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Downtown Wilmington & Nearby Neighborhoods

Welcome to Downtown Wilmington and the neighboring communities, where you'll find a truly unique assortment of historic and modern homes, quaint shops, fantastic restaurants and plenty of Southern charm! The Downtown area is located in the western part of Wilmington, north of Greenfield Lake and south of the Wilmington International Airport. Downtown Wilmington is divided into several districts, with the Historic District being one of the most popular among locals and visitors alike. 

Whether you're searching for a modern condo with luxurious amenities, hunting for a cute little cottage on a brick-paved road, or you're hoping to invest in a stately historic mansion, Downtown Wilmington and the surrounding areas have something for just about everyone. You can even find some great starter homes and investment property if you know where to look! 

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Downtown Wilmington Homes For Sale

4 Beds 3 Baths 100333762 MLS
The Honnet house at 322 South Front Street was built in 1881, by the area's most prominent Jeweler and watchmaker, and it remained in the family until after World War II. Known for its enormous Ionic columns and expansive porches, pictures of this beautiful home have been used to promote the Historic District and Wilmington for years. Benjamin Moore Paints used this home as the cover photo for their Historic Paints brochure in the 1980s.When the front door opens, one is swept into the foyer with the wide stairway taking off in front of you and the hallway alongside leading to the large kitchen in the back of the house. The spacious foyer features the elegant pier mirror ordered for the house by its original owner, George Honnet, and one cannot help but notice the unusually tall ceilings - just shy of 12 feet! On the left side of the house, framed glass sliding doors separate the front and back parlors. The dining room at the back has a recessed niche for a buffet, and the cozy living room has a fireplace with windows to either side. The kitchen and spacious breakfast room are at the back of the house along with a full bath and the back enclosed stair. Upstairs there are four bedrooms - one with access to the large balcony overlooking Front Street, and two full baths. At the back of the upstairs is a wonderful space that would make a perfect office, as there are windows facing the Cape Fear River. This house is being sold along with the adjacent wooded lot behind it at 25 Nun Street.

322 S Front Street, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corporation.

5 Beds 5 Baths 100344056 MLS
This unique downtown triplex is actually two 1930's bungalows cleverly positioned back to back, with an apartment in between, allowing each unit to enjoy separate entries with generous, private outdoor space. Thoughtfully updated by resident owners over the past two years, every detail has been attended to, with charming touches throughout. Situated on a cul-de-sac with ample off street parking, two blocks away from trendy Castle Street and a short stroll to downtown destinations, makes this an attractive option for both short and long term rentals. Front house (Unit A) boasts 10 foot ceilings, 4 ornamental fireplaces, en-suite master, huge closets and even a clawfoot tub! Just a few steps up and separated by a breezeway, Unit B is a quiet, private one bedroom enclave with new kitchen and bath and would make an excellent in-law suite or deluxe home office. Further up the walkway, enter the private sanctuary that is Unit C, with its calming country cottage vibe, including vaulted ceilings, surprising period features and delightful fixtures. The landscaped garden with patio is welcoming for your outdoor gatherings, and fenced in for pets. Excellent long term tenant in place at Unit A, Units B &C are fully furnished and turn-key ready. Recent HVAC installations with maintenance contracts in place. The versatility and possibilities for this well maintained property are absolutely endless. Come experience for yourself because this investors dream will soon be gone.

717 S 4th Street, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Intracoastal Realty Corp.

3 Beds 4 Baths 100339105 MLS
Welcome to the private community of Preservation Point, with luxury marsh front living. This Michael Christian plan is a homeowners dream come true! Arrive on your aqualine permeable stone driveway with a rocking chair front porch that has a rich mahogany ceiling. The home features 10 ft ceilings and 8 foot interior painted doors. This true, chef's dream kitchen features quartz counters with one piece quartz backsplash and double stacked custom cabinetry. The natural gas cooktop and Frigidaire Professional Appliances will make entertaining a breeze. The master has a unique pecky cedar ceiling detail that warms the space nicely. There are 2 closet spaces with ample storage. The entire first floor has beautiful hickory wood flooring. The large finished room over the garage has a full bath and perfect for guests. Enjoy the screened in porch with bahama privacy louvers to shade you while sipping cocktails enjoying the natural views of the Cape Fear River Preservation area, where your lot extends 355 ft. Appreciate the family time on your back patio making s'mores over your private fire pit. The community amenities abound to enrich your active lifestyle. The features include, walking trails, clubhouse, pool area, and many more in progress including a dog park, pickle ball courts, and frisbee golf. Be sure to end your days at the marina boarding your boat with family and friends heading off into the sunset.

1712 Herons View Drive, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

3 Beds 3 Baths 100342444 MLS
Waterfront living with incredible views on the Cape Fear River in the prestigious, and gated community of Governors Landing. Recent updates include wood flooring, renovated master bathroom and fresh paint. Enjoy your own 30' boat slip just outside your back door, steps to the best of all downtown has to offer. Located on the quiet southern end of the historic Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington, this 3,000 square foot home is one of the largest waterfront properties downtown. The open floor-plan is characterized by large windows overlooking the English garden, fountain, and private patio. From here you can access your boat slip and the river walk to the heart of downtown. On the west facing patio, enjoy the sunset views of the river or just watch the boats go by! The kitchen is beautifully appointed with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, wine cooler, gas range and wood cabinetry. The master bedroom suite includes a private balcony and renovated bathroom with a double vanity, walk-in shower and soaker tub. There are two additional bedrooms and a full bath as well as a washer, dryer, and soaking sink. The bonus room/large loft area offers many options. It could be a home office, work-out /yoga room or game room. There is an additional theater room as well. The HOA makes life easy, taking care of the landscaping, exterior maintenance, trash, water, sewer, flood/wind/hail insurance, marina maintenance, and security gate.

10 Nun Street, Wilmington

Listing courtesy of Re/Max Essential.

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