Moving to Wilmington, NC

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Moving to Wilmington, NC

Published March 25, 2024
Last Updated 3 weeks ago

Wilmington Welcomes Y’all: A Local’s Guide to the Port City

Bless your heart, for considering Wilmington, NC as your new home! I’m a born-and-raised Wilmingtonian, and let me tell you, this city’s got something special. Whether you’re a young professional, a retiree seeking sunshine, or a family looking for a tight-knit community, Wilmington’s got a porch swing waiting for you with your sweet tea.

Beach Bumming

Wilmington, NC is surrounded by public beach access. Wrightsville Beach is our crown jewel, perfect for morning walks, catching some waves, or just relaxing with a good book. The Carolina Coast offers somethin’ for everyone, from the family-friendly Kure Beach to the surfers’ paradise of Carolina Beach. Water sports, fishing, and boating are a favorite pass time in the Port City.

Wilmington’s Heartbeat: History and Charm

Our downtown district is a walkable wonderland. Brick-lined streets lined with independently owned shops and cafes overflow with Southern charm. Catch a concert at the historic Thalian Hall, or spend an afternoon browsing the Cotton Exchange for unique local finds. Come nightfall, the downtown area transforms, with rooftop bars offering stunning river views and trendy gastropubs serving up fresh, local seafood.

More Than Just a Beach Town

Sure, we love our beaches, but Wilmington’s got so much more to offer. The Riverwalk winds its way along the Cape Fear River, perfect for strolling hand-in-hand with your honey or takin’ a scenic riverboat tour. Airlie Gardens is a horticultural wonderland, with azalea blooms that’ll take your breath away in the spring. And don’t forget the Cameron Art Museum, where you can explore local and regional art exhibits.

Community Runs Deep

Wilmington’s a friendly bunch. We greet our neighbors with a smile and always lend a helping hand. The city hosts tons of festivals and events throughout the year, from the Azalea Festival in the spring to the Cucalorus Film Festival in the fall. There’s always something going on to connect you with your community.

Wilmington’s Your Kind of Place

If you’re looking for a city with a laid-back pace, friendly faces, and plenty to see and do, then Wilmington might just be your happily ever after. We’ve got beaches, charm, and a deep sense of community. So come on down, y’all – the sweet tea’s on us!

Nóna Phelps

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Meet Nóna Phelps, a loving mother of 4 children and 3 rescue dogs from Wilmington, NC.
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