The Area

History, architecture and art. Recreation, entertainment and natural beauty. From the river banks to the ocean beaches, it’s all right here, right beside RiverLights.

Wilmington is a beautifully diverse port city where the Antebellum South meets modern influences. This dynamic town offers a lineup of events and attractions unmatched in the region. Locals and visitors enjoy everything from renowned museums to live concerts to excellent theater, and from water sports to beer fests to exceptional dining.

downtown wilmington

Check out the numerous shops and boutiques, ranging from funky to highly fashionable, as well as the many nationally noted and locally celebrated restaurants that make Wilmington a famous destination for foodies.

Navigate your way to the U.S. Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the state’s World War II memorial, where the distinguished service and sacrifices of sailors are honored today. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the Wilmington Riverwalk, catch a show, or dance well into the evening at a local nightclub.

Venture beyond downtown and soak up some sunshine at Carolina Beach, Kure Beach or Wrightsville Beach, all less than 15 miles from the RiverLights community. Each beach town is unique, offering its own personality, highlights and features.

When it’s time to go home, you’ll return to the breathtakingly beautiful and endlessly entertaining Cape Fear River, the centerpiece of RiverLights and what truly separates it from any other waterfront community in the Wilmington area.

Taxes – Real Property

County and City Taxes  – Mil Rate: .554/$100 (New Hanover County) +  .485/$100 (City of Wilmington) + $100 (Annual Fire)

Example Mil Rate: Taxes for $350,000 Assessed Home, $3,736.50/year


Estimated Home Owners insurance including Wind & Hail Insurance for a $350,000 home would be $1,600 annually


RiverLights’ HOA fees are $95 per month, including use and maintenance of all community amenities and common areas. View the amazing amenities.


For a list of districted schools and private school options, see the website.

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So Much, So Close

Wilmington tourism: things to do, lodging, events, shopping

Wilmington Facebook—eating, shopping, drinking, sightseeing, hotels



Wrightsville Beach tourism website: things to do, lodging, events, shopping

Carolina Beach tourism website: things to do, lodging, events, shopping

Kure Beach tourism website: things to do, lodging, events, shopping

Beaches of Brunswick County

Area Golf



Duke Energy Progress
(800) 452-27771451 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403
Piedmont Natural Gas
(910) 799-71851321 S 10th St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
(910) 799-6064235 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
AT&T Phone & Cable (U-VERSE)
(877) 566-48922321 Scientific Park Dr. Wilmington, NC 28405
HOA–Premier Management
(910) 679-3012P.O. Box 12051, Wilmington, NC 28403
*Please note that the Cottage Building Company terminates all utilities 7 days after closing.
Wilmington Fire Dept.– Station #6 (Echo Farms)(910) 341-7846 (non-emergency)3939 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412
New Hanover County Sherriff(910) 798-4200 (non-emergency)3950 Juvenile Center Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Wilmington Police Department(910) 343-3600615 Bess St, Wilmington, NC 28401
New Hanover Regional Medical Center(910) 667-70002131 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
NHRMC Urgent Care(910) 256-62221135 Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405
Shipyard Medical Center Urgent Care(910) 794-39392632 Carolina Beach Rd #3, Wilmington, NC 28412
Medac Urgent Care(910) 791-00754402 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403
Codington Elementary School (year-round)(910) 790-22364321 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
Mary C. Williams Elementary School(910) 350-2150810 Silver Lake Road, Wilmington, NC, 28412
Cape Fear Academy(910) 791-02873900 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
Williston Middle School(910) 815-6906410 South 10th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
New Hanover High School(910) 251-61001307 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Wilmington Academy of Arts & Sciences(910) 392-31396201 Myrtle Grove Road, Wilmington, NC 28409
South Square Plaza
Driver's License Office, Titling, Registration
(910) 251-57472390 Carolina Beach Rd; STE 104, Wilmington, NC 28401
Wilmington City Government Office(910) 341-7800102 N 3rd St, Wilmington, NC 28401