Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wrightsville Beach Parks and Rec Programs for the Winter

Winter may be the off-season for Wrightsville Beach, but that doesn't mean there's nothing to do! Once the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, the crowds at Wrightsville Beach thin out and locals enjoy many off-season activities. If you're not from the area but would like to visit, consider coming to town between the months of November - February to get a feel for how the locals live in the off-season and enjoy some unique winter beach festivities!

Here's a look at a few year-round programs, courtesy of the Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Department:

Extreme Cross Training - Don't spend the winter months hibernating! Stay in shape by staying active through this challenging but fun fitness class. This program will help you improve strength and endurance both aerobically and anaerobically with a wide variety of training techniques. Classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10 a.m.

Zumba - What began as a Latin-inspired dance fitness routine has effectively grown into a wildly popular workout for ladies (and gentlemen, too) from around the world. Come see what Zumba is all about Tuesday mornings from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Tennis Lessons - Want to learn to play tennis? Or perhaps improve your technique? The town of Wrightsville Beach offers tennis lessons for adults, youth ages 9-12, and ages 6-8. Group lessons meet on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you're a WB resident, pay only $55 for six one-hour lessons. The fee is $70 for non-residents.

Kids Cooking Class - Does your child enjoy being your "helper" in the kitchen? Encourage those culinary curiosities by enrolling your young one in this fun, hands-on cooking class for kids. from 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Mondays with the upcoming session full of holiday recipes: November 19-December 17, 2012.  Pre-registration is required - see below for contact information.

These are only a handful of exciting activities that the town of Wrightsville Beach offers throughout the year. Be sure to visit for more information. To learn more about fees, class details or registration, call (910) 256-7925 or send an email to

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Condos in Wrightsville Beach, NC

Owning a home in Wrightsville Beach is like owning your own little piece of paradise. The sun, sand and surf are enough to attract property buyers from far and wide. Add in the friendly atmosphere, fabulous local restaurants and convenience to the action of downtown Wilmington, and you've got more than just your ordinary beach town - you've got a truly fantastic place to call home. For buyers who are looking for a prime location with the benefits of low-maintenance homeownership, a Wrightsville Beach condominium is your best option. There are plenty of wonderful condo communities that are located on the island.

The Duneridge Resort Oceanfront Condos is one of the most popular communities in Wrightsville Beach. All condos in this resort-style property feature oceanfront balconies, master suites, living and dining areas, so you can enjoy the beauty of the ocean from just about any room in your home! Prices at the Duneridge condos start at $829,000. For more information, visit the website at:

Shell Island Resort, located right off of Lumina Ave., also offers condominiums for sale. Currently, there is a 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit available in this oceanfront property for $249,900. This resort offers private beach access, an on-site restaurant, business center, on-site property management, a fitness facility and much more. For details, visit

Station One Condos is yet another community of condominiums located in Wrightsville Beach. This property boasts two- or three-bedroom floor plans, an oceanfront pool, secure entry, private clubhouse and, best of all, it's within walking distance to many of the popular shops and restaurants. Prices are around $525,000. Visit this website for more information:

The Islander Condos are located on North Lumina Ave. and just a few footsteps from the beach. The Islander offers many of the same great amenities as the above-mentioned properties, including low maintenance oceanfront living, private beach access and a private pool. The Islander currently has a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo for sale at $519,900. Check it out here:

Last, but certainly not least, Wrightsville Dunes Oceanfront Condos is another popular condo community situated on strand of prime oceanfront property. Enjoy 3 separate ocean beach paths, 2 oceanfront pools, ample parking, private tennis courts and much more at this resort-style community. Looking for a place with enough room for the whole family? You can snag a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo at Wrightsville Dunes for $680,000. See details here:

To learn more about condos for sale in Wrightsville Beach, be sure to contact the local experts at Hardee Hunt and Williams real estate company.  They are a well established, well connected team of real estate agents looking out for your best interests.  Call today at 910-256-6998

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

5K Jingle Bell Run in Wrightsville Beach

It's time to don your Santa hats, affix your elf ears and sign up for the annual 5k Jingle Bell Run at Wrightsville Beach!

Runners who want to experience something a little more festive than an ordinary 5k should mark their calendars for December 15, 2012, when local runners get in the holiday spirit by dressing in their favorite Christmas garb while competing for the best run/walk time.

The 5K course will take participants around the John Nesbitt Loop and will include a short run up North Channel Drive and back. Runners can enjoy the lovely winter beach scenery, see historic cottages and meet lots of friendly folks from around the area.

Registration for this Christmas-themed race begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Wrightsville Beach Museum. Registration closes at 8:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 9:00 a.m. sharp! Your entry fee will cover your race registration, jingle bells, a free T-shirt for the first 300 registrants, and complimentary refreshments after the race. Proceeds will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.

For more information, check out the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History at and click on the "Jingle Bell Run" tab to the left. You can also call (910) 256-2569 or send an email to

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