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:

3 Beds 3 Baths 100444802 MLS
Presenting 1801 Chestnut Drive, an exceptional residence nestled within the esteemed Carolina Heights. The home is registered with the Historic Wilmington Foundation and crafted to embody the seamless union of Southern charm and refined opulence. Positioned gracefully on a generous corner lot, this home offers an abundance of space. Including a newly constructed, expertly fashioned one-bedroom garage apartment by the renowned design-build firm Tongue & Groove, the property invites a multitude of possibilities. Whether hosting guests, establishing an elegant home office or studio, or generating substantial rental income, this versatile addition promises limitless potential. Enter the primary residence and be greeted by three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, effortlessly delivering comfortable living quarters while preserving the enduring the elegance of the home. Meticulous attention to detail, harmoniously intertwining modern amenities to strike a perfect equilibrium between historical character and contemporary comforts. The interior unveils spacious rooms with tasteful sophistication and refined style. Indulge in the comfort of the recently renovated primary suite bathroom, thoughtfully designed to provide an oasis of relaxation and refined aesthetics. Outside, the enchanting setting of the corner lot has beautifully landscaped gardens and majestic, well-established trees, creating an atmosphere of unrivaled serenity and idyllic allure. Notably, this property caught the discerning eye of esteemed Screen Gems location scouts and found its place within the acclaimed movie, Scream 5, adding a touch of distinction. Ideally positioned within the historic neighborhood of Carolina Heights, this distinguished neighborhood offers a tranquil retreat while ensuring effortless access to the modern conveniences of daily life. Infused with rich historical significance, elegant design, and thoughtful contemporary updates, this residence is extraordinary.

1801 Chestnut Street, Wilmington

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