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Neighborhoods
Wilmington
       Downtown
       Wilmington and New 
            
Hanover County

       North of Wilmington
       South of Wilmington
Wrightsville Beach
Carolina / Kure Beaches
Bald Head Island
Southport / Oak Island
South Brunswick Islands
Calabash
Topsail Island

Residential Real Estate Agencies
Wilmington
Wallace
Wrightsville Beach
Figure Eight Island
Carolina / Kure Beaches
Bald Head Island
Southport / Oak Island
South Brunswick Islands
     Holden Beach
     Ocean Isle
     Sunset Beach
Topsail Island

Commercial Real Estate Agencies

Home Ownership

Home Services

Apartments

 

 

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Wilmington | Real Estate

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Real estate is big business in the southern coastal region, due in large part the desirable nature of the Carolina coast. The climate, the amenities of North Carolina's largest coastal city, beaches, a thriving university, practically unlimited shopping and dining, first-rate medical services, attractions, historical sites, varied recreational opportunities and beautiful coastal scenery conspire to lure newcomers and maintain a lifelong hold on residents.  

Since the entire region from Topsail Island to Sunset Beach hugs the shore, land is limited to an approximately 180-degree angle. Naturally, the closer a property is to the water, the higher the price. Nevertheless, housing remains remarkably affordable throughout the southern coastal region compared to some more affluent parts of the country. There is also tremendous diversity in terms of neighborhoods, housing styles, scenery and price. The highest level, from $500,000 to beyond $3 million, consists of properties for buyers interested in waterfront and luxury homes. At the other end of the scale, there are smaller, new homes ranging from $80,000 to $130,000, just right for first-time homeowners and retirees seeking affordable housing. 

Because new neighborhoods are continually sprouting in the area, we aren't even going to try describing all that are available. What follows is information about established neighborhoods, average prices (these may fluctuate according to the market) and other general facts. For specific information, contact an area real estate agent (a partial list of agencies is included in this chapter) or visit sales offices in a community that appeals to you.