Life in Kings Grant is life within Wilmington, North Carolina. "I'm going to Wilmington/ Wilmington, by the sea/ North Carolina, baby, calling me" (David Dondero, 'I'm Going Back to Wilmington')
Welcome to Kings Grant! Feel the breeze from the mighty Atlantic hit you. A part of the Wilmington metropolitan area, Kings Grant is not technically a city, but it certainly boasts its own personality. Home to 8,113 people, the location of this community in New Hanover County is truly what makes it wonderful. Within a short drive of downtown Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, Kings Grant is in an ideal location to take on the greater area. Mostly residential, Kings Grant does have some parks, restaurants, and shops to keep its residents entertained. So come to Kings Grant, and live like a king!
Moving to Kings Grant
Know the Rental Data
A renter-occupancy rate of 31.6% and healthy amount of openings simply your home search. 77.3% of homes are detached houses and 9.7% are mobile homes. The rest is mostly apartments and condos. In terms of places for rent in Kings Grant, houses are where you'll have the most luck. You can still find an apartment, but you aren't going to find premier apartments. Even Michael Jordan can't help you here.
Look Past the Data
48.2% of homes were built before 1980. Most of these are in good shape, but some are outdated. If you find a home for rent that you think is a fit, inspect it. If you spot mold or notice that the toilet mimics Old Faithful geyser, run!
Hurricanes are a reality in this region. Be prepared to duck, run, and fly away from hurricanes when the moment arises. Also, get renters insurance to protect your property. You most likely won't experience property damage, but it's better to be safe than cursing yourself later.
It's Hard to Hear!
If you are looking for homes for rent on the west side, note that airport noise could be issue, unless you love planes like the Wright Brothers. If you want less noise, look on the east side of North College Road.
Making the Deal
If you come in the spring, you should be able to find something within three weeks as this is a popular moving time (the University of North Carolina Wilmington goes on summer break). Allot at least four weeks during other seasons. Once you've found a place, gather cash for at least one month's rent, the deposit, and other fees. Also, most landlords ask for a credit score, proof of income, and some past residence info.
Kings Grant Neighborhoods
Most folks in Wilmington just assume Kings Grant to be a neighborhood within the city. That is true, but within the community's 4.6 square miles, there are distinct pockets that provide residents access to different things. Find the 'hood and community that fits you best. j
North Pointe: Find mobile homes, apartments, and houses here. Smith Creek Park, Lowes Foods, and E.A. Laney High School are notable places. Bus transit is close.
West Kings Grant: West of North College Road, this very car-dependent 'hood is beside Wilmington International Airport. Mostly residential, living here puts you close to Maids Park and eateries like Hieronymus Seafood.
East Kings Grant: Near Ogden Park, Eaton Elementary School, and Ruth's Kitchen, this area is the most walkable part of town. A car is still advised.
Top Apartment Communities
Deerbrook Apartments: Near Kings Grant Park and North Kerr Avenue, this complex features one to 3 bedroom apartments. A pool and barbecue area are on-site.
Greentree Apartments: This east side complex features cozy homes with fully equipped kitchens. A clubhouse, laundry room, and business center are on-site. Elizabeth's Pizza and Indochine Restaurant are close.
Gresham Place Apartments: This west side community is near stores like Shooter's Choice and Coastal Cash Exchange. Choose among one and two bedroom apartments.
Living in Kings Grant
Although there are bus lines, locals drive for speed and convenience. Walking and cycling work for some things, but a vehicle is best for exploring the greater area.
By living in Kings Grant, you are living in the Cape Fear region. Folks here like to take advantage of that by visiting the Cape Fear Museum, seeing the USS North Carolina, and walking through the Airlie Gardens. When locals get a morning or afternoon free, expect it be spent at swimming, tanning, or building sand castles at Carolina Beach or Kure Beach. Numerous area golf courses satisfy the needs of any hack. Within town, eateries like Catch, bars like Local's Tavern, and shopping spots like Ogden Village Center bring enjoyment. Kings Grant gives you the freedom to go out and have fun. When you return, even more fun can be had. What more could you want?