The Wilmington, North Carolina Area

Being one of the most desirable places to live in the Southeast, Wilmington, NC, incorporated in 1739, is a charming southern city enriched with culture and history.  Wilmington, known as the Port City, is located in New Hanover County and lies between the Cape Fear River to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.  Because of its prime location, Wilmington is one of the most beautiful places to live.  Living in the city but also just minutes away from many of North Carolina’s most beautiful beaches, Wilmington offers its visitors and residents plenty of year round activities.

Wilmington’s history spans over two and a half centuries dating back to the pre-Revolutionary era.  In the historic downtown district, you can still find homes that were built in the mid 1700’s, and graveyards that hold the remains of Revolutionary War veterans.  Wilmington takes pride in the fact that it was the last port opened to confederate troops during the Civil War.  Wilmington is also home to the World War 2 Battleship North Carolina which has been turned into a war memorial offering daily tours.  Horse drawn carriage tours and Riverboat cruises are also offered around the downtown area to those who are interested in the vast history that Wilmington has to offer.

History is not the only thing Wilmington has to offer.  It is also very culturally enriched with Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, a number of small local theaters, Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, and numerous museums including the Cameron Art Museum and Cape Fear Museum of History and Science.  There are many events and activities to attend year round that bring people from all over the Southeast.  The Azalea Festival, Jazz Festival and River Fest are among the highlights of such events.  In addition, opportunities for continuing education and other cultural attractions are provided by University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College.

Boating and Fishing

Because of the abundance of water around Wilmington (Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, Cape Fear River, Brunswick River, and numerous creeks and marshes), and a plethora of docking, mooring and launching sites, this area is a boater’s and fisherman’s paradise!  Some might choose the luxury of living in a boating community, which allows direct access to privately owned boat slips, docks and marinas, while others may prefer living inland and choose to dock their boat in one of the many public marinas available in the area.  Make the Cape Fear area your vacation or permanent residence and take advantage of the endless opportunities that coastal living provides.

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