As one of the most desirable locations on the east coast, Wilmington, North Carolina exudes character and history that is virtually unmatched by any other southern city. Known as “The Port City”, Wilmington was settled in the early 1700’s along the banks of the Cape Fear River. The river and the mile long Riverwalk that flanks the downtown area has become one of the most iconic backgrounds to this beautiful city and was named “Best American Riverfront” in 2014 by USA Today.
For those that seek out the salt air and ocean breezes, the colorful island beach towns that surround Wilmington are top destinations for many full time residents as well as travelers from afar. Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach all have their own unique style and atmosphere that speak to each individual differently. With crystal clear blue water and gorgeous sandy beaches it’s easy to see why many who visit these breathtaking beaches long to make Wilmington their permanent home.
The incredible beauty of the Wilmington landscape speaks for itself but the rich history, community events and involvement are what bring this city alive. From the Annual Azalea Festival every Spring to Riverfest in the Fall, Wilmingtonians flock to these area events as a celebration of everything that their charming southern city embodies. The brick lined streets are reminiscent of a storied past but the new art galleries, retail shops, and restaurants are constantly breathing new life into the historic old homes and street fronts that make up the historic Downtown Wilmington.