Wrightsville Beach, NC

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina: Coastal Living at its Finest

For more than a century, Wrightsville Beach has been synonymous with North Carolina coastal living. In the 1800’s this community was established on a five-mile-long barrier island. Like most of the barrier islands in North Carolina, Wrightsville Beach is a low, sandy, slender piece of land. On one side is the Atlantic Ocean; on the other, the Intracoastal Waterway. There are also miles of bays, rivers, creeks and wetlands.

Yet, Wrightsville Beach is not a typical beach resort town. Unlike the crowded oceanfront stretches of the Outer Banks, Wrightsville Beach is known for its beaches, boats, boards, and beauty. Wrightsville Beach has maintained its residential charm and clean beaches despite the brisk commercial growth surrounding the island. The Intracoastal Waterway hugs the shore, creating a protected highway for watercrafts. Boaters love the choice of marinas that surround Wrightsville Beach. Facilities are available for every water-related need: boat and yacht sales, brokers and charters, sailing schools, boat launching ramps, repairs, fishing gear and more. For kayakers there is a 5-mile trail that winds through the island’s marshes while sailing enthusiasts enjoy perfect wind conditions on the sound and on the ocean. And of course there are opportunities for jet skiing, windsurfing, and parasailing. Fishing can be done from the piers, in the surf, or from charter boats. You don’t have to go to California or Hawaii to “catch a wave.” Wrightsville Beach has some of the best surf on the east coast. Of course, the beach is a destination in itself.

RE/MAX Southern Shores agents sell property at Wrightsville Beach, NC

RE/MAX Southern Shores can help you find property in Figure Eight Island, an exclusive oceanfront resort community, in nearby Landfall, a private, gated community, on the Intracoastal Waterway or oceanfront. Newcomers are drawn to the small-town beach community of Wrightsville Beach and the conveniences of the city of Wilmington that’s just five miles away. Wrightsville Beach is a unique oceanfront community where you can enjoy beach living with all of the amenities that Wilmington and New Hanover County have to offer.

When it comes to property, you will find some long-term owners from the Cape Fear River area who have maintained summer homes at Wrightsville Beach for years. But Wrightsville Beach isn’t just popular with locals; Wrightsville Beach and the Wilmington area have been identified as one of the top ten small towns in the United States. This national recognition coupled with temperate weather, a low cost of living, an international airport, a branch campus of the University of North Carolina and southern hospitality make Wrightsville Beach and the Wilmington area attractive for investors and residents alike. Although residential areas on the island are densely populated, development has been controlled by building ordinances that limit the size of new houses based on square footage relative to lot size. Consequently, the character of the community has been maintained over time.

In the current economy, more properties are available, but Wrightsville Beach homes continue to hold their value. Over the last 20 years, as land values escalated, many older beach cottages were renovated or replaced by larger, modern homes, making the community an attractive option not only for year-round residents, but also for investors and buyers of second homes and summer houses. Whether you are dreaming of an oceanfront home with the beach as your front yard or a home on the Intracoastal Waterway, RE/MAX Southern Shores’ agents can find the perfect property for you. Wrightsville Beach is a wonderful place to visit, to live, and to invest in. Call RE/MAX Southern Shores at 843-839-0200 to speak to an agent today!

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