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July 4th Celebrations in Historic Downtown Wilmington

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We’re only one week away from July 4th! Come celebrate the holiday in Downtown Wilmington. There are festivities from 6:00pm until 9:30pm. The fun begins with live music. A local favorite, Port City Shakedown will be performing along the Cape Fear River. Grab dinner at one of the numerous food vendors that will be located on Water St and Riverfront Park. The highlight of the night is the spectacular fireworks show! The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Cape Fear River at 9:05pm. The best view for the fireworks show will be along Front Street. For more information on the event visit their website http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/events-permits/4th-of-july.

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Landfall is the Best of the Best for Intracoastal Views!

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Landfall was just named as best of the best for Intracoastal Waterway views by ideal-LIVING Magazine!

The article reads:

Wilmington, NC — A jewel of North Carolina’s majestic coastline, set on 2,200 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway and minutes from Wrightsville Beach and historic downtown Wilmington, Landfall is truly an exceptional place to call home. With 2.5 miles of property on the Intracoastal and another 2 miles overlooking neighboring creeks and marsh, Landfall is coastal living at its finest. At the heart of the gated community is the Country Club of Landfall, a member-owned equity club offering 45 outstanding holes of golf – 27 by Jack Nicklaus, and 18 by Pete Dye as well as 14 tennis courts with a variety of surfaces, two clubhouses with varied dining options, fitness center and Olympic-sized pool.

Best Intracoastal Waterway Views

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Thalian Hall

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This summer enjoy a show at one of the oldest Theaters in the United States. Thalian Hall, which has been open since 1858, is a major asset to the local economy. Built when Wilmington was the largest city in North Carolina the theater has seen a lot of changes. During the Civil War it was constantly used as a place of amusement, later notable actors such as Buffalo Bill Cody and Sir Henry Lauder performed there. Even though there have been repairs due to a small fire and renovations the theater has remained the mostly unchanged in an attempt to preserve the historical integrity of the building.

Over the next few months there will be a multitude of shows at Thalian Hall. Currently playing is the popular musical Jesus Christ Superstar followed by the classic Bye Bye Birdie next week. Additional shows include Norman, Camelot, How to Eat Like a Child, Paris Can Wait, and South Pacific.

This summer make some time to enjoy a show and experience the rich history of Thalian Hall!

For more information on the upcoming shows visit their website http://www.thalianhall.org/events.

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Airlie Gardens’ Summer Concert Series

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The third concert of the Airlie Gardens’ Summer Concert Series is taking place tomorrow night! The concert series is an outdoor event open to the public held at the beautiful Airlie Gardens. Airlie Gardens is 67 acres of gorgeous flowers, scenic walking paths, a freshwater lake, and formal gardens along the Intracoastal Waterway.

The band performing is Jack Jack 180, a pop, rock, alternative group. There are a total of nine performances throughout the summer, which are on the first and third Friday of every month from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Additional bands that will be playing are The Wilmington Big Band, Signal Fire, The Midatlantic Band, and Jim Quick & Coastline. The concert series has something for everyone with music genres ranging from patriotic and big band to beach music and reggae.

For more information on the Airlie Gardens’ Concert Series visit their website http://airliegardens.org/events-news/purchase-tickets/concert-tickets/,

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Featured Listing

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1513 Black Chestnut Drive listed for $799,950

This custom brick home is situated along the 7th fairway of the Jack Nicklaus Course in the Landfall community. The light filled floor plan is both elegant and comfortable with three bedrooms and five bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinets, a gas cooktop, and center island all open to a relaxing family room with built-ins and a fireplace. The great room features a tray ceiling, wet bar, fireplace, and opens to a covered tile terrace, perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining. The lower patio offers additional seating areas. Private and peaceful, the master suite with high ceilings, dual closets and vanities, provides ample space to unwind. Two additional bedrooms, each with private baths, are on the first floor. The large bonus room has a must see theatre and hobby room.

