Welcome to Historic Downtown Wilmington 

You will love the charm and atmosphere of the homes in the historic district of downtown Wilmington, NC.  It is truly a wonderful place to live or to own a vacation home or an investment property.  Our agents have a great deal of knowledge and experience with downtown Wilmington NC real estate.  Trust us to show you around the neighborhood and guide you to a home that's the best fit for your budget and lifestyle.

Easy Walking Distance to Shops, Theater, and Restaurants

In addition to the charm and close-knit neighborhood vibe of downtown Wilmington, one of the favorite draws of living here is the walkability of the area.  Simply stroll through the neighborhoods, admiring homes and gardens throughout downtown or head towards the Cape Fear River to the business district for wonderful restaurants, shops, and live theater.  

Downtown Wilmington is known for dining that varies from bold and unique, to comforting southern fare. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just coffee or drinks at a wide variety of establishments downtown.

Shopping downtown provides a break from the usual chain stores. Our shops and galleries are local and unique, offering something of interest to everyone.

Live theater abounds downtown at the historic Thalian Hall as well as City Stage. You can also venture outside of the main business district for Theater Now (10th St.) and Big Dawg Productions (Castle St.).  On select days, you can catch art house movies at Cinematique presented by our local NPR station and Thalian Hall.

Downtown Wilmington is a wonderful, fun, and cultural living experience.  Our agents would love to help you find your perfect downtown house.

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Historic District Homes For Sale

$875,000
3 Beds 3 Baths 100437276 MLS
Here is your chance to own a piece of living history. Welcome to the Latimer Waddell House in historic downtown Wilmington. This graceful beauty sits only a few blocks from all the Port City has to offer, only a quick jaunt down to the Cape Fear River and all the quaint restaurants and shops. This all brick home has been lovingly restored from top to bottom. With three roomy bedrooms and three full baths, an office, large basement with workshop, this home has all the charms of an old home but recently updated. Sit on the fenced-in front porch and watch the city buzz by. The sun-filled living and dining rooms have full-sized pocket doors for an open floor plan or a more cozy setting, and the giant eat-in kitchen has been completely renovated, with stunning fantasy brown marble counters, marble subway tile backsplash, double wall ovens, spacious single-bowl sink, and versatile island; you can cook for a crowd. The French door opens on to the back deck, which perches over the tree-filled garden, a perfect, private getaway, just you and the birds. Take the steps down to the sunken garden, a magical space with a brick fountain, laden with water hyacinths, tucked under the magnolia and fig trees. Herringbone brick pathways lead you around the property. Back inside, take the sweeping staircase up to the second floor, where you can plan your home office. The front bedroom has built-in bookcases, whether you want to use it as a library or bedroom, or two room suite, as if can open to the second bedroom. The laundry room is upstairs with the bedrooms, located in the guest bathroom. The owners suite is at the back of the house, ringed with windows looking over the garden. Make sure you don't miss the luxurious bathroom, complete with double sinks, plenty of storage, the cast iron claw foot tub, newly refinished for that relaxing soak, and the walk in spa shower, lined with travertine. The basement lit by several windows can be accessed from inside the house or from outside

218 S 3rd Street, Wilmington

$1,100,000
6 Beds 5 Baths 100433611 MLS
THE GILCHRIST MANSION AND CARRIAGE HOUSE Many buildings are built, but very few are created It is a rare opportunity to buy a 6,950 sq ft historical mansion that allows a person to create something truly magnificent and magical. This Queen Anne-style historical mansion was built by E. William Gilchrist in 1894. There are two options to consider when purchasing this property. One is to follow through with the seller's plan to subdivide the mansion into 4 upscale residences (The Gilchrist Mansion and Carriage House) or, Two - renovate the 6 bedroom, 5 bath mansion as a luxurious palatial estate for your own use. It has taken 2 years to get The Gilchrist project to this point. The site has been cleared, and architectural and engineering plans are in place and ready for this majestic conversion. The purchase price includes all architectural and engineering plans and more. Please visit online at TheGilchrist to get a detailed overview of this unique project. It is very unlikely to find a large lot facing two streets in historic downtown Wilmington. This property consists of 0.42 acre and fronts Market Street as well as 7th Street and is within walking distance to the heart of downtown and very close to the new Coca-Cola Soda Pop district. The exterior of the mansion is in great shape, the metal roof is newer, the interior has been stripped down to its bones, and its bones are in excellent shape. The house features 12-foot ceilings, a grand staircase, a basement, 8 fireplaces and so much more! I can assure you that once you visit this property, the experience will be one of wonder and wonderful!

708 Market Street, Wilmington

$2,435,000
8 Beds 9 Baths 100432857 MLS
Incredible Lifestyle, Investment and Business opportunity right in the heart Wilmington's Historic District. Enjoy as a personal residence or Bed and Breakfast. Voted USA Today's 2023 Best Reader Choice Bed and Breakfast, the C.W. Worth House provides outstanding guest services in the Wilmington area. The level of mindfulness, tasteful renovations and charming historic appeal set this B&B opportunity apart from others. This beautiful historic landmark has seven guest rooms in addition to the main owner's suite. Each room has its own private entry, bathroom, and style. The inviting living areas are thoughtfully decorated and enhance the guest experience. Its prime location near downtown, the River Walk, and various dining options, placement within a historic district and room capacity provide a fantastic opportunity for its next owner. This property-business is turnkey ready and has advanced booking that enabled the next owner to benefit from all the previous owner's efforts. CW Worth House has received national notoriety for their service and location. CW Worth house was awarded 2022 - Present: Select Registry Property, 2022 & 2023 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice, 2023 Best Hotel/ Bed & Breakfast in the Cape Fear Region and 2023 USA Today #1 10Best Readers' Choice Best Bed & Breakfast. Considering the Award-Winning Business, Unique Charm, and a solid business plan enables the CW Worth House to continue to excel.

412 S 3rd Street, Wilmington

$1,125,500
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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