All of us at McAdams Homes have chosen to make Wilmington home for our own personal reasons. But some common themes on all of our lists of things we love about the Port City are, its beaches, fine dining, culture and nightlife…need we say more? Don’t worry, we will!
Whether you’re downsizing and looking forward to a coastal retirement or looking for room to grow your new family by the sea, Wilmington, NC has an undeniable appeal. Tucked away on the Cape Fear coast, our beloved city offers a unique mix of Southern charm and diverse culture. From our gorgeous beaches to the beautiful historic district, Wilmington has something for everyone. There are many reasons to live in Wilmington, so here are a few of our favorite features that make us proud to call the Port City home!
Life on the water is what draws many people to North Carolina’s coast; and it is obvious why Wilmington attracts retirees and college students alike to call it home! Wilmington is surrounded by some of the best beaches. Within a few minutes of the city lie five of the most beautiful stretches of sand on the East Coast, each with its unique personality and charm. Just minutes away from all of our McAdams Homes communities, Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach are perfect for family friendly fun. Just a little further down the road in Topsail Beach and Figure 8 Island you’ll find private beaches and peaceful seaside havens worth driving for! Located between the river and the sea, Wilmington is a boater’s paradise. Ready access to the ocean, the intercoastal waterway, and the Cape Fear River means that all manner of maritime recreation is readily available. Marinas, boat rentals, and charters are all readily available, letting you choose the best way to get on the water. From deep-sea fishing to water-skiing to casual boat rides with friends, there’s a nautical adventure waiting for you.
Wilmington was born on the banks of the Cape Fear River and much of the action still happens right there! Wilmington’s Downtown Riverwalk has been voted one of the best in America, and for a good reason! Running through the city’s Historic District, the Riverwalk showcases some of the city’s best attractions: waterfront dining, river cruises, concerts, and street fairs and of course some of the most stunning sunsets around!
Speaking of street fairs and the like, there are so many cultural and arts events around town, there is never a dull moment. Wilmington’s residents love to socialize, and the city’s many annual festivals are great excuses to do so. There are so many to choose from. From the annual Cucalorus Film Festival, to the weekly Riverfront Farmer’s Market, there is something for everyone. One of the biggest events of the year is the Azalea Festival. So if live music, street fairs, balls, and garden parties are your thing, you won’t be disappointed! There is no limit to our love for living life in Wilmington and we are sure you will agree!