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There’s something in the water here …

Though the RiverLights™ community will boast a tranquil atmosphere, a thriving world of arts, entertainment and commerce is only a stone’s throw away — it’s the best of both worlds.

RiverLights is conveniently located less than 5 miles south of Historic Downtown Wilmington, where world-class dining, cultural events, nightlife, and the Central Business District are all in close proximity. Wilmington International Airport (ILM), Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, as well as a variety of major businesses, are all easily accessible and within 15 miles of the RiverLights community.

Directions to RiverLights from Wilmington International Airport:

Turn left out of the airport entrance onto 23rd Street. Turn Left Martin Luther King Jr Parkway East towards Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. Turn Right onto College Rd, follow past the UNCW campus. Turn Right on Shipyard Blvd. Turn Left on Independence Blvd. Follow down to Left on River Rd. RiverLights Welcome Center (planned to open fall 2016) will be up ahead on your right.

Directions to RiverLights from the North, via I-95 South and I-40 East:

Follow 95 South to Exit 81 for I-40 East to Wilmington. Follow I-40 East into Wilmington, where I-40 becomes College Rd. Follow College Rd passed the UNCW campus. Turn Right on Shipyard Blvd. Turn Left on Independence Blvd. Follow down to Left on River Rd. RiverLights Welcome Center (planned to open fall 2016) will be up ahead on your right.

Directions to RiverLights from the South, via US Hwy 17:

From all points South, such as Myrtle Beach, Ocean Isle, Southport, and Leland, follow US Hwy 17 North towards Wilmington. Cross the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, stay straight on Dawson Street to Right on 16th Street. 16th street merges with 17th street at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Continue on 17th Street to Right on Independence Blvd. Follow down to Left on River Rd. RiverLights Welcome Center (planned to open fall 2016) will be up ahead on your right.