Wilmington NC Best College Town For Retirement

 

Wilmington NC Best Places To Retire or Relocate in North Carolina

One of the reasons Wilmington NC has been a perennial favorite among retirees is many people considering North Carolina as their Best Place to Live in retirement want to live by the beach.

Choosing Wilmington NC as your Coastal North Carolina Best Place, you’ll have many towns to choose from.  From Carolina Beach to the south and Wrightsville Beach and Kure Beach in the east.

One word of warning though, traffic in the area can be congested, so if you’d like to avoid it, you might want to consider downtown Wilmington NC.  Still the beaches are a short drive!

People love Coastal Wilmington NC for its ease of enjoyment.


The main Wilmington downtown area overlooks the Cape Fear River. It is a walkable area filled with great restaurants and shopping.  Stroll along Riverwalk and pick from a variety of restaurants to sit and enjoy your favorite beverage. 

You’ll be facing west so it’s a great place to relax and watch the sun go down. But be sure to bring your sunglasses.

Cape Fear Community College, with about 3,500 students, lends a scholastic feel to the downtown. Cape Fear’s continuing education department can be found at http://cfcc.edu/ce.

The continuing education department offers classes during the year and special summer courses as well.

Some summer courses include free small business classes, computer software courses, and theater classes.

There are also classes which reflect the area the school is located in, based around nautical pursuits such as celestial and coastal navigation, marine captain’s licensure, and small gasoline engine repair.

By the time you’re done at Cape Fear Community College, you’ll be ready to sail into the horizon.

Most of the courses are offered for under $70 or for free, so it’s very affordable to enjoy your retirement and learn some new skills.

The University of North Carolina has a branch about twenty minutes from downtown Wilmington NC.

The University is also home to an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), whose offerings are similar to those at the Chapel Hill NC branch.

The web address is http://www.uncw.edu/olli/.

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Bob Bencivenga is a professional site locator and location analyst for major corporations. Bob researches the growth of NC and SC to find the Best Places to Retire or Relocate that are still affordable.

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