Category Archives: Wrightsville Beach NC

Grand Houses of the Wilmington Area

Seeing this article on the grand houses and mansions around the world got me thinking about some of our area’s grand houses so I did a quick search in our multiple listing service for homes that were over 5,000 square feet and were either on the market currently, under contract, or had been sold within the last year.  The list was quite extensive at 170+.  I’ve decided to share the five most expensive homes with you:

#5 – 5This Wrightsville Beach cottage is listed for $4,200,000 and was obviously planned to enjoy with friends and family. Situated on an 1/2 acre (not common for the beach community) it offers extensive parking, as well as multiple boatslips and lifts. Over 6500 heated square feet (along with open living space) features 10 bedrooms, 7 full baths and 2 half baths.


4Located on Figure Eight Island, a private island suitable for the likes of Al Gore, Andy Griffith and many other well known people is this home listed for $4,300,000.  Ocean Front, it features 6500 square feet including 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths.

#33Also located on Figure Eight Island is this humble abode listed for $4,495,000. Ocean Front, it also offers amazing views of the sound. Over 9,000 heated square feet and an abundance of porches ensure easy entertaining.


2Located on the peninsula of Figure Eight Island is the second most currently listed home in our area at $5,450,000.  Along with the acre of land the home is situated on, the buyer of this grand home will delight in over 6500 square feet.


1Listed at $6,000,000 is this estate also located on Figure Eight Island.  Situated on over 7 acres, the home offers 9,000 heated square feet of living space. The buyer will also enjoy the expansive pool and deck area overlooking panoramic views of the ocean!

As mentioned above, these five homes are just a snap shot of the grand houses in the Wilmington area.  Feel free to contact me for any listings ranging from under $100,000 on up to this $6,000,000 gem! Whatever your budget, we’ll find the home that is right for you!

Enchanted Airlie Gardens

Some would say that Airlie Gardens is enchanted any day you visit, but during the holiday season, the Gardens are even more magical.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to go, imagine age old oaks with southern moss decked in thousands of lights.  This year, there will be something extra special for the young and young at heart – a running train made of LEGOs.  You’ll need advance tickets for the event running each weekend evening from now until Christmas.  Visit the Airlie Gardens website for all the details.

If you do get the opportunity to go, be sure to share your enchanted experience with us in our comments section!

Wrightsville Beach Flotilla

The Wrightsville Beach Flotilla is a long standing favorite scheduled for Saturday following Thanksgiving.  This year will mark the 27th anniversary of its beginnings. So popular is the event that it is listed in the Top 20 “Must See Events in the Southeast”.

The event actually begins on Friday evening with the launch party held at the Blockade Runner at Wrightsville Beach.  Tickets are $35 and can be purchased on-line .

The fun continues with the festival in the park at Wrightsville Beach park on Saturday, ending with the parade of lighted boats.  The boats will begin their procession immediate following a spectacular firework show.

Drawing over 50,000 people, you will want to come to Wrightsville Beach early in the day.  It would be a great idea to take some time to see the wonderful listings offered at Wrightsville Beach.  The deals are incredible and there has never been a better time to purchase a second home, investment property or even a permanent home!

Wilmington NC Real Estate, 6th Annual Turkey Trot

The Turkey Trot is one of the largest Thanksgiving Day events around the country.   It is one of the most fun ways to begin Thanksgiving Day.  The 2.4 Mile Turkey Trot around the Loop at Wrightsville Beach and the 1 Mile or 2.4 Mile Gobbler Family Fun Walk is designed to accommodate everyone.  On-site registration in the rear of the Park begins at 7:30am.  To learn more about the Turkey Trot or Wilmington NC Real Estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at

Wilmington NC Real Estate, NC Big Sweep

Join hundreds of volunteers throughout New Hanover County gather to reduce the amount of litter that becomes marine debris during Big Sweep, an annual cleanup of our waterways.  Big Sweep will begin at 9am on Saturday in Wrightsville Beach at Access #4 (the L-shaped lot), Johnnie Mercer’s Pier and Access #36 (near Oceanic), Carolina Beach at the Boardwalk Gazebo, Kure Beach at the Pier, and Greenfield Lake at the boathouse.  To learn more about this event or Wilmington area real estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at

Wilmington NC Real Estate, 32nd Annual YMCA Triathlon


This is the  biggest race in the NCTS, and the largest single distance, one day event from northern Virginia to Florida (1,300 participants).  This race starts out with a 1,500 meter swim, the bike course is one loop that takes participants over the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge and onto the mainland and the 5K run course is a one-loop design and also flat.  The run takes place on the very popular “loop” at Wrightsville Beach.  The race starts at 7am on Saturday at Wrightsville Beach Park.  To learn more about the race or Wilmington area real estate contact me at 910-431-9395 or visit my website at