Wilmington's Downtown offers many amenities that make urban living a pleasant experience. An easy stroll will bring residents to hundreds of shops, restaurants, salons and pubs that make Downtown a vibrant commercial center. Nearby arts and cultural facilities, such as Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Bellamy Mansion, the Cape Fear Museum and over a dozen other museums and private art galleries provide great access to a range of entertainment options. As Downtown hosts dozens of community festivals and events every year, nearby residents have a tremendous opportunity to participate in these lively activities.
Of course, the Cape Fear River and Wilmington's riverwalk are magnificent attractions for all area residents. Named by USA Today newspaper as the Best Waterfront in America in October 2014, the riverwalk is a scenic brick and wooden deck walkway adjacent to Water Street that spans over a mile from Hanover Street to the north to Nun Street at the south. The riverwalk includes small park areas, benches, sculptures, scenic vistas and other amenities to appeal to people taking casual strolls or serious workouts. The City of Wilmington continues to expand this scenic walkway with new portions under construction and more additions planned for the future.
Front Street serves as the primary commercial corridor for Downtown. The Cotton Exchange and Chandlers Wharf, restored as historic shopping complexes, are located at the northern and southern ends of Front Street and help anchor the many shops and pubs along this commercial corridor. Third Street houses City and County governments and is also home to several large office users. The Brooklyn Arts District is located along North 4th Street and is anchored by an events center that does everything from pottery shows to weddings to concerts. The Castle Street Arts and Antiques District is at the southern edge of Downtown and is a thriving area for artisans and locally owned business. A major hospitality zone is in place along Grace and North Water Streets, with hotels and convention facilities including the Coast Line Center (housed in a restored railroad facility) and the Wilmington Convention Center.
These amenities and many more make downtown Wilmington a "place to be" for business, visitors and residents alike. Follow @WilmDowntown on Twitter for updates on available properties in downtown Wilmington!