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Riverfront Farmers’ Market

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The Riverfront Farmers’ Market is now open in Downtown Wilmington. Open on Saturdays from 8:00am until 11:00am, the Farmers Market is a great place to start your weekend. An array of fresh food is available, some of which are fruit and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, baked goods, jams, wine, meats, seafood, honey, eggs, and cheeses. Located along Water and Princess Streets the market is right in the heart of the Historic Wilmington. There are gorgeous old houses, cobblestone streets, and tours to explain the history of Wilmington. Additionally, there is the scenic Cape Fear River with boardwalk running along side it, making for a stunning walk. Next Saturday visit the Riverfront Farmers’ Market and see all that Downtown Wilmington has to offer!

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Featured Listing

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713 Windswept Place listed for $839,000

A beautifully appointed brick home on a quiet cul-de-sac in Landfall. The lovely slate driveway leads to detached garage with extensive storage above. This charming home is spacious with five bedrooms and four and half bathrooms.

The newly renovated kitchen is state of the art and includes an AGA oven, 6 burner gas cooktop, large island, a copper farm sink and copper back splash behind the stove. Extensive built-ins throughout the house are a perfect way to stay organized. Additional upgrades include, two new hot water heaters, new Grand Manor asphalt shingle roof in 2015, second floor HVAC replaced in 2011 and third floor HVAC replaced in 2016.

There is plenty of room to enjoy the gorgeous North Carolina weather with the screened in porch and expansive back patio, which is perfect for cookouts!

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Featured Listing

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1733 South Moorings Dr listed for $969,000

This immaculate all brick, four bedroom, custom home features 3,983 sq. ft. in a spacious, open floor plan.

Granite countertops accent the expansive eat-in kitchen, which connects to the great room with a fireplace. Oak hardwood floors run throughout the downstairs with inlays in the dining room. The large master suite includes two closets, sitting area, tray ceiling, and Jacuzzi tub. In addition, there are three bedrooms, each with a private full bath, all located on the second floor. The upstairs features a workout room and office/media room.

This house has stunning views on all sides. Across from the street is the Conservation Area; lush woods, that will never be developed. The entire rear of the house overlooks the scenic #7 hole of the Jack Nicklaus golf course and picturesque pond.

Additional Features: Dual Gas/Electric System on the 1st floor, sealed crawl space with dehumidifier, security and sound system, custom built-ins, 2 fire places, tumbled brick exterior, Limestone entry foyer, solid doors

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Living in Landfall is Ideal!

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Ideal-Living magazine recently chose Landfall as one of their ideal living communities. Landfall was featured because it is one of the premier gated communities in the southeast.

With over 2,200 acres that include spectacular coastal views, lush championship golf courses, and gorgeous homes, Landfall is an idyllic place to call home. The article highlights the amenities Landfall offers, including two clubhouses, tennis and pickleball courts, fitness center, pool and restaurants.

Additionally, the article talks about all that Wilmington has to offer. From the festivals, to the beach activities, such as boating, surfing, fishing, and kayaking, to the historical culture, and shopping, Wilmington has something for everyone!

To read the full article visit Ideal-Living’s website at http://www.ideal-living.com/community-locator-2/north-carolina/landfall/

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Downtown Sundown

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Downtown Sundown Concerts are back! Come watch the sun set over the scenic Cape Fear River while listening to a great band.

The Downtown Sundown Concerts take place at Water St and Princess St every Friday night in the summer from 6:30 until 10:00. This is the 12th year the season-long event will take place. The event is free, but there will be beer, wine, and food for sale.

Friday’s band is Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band. Additional bands playing this summer are 20 Ride (Zac Brown tribute), Skydog (Allman Brothers tribute), Abby Road Live (Beatles tribute), and 42 Coldplay (Coldplay tribute).

Downtown Sundown is the perfect opportunity to experience everything Historic Downtown Wilmington has to offer. There are quaint shops, delicious restaurants, art galleries, and historic sites.

For a full list of the bands playing and more information about the Downtown Sundown Series visit the website http://www.wilmingtondowntown.com/events/downtownsundown/schedule-3.

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