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Sunset Park is a charming historic neighborhood in Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. With a unique history closely tied with that of the downtown river district and the Cape Fear River region, the area has a remarkable vintage character that residents just adore.
Established as a housing development in 1912, Sunset Park is a designated Historic District. The homes are brimming with Southern character – most of them built some time between 1910 and 1970.
Houses range from picturesque starter homes to California-style bungalows to stately country manors. Lately, homes in Sunset Park have closed around the mid $200s – ranging from the mid $100s up into the high $600s.
A roughly 225-acre neighborhood, Sunset Park was the first subdivision in the area oriented to the Cape Fear River as a scenic and recreational attraction.
Plus, it’s just a few blocks from the lovely Greenfield Lake, giving the neighborhood a refreshing blend of residential and natural living. Residents love that Sunset Park is a safe, wholesome place for children to grow up, but that it’s still only about 3 miles south of – a few minutes drive to – the bustling Wilmington Downtown River District.
A close-knit community of about 4500 residents, the neighborhood layout and size makes it easy for homeowners to get to know their neighbors and form lasting friendships.
If you live in Sunset Park, Greenfield Lake Park is practically your backyard—you can hike the trail, go for a kayak ride, play tennis, bring your kids to the playground, or enjoy a picnic. The outdoor options are plentiful – for the entire family!
In addition to Greenfield Lake Park, the close proximity to the downtown river district makes Sunset Park the ideal location for many homeowners. Downtown Wilmington has a lot to offer locals – from food to shopping to the beautiful river boardwalk.
Some of the local favorite restaurants in downtown Wilmington include the Copper Penny, The Fork N Cork, PinPoint Restaurant, Rooster and the Crow, Elijah’s Seafood Restaurant, Little Dipper Fondue, The George, and more!