Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, North Carolina is a thriving port city on the southeastern coast of the state. Wilmington is cozily situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean and offers its visitors and residents a wide of array of things to see and do. It's a vibrant city with a balance of laid-back coastal lifestyle and the hustle and bustle of a thriving city.

With a population of over 100,000, it's easy to see why visitors and those looking to relocate find Wilmington a desirable location in which to live, work, play, and visit. In 2011, Outside Magazine named Wilmington "One of the Best Towns" and "The Next Big Thing." Bloomberg Business Week ranked Wilmington "The #7 Most Fun, Affordable City." Forbes rated this area one of the 15 best in the United States for business and careers. Other noteworthy mentions include Wilmington as one of the 100 Best Arts Town, one of the Best Places to Launch a Business, and one of the Top 10 Recreation Cities. What's not to love?

Wilmington has the state's largest National Register Historic District and with that comes a strong connection to its history and traditions. The port was once a busy area thriving with markets, warehouses, and the world's largest cotton exchange. Horse-drawn carriages can still be seen in the streets of the downtown areas and riverboats still cruise the 300-year-old harbor. As the past is evident in Wilmington, the present is also teeming with contemporary arts, shopping, fine dining, family fun, and nightlife. The university is also an integral part of the ambiance of the town.

Wilmington offers a little something for everyone of every age and interest. Experiences abound whether it's kayaking, antiquing, golfing, sailing, shopping, or taking the in historic treasures. Wilmington is located near three other popular beach locales: Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach. The city and its surroundings speak for themselves with the perfect blend of cultural and coastal beauty.

Wilmington is located in New Hanover County. Information on the New Hanover school system can be found at http://www.nhcs.k12.nc.us/.

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