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

$3,300,000
5 Beds 6 Baths 100413152 MLS
The Charity-Prescott House (c.1837) located in Historic Downtown Wilmington has a bed and breakfast permit and is grandfathered in for short term rental use that transfers to the new owner upon sale. This turnkey short term rental business comes with five fully furnished and decorated 1 bedroom condos each come with a dedicated off-street parking spot plus 3 extra parking spots for maintenance. Parking passes can be purchase for street parking for you or your guest. The amazing location is a short walk to the famous Wilmington Riverwalk, dinning and much more. HOA agreement in place and each condo is allowed to legally operate as a short term rentals indefinitely. Each unit is decorated in a different style which comes with a new water heater, queen bed with hybrid mattresses and mattress protectors, a coffee and snack bar, welcome basket, kitchen basics, bathroom basics, linens, pillows, bedding, towels, decor, smart TV, appliances, and furniture. The 2nd floor condos have private balconies, and the 2 first floor condos have shared porch access. Wi-fi haș been integrated throughout the house for each condo. The building was fully renovated in the mid 2000's, including the installation of a metal and membrane roof. If the new owner wishes to operate the short term rentals themselves, WVH will include their short term rental inventory system, cleaning system, software setup, and a list of suppliers to help the new owner get started. The other available option is that Wilmington Vacation Homes can offer to continue to manage the property. The Wilmington Vacation Homes team is located in Wilmington and includes full-time cleaners, full-time management, maintenance, pest control, and in-house commercial laundry. If the new owner wishes, WVH can continue to book the units on Airbnb, VRBO, booking, expedia, hopper, and Wilmington Vacation Homes with their established ratings and manage the units.

415 S Front Street Unit #A,B,C,D And E, Wilmington

$1,990,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 100424414 MLS
Welcome to the exclusive gated community of Preservation Point, where luxury coastal living meets the grace and charm of a Southern lifestyle. This spectacular proposed new home by local homebuilder Thompson Design + Build is poised to redefine elegance and comfort.As you step into this exquisite home, the main floor unveils the large owner's suite facing the Cape Fear River, with a gorgeous full bathroom, and an expansive flex space designed for waterfront entertaining. Envision transforming this space into your personal oasis with the addition of a full outdoor kitchen and bar area or even a bespoke pool and hot tub.The kitchen is a culinary masterpiece, boasting high-end appliances, custom cabinetry that reaches the ceiling, and a choice of luxurious quartz or marble countertops. A large island, pantry, and coffee bar can complete the picture. The open living room provides ample space for a modern gas log fireplace and built-in shelves, creating a cozy and stylish atmosphere. The Cape Fear River serves as the breathtaking backdrop, setting the stage for unforgettable sunsets and a symphony of nature.Your primary suite on the main floor offers a spa-like retreat with a generously-sized walk-in shower, a soothing soaking tub, a double vanity, and an expansive walk-in closet. The second floor features three spacious bedrooms, an office, and well-appointed bathrooms throughout.Step outside onto large screened-in porches adorned with low-maintenance Trex all-weather decking, complemented by wooden mahogany ceilings for timeless beauty. Preservation Point's community amenities cater to an active lifestyle, featuring a custom-designed clubhouse, a refreshing community pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, pickleball courts, scenic trails, frisbee golf, grilling stations, inviting fire pits, a dog park, and the option to purchase docks and boat slips. Preservation Point offers coastal living at its finest, inviting you to embrace a lifestyle of unparalleled comfort and natural beauty. Don't miss the opportunity to make this exceptional home yours and be a part of this prestigious community! Reach out to us today to set up your time to meet with the builder today or schedule a time to come by and visit this beautiful waterfront lot in person!

