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Wilmington's Historic Carolina Heights Neighborhood

You'll find the historic, yet hip, funky and eclectic Wilmington neighborhood of Carolina Heights just off Market Street between 17th and 20th Streets. It was developed around 1908 as one of the city's original "streetcar suburbs". Lush green canopies formed by majestic oaks frame block after block of absolutely charming and unique homes. Most were built between 1910 and 1930 and represent some of the finest examples of that era's popular architectural styles. A leisurely drive through Carolina Heights offers one delightful view after another of cute cottages, cozy bungalows, brightly painted Victorians, and stately Colonials. 

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Living in the Community & Location Information

Neighbors here frequently know one another and work together to maintain their community's distinctive character. Although it is not an amenity-filled new subdivision, historic Carolina Heights appeals to all ages due to its wonderful location and close-knit neighborhood feel. Living in Carolina Heights truly offers the best of both worlds. Situated at the edge of Wilmington's, "Mansion District", it is delightfully close to the downtown area, which is brimming with shopping, dining and entertainment venues, plus the newly completed Riverwalk. 

Another plus is how close Carolina Heights is to the comprehensive medical facilities at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Also nearby, there are numerous churches and schools including one private Catholic school. From Carolina Heights, it's a quick trip to lovely Greenfield Lake which has several parks, including a city skate park, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, 5-mile lake trail and picnic areas. The Greenfield Amphitheatre hosts a variety of concerts and special events throughout the year with national and internationally known artists and several local theatre companies. 

Because of its central location, Carolina Heights is convenient to Independence Mall, Mayfaire, Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach. So, whether you fancy a little retail therapy, a jog around the WB Loop or world famous Britt's donut, the choice is yours. There are only a few neighborhoods in Wilmington that offer access to so much! 

We invite you to browse the current real estate listings for Carolina Heights and let us know when you're ready to see a few of these timeless, classic homes.


Recently Listed Homes for Sale in Carolina Heights:

4 Beds 2 Baths 100318365 MLS
This 1919-built 4 bedroom, 2 bath Carolina Heights charmer offers a spacious fenced backyard and beautiful renovations. Sitting in the Historic Wilmington overlay district, this corner lot allows for parking to be a breeze with off-street alley space or on street parking right in front. Sit and relax under the shade of the trees on the rocking chair covered front porch. As you enter the large living room and den area, notice the beautiful hardwood floors and built-ins complete with a cozy window seat. The decorative fireplace is one of 4 in the home. The home has been newly upfitted with a natural gas line. The new HVAC offers natural gas heat and efficient electric cooling. Take advantage of the fully-renovated chef's kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, tile floor, plentiful cabinets, new natural gas range, and double oven. Adjacent is a family or flex room with a built-in curio. A full bath with a custom-tile shower is situated on the first level, perfect for visiting guests. Both the generously sized laundry room and utility room, where the new water heater is located, offers storage space and access to the back yard. A gorgeous outdoor custom patio was designed for all your outdoor living with generous built-in benches. The backyard irrigation system helps keep everything green. The second level of the home, with hardwood floors throughout, includes all the bedrooms and a second renovated full bathroom. Partially floored attic space is perfect for additional storage. A termite bond is in place and seller is offering a 1 year Choice Home Warranty with limited roof leak coverage. This home is being offered AS IS and the seller will need possession up to 60 days after closing. The up-and-coming Cargo and Soda Pop Districts are nearby, and you will be convenient to Historic Downtown Wilmington shops/restaurants/entertainment and the river views of the Cape Fear Riverwalk.

219 N 17th Street, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty.

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