What to do this week – look for Wilmington NC real estate

Trying to think about what to do while you are in town visiting?  Here are just a couple of things that are going on around Wilmington NC this week.   While you are here, if you are interested in Wilmington NC real estate, the market prices are good and the interest rates remain steady.  Now is the time to search for Wilmington NC homes.  The last 30 days there have been 131 single family homes in Wilmington NC go under contract.  The pending stats for these homes are as follows: 

Quick Stats – Averages
  Listing $ SqFt Listing Pr/SqFt DOM/CDOM
Single Family (131) $255,773 1910 $128 113/142

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Preview this listing at 511 Macon Drive in Preston Woods on our website.

To search Wilmington NC real estate with a click of a button, go to www.cbbaker.com for virtual tours and more.  Call us if something catches your eye. We are natives of Wilmington and would love to share our excitement about the area we call home. 

Ideas for things to do while in Wilmington NC are compliments of our great official Wilmington NC tourism website, www.capefearcoast.com

Wednesday, 07/07/2010 8:30 PM

Family Movie Night at Wrightsville Beach Park
Bring the family and enjoy a free movie under the stars hosted by the Wrightsville Beach Parks & Rec Dept. Tonight’t feature “Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief”. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled. Picnic baskets and coolers are welcome, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed. Concessions will be available – popcorn, soda, candy, Kohl’s frozen custard, and Vito’s will be on site to take orders for pizza delivery. For more information: 910-256-7925
Wrightsville Beach Park
321 Causeway Dr
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480


Thursday, 07/08/2010 6:30 PM

Sounds of Summer Concert
Bring a picnic and enjoy a music-filled day in the park. Sponsored by WECT and hosted by Wrightsville Beach Parks & Recreation, tonight’s band is Big Al Hall& The Marching Rams. In the event of rain, concerts will be held the following Thursdays.
Wrightsville Beach Park
1 Bob Sawyer Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Friday, 07/09/2010 – Sunday, 07/11/2010

Annual East Coast Got Em On Classic King Tournament
The East Coast Got-Em-On Classic King Mackerel Tournament- This is our oldest and biggest fundraiser. Sponsored by the East Coast Got Em On Live. Details Call 910.512.0542 for more information.
Carolina Beach Yacht BasinCarolina Beach, NC 28428


Friday, 07/09/2010 2:00 PM

NC Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour…and More
The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is now offering an Extended Behind the Scenes tour that takes participants deeper into the hidden layers of the Aquarium. The program will feature the traditional behind the scenes tour, which includes exploring animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. The tour will then continue to the top of the Aquarium’s largest exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals, where participants will have the rare opportunity to view a live feeding of the 235,000 gallon tank from a newly created viewing deck. Sharks, stingrays, moray eels, spadefish, and other large fish call the exhibit home and will be swimming below during the tour. The 2 hour tour is for ages 8 and up, children 8 to 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The fee is $20.00 for ages 13 and up, and $18.00 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission is included. Register by calling 910-458-7468.
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
900 Loggerhead Rd
Kure Beach, NC 28449


Friday, 07/09/2010 6:30 PM

Free Summer Concert
Summertime at the beach is all about sun, sand, waves, seafood and MUSIC! So we’re bringing you our FREE Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area in Kure Beach. Bring blankets and chairs for the whole family and prepare to boogie the night away. please do not bring pets or beverages. Beverages will be for sale. Call 910.458.8434 or email visitor@pleasureislandnc.org.
Fort Fisher Military Recreation Area
118 Riverfront Rd
Kure Beach, NC 28449


Saturday, 07/10/2010

Life on Fort Fisher’s Waterways
Celebrate NC’s “2nd Saturdays” at Fort Fisher as we look at life between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Demonstrators and vendors will exhibit and sell traditional water crafts. Period music and costumed tours with weapons demonstrations will happen at scheduled times throughout the day. 910-458-5538
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
1610 Fort Fisher Blvd S
Kure Beach, NC 28449


Saturday, 07/10/2010 6:00 AM

28th Annual Tri-Span Race – 5K and 10K Race
Race will begin at the Wilmington Hilton on Water Street, proceed from Water to Ann, Ann to Front, Front to Church, Church to Front, Front to Wooster, Across the Memorial Bridge to US 421, across the 3rd Street Bridge to Front Street, Front to Red Cross, Red Cross to Water to the finish line. Call 910.251.9622 Ext. 224 for more information or email gray.lambeth@wilmingtonfamilyymca.org.
Downtown Wilmington
Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
View the varied turn of the century Wilmington NC real estate architecture as you run.


Saturday, 07/10/2010 9:00 AM

Classy-Chassis Car Show & Country Flea Market
STS TOP 20 EVENT for 2010. The most memorable show of the summer takes place under big old shade trees at Historic Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington NC. Cars and trucks 1985 and older may register to compete for trophies and wall plaques. Antique (1975 and older) Tractor Display. A Country Flea Market spreads front to back on this old peanut farm. Vendors offer handmade crafts, furniture, jewelry, gently used goods and more. Take a break from the summer heat with an ice cream sundae in the air conditioned barn. Show-goers can treat themselves to real southern bar-be-cue sandwiches, hot dogs, beverages, funnel cakes and of course, peanuts! Free! Car entry registration $20 before June 30. $25 after. Call 910.686.9518 for more information.
Poplar Grove Plantation
10200 US Hwy 17 North
Wilmington, NC 28411


Saturday, 07/10/2010 10:00 AM

Battleship Arts Fest – A 2nd Saturday Event
Arts Fest features creations for sale by local artists working in ceramics, metal, wood, and other media. The DREAMS Center for Arts Education, whose focus is offering free-of-charge arts programming to youth, will have young artists selling their work, face painting by donation, entertaining the crowd with African drumming, and offering bottled water and baked goods for sale. This event is free at the park and open to the public with ample free parking available but does not include the tour of the ship. For more information call 910-251-5797 x3004.
Battleship NC
#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Enjoy and have a safe week.

Kay Baker & Associates