Wonderful Wilmington

Big City Pleasures, Small Town Charm

Wilmington is the closest city to the Compass Pointe retirement community, and offers an appealing mix of elegance, culture, and history. Take a stroll along the Cape Fear River, or window shop on Front Street, where fine restaurants abound. Catch a show at the 1,500-seat Wilson Center, which has hosted everything from Broadway shows and rock concerts to dance performances and the North Carolina and Wilmington Symphony Orchestras. Take in a locally produced show at Thalian Hall, which opened in 1858 and is one of the oldest theaters in the USA. Wilmington’s suburbs feature popular parks teeming with playgrounds, jogging paths, tennis and basketball courts, and more.

Wilmington, NC Amenities

Rich Culture

Established in 1739, Wilmington is a city of immense culture, unique beauty, and captivating history. The streets of the city are lined with ancient oak trees, sprinkled with Spanish moss. The city also boasts beautiful neoclassical architecture, which is best viewed on a narrated horse-drawn carriage tour. The region of Southeastern North Carolina is in no shortage of water. It’s a way of life in Coastal Carolina. The Cape Fear River, once known as "Sapona" by the Native Americans, "River Jordan" by the Spanish, and "Charles" by the English, is the main feature of the historic downtown area, with over two miles of river walk. The Wilmington Riverwalk recently won over a new accolade, "America's Best Riverfront." It is easy to see why, once you experience the wide variety of boutique shops and array of dining options, all with the backdrop of the swift Cape Fear River. Wilmington is also known as the "Port City." This is because of the large port located 30 miles from the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The port plays an integral role in Wilmington’s bustling economy.

Hollywood of the East

Wilmington has another nickname, Wilmywood, with films such as, Iron Man 3, Safe Haven, and The Conjuring all featuring this beautiful city as their backdrop. It is not uncommon to spot an “A list” celebrity eating at one of the many fine dining establishments of historic downtown. If you’re not afraid of the spotlight, head down to Screen Gem Studios to add your head shot to extras list.

Your Home Awaits

The only way to truly understand what it’s like to live in Wilmington is to visit and experience it for yourself. And, we know that when you visit, like so many before you, it will have a good chance of being the next place you call home. Book your Discovery Package today!

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