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Wedged between the Cape Fear River on the west side and the Atlantic Ocean on the east side, Wilmington is the ideal city – minutes from the Coastal Carolina beaches, a few hours from the mountains, and tucked along the river. Downtown Wilmington’s riverfront area was once declared “the Best American Riverfront” by USA Today. With a history dating back to 1737, Downtown Wilmington is part of the Wilmington Historic District, which contains more than 875 historic buildings. The Bellamy Mansion, a downtown landmark built around 1859, is considered one of the best examples of antebellum architecture in the state.

Your Downtown Wilmington apartment will provide access to the beautiful downtown shopping district. This area is filled with historic architecture, brick-paved walkways, period lighting, and gorgeous crepe myrtles offering pops of brilliant pink in the summer. Downtown Wilmington is very pedestrian-friendly, featuring wide sidewalks lined with shops and restaurants. Gorgeous Wrightsville Beach provides an afternoon of surfing, swimming, and beachcombing. Head to Kure Beach and try fishing off the oldest fishing pier along the Atlantic coast.

Downtown Wilmington is filled with things to do: exploring the Battleship North Carolina, a WWII battleship turned museum; taking a trolley or horse-drawn carriage tour of the historic sites; exploring the shops, sidewalk cafes, breweries, and bars along Market Street; and taking the kids to the Children’s Museum of Wilmington for a day of exploring and learning. Downtown Wilmington apartments also provide easy access to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College, the beaches and campgrounds of Masonboro Island, and the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, a historic house museum built in the 1770s.

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Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Wilmington, NC is $1,209 for one bedroom, and $1,528 for two bedrooms. Apartment rent in Wilmington has increased by 1.4% in the past year.

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80 Walk Score® Very Walkable
31 Transit Score® Some Transit
0 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

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Sawmill Point
1015 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401
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$995 - 2,204 1-2 Bed Available Now
844-881-5400
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814 N 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401
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$999 - 1,599 1-2 Bed Available Now
866-861-2364
Sawmill Point
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304 N Front St Unit D
Wilmington, NC 28401
$1,095 Condo for Rent Available Now
984-204-8197
313 N 6th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
$1,175 House for Rent Available Now
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801 N 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
$2,500 Condo for Rent Available Now
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709 N 4th St
Wilmington, NC 28401
$1,000 House for Rent Available Now
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414 Bladen St
Wilmington, NC 28401
$1,100 House for Rent Available Now
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River Place
240 N Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
No Availability 2 wks

Apartments for Rent in Downtown Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

Wedged between the Cape Fear River on the west side and the Atlantic Ocean on the east side, Wilmington is the ideal city – minutes from the Coastal Carolina beaches, a few hours from the mountains, and tucked along the river. Downtown Wilmington’s riverfront area was once declared “the Best American Riverfront” by USA Today. With a history dating back to 1737, Downtown Wilmington is part of the Wilmington Historic District, which contains more than 875 historic buildings. The Bellamy Mansion, a downtown landmark built around 1859, is considered one of the best examples of antebellum architecture in the state.

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