Wilmington’s Midtown is an established district of our city that continues to grow in popularity. It consists largely of residential neighborhoods, many of which are long-standing. In recent years, however, the area has seen an upsurge of growth, with new construction neighborhoods, restaurants, shopping, medical offices, and professional services emerging throughout. The Pointe at Barclay– Midtown’s new entertainment destination with dining, shopping, a movie theater, medical offices, and more– is a testament to the area’s recent growth.
Midtown’s status as a thriving district is largely due to its desirable, central location: It is strategically positioned between both county beaches and it is only ten minutes from Historic Downtown Wilmington. New Hanover Regional Medical Center and the redeveloped Independence Mall are also equally accessible. Furthermore, numerous pharmacies and grocery stores– including Harris Teeter, Trader Joes, Publix, ALDI, Whole Foods, and Lowes Foods–are dispersed throughout the area. Midtown is also desirable because it is currently districted for many of the county’s most sought-after schools.
Recreational, natural, and cultural attractions are also abundant in the area. Trails End Park includes a public boat ramp with access to the Intracoastal Waterway, and some neighborhoods– such as Helms Port and Masonboro Harbour– enjoy private water access and neighborhood marinas. Long Leaf Park, Wade Park, and Halyburton Park are all positioned within a four mile radius, with the Cross-City Trail traversing both Wade Park and Halyburton. Furthermore, the Cameron Art Museum– a wonderful resource for art exhibitions, classes, and cultural events– is located centrally at the intersection of South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard. Both Pine Valley Country Club and the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course, also included in the district, are nearby.