Living in Wilmington, N.C.

Enjoy life in a charming southern town on the coast of North Carolina.

Wilmington: all the perks of a big city with a small town feel. As one of North Carolina's emerging technology hubs, Wilmington offers great schools and a top-rated public university, along with some of the finest locally-owned restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions. In addition, our port city boasts an historic downtown along the Cape Fear River plus beautiful coastline and miles of white sandy beaches. Here are just a few reasons why we love living in Wilmington, and why we think you will, too!

Beaches and Historic Downtown

In Wilmington, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with Wrightsville and Carolina beaches just a few miles down the road, as well as an historic downtown and riverwalk along the beautiful Cape Fear River.

Low Cost of Living

With a median home price of $259,900, Wilmington offers affordable housing options ranging from condos to historic bungalows to new developments, so you can find the home that's right for you.

Major University

With over 15,000 students, UNC Wilmington is quickly becoming one of the largest universities in the state, and widely recognized for its acclaimed Cameron School of Business, Center for Marine Science and Film Studies Department.

Southern Fare

Whether you're looking to enjoy fresh-caught seafood or a quaint, casual southern eatery, the dining options in Wilmington are sure to surprise and delight.

Ideal Climate

With an average annual temperature of 70 degrees and average winter temperature of 50 degrees, it's never too cold for a walk on the beach or a morning paddleboarding session on the water.

K-12 Education

Wilmington ranks the highest among all Southeastern North Carolina school systems with the largest number of schools, highest average SAT scores and the highest number of graduates.