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Apartments for Rent in Wilmington, NC
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    5208-2 Ringo Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405
    22 Units available
    1 BED $965
    2 BEDS $1,229+
    Amenities
    • Air Conditioner
    • Pets Allowed
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    1411 Parkview Circle, Wilmington, NC 28405
    1 BED $1,500+
    2 BEDS $1,810+
    3 BEDS $1,885+
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    3215 Midvale Dr., Wilmington, NC 28412
    1 BED $1,510+
    2 BEDS $2,006+
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    206 Cedar Branch Ln, Wilmington, NC 28403
    2 BEDS $1,599
    3 BEDS $2,059
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    2247 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC 28403
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    1 BED $1,004+
    2+ BEDS $1,175+
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    5208-2 Ringo Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405
    1 BED $965
    2 BEDS $1,229+
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    3612 Beverly Cove Way, Wilmington, NC 28412
    1 BED $1,280+
    2 BEDS $1,625+
    3 BEDS $1,964+
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    531 Old Maccumber Station Road, Wilmington, NC 28405
    1 BED $1,568
    2 BEDS $1,988
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    137 Dapple Court, Wilmington, NC 28403
    1 BED $949+
    2 BEDS $1,299+
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    4632 Still Meadow Dr., Wilmington, NC 28412
    1 BED $1,237+
    2 BEDS $1,455+
    3 BEDS $1,720
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    818-102 Strickland Place, Wilmington, NC 28403
    1 BED $1,025+
    2 BEDS $1,299+
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    4013 Wilshire Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403
    2 BEDS $1,399
    3 BEDS $1,699
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    505 Alpine Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403
    1 BED $1,190
    2 BEDS $1,199+
    3 BEDS $1,545+
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    1015 Nutt Street,, Wilmington, NC 28401
    1 BED $1,580+
    2 BEDS $1,804+
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    3529 Adirondack Way, Wilmington, NC 28403
    1 BED $1,549+
    2 BEDS $1,686+
    3 BEDS $2,595+
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    214 Red Cross Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Studio $1,200
    1 BED $1,300+
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    414 Mill Creek Court, Wilmington, NC 28403
    1 BED $1,217+
    2 BEDS $1,397+
    3 BEDS $1,990+
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    3314 Wickslow, Wilmington, NC 28412
    1 BED $1,295+
    2 BEDS $1,475
    3 BEDS $1,900
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    3960 Independence Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412
    1 BED $1,277
    2 BEDS $1,599+
    3 BEDS $2,068+
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    7215 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403
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    2 BEDS $2,049+
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    3 BEDS $2,400
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    19 Harnett St, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Studio $1,375+
    1 BED $1,474+
    2+ BEDS $2,000+
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    1813 Sir Tyler Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405
    Studio $1,353+
    1 BED $1,423+
    2 BEDS $1,800+
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    1625 S 17Th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
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    1 BED $1,370+
    2 BEDS $1,985+
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    4605 Fairview Dr., Wilmington, NC 28412
    1 BED $1,360+
    2 BEDS $1,736+
    3 BEDS $2,222+
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Average rent in Wilmington, NC

$1,622/mo Wilmington, NC average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Wilmington, NC is $1,622.

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    Getting around in Wilmington, NC

    47 /100
    Car-Dependent
    24 /100
    Minimal Transit
    76 /100
    Very Bikeable
    Walk Score®: 47, Transit Score®: 24, Bike Score®: 76

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Wilmington, NC last updated?

    Prices and availability in Wilmington, NC were last updated on 29 Feb 2024.

    What are the best apartments in Wilmington, NC?

    The best apartments in Wilmington, NC are: Lofts of Wilmington, The Terrace Apartments, Hawthorne at Oleander, Still Meadow Village and Brand new 3 bedroom/2 bath unit in small complex on the edge of downtown.

    What is the average rent in Wilmington, NC?

    The average rent in Wilmington, NC is $1,622. Start your search for apartments in Wilmington, NC now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in Wilmington, NC?

    The price range for a studio apartment in Wilmington, NC is between $940 and $4,048. View all studio apartments in Wilmington, NC.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC is between $762 and $3,675. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Wilmington, NC now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC is between $849 and $4,485. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, NC is between $945 and $5,653. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Wilmington, NC.

