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Kristen S. Howard

Broker / Realtor


  • Hometown: New Castle, PA
  • Years Living In Wilmington: 19
  • What Brought You To ILM? In 2003 a friend and I made the decision to move away from the western Pennsylvania cold and snow, initially planning to end up on the beaches of Honolulu, Hawaii. However, a completely unexpected chain of events brought us down south to Wilmington (sight unseen) and I have never looked back. Although my plans had to change drastically, moving to Wilmington has proven to be one of the best decisions of my life.

Favorite Spots In Wilmington:

  • I love that any night of the week I am able to enjoy a live performance from one of Wilmington's many unbelievably talented local musicians. I particularly like the downtown restaurant/entertainment scene, but there is live music and great food offered in every part of Wilmington.
  • Any/all of the outdoor activities that Wilmington has to offer is definitely something that I take advantage of pretty regularly.
  • I also love the large variety of child and family activities that Wilmington has to offer.

Local Spot Tourists Don't Know About ...

There are so many great restaurants, bars, and shops tucked into every corner and alleyway throughout the downtown area. Go exploring!
Also, the Fort Fisher Hermits Bunker is definitely a spot that tourists, and many residents, do not know about. I have always found the Fort Fisher Hermits Bunker, and the story behind it, very interesting.

Unexpected Facts:

  • I have an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, and a graduate degree in Addictions Counseling. 
  • On top of being a licensed Real Estate Agent, I am also a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and have been providing mental health/substance use services in some capacity for 20 years. 
  • I come from a large Italian family, with many family members still residing in the Abruzzo region of Italy located on the Adriatic coast.

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