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Wrightsville Beach Real Estate

Wrightsville Beach is a beautiful coastal town located just outside of Wilmington. It’s is known as one of the premier beaches in all of North Carolina.

About Wrightsville Beach

Population: Approximately 2,500 (as of the 2020 census).

Location: Located on an island just east of Wilmington, along the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.

Economy: Predominantly influenced by coastal tourism, small businesses, and local services.

Climate: A coastal climate with mild winters and warm summers.

Key Attractions: Wrightsville Beach Park, watersports, fishing, and access to Wilmington’s amenities.



  • Housing: Beachfront properties, oceanview homes, and beachfront condos.
  • Amenities: Direct access to the pristine beaches and water activities.
  • Schools: Access to schools in nearby areas.

Mainland Wrightsville Beach

  • Housing: Residential neighborhoods with a mix of single-family homes.
  • Amenities: Proximity to coastal activities, parks, and shopping.
  • Schools: Access to schools in nearby areas.

Real Estate Listings

Visit our website to explore the latest real estate listings in Wrightsville Beach, from beachfront properties to coastal homes with stunning views. Filter your search by price, size, and type.

Median Home Price in Wrightsville Beach: $900,000 (as of 2021).

Schools and Education

Public Schools

Wrightsville Beach is part of the New Hanover County School System, which includes various public schools in Wilmington.

Private Schools

Private school options are available in Wilmington and nearby communities.

Higher Education

Wilmington offers access to higher education institutions, including the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).

Employment and Economy

Unemployment Rate: Approximately 4.5% (as of 2021).

Wrightsville Beach’s economy is primarily influenced by coastal tourism, small businesses, and local services, particularly those catering to beachgoers.

Things to Do

  • Wrightsville Beach Park: Enjoy outdoor activities, playgrounds, and community gatherings.
  • Watersports: Take advantage of excellent opportunities for surfing, paddleboarding, and more.
  • Fishing: Wrightsville Beach is known for its excellent fishing.

Dining and Nightlife

Wrightsville Beach offers a selection of dining options, from beachfront seafood restaurants to casual cafes. The nightlife scene is relaxed, perfect for enjoying beachfront views and coastal flavors.


  • Wilmington International Airport (ILM): Serving the region with domestic flights.
  • Public Transit: Limited local bus services within Wrightsville Beach, with more options available in Wilmington.
  • Major Highways: US-74 and NC-76 for convenient commuting.


Wrightsville Beach offers medical facilities, and more extensive healthcare services are available in Wilmington and surrounding areas.

Local Events

Stay informed about local events, festivals, and community gatherings in Wrightsville Beach by visiting our website for event listings.

Cost of Living

  • Housing: The cost of living in Wrightsville Beach is 48% higher than the national average, reflecting its beachfront location.
  • Utilities: On par with the national average.
  • Transportation: 4% lower than the national average.

Moving Resources

If you’re planning a move to Wrightsville Beach, we can assist you in finding local real estate agents, moving companies, and provide legal advice to make your transition to the beachfront community as smooth as possible.


Is Wrightsville Beach a safe place to live? Wrightsville Beach is known for its safety, beachfront lifestyle, and access to quality healthcare.

What’s the weather like in Wrightsville Beach? The town enjoys a coastal climate with warm summers and mild winters.

Are there good schools in Wrightsville Beach? Wrightsville Beach is part of the New Hanover County School System, and Wilmington offers educational opportunities.

Contact Information

For all your real estate inquiries, please contact our team:

  • Phone: (833) OCN-AIRE