    What type of rental buildings are in Wilmington, NC?

    In Wilmington 54% of the housing is rented out compared to 46% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 12% of Wilmington’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 64% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 22% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Wilmington, NC?

    The average age of rental buildings in Wilmington is 24 years old, with 56% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 97% are garden-style apartment communities, 3% are mid-sized buildings, and 1.0% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Wilmington, NC?

    Studio apartments in Wilmington are around 0.6% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 35% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 48% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

    Renter's guide to Wilmington, NC

    The city of Wilmington, NC is a beautiful beach town, known for it’s small-town feel despite its nearly 115,000 residents. The city is only a short, 20-minute drive from most beaches, 125 miles from Raleigh, and 200 miles from Charlotte.

    Since the city is close to the Southeast coast, the weather in Wilmington is typically warm during the spring and summer months with high humidity, while the fall and winter months are beautiful and mild.

    Tips for renting in Wilmington, NC

    Wilmington tenant regulations are governed by North Carolina state law, and are very comparable to other state and federal tenant laws.

    However, North Carolina tenants can exercise their “right to repair and deduct,” meaning they can actually legally refuse to pay rent if major repairs (like a broken water heater) are left neglected.

    North Carolina also has its own policy when it comes to eviction notice. For monthly rentals, the eviction period is seven days: for a year-to-year rental, the minimum eviction notice is 30 days: and for mobile homes, the minimum eviction notice is 60 days.

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    Living in Wilmington, NC

    There’s no shortage of fun in Wilmington, as it’s combination of beaches, nightlife, events, and cultural diversity make it quite the place to live. And although the area is well-known for its beaches, the Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers are also a huge part of the city, as Wilmington has been named the best river city in the nation by USA today for three straight years. 

    The only real con of living in Wilmington is that as a coastal city, there is always the possible threat of a hurricane. However, it’s been years since the city was affected by hurricane, and the city of Wilmington is always well prepared just in case.

    Things to do in Wilmington, NC

    A night out in Wilmington is always an experience, as the city boasts an active downtown scene with a wide variety of both dining and drinking options. And for the best of the best, Wilmington locals head to Manna for its craft cocktails and upscale atmosphere.

    The downtown area is also packed with music fests and concerts, like the Downtown Sundown concert series, the Boogie in the Park festival, and the Jazz at the Mansion series, just to name a few.

    Shopping is also very popular around Wilmington, especially in the downtown area, which is filled with boutiques, bakeries, and gourmet markets. And the city prides itself on being relatively chain-free, so most of the shops and stores around the area are locally-owned.

    Not everything here costs money though, and there are plenty of free things to do in Wilmington. Several beaches less than a 30-minute drive away—including Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach—where visitors can fish, swim, and even take scenic nature walks.

    Things to do

    Not everything here costs money though, and there are plenty of free things to do in Wilmington. Several beaches less than a 30-minute drive away—including Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, and Carolina Beach—where visitors can fish, swim, and even take scenic nature walks.

    Greenfield Park is also a popular local spot, especially for those with kids, with its gorgeous gardens, hiking trails, and amphitheatre. And kids and adults alike can check out the Cameron Art Museum, which features countless exhibits, as well as dance, music, and poetry events.

    Sports fans in Wilmington can check out the Wilmington Hammerheads, a USL Pro League soccer team playing at Legion Stadium, or the University of North Carolina Wilmington has competitive baseball, soccer, and basketball teams.

    Things to do

    Wilmington, NC employment & economy

    Wilmington was voted 35th best place for business in the US, and some of the area’s major employers include the Hanover County Health Network, General Electric Nuclear, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Wilmington has a wide variety of jobs available, as the unemployment rate in Wilmington is 4.7%, resting well below both the national and North Carolina state averages.

    The area is also often referred to as the “Hollywood of the East” since the Wilmington is home to EUE/Screen Gems Studios, the biggest movie studio outside of the state of California.

    Education in Wilmington, NC

     The WIlmington area has very good public school districts, and also some of the highest ranked public schools in the state of North Carolina.

     Wilmington also has several options for higher education, including Walden University, Cape Fear Community College, and the area’s flagship school, The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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