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-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.

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Quick Facts About Wilmington

    The unemployment rate in Wilmington Metro Area is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilmington Metro Area jobs have Increased by 3.20 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Wilmington Metro Area's cost of living is 4.00% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Wilmington Metro Area's population is 277,969 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 86.38 percent.
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Wilmington Metro Area is $199,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.36 percent.
    Wilmington Metro Area public schools spend $8,801 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.4 students per teacher in Wilmington Metro Area.

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re: Move to Wilmington ASAP! - 7/3/2016
Thanks for the feedback. I am originally from NJ, currently live in MA and am looking to relocate to Wilmington. I was becoming a little skeptical reading quite a few... (read more)
re: Hot Summers, Okay Winters - 6/8/2014
With all the positive comments, my one concern is the "hot and sticky humid, even at night" summers. I lived in San Antonio TX for 16 years and loved it except Summer... (read more)
re: Move to Wilmington ASAP! - 7/3/2016
I loved this post! My husband and I are considering a move towards retirement in a coastal town. Have been to Wilmington but only as a tourist at the beach. We also... (read more)
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