Wilmington North Carolina Relocation Information

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From the colorful displays in the local boutique shops to the magnificent paintings on their exteriors, Wilmington has earned its name in the 100 Best Art Towns in America and is one of the best North Carolina beach cities. Whether you enjoy viewing the symphony orchestras at the nearby Thalian Center for the Performing Arts, or prefer a quiet stroll as the sun sets on one of Wilmington’s luxurious beaches, there is something for everyone in this cultural gem of a town. A flurry of art events and festivals take place in Wilmington each year ranging from jazz, folk, pop, and country music to independent and foreign film festivals. 

Along with the vast array of culture, Wilmington is also home to a large collection of easily accessible beaches including Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. This port city is located on the coastal southeast of North Carolina, and the north, south, and west highway connections provide easy traveling to and from Wilmington North Carolina. Indulge yourself in the life Wilmington has to offer; a life of music, culture, arts, and a truly magnificent sunrise on the yellow sand of Carolina Beach. New housing is relatively inexpensive in comparison to the northeast and there are plenty of job opportunities. See for yourself by comparing the costs with online insurance quotes and by talking with new home builders. Whether you're searching for an attorney, insurance company, or home loan lender, it's our pleasure to help!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Population: 112,000

Average Age: 35 years

Average Income: $35,634

Average Home Price: $258,000

Average Temperature Winter: 54°F

Average Temperature Summer: 75°F

 POPULAR HOME LOAN LENDER

  • Bank of America - 3500 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC  (910) 251-5241
  • First Federal Savings & Loan - 3702 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC (910) 793-4600
  • Wells Fargo Bank - 300 N 3rd St, Wilmington, NC (910) 342-2040

WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA BEST RATED SCHOOLS 

  • Elementary: Walter L Parsley Elementary School3518 Masonboro Loop Rd, Wilmington, NC 28409 (910) 790-2355
  • Middle School: M C S Noble Middle School6520 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 350-2112
  • High School: Isaac M Bear High School601 South College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 962-4246
  • Private Schools: St. Mary Catholic School217 S 4th St, Wilmington, NC 28401 (910) 762-5491 Cape Fear Academy - 1401 N College Rd Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 791-4248 Wilmington Christian Academy - 1401 N College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 791-4248
  • College: University of North Carolina Wilmington - 601 S. College Road, Wilmington NC 28403 (910) 962-3000​

WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA TOP HOSPITALS 

  • Cape Fear Hospital - 5301 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington (910) 452-8100 nhrmc.org/cape-fear-hospital
  • New Hanover Regional Med Center - 2131 S 17th St, Wilmington (910) 343-2585 nhrmc.org
  • NextCare Urgent Care - 4815 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC (888) 381-4858 nextcare.com

​TOP EMPLOYERS AT ONE OF THE BEST NORTH CAROLINA BEACH CITIES

  • New Hanover Health Network
  • New Hanover County Schools
  • University of NC Wilmington
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • GE Wilmington
  • PPD, Inc. ​
  • New Hanover County
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Progress Energy
  • Corning, Inc.
  • City of Wilmington

TOP INDUSTRIES

UTILITY COMPANIES

Power Company:

    Brunswick Electric Membership CorporationP.O. Box 826, Shallotte, NC 28459 (800) 842-5871 bemc.org

Water Company:

     Cape Fear Public Utilities235 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 332-635 cfpua.org

Cable TV:

   Time Warner Cable - 2206 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403 888.890.7515

Natural Gas:

    Piedmont Natural Gas1321 S 10th St, Wilmington, NC 28401 (910) 799-7185 piedmontng.com

Trash Collection:

    Cape Fear Public Utility Authority - 235 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 332-6550, cfpua.org 

TRAVEL RELATED INFORMATION

AIRPORTS 

  • Wilmington International Airport (ILM) 1740 Airport Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28405, (910) 341-4125
  • Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ) - 264 Albert Ellis Airport Rd,  Richlands, NC 28574 (910) 324-1100
  • Carolina Beach Airport (03NC)- 716 Pilots Ridge Rd, Wilmington (910) 313-6950

BEST HOTELS/INNS AT ONE OF THE BEST NORTH CAROLINA BEACH CITIES

  • Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach -1706 N Lumina Ave, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 (910) 256-2231 holidayinnresorts.com
  • Clarendon Inn117 S 2nd St, Wilmington, NC 28401 (910) 343-1990 clarendoninn.com
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites307 Eastwood Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 791-8082 marriott.com/ILMWE
  • Wingate By Wyndham 5126 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405 (888) 595-3511 wingatehotels.com
  • The Verandas202 Nun St, Wilmington, NC 28401 (910) 251-2212 verandas.com​

BEST RESTAURANTS 

  • Baba Ghannouj Express3500 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 796-8838
  • Flaming Amy's Bowl4418 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28403 (910) 799-6222
  • Cape Fear Seafood Company5226 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412 (910) 799-7077
  • Osteria Cicchetti 1125-K Military Cutoff Rd, Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 256-7476
  • The Melting Pot885 Town Center Dr, Wilmington, NC 28405 (910) 256-1187

TOP RETAILERS 

  • HHgregg830 Inspiration Dr, Wilmington, NC (910) 599-9204 
  • Dillard’s - 3500 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC (910) 796-0187 
  • Target 4711 New Centre Dr, Wilmington, NC (910) 395-5057 
  • Kmart815 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC (910) 799-5360 
  • Tj Maxx341 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC (910) 350-0694   

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