Carolina Heights is located in downtown Wilmington, off Market Street between 15th and 20th Streets. The neighborhood began developing in 1908, and now the 283-home community is recognized as a national historic district. Carolina Heights is surrounded by Mary Bridgers Park, named after the woman who started developing the community beginning in 1908, Burnt Mill Creek, three churches and five cemeteries.
Carolina Heights was the first suburban residential neighborhood to be developed in Wilmington, and consists of cozy bungalows, Georgia Colonials, Victorian homes, and cottages that have been featured Azalea Festival Garden Tour and the Coastal Garden Tour. While residents enjoy the tree-lined sidewalks and close proximity to parks, homes may have less yard space than those in newer developments. Residents enjoy being surrounded by the other historic districts and the restaurants, shopping, and sites of downtown Wilmington, and being just 9 miles from Wrightsville Beach.
There is no formal HOA for Carolina Heights, however any exterior changes to homes are subject to the approval of the Historic Preservation Commission. In 2020 a total of 18 homes sold in the neighborhood with a median price tag of $439,000.