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About Wilmington

Wilmington has one of the largest oil fields in the entire country, and the oil industry and longshore jobs in the area keep much of the neighborhood's residents employed. The sparsely populated town has plenty of charming small homes and glorious old estates, along with many multi-family properties. If you want to feel a little isolated from the bustling center of Los Angeles, Wilmington offers a peaceful and residential vibe. It also has great attractions within its boundaries like museums, military installations, and parks and is close to beautiful beaches along the Pacific Coast.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $149,900 to $1,199,000

Closed Prices: $140,000 to $910,000

Median Sale Price: $649,000

Average $ per sq ft: $454

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $0 to $440/mo, $0 to $845

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1911 to 2017

Sq. Ft.: 566 to 3426 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 9 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 4 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 5+ acres

Around Wilmington

Closest to the water, the neighborhood has a mix of modest single-story houses and multi-family units that may be appealing as both occupancy and income options. Just a few blocks north, the terrain gets greener and you have more trees and shrubbery thriving. On the east side of Wilmington, the streets are a bit quieter because they are farther away from the highway. Impressive homes and grand estates that were once owned by wealthy Los Angeles oil barons are located in the center of town in the vicinity of L Street and Avalon Boulevard.

Local seafood is the popular dining option in Wilmington, and you can find plenty of fresh fish options available at local Mexican, Italian, American, and Asian restaurants around Pacific Coast Highway, Anaheim Street, or Avalon Boulevard. Wilmington has plenty of casual and fast food restaurants as well as food trucks that cater to the local oil field workers. The neighborhood also has a healthy mix of upscale and modern eateries where you can enjoy a gourmet meal with a glass of wine.

Many Wilmington residents work in the neighborhood, so you will see a lot of familiar faces around town. The apartment buildings are often populated by singles who work in the oil industry, while the streets of single-family properties are home to a diverse mix of local residents who simply enjoy living near the water. Wilmington is right on the Los Angeles Harbor, and although it has a seaside vibe, the community doesn't have much beachfront property and doesn't attract a surfer crowd like other nearby neighborhoods.

Some of the old warehouse buildings have been converted into event venues, bringing rock music, and eclectic acts to town on the weekends. Spend your Friday evening enjoying the local cuisine like grabbing some fish tacos from a casual eatery or dining at an Italian restaurant that has checkered tablecloths. Besides the occasional concerts, you have a movie theater across the highway in San Pedro.

Learn about local history at one of the museums that celebrate the past and present of the oil barracks and the characters who put Wilmington on the map. Music festivals, car shows, and other events are also common on the weekends. If nothing else, Wilmington always has its numerous, large public parks where you can enjoy the slightly salty air while hanging out with family and friends.

Locals Love

  • Many schools in the area
  • Fresh seafood
  • Coastal living with lower price tag
  • Close to many waterfronts

Locals Don't Love

  • Noise from local industry
  • Limited nightlife options
  • Distance from highways

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