Historic District Wilmington NC

 

It is often said that downtown Wilmington is a separate place from the rest of the city and New Hanover County.  The tone is absolutely different from any other neighborhood in the region.  If you appreciate being at the crossroads of the community, downtown is the place for you.  If you are looking for history and charm as well as an energetic and culturally/socially inspirational atmosphere, downtown Wilmington is definitely the place to be.  It's lively, warm and relentlessly interesting.

Many of the homes date from the mid Ð to late 1800s and the first quarter of the 20th century.  There are stunning examples of Victorian, Italianate, Renaissance, Neoclassical and Revivalist architecture.  Homes in the area, small cottages and large mansions alike, feature high ceilings, hardwood floors, front porches all of which one would expect of vintage homes.

Within the Historic District, many homes have been restored, but there are still handyman bargains to be had, especially in the areas outside of the district in the Historic Overlay.

There is a range of everything in the way of housing and prices downtown, from larger homes in the district to small cottages with prices ranging from $120,000 to more than $1 million, depending on the location and condition.

These neighborhoods date from the 1920s, and architectural styles vary. In the Mansion District you can certainly purchase a mansion-style home ranging from $400,000 to $1,000,000, but there are also appealing cottages. Many of the larger homes started out as handyman bargains or fixer-uppers and were returned to their former elegance. 

Some solidly rediscovered older neighborhoods beyond downtown are the Mansion District and nearby Carolina Heights and Carolina Place.  Both Flank Market Street byond 15th Street.  These neighborhoods date from the 1920's, and architectural styles vary.

Historic Homes

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$164,900

21 Front Street Unit #2e-2, Wilmington

Circa 1898 Masonic Temple Building.Nice 1bedroom furnished condo located in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Features include: hardwood floors, high ceilings, outdoor pa...

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  • MLS100086955
  • Bldg.Historic District

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$125,000

21 Front Street Unit #2e-1, Wilmington

Circa 1898 Masonic Temple Building.Nicely furnished studio condo located in the heart of Downtown Wilmington. Features include: hardwood floors, high ceilings, outdoor pa...

  • Baths1
  • MLS100086952
  • Bldg.Historic District

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$1,050,000

314 Front Street, Wilmington

The river greets you at the front door, and it only gets better as you move through the house. Perched high above the river, the double rear porches provide you with a fr...

  • Beds5
  • Baths4
  • MLS100085542

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$206,500

218 Mcrae Street, Wilmington

Rare opportunity to own a Historic Row House. Built in 1914, this home still has the original hardwood floors, windows and exposed brick. The kitchen has been updated wit...

  • Beds3
  • Baths1
  • MLS100084224
  • Bldg.Historic District

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$2,199,000

202 Nun Street, Wilmington

Originally built as a single family home in 1854, this completely renovated Italianate Mansion has been operating as a successful 4 Diamond rated Bed and Breakfast since ...

  • MLS100082891

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$2,199,000

202 Nun Street, Wilmington

Originally built as a single family home in 1854, this completely renovated Italianate Mansion has been operating as a successful 4 Diamond rated Bed and Breakfast since ...

  • Beds10
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  • MLS100082888

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$320,000

226 4th Street, Wilmington

Over 3000 square feet on one of the best blocks in the HDR. Current owner is relocating. Now is your chance to bring his dream of returning this home back to its former...

  • Beds5
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  • MLS100080379

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$69,000

618 Ann Street, Wilmington

Nice residential building lot on corner of 7th and Ann St. Only 6 blocks to Front St. Convenient to all downtown amenities!

  • MLS100080284

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$145,000

609 Church Street, Wilmington

Live in while you Restore. Turn of the century home on beautiful Church St. Not to big to handle and has a yard. Very convenient to Castle St arts district and the Histor...

  • Beds2
  • Baths1
  • MLS100077469

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$367,500

323 4th Street, Wilmington

Stately Greek Revival Home in the prestigious and desirable Historic District. Perched on a spacious corner lot this handsome home was built in 1903 ("Sutton-Burgwin Hous...

  • Beds4
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  • MLS100074843

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$1,750,000

305 3rd Street, Wilmington

The Historic Murchison House is among the few Wilm jewels remaining downtown. This elegant 19th century southern mansion typifies an era gone-by. Truly transported in tim...

