When longtime residents reminiscence about Wilmington before the days the rest of the world discovered the perfect blend of history and coastal living, they probably think of neighborhoods like Highland Hills.
Just east of Wilmington NC’s historic downtown, Highland Hills is a charming neighborhood part of what locals and savvy property owners know as the Forest Hills/South Oleander area of Wilmington. The streets are lined with beautiful, live oak trees and stunning azaleas. The wide streets and paved sidewalks are ideal for families or individuals who enjoy an outdoor active lifestyle.
Both old and new homes combine to create a special character that is uniquely Highland Hills. Some homes were built over half a century ago while other have been built in the 2000s. The average lot size is around a half an acre. A majority of the homes are either ranches or Colonial style houses.
Residents of Highland Hills love the convenience of being close to just about everywhere including Cape Fear Country Club and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. It is only a few minutes drive to beautiful, downtown Wilmington and all of its shopping, dining and historic sites. Drive just a little bit farther and you can escape to Wrightsville Beach, NC (east), and Carolina Beach, NC (southeast).
It’s no wonder that many of our visitors come back every year for vacation and those that make Wilmington NC their home are very reluctant to ever leave. In its early years downtown Wilmington was a bustling port town with a wide array of markets and warehouses. It boasted the world's largest cotton exchange. Today, people come from all of the country to enjoy the arts, entertainment, shopping, dining and a lively nightlife. You can still watch horsedrawn carriages working their way through brick and cobblestone streets. The downtown riverwalk area is the perfect place for a stroll.
Riverboats cruises depart just about every day to highlight our scenic area from a different point of view.
For families with school age children, Highland Hills residents have great choices in Alderman Elementary, Williston Middle School, and New Hanover High School, all a part of the New Hanover County Public school districts.
Other popular neighborhoods include Beaumont, Brookwood, Dram Tree, Forest Hills, Glen Arden, Glen Meade, Oleander, Oleander Estates, Oleander Extension, South Oleander and Woodcrest.
If you are looking for graceful southern style living in an established neighborhood where people take the time to get to know you, a home in Highland Hills may be a perfect fit for you and your family. Trust the Intracoastal Realty team of experienced agents to help you at every step of the way to find the right home for your specific housing needs.
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