Posted on: September 30th, 2019 Posted in Around ILM

Life in Cape Fear North Carolina

The secret is out. Thousands of people have discovered the Cape Fear region of North Carolina. It’s a wonderful place to live, work, and play—whether you’re a young professional, a family, or a retiree. Living in Cape Fear North Carolina is an exercise in joy, with abundant natural beauty and many lively options for your social life. Here’s a small sample of the things that make Cape Fear NC living so great, and why River Bluffs may just be the right place for you to live.


Endless Dining and Entertainment Options

Cape Fear, NC is home to a nearly endless and always growing number of dining and entertainment options. Downtown Wilmington is home to one of the best riverfronts in America, featuring a beautiful boardwalk and easy access to dozens of restaurants, cafes, bars, and breweries to suit every taste. After you’ve enjoyed a fine meal or a glass of craft beer, you’ll have an equally varied number of entertainment options at great venues like Greenfield Lake Amphitheater, Pier 33, or the Brooklyn Arts Center, all of which drawn national tours featuring some of the best music out there. With so much to do, you won’t want to waste a minute—thankfully the Port City Marina makes it easy to dock your boat downtown and avoid traffic! Living in River Bluffs makes it easy to get where you want to be by either boat or car.

Sun and Sand

The Cape Fear region of North Carolina is home to some of the nation’s best beaches, five of which are within 20 minutes of River Bluffs. There’s so much to explore, from the boardwalk at Carolina Beach to the surf at Wrightsville Beach to the unspoiled beauty of Masonboro Island. Topsail Beach, Figure 8 Island, Kure Beach—all are in Cape Fear North Carolina within a short drive of River Bluffs. Whether you’re a surfer, an angler or just someone who enjoys the sound of the waves, Cape Fear’s beaches have what you’re looking for. Pack your cooler, hope in your car, and enjoy a world of sun, sand, and fun!


World-Class Medical Care is Easily Available

We all need access to excellent medical care, and living in Cape Fear NC makes that easy. Whether you have ongoing health issues, are facing an emergency, or need regular checkups, top-notch medical care abounds in this part of the world. New Hanover Regional Hospital offers excellent care, including a variety of specialist clinics. Private practice offices abound, offering any sort of medical specialty you might need. And that’s not all: some of the most highly regarded medical centers in the world are just a few hours away at Duke University HospitalThe University of North Carolina’s Medical Center, and Wake Forest Medical Center. No matter what your health needs are or what situation you find yourself in, some of the best health care available can be found in Cape Fear, NC.

Laid Back Southern Living

The Cape Fear region has a truly unique vibe, combining a relaxed Southern lifestyle with a joyful coastal feel. This pervades every aspect of Cape Fear living. You can find on the cobblestone streets of Wilmington’s historic district, during a hike at Carolina Beach State Park, or when you’re enjoying a day out at beautiful Airlie Gardens. You can also escape the city for a day and explore the small-town charm of Southport or Bald Head Island. Wandering through the region and just absorbing its vibe will help you understand what makes this place so special. There’s so much to do and see, but the same Cape Fear spirit fills it with wonder.

Natural Beauty and Outdoor Fun

The Cape Fear region’s natural beauty is one of its biggest draws, and living in River Bluffs makes it easy to enjoy it all. You can take a kayak out on the river and discover a world of salt marshes and cypress groves that is both ancient and beautiful before paddling past the Battleship North Carolina. You can spend the day at historic Fort Fisher, soaking in the history and the sunshine at the same time. It’s easy to take a boat out to Masonboro Island—totally undeveloped; its pristine natural beauty offers a magical way to enjoy the day. A trip to the North Carolina Aquarium offers a fun way to learn more about the natural world around you, with both indoor and outdoor exhibits. And as always there are so many beaches to choose from, and so much to do, including surfing, swimming, and fishing. A home at River Bluffs makes it easy to get outdoors and love where you live!

The Art and Science of Cape Fear Living

While outdoor diversions and nightlife options abound, there’s an educational and cultural side to the Cape Fear that makes living here so much richer. Our corner of the world is a museum Mecca, with so many ways to learn and engage. The Cape Fear Museum of History, located in downtown Wilmington, takes you on a journey through the stories and events that have shaped this corner of the world. Not too far away, also in downtown Wilmington, the Railroad Museum is a unique look into an often forgotten aspect of the region’s history. It offers both indoor exhibits and actual historic trains for you to explore. Moving away from history, the Cameron Art Museum has received national attention for its exhibits and collections. Located in Wilmington and featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces, the Cameron offers both art exhibits and live events, making it worth a day trip every now and then. All of this is within a short drive from River Bluffs!

Centrally Located

The Cape Fear is dazzling on its own, but it’s also part of a thriving, vibrant region of the country. Cape Fear’s central location makes it easy to explore some of the liveliest cities in the country, each offering its own experiences and adventures. The historic charms of Charleston, South Carolina, are an easy drive away—along with that city’s famous fine dining scene. Asheville NC’s artsy cool and nationally renowned craft beer scene is likewise just a day trip away up Interstate 40. The Triangle Area of North Carolina is home to some of the nation’s best universities and a thriving entertainment sector—perfect for a weekend away. Charlotte NC is home to the Carolina Panthers, making a day trip there a must for football fans. After the game, you can soak up the hip urban nightlife the city is famous for. All of this is an easy day trip from Cape Fear, adding to the area’s charm.

River Bluffs is at the Heart of it All

Located on the banks of the Cape Fear River on bluffs rising 50 feet over the water, River Bluffs lies at the heart of it all. Ten minutes away from downtown Wilmington and everything it has to offer, River Bluffs makes the Cape Fear region accessible while offering a high quality of life in an amazing neighborhood. Quality built homes constructed with a craftsman’s touch form the core of our community, which offers first-class amenities and a beautifully preserved riverfront.

So if you’ve been considering a change, a move to Cape Fear NC might just be the right idea. It’s easy to get a direct flight to Wilmington’s growing airport from Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, or Washington DC. Once you’re here, we hope you’ll make River Bluffs your first choice for a neighborhood. We’re always happy to welcome new friends, so come join us for lunch at Porches Cafe and schedule a meeting with our friendly, professional sales team. They’ll be happy to show you around and help you find your new Cape Fear home.