Southeastern NC Area Info
Southeastern NC Area Info
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New Hanover County
Founded in 1739, Wilmington is the largest city on the North Carolina coast. It features a historic district and riverwalk along the Cape Fear River, prime access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean, a branch of the University of North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College, and international port and airport, a thriving arts community, and award winning dining.
Carolina Beach is a resort community located 15 miles south of Wilmington. It's one half of what locals call Pleasure Island (the other half is Kure Beach). Carolina Beach features a nationally recognized boardwalk, excellent festivals year-round, a great state park, world-class fishing, and plenty of options for enjoying the beach.
Castle Hayne is an unincorporated area located north-northwest of Wilmington right on the New Hanover/Pender County border. If you're new to Wilmington, you probably won't be able to distinguish it from the city, but many residents there enthusiastically argue their independence from their neighbor. Castle Hayne is home to a General Electric complex and numerous excellent businesses.
Wrightsville Beach is located east of Wilmington along the Atlantic Ocean. It's been a popular beach destination since the late 1800s and was once accessible by railroad ("beach trolley") before any automobile bridges were installed. It's now home to resorts, excellent dining, marinas, and luxury homes, as well as an internationally recognized surfing destination.
Burgaw is located in Pender County about 30 minutes from Wilmington just off of I-40. It's a quiet small town, but don't let that fool you. It has plenty to offer residents between a number of quaint shops and restaurants, the Pender County Museum, and the Railroad Depot, which is much more than just a museum. Plus, it's home to the North Carolina Blueberry Festival, which attracts close to 30,000 people each year.
Hampstead is a thriving town located in Pender County about 15 minutes northeast from Wilmington. It features numerous new home communities, a growing business district, and excellent golf courses. It's also labeled the official “Seafood Capital of the Carolinas”.
Kure Beach is located 18 miles south of Wilmington and is the second half of what locals call Pleasure Island. It's home to the Fort Fisher Civil War Museum, Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, and a branch of the North Carolina Aquarium.
Located between Hampstead and Jacksonville, Topsail Island was once home to pirates! Nowadays, it's your quintessential small town beach community with Surf City at its center. Topsail is home to the nationally recognized Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, as well as The Annual Dolphin Dip Extravaganza, a New Year's Day swim event that attracts thousands of visitors.
Leland is located just across from Wilmington on the western side of the Cape Fear River. Depending on traffic, it's 10-20 minutes from Downtown Wilmington. Once considered a "bedroom district" for the city, the Leland has begun to develop its own identity. This is mainly due to a growing business community.