This charming port city is located in the southeastern corner of North Carolina between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.
Although not just a tourist town, Wilmington has become a popular destination for family living. Its moderate, four-season climate, plus historic preservation district, includes annual events such as Riverfest and the Azalea Festival.
In addition, numerous champion golf courses are available from across the street to only a few miles away. Around town you will occasionally see the film studios at work making movies and television shows.
Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher are nearby, family-oriented beaches. Water sports include fishing, surf casting, pier fishing and crabbing. Deep sea charter boats are available, as well as a variety of sightseeing tour boats.
There are antique shops, art galleries, museums and live entertainment for children and adults. Wilmington offers a wide variety of day and evening classes at the University of North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College and the library at Monkey Junction.
The unique North Carolina State Aquarium is only a few minutes away and provides continuous programs for all ages.
Climate:Four season climate with mild winters
49°F average daily winter high
87°F average daily summer high
72°F average daily high
Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach are known for their wide array of cuisine. The area is famous for its seafood as well as many dining options. Several restaurants are only five-ten minutes away.
Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, Ft. Fisher and Carolina Beach are minutes away. Plus Bald Head Island is accessed via ferry. Myrtle Beach is 70 minutes.
– New Hanover Regional Medical Center
– Cape Fear Memorial Hospital
– Emergency rescue squad
– Urgent care facilities and Physicians nearby