When relocating to Wilmington, NC the most common denominator I find is that people are either coming from the west coast, up north, or other parts of NC. Wherever you come from you will notice that Wilmington, NC has many qualities that people from all over find appealing. This relocation blog is mainly a collection of blog posts that I hope help inform you about Wilmington and what it has to offer!
Considering relocating to Wilmington, NC? Start here!
Here are just a few relocation tips to get you started in Wilmington. If I could pin-point one area to start in the relocation blog, this would be it! These tips will help you stream line your relocation process and save time and money when moving to Wilmington.
Before coming to Wilmington, it’s nice to have an honest answer of what the city is really like! In this post, I lay out some of the true pros and cons of living in Wilmington. The port city is a great place to live but it is far from a utopia.
The vast majority of people in Wilmington are going to college, starting a new job, and/or have a “migratory lifestyle”. One thing you must watch out for is signing a lease for a BAD apartment. This a guide that I made to help prevent that and to help you avoid over paying for an apartment!
Another topic that people seem to want answered is crime. Here I answer specific questions regarding crime data, where crime is most likely to happen, and some of my thoughts on the issue.
Maybe you are ready to jump right and buy a house here. MANY buyers have cashed out from their pricey pads up north and are ready to buy! If this is you I will tackle the questions of “Where’s a safe place to live?”.
Wilmington is fairly large city, so choosing an neighborhood can be daunting. Remember these neighborhoods aren’t an all inclusive list, but more or less a list of Wilmington’s most popular neighborhoods.
Truth be told, to live in an incredibly safe neighborhood can be expensive! Maybe you are a young professional and luxury does not concern you (I fall into this category, so don’t feel ashamed). Here are affordable and fairly safe neighborhoods in Wilmington:
Considering traveling to or visiting Wilmington? Check out these!
Many people are confused to find that Wilmington, NC has no “true” beach. Meaning that the actual city of Wilmington does not touch the ocean! In this blog, I explain what this actually means and what the best beaches in Wilmington are!
Masonboro Island is Wilmington’s “Secret” beach. The island itself has somewhat of a “mystique” around it and it’s located just minutes outside the city. This guide will show you how to get there and some of the things that make Masonboro Island cool.
Carolina Beach is one of Wilmington’s most popular beaches and tourist attractions. This beach is often referred to as the “Redneck Riveria” by locals, but don’t let the moniker scare you! There are many great things about this particular beach that make it particularly attractive to relocationers and tourist alike.
No two beaches are the same. Wilmington has different beaches that provide newcomers with varying population sizes, shops, and seclusion. Topsail Island (prounced TOP-SUL) is a great beach if you don’t enjoy crowds.
Also, be sure to check out my other Wilmington, NC relocation blogs!: