Wilmington has been selected by TripAdvisor as a 2018 Travelers’ Choice Top Destination on the Rise. Wilmington is ranked #3 among all US Destinations on the list. The Travelers’ Choice Awards, chosen by millions of travelers, represent the very best in travel.


This coastal area of NC offers quality primary living, second home dreams come true and a life lived to the fullest. Wilmington’s charming waterfront is a historic, beautiful place full of restaurants, shopping and art.   Baby Boomer’s are drawn to North Carolina beach cities for retirement because quick beach access not found in the northern parts of the state.

Wilmington’s beaches include Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Holden Beach, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach are located on the southern end of town.

Wilmington NC has been named one of the 100 Best Art Towns in America. Whether art is painted on exterior building walls or displayed in window storefronts, art is all around you in Wilmington North Carolina. People seeking rich cultural venues are drawn to the area to enjoy the symphony orchestras, theatre performances and festivals which take place year round. Students are drawn to the UNCW campus and the University of North Carolina online courses. Movie studios have planted their roots in Wilmington too, making the city a scenic backdrop for film making and television shows. 

The historical downtown feels like a step back in time and is refreshing to Baby Boomer’s who value history at retirement. But head in any direction and new urbanism touches every edge of the city, from new town centers to affordable resort-style coastal real estate developments and custom home builders Wilmington NC. Money Magazine named Wilmington NC as a Best City to Live in North Carolina. Highway connections between the north, south and west make access to Wilmington North Carolina relatively fast and easy. 

If you’re searching for a home in Wilmington or other North Carolina beach cities, the southern charm and coastal residents will welcome you!