Trinity Landing will be built in the beautiful city of Wilmington, North Carolina. A popular tourist destination for decades, Wilmington has so much to offer anyone who is seeking an active and engaging lifestyle. An area steeped in history with beautiful natural landscapes, a temperate climate, and a plethora of shopping, dining and night life, we firmly believe that once you land here, you’ll love it here.
If you’re not a fan of long, cold winters, Wilmington is the choice! Like most of coastal North Carolina, the temperature tends to remain fairly moderate with highs easily in the mid-50s in January, and the average lows in the mid-30s.
During the summers, the warmer temperatures are often offset by the breezes coming in off the ocean – after all, Wilmington is located right on the Atlantic Ocean!
Rich History & Many Museums
First incorporated in 1739, this more than 275-year-old port city has a robust list of historic locations to explore, dating from pre-Revolutionary War, to the Civil War and World War II.
If you love historic homes, you can start by visiting the Burgwin-Wright House and Gardens, which dates to 1770, where you’ll step back in time to the 1700s as you tour the house and colonial-style gardens.
For an antebellum experience, explore the Bellamy Mansion, “one of North Carolina’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture.” The Bellamy Mansion serves as a museum of history and the design arts, and tells the stories not only of the Bellamy family but also of the free and enslaved black artisans who built the home and the enslaved workers who lived on the property.
The Latimer House depicts life during the Victorian Era and features fourteen rooms filled with more than 600 objects from the period. Here, you’ll learn about three generations of the Latimer family – starting in the mid 1800s and ending when the building was purchased by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society in 1963.
For World War II history buffs, the Battleship North Carolina is docked in Wilmington. This important ship participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific. During WWII, Battleship North Carolina housed 144 commissioned officers and 2,195 enlisted men. Tours of the ship will provide education on the ship’s history and a look at life for the men who served on her.
Wilmington also features a variety of museums – from the Cameron Art Museum–which features a variety of art installations ranging from contemporary to local, and photography to sculpture–to the Wilmington Railroad Museum, a great place to bring young family members to learn all about the exciting world of trains. The Cape Fear Museum focuses on the Cape Fear area’s history, science and cultures, and the North Carolina Military History Museum boasts artifacts and military equipment to educate the public on military events from the Colonial period through to the present.
Wilmington’s location on the water provides abundant opportunities to bask in nature’s beauty. Consider visiting Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, where surf fishing, birding and photography are popular pastimes. Perhaps you’d rather spend your time relaxing on a river boat tour of Cape Fear River. Or, rent kayaks or jet skis to explore the river. If you enjoy scuba diving or snorkeling, there are ample opportunities, or you could charter a fishing boat for a deep-sea fishing adventure.
Wilmington also offers a variety of parks, some of which are pet friendly and others that offer water access and fishing opportunities! And last, but most certainly not least are the beautiful beaches of Wilmington – Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beaches are just moments away!
Downtown Dining & Shopping
Wilmington’s award-winning Riverwalk features 1.75 miles of boardwalk along the Cape Fear River. The Riverwalk provides access to a variety of parks, shopping, dining and museums – all without getting in and out of your car. You’ll often find public art installations along the way, and more than one friendly face! If you’d prefer, you can hop on the free Downtown Trolley and take a driving tour of downtown Wilmington.
Wilmington’s bustling food scene offers everything from fine dining locations like Catch, Manna and Port City Chop House to local cuisine favorites like Fork N Cork, Fish Bites, Front Street Brewery and Cape Fear Seafood Company. For breakfast or brunch, check out The Dixie Grill, The Basics, Our Crepes & More or Cast Iron Kitchen.
Whatever you’re looking for in retirement, Wilmington is the place to find it – and there’s no better place to live your perfect lifestyle than Trinity Landing. Trinity Landing will be the premiere active senior living community in Wilmington, and when you live here, your time will be freed from mundane household chores and maintenance so you’re free to pursue your passions.