The Carolina Bay Lifestyle: Make It Your Own
A thoughtfully created, dynamic approach to retirement living, the amenities of Carolina Bay combine country club elegance with a relaxing resort atmosphere, and it’s all built into your lifestyle as a resident.
In a setting of serene natural beauty, you’ll enjoy a range of wellness and recreation programs, and a social calendar as busy as you choose to make it. Staff members are trained to help you achieve your overall wellness goals, and neighborly relationships naturally develop as residents share common interests and encourage each other in discovering new ones.
Prime Location in Wilmington, NC
Wilmington, North Carolina, is ideally situated on the Eastern Seaboard, and Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall is ideally situated within Wilmington.
Just two miles from the quaint coastal community of Wrightsville Beach, Autumn Hall is a mixed-use community of lovely homes and convenient businesses, including excellent physician practices. Picturesque sidewalks give way to tree-lined walking and biking paths, and UNC-Wilmington is a wonderful resource just around the corner, providing educational, cultural and athletic programs for residents to enjoy.
Around Your Neighborhood
A 15-minute drive to the west, Wilmington’s restored historic riverfront is populated with excellent restaurants, eclectic shops and enticing arts venues. Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts is an 1858 opera house that hosts plays, concerts, lectures and cinema, and Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center holds a 1500-seat auditorium which provides an additional stage for a variety of cultural events. Historical attractions include tours of the USS North Carolina Battleship, and horse-drawn carriage rides narrated by entertaining and knowledgeable hosts.
Among midtown’s attractions is The Cameron Art Museum, an architecturally renowned facility that offers rotating exhibits, arts classes and programs for all ages. Just 20 miles south is the Civil War stronghold Fort Fisher, where a museum and gallery chronicle its significance.
Adult children and grandchildren who come to visit will no doubt appreciate the many exciting and relaxing recreational opportunities in the area.
At Your Doorstep
Join your neighbors for fitness programs at the wellness center, for a dip in the beautiful indoor pool, or for daily strolls around the beautiful Autumn Hall neighborhood. Indulge in the onsite spa, including a salon and barber services, and sign up for classes at UNCW’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Join a bridge game, a crafts class, or just grab a book from the library and spend a quiet afternoon reading beside the lake.
Out on the Town
Carolina Bay offers excellent dining and entertainment options on the Autumn Hall property, but its enviable location also gives residents access to countless other choices. Wrightsville Beach, Mayfaire, midtown and downtown all have their unique flavors, and each is just minutes from Carolina Bay.
Eat Well, Live Well
Our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Wilmington, NC was designed to give you options in all areas of life, including flexible dining choices that adjust to your mood as well as your palate. Enjoy four different venues, including fine dining by reservation only, dining with a featured exhibition cooking station, a casual bar & grille, and an uptown market that includes take-out. Room service is available for when you simply want to stay in.
The Cape Fear Coast encompasses the city of Wilmington, as well as the island communities of Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Each coastal town has its unique charms, and all share the wide, sandy beaches that stretch for nearly 70 miles.
Water, Water Everywhere
While not on an island, Wilmington, North Carolina is nevertheless surrounded by water. From the ocean to the river, and the meandering waterways in between, nature has blessed this area with ready access to boating and other activities, and to breathtaking views from the shoreline.
With its blend of family-oriented ocean beaches, historic riverfront, progressive university campus, and thriving arts community, Wilmington, North Carolina, is one of the most desirable locations in the Southeast.