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Senior Living in Wilmington, NC: 5 Things to Know

Ready to make the move to an independent senior living community? Wilmington is a popular destination for retirees with its mild climate, miles of beaches, and vibrant cultural scene. In addition to the friendly people and reasonable cost of living, you can prepare to enjoy a coastal city filled with social and recreational activities. 

Your Best Life: Senior Living in Wilmington, NC

If your nest is empty, and you’re ready to downsize, it’s the perfect time to meet with our team at The Davis Community. This resort-style environment has all the amenities to support a healthy lifestyle and active social life, all with a maintenance-free home. 

It’s all about making your retirement stress-free—we handle the landscaping, home repairs, and housekeeping for you. That means you’ll have even more time at your disposal to enjoy the fitness and aquatic centers, a library, a computer studio, and dining venues. If you want to see how our space is growing, you can visit the cottages and residences to visualize your exciting future.

Get to Know Wilmington, NC

There’s a reason our community is in the heart of Wilmington. An ideal destination for seniors, this city is designed to make living easy. Here are five things to know about Wilmington before settling down: 

1. Beaches, Beaches, Beaches

Everybody loves a little sand, sun and picnic on the beach! You can enjoy the soothing effects of sun and sand at your choice of Wilmington beaches:

Wrightsville Beach

This famous beach is on a barrier island home to a charming beach town. Plan a day full of restaurants and seaside shops, and a walk on the pier to enjoy the sunset. For the more adventurous traveler, consider renting equipment for water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding, and peddle boats.

Carolina Beach

Need a day-trip for the grandkids? Bring the whole family to Carolina Beach, one of the 10 Best Boardwalks in the U.S. Grab some food from the stands or snag a ticket to a festival. For a more laid back activity, grab your gear and cast off for fishing on the pier.

Kure Beach

For a slower pace, take a ride down to Kure beach. With a historic fort, aquarium, and a children’s play area, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. 

2. Free College Classes

Are you ready to learn a language before your next trip abroad? Want to brush up on your technical skills? Is there a field of study that you’re interested in? North Carolina residents who are 65 and older can attend classes tuition-free at campuses of the University of North Carolina and community colleges. An extra lecture or assignment can bring new life into your everyday routine—just think of what you might learn!

3. Vibrant Arts and Culture

Our city is rich in arts and culture. Classical music lovers can see performances at Opera Wilmington or the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra, while history buffs will enjoy the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. And to see it all, the Brooklyn Arts Center, originally a church built in 1888, hosts everything from concerts to modern art shows.

4. Delightful Downtown 

Wilmington’s downtown area is a walkable delight with a mix of modern and historic architecture. Outdoor sculptures throughout the downtown area add interest to your sightseeing strolls. One major downtown attraction is the scenic riverwalk, lined with restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. You don’t need to have a plan when you come down this way; there’s always something new to discover or experience.

Carefree Living at the Davis Community 

If you’re considering retirement in Wilmington, we’d recommend you stop by and visit us at the Davis Community. There’s nothing quite like seeing something in person, and we’ll be able to answer all your questions. Contact us now to schedule an appointment. We can’t wait to meet you!

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