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Sunset Park Real Estate

Sunset Park

Tucked away just south of the Historic Downtown Wilmington area is a neighborhood registered on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the homes in this area were built beginning in or around 1910. Over the years, the development has grown to include every style home available, including commercial buildings.

Northern and Central Boulevards hold the earliest homes. These two story homes typically have gabled roofs, large porches, big or bay windows, decorative molding and brickwork and other distinctive decorations from the era.

The North Carolina Shipbuilding Company was built in Wilmington in 1941 as part of the support effort for World War II. Many of the homes in Sunset Park housed the workers for that company. Two hundred and forty-three ships were built at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company between 1941 and 1946. The company remained listed as a reserve standby until sometime in the 1950s when it was liquidated. Today, it is part of the Port of Wilmington. Taking a river cruise will allow one to see remnants of the shipyard that are still visible today.

Sunset Park also has an illustrious film tradition as scenes from “Blue Velvet” were filmed there as were scenes from the last season of Andy Griffith’s “Matlock.” The house that was used as Matlock’s home is in Sunset Park.

To purchase a home in Sunset Park, the price range goes from $75.000 to $200,000. That range is affordable for young professionals and/or young families who want to live near the center of shopping, dining and entertainment.

It is convenient not only to shopping, dining and entertainment, but centers of art such as Thalian Hall, the Children’s Museum, Wrightsville Beach and the beaches of Pleasure Island, it is within 20 minutes of the Ferry to Southport, the Fort Fisher Aquarium and, of course, within minutes of UNC-Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College.

So, do you want to live near the river, the historic district, the beaches and more? Well, make time now to check out Sunset Park. Call us today and allow us the privilege of helping find your dream home in Sunset Park.