Historic Downtown

All are architectural treasures that portray the lifestyle of the Wilmington’s upper class over a century ago.

Welcome to Downtown

Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina real estate offers us all a vision of Wilmington’s storied past. Established in 1739, Wilmington and its downtown are known for its historical importance; downtown Wilmington has survived the ravages of the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and WWII, and historic Downtown thrives today amid architectural and historical monuments. The Cape Fear River has always been the primary influence in the downtown area, providing a pathway for trade and industry. The downtown Wilmington area spans down from Market St and borders the Cape Fear River. Many of the homes built in the 19th Century still stand today, and those houses of historic significance are registered landmarks. Horse carriages rides and walking tours still frequent many of those storied properties! A few of the historic homes in downtown Wilmington are the Bellamy Mansion, the Latimer House, and the Burgwin-Wright House. All are architectural treasures that portray the lifestyle of the Wilmington’s upper class over a century ago.
Today, downtown Wilmington NC historic homes for sale are hard to come by at times. From the Victorian period style, to Georgian architecture aged, to the small cottages; the history surrounds the old streets. Downtown Wilmington residential homes incorporate approximately 230 blocks and showcase stunning mansions, cottages, and other landmarks amid the elegant live oak trees decorated with Spanish Moss. Horse-drawn carriages still run up and down the streets giving tours about downtown Wilmington’s diverse past. Mixed in with the mansions are more modest but equally beautiful residences, while restoration and preservation continue to be important to the residents here. Downtown is one of Wilmington's most sought after neighborhoods. When homes are for sale downtown, they usually do not last very long. The timeless beauty of real estate in this Wilmington area helps project the property appreciation that has taken place over the past decade and will likely continue.
The modern Riverwalk today allows residents and guests to stroll along the water and sample amazing restaurants, shops, music, and peek at the stunning architecture. Some of the top restaurants are Pilot House, Elijahs, Dock St Oyster Bar, and Nikki’s Fresh Gourmet Sushi! Great bars include The Blind Elephant, Manna, The Penthouse, and Blackfinn Ameripub. New restaurants and bars are always opening up in downtown Wilmington, making it the perfect area to enjoy a walk discovering all the cool spots! Across the Cape Fear River rests The Battleship North Carolina. This retired WW2 ship is permanently anchored and open for tours daily.
David Benford Group’s team of agents have 30 plus years of experience in the Downtown real estate market. We have listed and sold homes on Market St, Front St, Second St, and many others across downtown Wilmington over the past three decades. Our experience selling downtown homes and living in this area gives us a leg up on the competition and provides us with all the local knowledge needed to ensure a smooth real estate transaction! Additionally with the Sotheby’s brand and network, we are able to market this beautiful downtown home to the world, with our global online marketing platform at SothebysRealty.com. For more information on selling real estate in the downtown Wilmington area contact us today!
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