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Wilmington, North Carolina 57 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-Historic downtown
-Nearby beaches
-Mild winters


-Cost of living
-Crime rates

What Bert Has To Say About Wilmington Metro Area

Wilmington is an old Colonial port city known for shipping, agricultural processing, and flowers. The historic town center and waterfront along the Cape Fear River is interesting and attractive. Due to its historic interest and its location on a peninsula formed by the Cape Fear River on the west and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on the east, housing costs and cost of living tend to be higher than other small North Carolina cities.


Quick Facts About Wilmington

    The unemployment rate in Wilmington is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilmington jobs have Increased by 2.89 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Wilmington's cost of living is 0.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Wilmington's population is 107,116 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.84 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Wilmington is $154,200. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.90 percent.
    Wilmington public schools spend $9,988 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Wilmington.

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Wilmington Housing Market

It's a good time to buy in Wilmington. Home Appreciataion is up 0.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Wilmington Real Estate.
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Relax, you're in the South now.
I get a chuckle out of the negative reviews here regarding Wilmington (especially the cultural aspects). Wilmington was just rated the best riverfront city in the... (read more)
re: Neighborhoods of Wilmington - 8/21/2014
Hi Steve! Did you ever make the big move to Wilmington? Curious to see if you ended up here yet or were still looking! ... (read more)
Amazing place to call home!
Wilmington, NC is a truly awesome place to live! Having lived here for over 11 years now, I'm pretty sure I'm never leaving :) Since Wilmington is a peninsula -... (read more)
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