Fun Facts About Wilmington, N.C.

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October 13, 2020 / By Trusst Builder Group

STATISTICS: With the nickname of “The Port City,” Wilmington has a long history having been incorporated on February 20, 1739/40, and named for Spencer Compton, who was the 1st Earl of Wilmington. Its population in 2010 was 106,476, and it grew to an estimate in 2019 of 123,744.


REBOUND: When Hurricane Florence hit, it flooded the city with almost two feet of rain that caused a disaster zone with damages totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. But the residents worked extremely hard, and the area has bounced back with most of the restaurants, hotels, and attractions having been reopened and wanting to welcome visitors.


ACTIVE CITY: Showing the friendliness of a true Southern city, Wilmington boasts of its ever-growing riverfront district, its numerous attractions, a popular and busy food scene, and its location near beaches with sun and sand.


HOUSES: Visitors are amazed at the historic and gorgeous homes and properties and how many feature the inhabitants sitting out in rocking chairs on the front porches. The historic homes that have been turned into museums are within walking distance of downtown and include (1) The Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens with elegant antiques, dating back to 1770, which is the only colonial home open to the public. (2) Bellamy Mansion built on the eve of the Civil War with grand architecture and gorgeous gardens and has the rarity of a well-preserved slave quarters. Its family had to flee to escape that war. (3) The 14-room Zebulon Latimer House was built in 1852 and is now the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society headquarters.


OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES: You can stroll the 1.75-mile-long wooden Riverwalk with its galleries, shops, and eateries; take the spooky Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington or a horse-drawn carriage ride; visit the Cotton Exchange with its boutiques and restaurants that are all housed in a 19th-century building that was once the South’s largest flour mill; stroll the lush grounds of Airlie Gardens with its 67 waterfront acres which has the state’s largest oak tree dating back to 1545 as well as a chapel that is made entirely of bottles; tour the USS North Carolina Battleship; visit the 1,200-foot Johnnie Mercer’s Pier; enjoy the 2.45-mile scenic fitness trail, The Loop, that circles the island; and so much more.


If you are searching for a professional and helpful builder for the highest-standard custom home you have in mind, contact the Trusst Builder Group. They are Wilmington NC home builders and developers that are locally owned and operated. The company offers multiple custom quality homes, townhouses, and patio homes, located in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. You will have a wide choice of floor plans and premium features that are standard in the many offerings that are under construction in the area. Each home is built to fulfill the customers’ specifications and choices that will personalize their dwellings.