Wilmington, North Carolina Best Place To Live
Wilmington North Carolina sits on the banks of the Cape Fear River. A well-known coastal town, Wilmington NC is rich in history.
Once known as, “The Port of Pleasure and Progress,” Wilmington NC used to make its living through shipping.
While the ports are still open and doing business, Wilmington now prospers off of a thriving film industry and tourism.
Wilmington's downtown is one of the largest districts on the National List of Historic Places.
So there's plenty to see and a lot of historical places to visit. Historic tours are offered via horse and carriage, trolley or a guided walk by one of Wilmington's residents.
One of the exciting parts of relocating or retiring to a new area is that for a time, you get to be a tourist of sorts.
There are so many new things to do and places to experience. So while some things may seem geared toward tourists, in the slower months, take advantage of everything Wilmington has to offer and get to know the area.
One of the reasons most people that decide Wilmington is their best place to live is no doubt the ocean. If you love the beaches and the lifestyle living close provides, you're going to love Wilmington.
East and south of the city center are several beautiful, white sand beaches; Kure Beach, Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach just to name a few.
Located in the southeastern corner of the North Carolina, Wilmington provides access to many great beaches, and other Southern cities.
Raleigh NC and the Research Triangle is only two hours north. Myrtle Beach SC is about an hour and a half south, and Charleston SC and it's wonderful city and beaches is about three and a half hours south.
Wilmington, NC has a population of 91,137 people and is located in New Hanover County North Carolina, which has a total population of 168,088 people.
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