Bayshore – Wilmington, NC
On the northeastern end of Wilmington, NC is the small community of Bayshore. Wilmington was founded in 1739, and now has 107,000 people: 3,400 of these people live in Bayshore. Sitting among tidal creeks with the Intracoastal Waterway in front of them, the Atlantic beaches just beyond, and route 17 not far away, this rapidly growing neighborhood is very attractive to newcomers.
What’s life like in Bayshore?
Real estate is in high demand, and lots to build your own dream home can range between $50-400,000 while houses themselves range between $150-500,000. This area has a quiet, suburban feel to it, and is one of the safest places to move to in the Wilmington area.
Wilmington is a very diverse city, and Bayshore is a fairly diverse neighborhood with one of the largest Greek communities in the United States.
There are several churches, and even a synagogue in Bayshore for you to worship at. Schools in the area are part of the New Hanover County school district, and for higher learning UNC-Wilmington is the city’s top college.
Most major services are provided by the city, including garbage pickup and storm water services, but not standard water or sewer services. Those are administered by a regional authority.
There are no public parks in Bayshore itself, however there are many great ones nearby, such as Ogden Park.
And of course, there are the pristine beaches on Figure Eight Island, and in nearby Wrightsville Beach.
The work opportunities in Wilmington are plentiful, and large employers include Verizon, GE, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. There is also a Coast Guard Base in the area.
What is there to do around Bayshore?
The area around Cape Fear-including Wilmington-has a lot of attractions and activities to offer. Apart from the great shops in Bayshore itself, Wilmington’s New Center is the main shopping neighborhood with all the major retailers.
The USS North Carolina sits across the Cape Fear River from downtown as a war memorial, and the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science also tells the story of the area.
The Cameron Art Museum is in Midtown, and hosts many exhibitions throughout the year on top of their permanent collection. There are many events throughout the year, and the largest by far is the North Carolina Azalea Festival, which happens in mid-April.
If you plan to travel, Wilmington International Airport goes to many great destinations, and there’s an Amtrak station in town. Closer to home, many people drive up to the Outer Banks, or down to Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. With all that’s available, Bayshore is a perfect neighborhood to move to.