Eastwood Road/University Area

With the University of North Carolina-Wilmington at its center, the Eastwood Road/University sector attracts college students and professors, along with those looking to live within a short distance of Wrightsville Beach.

Key Features

Walkability/Close to the Action: Many neighborhoods in this area offer access to the Gary Shell Cross-City Trail, a city project focused on making Wilmington more walkable and bikeable.

Wrightsville Beach: Wrightsville Beach is a laidback beach town nestled between salt marshes and barrier islands. It is the home of cool surf shops, coffee shops, delicious seafood, and miles of white sandy beach.

Avocado toast anyone?

Drift Coffee and Kitchen is quickly moving to a lot of people’s "favorites" list. Their coffee is amazing and they use Great Harvest Bread Company to supply the bread for most of their sandwiches. Local supporting local. Plus, they have the best avocado toast on the East Coast!

Nory Simoneaux

Nest Picks

Azalea Triathlon

Mainly taking place on campus and on bordering neighborhood roads, the Azalea Triathlon is a popular race kicking off the start to the azalea season.

Blue Surf

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this locally owned eatery offers sophisticated food in a casual-style environment.

UNCW Basketball Game

A really fun to-do is cheering on the UNCW basketball team! Three time CAA champions, UNCW games are always a thrill to watch! They play at Trask Coliseum on the beautiful UNCW campus.

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