Wilmington: A Place to Call Home

Wilmington, the coastal town located on the southeastern coast of NC with more things to do than one can describe. From nature lovers to social butterflies, this town overflows with appealing highlights sure to draw you in and find you eager to settle in to “home.” The downtown district, located on the Cape Fear River brings excitement to visitors and full time residents with its huge array of quality dining choices and unique shopping options. Enjoy the boardwalk on the river, dine outside and enjoy views of ships and sailboats passing by. Peruse the multitude of boutiques and shops in The River District and Downtown.

Historic Charm on the Most Unexpected Corners

Throughout the city of Wilmington, you will find wonderful nuggets of communities creating their own distinct vibes and personalities. They are not to be missed, as this eclectic mix is what makes Wilmington so appealing. Locals enjoy all types of music, from outdoor live music at restaurants to tavern bands and even summer concert events. Art is celebrated across the city. For high quality art exhibitions, visit the Cameron Art Museum , a place of lifelong learning in the arts and cultural gathering. Communities like Sunset Park are highlighted, noting their historic importance within the city and their pride in enriching historical homes of all calibers. Whether you are looking for a community of southern charm and architecture or a sense of modern, minimalistic living, you are sure to find both, often intertwined.

River District and Downtown Wilmington NC

Experience all there is to the beautiful River District and Downtown. With 230-plus blocks, it is home to some of the best restaurants, churches, bars, and buildings with beautiful architectural displays, making them art within themselves. Shopping comes in all varieties. You will find jewelry, home goods, boutique style apparel, souvenirs, fine art, and more! Visit  The Cotton Exchange for lots of shops all under one roof. Walk the brick corridors of The Cotton Exchange and discover 20+ locally owned shops to explore.  Voted one of the very best, visit Tarantelli’s, a family owned restaurant staple of downtown with Italian cuisine and more.

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Southern Fare Made With Natural Freshness

Enjoy The Pilot House with traditional southern fare, down home cooking and of course, local seafood and fowl. The riverfront views and scenic street are hard to beat. Take a stroll to one of the local bars and taverns. A celebrated choice, Prost Biergarten is known for its local brewers on tap, European brews, craft cocktails and hand picked wines, and let’s not forget their take on German cuisine. A top choice for many is Manna Ave 123. Manna is known for their American cuisine, featuring innovative cocktails, with its robust wine list and full bar. For that casual, laid-back atmosphere, take your dog and get a beer at the iconic Duck and Dive. Take in all this small gathering place has to offer with pub games of pool and darts. Choose outdoor seating or the main bar area for your choice of over 50 beers, wine or cocktails.

Discover Midtown Wilmington NC

For everything between the river and the sea, discover Midtown Wilmington NC. Midtown shopping includes the ultimate experience at Mayfaire with 80 shops, the sky is the limit. For quality home consignment and fine furnishings, enjoy The Ivy Cottages, with three buildings of quality items from mid century mod to traditional, eclectic and more. Go next door to Indochine , Wilmington’s very acclaimed Thai and Vietnamese Asian restaurant. The rear outdoor seating is breathtaking with mature Japanese maples and seating areas nestled amongst beautiful garden landscapes with an Asian flair. After a day of shopping and a full tummy, take in the outdoor beauty of Airlie Gardens, an expansive 67 acres of gardens and lakes. Colorful azaleas, the smell of camelias, and Airlie Oak. This expansive oak tree dates back to 1545, offering a canopy of shade and beauty, where nature becomes art. Just across the intracoastal, take a drive from Airlie Gardens to the nationally acclaimed Wrightsville Beach.  

A Sweet Spot for Visiting the Carolina Beaches

If there was ever an unforgettable perk to living in Wilmington NC, the beaches are the first to be mentioned. With it’s proximity to Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach, the coastal landscapes are all within reach. Each beach offering its own unique qualities and things to do. From Wilmington, cross the bridge to Wrightsville to enjoy dining on the intracoastal waterway and oceanfront. Enjoy watching the boats and yachts parade through the intracoastal. Savor the luxury of a short drive to the beach for memorable sunsets and a moment to disengage from the hustle and bustle of city living. Coastal ocean views are at your back door.

Wilmington: Live Here Work Here Highlights

One of the fastest growing population centers in the Southeastern United States, the NC Census notes an attractive annual average growth rate. It is a hub of all the tools a business needs to succeed, therefore offering a strong place to live with its exemplary healthcare options, excellent educational opportunities and a strong need to meet the needs of growing industries. Live, work and play near the beaches of the Carolina coast. Enjoy a higher quality of life. Visit as a tourist, stay as a full time resident to soak up all Wilmington and the Carolina beaches have to offer. 

To know Wilmington, NC is to love all the diversity it has to offer. To explore your options, Tatum Realty is a wealth of knowledge about the area. Our firm offers well versed agents ready to assist you in finding your slice of NC real estate, whether it be in-town living or coastal NC real estate. Our generations of expertise are at your fingertips.

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