New Hanover County Real Estate

The Wilmington area is one of the most popular on the East Coast for prospective homebuyers. Which community is right for you and your family? Learn more about Wilmington NC real estateCarolina Beach real estateKure Beach real estateWrightsville Beach real estate, and historic downtown Wilmington real estate to find the community that’s best for you.  

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear River, Wilmington is a port city and home to 230 blocks of historic and unique homes. The downtown area has a thriving business district including restaurants, shops, museums, boat tours and an established art culture. You’ll also find history lessons tucked away in many places around town like the memorial to the World War 2 battleship, North Carolina.

Not far from the hustle and bustle of this busy town is a string of beach towns offering a peaceful more laid-back vibe full of recreational activities and community events. These towns really bring the small town feel to daily living. Not only is this area a tourist attraction in the summer months, it has much to offer year-round residents. The economy is growing and many big name companies are attracted to this area, bringing opportunities for work.

Each town in the county has something unique to offer. There’s always something to do whether its watching the surf, throwing out a fishing line, riding the ferris wheel at the boardwalk, exploring the Fort Fisher Aquarium, tasting some chowder at a Clam Chowder Cook off, or touring the North Carolina battleship. Then when it comes to daily life, all the amenities you need are within a half an hour drive. You’ll find quality medical care, top notch schools, an airport and shopping where you can find anything you may need.


Wilmington, the city that has it all! Wilmington is a vibrant city that has been thriving economically and culturally for decades. Whether your cup of tea is historical, established or traditional real estate, you’ll find great living options here. Home to one of the largest movie studios outside of Hollywood, producing very popular television shows. Get inspired by a wide variety of local artists displaying beautiful works of art around town. The education system is known for being high quality. If you ever have any medical needs, you’ll find top notch facilities in the area. Then when you are ready to take a break from work and get some sunshine, head over to one of the surrounding beaches bursting with activities that you couldn’t fit into one weekend even if you wanted to. Voted one of the best places to live and deemed a coastal dream town, Wilmington is a town worth exploring.

Carolina Beach

The island community of Carolina Beach runs at a slower, more relaxed pace. Warm shining sun, melting ice cream cones, crashing waves, the ferris wheel turning as the sun sets and jazz music plays in the background. This is the scene that you can enjoy daily at the boardwalk in Carolina Beach. Enjoy the beautiful weather, pristine beaches, state parks, and lively community life. Real estate includes everything from coastal cottages to luxurious oceanfront homes and condominiums.

Kure Beach

If you would like property in a place with serene beaches, a family oriented community, delicious fresh seafood and plenty to do, look no further than Kure Beach. You’ll find Kure Beach nestled just South of Carolina Beach, about 25 minutes South of Wilmington. You can enjoy the slower pace of life, while still being close enough to Wilmington for all of your modern day conveniences. The vibe of the town is tropical and lively with brightly colored homes, shops and restaurants. You’ll find small beach cottages to luxury oceanfront homes and everything in between in Kure Beach.

Wrightsville Beach

Considered by many to be the highlight of the Wilmington area, Wrightsville Beach features a beautiful 5 mile stretch of pristine beach, a tight-knit community, plenty of outdoor activities, and other attractions. Enjoy surfing, kayaking, fishing, walking, community events and the beautiful sunshine.

A favorite getaway for Wilmington locals since the late 1800’s. Wrightsville beach was accessed by a beach trolley before the freeway was constructed. This beautiful destination spot has been a popular beach for over a century as it’s the most accessible from Wilmington. This area has been rapidly growing and improving over the past 30 years, bringing not just locals but tourists from all over.

Historic Downtown Wilmington

Homes for sale in historic downtown Wilmington are among the most treasured in the Wilmington area. This area’s history spans three centuries and a 230-block historic district. Buyers who purchase historic downtown Wilmington homes or condos are just steps from the area’s museums, shopping, dining, and entertainment.

5 Star Real Estate has been helping people make Hanover County their home for 12 years. We will be happy to show you what we love about this area and find the property that is just right for you.