Wilmington is fairly large city, so choosing an neighborhood can be daunting. Remember these neighborhoods aren’t an all inclusive list, but more or less a list of Wilmington’s most popular neighborhoods. So by price here are the best neighborhoods to live in Wilmington:
Under $125K (Walnut Hills):
Trying to buy a house in Walnut Hills can be like trying to fight a bunch of hungry lions for a piece of steak. The competition is fierce because it’s one of the few places in Wilmington to get a decent property under $110K.
- GREAT VALUE
- Located close to town (but a little further out)
- Great for investors
- Near wetlands
- Has a rural vibe
- CONNECTED TO CITY WATER & SEWER!
Greenway Village is a townhome complex located a few blocks from UNCW.
- Huge amounts of space (3bed/3bath 1,300sqft)
- The HOA is very strict
- They make great investment units and produce income
- Has a lake and a dog park
- Great location near UNCW
$150-200,000 (Kings Grant):
King’s Grant is one of the largest subdivisions in Wilmington and is nearly all brick ranchers.
- It’s close to UNCW, the beach, but still allows you to have big lots.
- Brick ranchers tend to hold value well
- Great investment neighborhood
- Great chances to gain equity by buying cheap and renovating
Ogden is a suburban sprawl and just a GIANT mesh of family-oriented subdivisions:
- FAMILY ORIENTED SUBDIVISION
- All houses tend to be newer and traditional architecture
- Very, very safe
- Good schools
- Lots of new construction and top-notch builders
$250-300K (Windemere, Long Leaf Acres):
I call Windemere the “champagne of brick ranchers” because:
- There are very large, higher-end brick ranchers in the neighborhood
- Awesome, Up-and-coming Location
- There’s tons of diversity in the neighborhood with a variety of different architecture styles to choose from.
- Located within walking distance to Mayfaire shopping center
$200-300 Carolina Place & Ardmore
- Up & coming
- Very fashionable
- Cottage Style
- Great neighborhood
- Older homes that have been flipped