When searching for a spot to retire, a range of factors comes into play. Will the weather be mild enough for me to remain active and enjoy my hobbies outside? Will there be cultural and educational opportunities to keep my mind and spirit engaged? Will there be places to cultivate new friendships and access healthcare if I need it?

In Wilmington, the answer to all these questions is yes!

Seniors from across the country are choosing this coastal city as their next hometown. Here are just a few of the reasons why.

The location – Nestled on the southeastern coast of North Carolina between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, you can’t beat Wilmington’s location. The downtown area, a mix of modern and historic design, includes the city’s Riverwalk – a two-mile scenic walkway lined with unique boutiques, restaurants, and art galleries. Airlie Gardens, with 67 acres of Gilded Age gardens and lakes, only adds to the city’s appeal. You’re also just a few miles away from scenic Wrightsville Beach, known for its spacious beach and crystal blue waters. And speaking of the beach…

The pristine beaches – Instead of asking, “Is there a beach near Wilmington,” the more appropriate question is “Which beach near Wilmington will become my favorite?” While Wrightsville Beach is the most developed of the close Carolina beaches, there are plenty of other soothing spots to dip your toes in the sand. Carolina Beach, just south of the city, is home to what Food & Wine magazine calls one of the top 10 boardwalks in the country. Farther south, anglers flock to Kure Beach for its 711-foot fishing pier – the oldest fishing pier along the East Coast. And don’t forget about the Masonboro Island Reserve, the longest undisturbed barrier island ecosystem in southern North Carolina.

The reviews and reputation – Named a top retirement destination by “Where to Retire” magazine and consistently ranked a “Best Place to Live,” Wilmington is known for its southern charm. It has earned the nicknames “Port City” for its expansive downtown port and “Hollywood East” given the numerous films and television shows filmed there since the 1980s. Visitors often note the locals’ friendly nature and the community’s close-knit feel.

The warm welcome – One of the first things people notice when moving to Wilmington is the pleasing weather! Most months, the temperature is higher than 50 degrees, making it an ideal spot for outdoor cafes, lush golf courses, scenic parks, water activities, or just year-round sunny strolls. In the summer, temperatures can reach the 90s, but afternoon ocean breezes from the east and south bring cooler air onshore.

The bountiful beer – Named one of “America’s Beeriest Beach Towns” by CraftBeer.com, Wilmington is one of the fastest-growing craft beer spots around. Flytrap Brewing, Wilmington Brewing Company, and Front Street Brewery are among more than a dozen breweries in the area. Along with a cold one, many of these breweries also offer entertainment. At Good Hops Brewing, visitors can play a round of 18-hole disc golf on the four-acre property. Waterline Brewing Company hosts outdoor games like cornhole and special events like yoga.

The amazing arts scene – From galleries and museums to theaters, historic architecture, and community arts centers, Wilmington is filled with places to explore art and culture. Opera Wilmington and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra bring out the music lover in anyone, while the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science satisfies history buffs with its collection of artifacts from the region’s past. Originally built as a church in 1888, the Brooklyn Arts Center hosts everything from national touring concerts to modern art shows. And don’t forget about the “pedestrian art” – detailed public sculptures on display throughout the city’s vibrant downtown.

For all these reasons and more, Trinity Landing is proud to call Wilmington home. Join fellow active seniors and embrace the coastal lifestyle when our community opens next year. Here, you’ll enjoy maintenance-free living and resort-like amenities, including a wellness center, a heated pool, walking paths, a salon, and a spa. Plus, you’ll have priority access to Trinity Grove healthcare services should the need arise.

Ready to reserve your spot? Our friendly team is happy to answer any questions you may have about Trinity Landing and help you secure your next home. Visit our website or call 910-769-9600.

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