Greenville Loop / Masonboro Loop

Known as a family-friendly collection of homes dotted with great schools, this quiet but beautiful residential area beckons to those who value an untroubled lifestyle.

Welcome to Greenville Loop / Masonboro Loop

Families thrive in this idyllic community where convenience meets regal coastal beauty
Just west of the astounding beauty of the Masonboro Island Coastal Estuarine Reserve, the Greenville Loop, and Masonboro Loop neighborhoods lie adjacent to each other, separated by a small stretch of tranquil saltwater. Known as a family-friendly collection of homes dotted with great schools, this quiet but beautiful residential area beckons to those who value an untroubled lifestyle. 
From their position tucked between the bustle of Downtown Wilmington and vast marshlands that lead out to the ocean, residents of these two neighborhoods are able to enjoy the best of both worlds: nearby access to the city’s amenities and entertainment and extravagantly beautiful mature landscapes. 
Traditional suburban subdivisions make up the majority of these two neighborhoods, but there’s certainly not a lack of variety when it comes to home styles. From solid-wood abodes with effortless lake house vibes to executive homes ensconced by trees, single-family brick ranches, and million-dollar coastal-style homes, those looking to buy in the Greenville Loop and Masonboro Loop areas will be able to find their own unique aesthetic. 

What to Love

  • Mere minutes from Wrightsville Beach as well as several shopping districts
  • Architectural diversity that appeals to a variety of tastes
  • Tons of water access, including public boat and kayak access

People & Lifestyle

Ideal for boat enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, and of course, families, the neighborhoods of Masonboro Loop and Greenville Loop are renowned for their outstanding school system, inclusive and friendly community, close proximity to the water, and prime location just minutes away from much of Wilmington’s best shopping and dining. 

Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment

Both Greenville Loop and Masonboro Loop are just 10 minutes from Independence Mall, which is the go-to retail location for fashionistas and avid shoppers, and Lumina Station, the city’s high-end boutique mecca. Within the neighborhood, gourmet grocers such as The Veggie Wagon allow residents to elevate their at-home dining experiences with the best of small-batch local produce and goods. At Greenville Loop Seafood, purchasing local catches to serve at your own family dinner is a breeze. 

When it’s too much of a hassle to cook something at home, or there’s simply a desire to indulge in the area’s wonderful fare, residents of these neighborhoods will hit up places like the Wrightsville Beach Brewery, which dishes out fresh seafood — all locally caught — and classic pub cuisine in addition to their impressive menu of craft beers and brews. The restaurant also hosts several events throughout the week, ranging from nightly live music to yoga, reggae nights, and happy hours. 

Things to Do

Family fun and enjoying the great outdoors are staples in Greenville Loop and Masonboro Loop, and luckily for residents, there’s a never-ending number of parks, entertainment facilities, and ocean activities to dive into. One of the most visited establishments in the area, the Jungle Rapids Water Park, boasts attractions including mini-golf, an arcade, laser tag, rock wall climbing, go-karts, and of course, a massive outdoor water park replete with slides and wave pools. 

Boaters can hit up the Bradley Creek Marina to dock and depart for a day spent out on the waters, while the seven magnificent acres of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension and NHC Arboretum, which is free to visitors and features jaw-dropping specialty gardens ideal for a day spent embracing North Carolina’s coastal beauty.


The Greenville Loop and Masonboro Loop are both home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Walter L. Parsley Elementary School, No. 1 public elementary school in Wilmington area
  • Friends School of Wilmington, PK & K-8, highly rated private Quaker school


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