With its close proximity to Wilmington, it is no surprise that Leland has been booming and is the fastest-growing town in the North Carolina. The last decade has seen Leland’s population more than double in size. As residential populations flourish, business development is soon to follow. From new retail shops, restaurants, hotels, offices and medical practices, this rapid growth is evident in Leland. With a diverse population comes the need for expanded offerings and a variety of businesses.
Some new restaurants benefiting from all the growth in Leland include:
- Farmhouse Kitchen
- Firehouse Subs
- M&K’s Kitchen
- Leland Smoke House
- Islands Fresh Mex Grill
- Papis Chicken
- Bridgewater Wines
- Chingon Taqueria
- New Day Cafe
- Wendy’s in Brunswick Forest
New medical facilities and other practices, including Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine, Bluewater Dermatology, Swell Vision Center and Hickman’s Pharmacy, have all followed residents to Leland.
Leland Innovation Park, previously known as Leland Industrial Park, is a 630-acre campus with the purpose of promoting economic development in the greater Leland, North Carolina area. Already home to a variety of world-class companies, the innovation park will offer a unique landscape to create tomorrow’s business pioneers.
Even the bigger box stores are making moves to Leland, Tractor Supply Co. on 17S is now completed and has brought several jobs to the Leland area.
It is no wonder why Leland, the bedroom community of Wilmington, has seen such growth. Not just retirees, but lots of young families are drawn to the affordable housing and many businesses just across the Cape Fear River.