Big City Activity and Small-Town Charm: Life in Downtown Wilmington

Convenience to restaurants and shops, charming historic architecture, and entertainment around every corner. These are just a couple of reasons people are drawn to Downtown Wilmington. Nestled against the Cape Fear River, Downtown Wilmingtonoffers beautiful water views and 1.75 miles Riverwalkadorned with restaurants and boutiques. The area is rich with historic architecture and southern charm. Visitors and locals alike are attracted to this area, and many have chosen to call it home!

Living in downtown Wilmington offers a wealth of convenience. The area is very walkable and provides beautiful scenery. Conveniences are easily met withover40 different restaurants, 11 breweries, and a variety of boutiques. Whether in search of a cup of coffee, some new clothes, a thoughtful gift, or a locally brewed beer, Downtown Wilmington offers a variety to choose from.

Entertainment is easily found downtown as well! Earlier this year, Live Nation opened the live Oak Pavilion at Riverfront Park in Downtown Wilmington. This music and event venue accommodates 7,200 guests and has already brought big names to Wilmington such as Widespread Panic, Glass Animals, and Santana. Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre offers a more intimate setting for concerts surrounded by nature, and local music can be found in many different restaurants and pubs.

Festivals and street fairs are held regularly in downtown Wilmington, with the Azalea Festival and Riverfest being the largest. Weekly Farmers Markets and Craft Fairs are held on a regular basis, and different events are hosted annually downtowns such as the theupcomingCape Fear Fair and Expo, and lighthouse Beer and Wine Festival.

Excitement and activity meet charm and character in downtown Wilmington. If strolling down the street to a locally-owned restaurant or taking a morning walk down along the riverfront for coffee appeals to you, look no further than Downtown Wilmington. We encourage you to explore the areaas something is offered for everyone!