College Acres is located in the center of Wilmington in zip code 28403. Its boundaries are College Acres Drive and Thrush Drive to the west, Oriole Drive to the north, Clear Run Drive to the south, and South Cardinal Drive to the east.
The neighborhood is made up of single-family homes in an area that is filled with areas of dense trees. It lies at the edge of property that belongs to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington Campus.
University Commons and University Center, which are directly west of College Acres, provide area residents with convenient shopping that is no more than a few minutes from their homes.
Inland Greens Golf Course, on Inland Greens Drive, is a nine-hole, par-three course on 31 acres inside a patio-home subdivision. The course layout is filled with water hazards and various types of terrain that challenge golfers of all abilities.
Duck Haven Country Club is just minutes away, on Eastwood Road. Its course, which was built in 1965, is situated on hilly terrain, and there are water hazards throughout. It has a well-lighted driving range, pro shop, and snack bar.
The USS North Carolina is a Wilmington landmark that is docked across the river from downtown. Visitors come here to learn about the inner workings of a naval combat vessel via exhibits that tell the story of the men who served on-board. Guests can experience what it is like to steer the ship, start the engines, and fire the guns.