ nearly 10,000 Wilmington-area residents. Examples of the area's other top employers include Verizon Wireless, General Electric, New Hanover County, the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Corning, the City of Wilmington, and Cape Fear Community College.

Located along the eastern portion of Interstate 40, Wilmington can be accessed by car with ease. In fact, drivers can take the I-40 all the way from Wilmington to Barstow, California. Wilmington is within a short drive of other top North Carolina cities ranging from Raleigh to Holly Ridge, Jacksonville, Southport, Goldsboro, and Fayetteville. Wilmington residents and visitors alike enjoy easy and quick access to Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach.

Wilmington Local Highlights

  • Wilmington is one of the most visually striking cities in the United States
  • Wilmington provides easy access to beaches, the Atlantic Ocean, and nearby North Carolina cities
  • Wilmington has near-perfect weather throughout the entirety of the year highlighted by mild temperatures, plenty of sunlight, and clear skies
  • There are plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, and other water activities
  • Wilmington has more than its fair share of employers, schools, and things to do

Wilmington School Information

Wilmington is home to several educational institutions and within a short drive of even more academic institutions. Wilmington provides easy access to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, Shaw University, East Carolina University, the University of Mount Olive, Miller-Motte Technical College, and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Local public schools are operated by the New Hanover County School System. While many other cities are limited to a single high school, Wilmington has an abundance of them including Eugene Ashley High School, John T. Hoggard High School, Isaac Bear Early College High School, Emsley A. Laney High School, and New Hanover High School. There is even a Girls' Leadership Academy, Wilmington Early College High School, and the Mosley Performance Learning Center to boot.

Wilmington has more middle schools than several other nearby cities combined. Wilmington's middle schools include Lake Forest Academy School, Holly Shelter Middle School, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Murray Middle School, and several more. Locals have their choice of nearly two dozen elementary schools including Walter L. Parsley Elementary School, Holly Tree, Winter Park, Blair, Bellamy, and Eaton. Furthermore, Wilmington even has alternate schools and academies such as the Cape Fear Academy, the Lyceum Academy, the Wilmington Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the St. Mark Catholic School.

This growing city is perfectly positioned within a short drive of the beautiful Atlantic coastline, providing something to do every single day of the week. From sailing to fishing, hiking, biking, sunbathing, relaxing or playing on the beach, gourmet restaurants, and world-class shopping opportunities at the Riverwalk, Wilmington has something fun for everyone. Add in Wilmington's growing and vibrant economy, and there is even more reason to live in this up-and-coming coastal city.

Wilmington, NC Real Estate Agents

Preparing to buy or sell a home in Wilmington? Allow our Wilmington real estate experts to help you through the process of buying your new Wilmington property or selling your current residence. As local real estate agents, we have up-to-date information on the distinct dynamics of Wilmington, North Carolina real estate.

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