1633 Riverview Terrace, Wilmington

$1,300,000
5 Beds 6 Baths 100425677 MLS
Welcome to the epitome of modern luxury living at Preservation Point! This exceptional 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath residence, priced at $1.3 million, invites you into a world of timeless elegance and contemporary comfort. Boasting a generous 3,900 sq. ft., this home seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces, creating an environment perfect for creating lasting memories.Key Features:1. Captivating Views: Enjoy mesmerizing marsh views from the comfort of your own home. Additionally, the property comes with a coveted 32' boat slip, allowing you to explore the waterways at your leisure.2. Exclusive Island Access: This property provides exclusive access to a private island, featuring amenities such as a dog park, kayak launch, fire pits, and grills - all designed to enhance your outdoor experience.3. Grand Entryway: Step into luxury through a soaring foyer that sets the tone for the architectural beauty found throughout the residence.4. Chef's Kitchen: The heart of the home is undoubtedly the chef's kitchen, equipped with a large island, quartz countertops, open shelving, ample cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry - making entertaining a delight.5. Master Sanctuary: The spacious master suite, located on the main level, offers a haven of relaxation with a spa-like bath, soaking tub, rain shower, and his and hers walk-in closets.6. Community Amenities: Revel in the perks of residing in Preservation Point with access to a clubhouse, community pool, and fitness center - fostering a sense of community and well-being.7. Custom Finishes: High ceilings and expansive windows flood the home with natural light, creating an inviting atmosphere. The dry bar adds a touch of sophistication to your entertainment space.8. Three-Car Garage: Convenience meets luxury with a spacious three-car garage, ensuring ample space for your vehicles and storage needs.9. Gated Community: Enjoy the privacy and security of a gated community, providing peace of mind for you and your

244 Preservation Point Avenue, Wilmington

$1,250,000
4 Beds 4 Baths 100395042 MLS
Welcome to 508 S Front St, a beautifully restored historic home nestled in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. The Wessel-Harper House built in 1845 combines timeless architectural details and greek-revival style with modern updates, offering the perfect blend of old-world charm and contemporary comfort. The main level boasts a spacious living area and family room, adorned with original hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, and large windows.The kitchen contains custom cabinetry, a large center island, new double oven and refrigerator. The open floor plan seamlessly connects the kitchen, extra living space, and dining area creating an ideal space for entertaining friends and family. You will also notice a wet bar across from the office including a new wine cooler and mini fridge.Upstairs, you'll find a sitting area and the primary suite. The suite features a generous bedroom with ample closet space and a spa-like en-suite bathroom, complete with a soaking tub, walk-in shower, and dual vanity. Two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom with walk in shower complete the second floor, providing comfortable accommodations for family members or guests.The home also offers a second porch with private entrance to an extra bedroom, bathroom, and versatile bonus room, perfect for a home office, in-law suite, or short term rental!!Step outside to the fenced in yard to find a patio ideal for an entertaining or off street parking for four cars.Located in the desirable Historic District, this home allows for easy access to the vibrant cultural scene, popular restaurants, and boutique shops that Wilmington is renowned for. This home is also conveniently located close to the public boat ramp. Don't miss the opportunity to own this meticulously maintained historic gem. Located in the desirable downtown area, this home allows for easy access to the vibrant cultural scene, popular restaurants, and boutique shops that Wilmington is renowned for. The Riverwalk, with its breathtaking views of the Cape Fear River, is just a short stroll away, offering a perfect spot for leisurely walks or jogging. This home is also conveniently located close to the public boat ramp. Don't miss the opportunity to own this meticulously maintained historic gem. Schedule your private showing today and experience the charm and elegance of 508 S Front St.

508 S Front Street, Wilmington

$1,150,000
5 Beds 5 Baths 100414264 MLS
Step into the past at the Northrop-Graham House, an exemplary Neoclassical Revival-style residence that captivates with its grand 2.5-story facade. Welcoming you is a wrap-around front porch, setting the tone for an inviting entry into the home. Step through the front door to discover an impressive foyer, complete with a breathtaking oversized entry hall that is sure to enchant all your guests. The house boasts original features, including hardwood floors with intricate inlaid details, three sets of functional double pocket doors, and a single door gracing the living areas. The formal dining room, adorned with a coffered ceiling, is adjacent to the original solarium. Eight fireplaces with detailed mantels add to the historic charm. Over the years, the current owner has meticulously restored many features, and now, they are ready to pass the torch to a new owner. This presents a wonderful opportunity for someone with a passion for preserving and appreciating historic homes. This residence has borne witness to decades of history, and now it's your turn to create lasting memories in this living piece of Wilmington's past.The location is unbeatable, offering a short stroll through the Historic District to the revitalized Riverwalk and downtown area. Here, you'll find a plethora of restaurants, shops, as well as music and theatrical venues, providing an enriching cultural experience right at your doorstep.

106 S 5th Avenue, Wilmington

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