  • MLS100075802

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$495,000

119 6th Street, Wilmington

The Old North Inn is a licensed B and B with an impressive short-term rental history. Wilmington already has a strong tourist market and there are many projects in the d...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5
  • MLS100073801

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$1,100,000

412 3rd Street, Wilmington

The CW Worth House is Wilmington's longest operating Bed & Breakfast and is located at 412 S. 3rd Street in the Historic Downtown District. This magnificent home was buil...

  • MLS100072759

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$1,100,000

412 3rd Street, Wilmington

The CW Worth House is Wilmington's longest operating Bed & Breakfast and is located at 412 S. 3rd Street in the Historic Downtown District. This magnificent home was buil...

  • Beds8
  • Baths9
  • MLS100072741

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$629,000

318 3rd Street, Wilmington

Welcome to the 1883 Burruss-Poisson House where spacious, twelve-foot ceilinged rooms split the difference between elegance and simplicity for comfy family living. With ...

  • Beds4
  • Baths5
  • MLS100071849

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$229,000

102 Ann Street Unit #Upper, Wilmington

Perfect location just outside of the Business District. Residential area just one block from Wilmington's lively and historic downtown. You'll be a half a block from the ...

  • Beds2
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  • MLS100070199
  • Bldg.Historic District

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$169,000

814 Grace Street, Wilmington

Charming 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home in the historic district. Built c.1898. Spacious rooms with hardwood floors and historic details throughout. Attached carport with off s...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • MLS100069222

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$300,000

614 5th Avenue, Wilmington

This remarkable turn of the century, traditional home offers all the convenience of a modern home combined with the amazing detail and character one would expect in the C...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • MLS100062630

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$65,000

112 8th Street, Wilmington

Building lot in downtown Wilmington. Located on a one way street. Desirable area off of Market Street. Close to the river, shops, restaurants and more. This lot is in...

  • MLS100062174

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$1,050,000

2 Front Street, Wilmington

Opportunity knocks! Here is your chance to own 4 floors in the Iconic Historic Trust Building at 2 n Front st. We are offering 4 floors as a package deal, cannot be divid...

  • MLS100061183

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$324,900

212 Nun Street, Wilmington

Enjoy living in one of the best historic districts in the Southeast! This beautiful 2-story home was built in 1880. One of the most desirable blocks in the historic dist...

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  • MLS100060030

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$245,000

527 Front Street, Wilmington

Enjoy urban living in Wilmington's wonderful historic district! Privately located on Front Street, this Italianate styled townhome is perfectly situated 1 block from Cap...

  • Beds2
  • Baths3
  • MLS100058032

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$1,875,000

10 Dock Street, Wilmington

Stunning one of a kind Downtown residence circa 2006. Nestled in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilmington, this custom built ''Manhattan inspired'' property with close ...

  • Beds5
  • Baths5
  • MLS100053811

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$349,900

521 Walnut Street, Wilmington

The Milford plan from Plantation Building Corp brings together the quality and attention to detail that has given Plantation its sterling reputation. With cues from histo...

  • Beds3
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  • MLS100051260

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$349,500

422 Front Street, Wilmington

SELLER MOTIVATED. This historic home is located on the same block as the Dudley Mansion and 4 houses from the Cape Fear River. There is history all around it. It is a s...

  • Beds3
  • Baths2
  • MLS100047082

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$1,100,000

504 Orange Street, Wilmington

Offered for the first time, The Woodbury-Hoggard House, meticulously restored and furnished, grossing an average of $10K monthly! One of Wilmington's finest mansions, wit...

  • MLS100046692

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$1,100,000

504 Orange Street, Wilmington

Offered for the first time, The Woodbury-Hoggard House, meticulously restored and furnished, grossing an average of $10K monthly! One of Wilmington's finest mansions, wit...

  • Beds9
  • Baths7
  • MLS100046691

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$375,000

8 7th Street, Wilmington

Rare LIVE/WORK opportunity! Duplex is zoned residential in upper unit and special use professional office on ground floor unit. Hardwood floors through out living space, ...

  • MLS100046084

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$569,900

121 5th Avenue, Wilmington

Renovated w/care, the Louis T. Moore home (c. 1910) has never looked more beautiful. A rocking chair front porch welcomes you, surrounded by colorfully landscaped grounds...

  • Beds3
  • Baths4
  • MLS100045873

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