Central Wilmington Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Central Wilmington, North Carolina, is home to a variety of cultural, recreational, artistic, and entertainment venues in a community known for its unique combination of Southern charm and star-power status. It is loosely bordered by a bustling downtown to the west, Oleander Drive to the south, Market Street to the north, and the Intercoastal Waterway to the east.
The city of Wilmington, nestled near the edge of the Carolina coast approximately 130 miles southeast of the state capital of Raleigh, is often referred to as “Hollywood East” due to the presence of Screen Gem Studios, one of the largest motion picture and television studios outside of California.
The residences in Central Wilmington vary widely in their type, style, architecture, and design. The area is home to the Forest Hills subdivision, which features well-kept homes dating back to the 1920s on spacious lots with large oak trees and lush, landscaped lawns just outside the confines of downtown Wilmington. Nearby Landfall is a private, member-owned equity club that combines Southern comforts with the convenience of city living near the Intercoastal Waterway. Other Central Wilmington subdivisions, such as Carolina Heights, have earned recognition on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wilmington is a fairly large city with a population of over 100,000. It has an assortment of world-class restaurants, superb medical facilities, superior educational institutions, and a host of cultural activities, much of which is situated in and around Central Wilmington. The Cape Fear Museum — the oldest history museum in the state — is located in the heart of this port city. The U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship Memorial is moored across the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington. Less than 10 miles from Central Wilmington, pristine beaches and beckoning blue waters await residents, providing the perfect blend of urban living and island paradise on the Carolina coast.