Cities with the fastest growing home prices in Wilmington metro area

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November 5, 2021
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Cities with the fastest growing home prices in Wilmington metro area

Supply and demand drive the real estate market, affecting everything from building and lot values to availability for buyers and sellers. These forces are usually closely aligned with an area's economy, job market, population, demographics, location, interest rates, and several other constantly evolving factors. The coronavirus pandemic put an enormous strain on the economy, but created a real estate boom driven largely by people buying second homes as vacation properties.

Stacker compiled a list of cities with the fastest growing home prices in Wilmington, NC using data from Zillow. Cities are ranked by the change in Zillow Home Values Index for all homes and apartments over the last year as of September 2021.

Keep reading to see if your home city made the list.

#15. Atkinson, NC
- 1 year price change: -16.5%
- 5 year price change: +26.7%
- Typical home value: $150,687 (#14 most expensive city in metro)

#14. Ivanhoe, NC
- 1 year price change: +2.1%
- 5 year price change: +16.2%
- Typical home value: $108,392 (#15 most expensive city in metro)

#13. Currie, NC
- 1 year price change: +9.8%
- 5 year price change: +90.0%
- Typical home value: $172,861 (#12 most expensive city in metro)

#12. Saint Helena, NC
- 1 year price change: +14.7%
- 5 year price change: +32.9%
- Typical home value: $212,170 (#10 most expensive city in metro)

#11. Watha, NC
- 1 year price change: +14.7%
- 5 year price change: +44.8%
- Typical home value: $156,887 (#13 most expensive city in metro)

#10. Rocky Point, NC
- 1 year price change: +16.7%
- 5 year price change: +45.6%
- Typical home value: $254,574 (#8 most expensive city in metro)

#9. Topsail Beach, NC
- 1 year price change: +17.5%
- 5 year price change: +52.3%
- Typical home value: $649,097 (#2 most expensive city in metro)

#8. Castle Hayne, NC
- 1 year price change: +17.5%
- 5 year price change: +52.8%
- Typical home value: $246,027 (#9 most expensive city in metro)

#7. Wilmington, NC
- 1 year price change: +18.5%
- 5 year price change: +47.4%
- Typical home value: $310,307 (#7 most expensive city in metro)

#6. Hampstead, NC
- 1 year price change: +19.0%
- 5 year price change: +39.1%
- Typical home value: $366,712 (#6 most expensive city in metro)

#5. Burgaw, NC
- 1 year price change: +20.3%
- 5 year price change: +61.5%
- Typical home value: $196,912 (#11 most expensive city in metro)

#4. Wrightsville Beach, NC
- 1 year price change: +20.5%
- 5 year price change: +44.3%
- Typical home value: $1,211,789 (#1 most expensive city in metro)

#3. Surf City, NC
- 1 year price change: +21.6%
- 5 year price change: +52.0%
- Typical home value: $523,178 (#4 most expensive city in metro)

#2. Kure Beach, NC
- 1 year price change: +23.1%
- 5 year price change: +55.5%
- Typical home value: $589,553 (#3 most expensive city in metro)

#1. Carolina Beach, NC
- 1 year price change: +24.3%
- 5 year price change: +60.9%
- Typical home value: $442,861 (#5 most expensive city in metro)

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