If you’re moving to North Carolina, you’ve probably already heard of Wrightsville Beach. A quaint waterfront town, it’s considered by many as the premier pearl in the strand of southeastern beach communities. Just a twenty minute drive east of downtown Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach real estate runs the span of two small islands – a narrow four-mile long islet that parallels the Atlantic Ocean and Harbor Island. With Banks Channel to the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on its west, Wrightsville offers a sliver of paradise to all who settle within the community. Its pristine white sands, narrow streets, attractive beach houses and small-town atmosphere mirror a scene right out of a movie.
Whether you’re considering the purchase of Wrightsville Beach real estate, or simply exploring the town’s sand-swept streets, the area has a generous selection of fine dining restaurants, a grocery store, fresh fish markets, and an assortment of retail outlets. Even more, Wrightsville plays home to number of entertaining pubs. For boating enthusiasts, Wrightsville Beach features marinas, docks and marine services. There is a superb recreational park on Harbor Island, which is accessible by bicycle or on foot, depending on your location on the main island.
Four major hotels and a large resort anchor the shoreline of Wrightsville Beach. The town’s breath-taking ocean front real estate works as a huge draw for both investors and tourists alike. Nearby on the mainland are all the conveniences one could want, including outstanding restaurants and a stretch of major outdoor shopping plazas in Mayfaire, Landfall Center and The Forum. Here, you will find boutique clothing shops, grocery stores, a multiplex movie theatre, fine food, book stores and well-stocked wine shops.
The Wrightsville Beach real estate market includes a large offering of two and three-story homes, condos and town homes on both the main island and on Harbor Island. Scattered throughout, charming 50?s-style bungalows set a tone of nostalgia and simple coastal living. A highly sought after address, housing prices on Wrightsville Beach average $850,000.
Combined town and county property taxes on Wrightsville Beach for 2013 are $0.68 per $100 of valuation. (Personal property such as autos, trucks, boats, aircraft, motor homes, business assets, etc. are taxed at the same rate as real property.)
For those planning on moving to North Carolina to purchase any beach property, there are a few specifics that they should consider. The price of flood and wind and hail insurance has soared in the last few years, particularly for ocean-front real estate. Traffic congestion for those commuting into Wilmington can be an issue during the rush hours. And traffic on Wrightsville Beach is heavy during the peak season. Of course, there’s a reason so many people want to be there.
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