At the Coastline NC Real Estate Team, we are asked over and over again “Why do people choose to call Wilmington home?!” When comparing various locations, it’s important to do your research. Here are 7 reasons we’ve found that folks choose Wilmington, NC:
#1 – THE WATER
Probably the #1 reason we hear “Why folks choose Wilmington” is THE WATER. Wilmington, NC is perfectly nestled between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean with the Intracoastal Waterway running right through it. There is truly water, water – everywhere! Boat, fish, swim, paddle, stroll the sandy beaches or enjoy fresh seafood. The world is your oyster when you choose Wilmington, NC!
#2 – SCHOOLS
School is an important decision for most people when choosing a new home or area to relocate. Whether you have a kindergartner, high school student or your precious one is college bound, the schools of Wilmington, NC stack up! Check out GreatSchools.org to find the best rated schools in Wilmington.
If you are considering colleges, Wilmington has four great education choices: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, Miller-Motte Community College and College of Wilmington.
#3 – MEDICAL CARE
Wilmington, NC is fortunate to have an award-winning hospital with its subsidiaries sprinkled all over the region – New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Check out their recent awards and accolades:
NHRMC Named a Healthgrades Five-Star Recipient for Heart Failure and Stroke Care
NHRMC EMS Receives National Accreditation
NHRMC Receiver Two American Heart Association Awards for Commitment to Quality Care for Heart Attack Patients
NHRMC Home Care Receives Five-Star Rating for Quality Patient Care
New Hanover Regional Medical Center Receives Women’s Choice Award
New Hanover Regional Medical Center Receives an “A” for Hospital Safety
NHRMC Physician Group – New Hanover Medical Group Earns Highest Recognition as a Model of Primary Care
#4 – WEATHER
How’s the weather?! Well if you’re in Wilmington, NC, it’s splendid! Wilmington has a mild climate year-round.
Average Temperature: 64°F
Annual High Temperature: 74.1°F
Average Annual Precipitation - Rainfall: 57.67 inch
Annual Low Temperature: 53.9°F
It’s perfect weather to enjoy outdoor activities all year long – golfing, running, boating and MORE!
#5 – THE DINING
If you’re a “foodie” or just enjoy good food, Wilmington, NC is for you! Wilmington has been deemed by USA Today to have the “Best Al Fresco Dining.” The Port City also received a recent visit from Guy Fieri for his Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives show. What can we say?! Wilmington knows good food!
#6 – THE GOLF
Wilmington is surrounded by great golf! Try playing 45 holes of championship golf designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus at the Country Club of Landfall. Make your way to northern Wilmington and hit the links at Porter’s Neck Country Club – it’s walker-friendly too! While you’re up that way, make friends with a member at the Eagle Point Golf Club – you’ll want to play this course if you can find your ticket on it! Eagle Point was home to the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship and is in pristine playing conditions.
In addition to these courses, Wilmington, NC has courses scattered all over the region welcoming all skill levels of play!
#7 – THE SHOPPING
Oh, oh – the shopping!! Wilmington has the best boutique shopping around! If you’re near Wrightsville Beach, hit up the shops on the Island…then, head over to Lumina Station or The Forum at Landfall to finish up. If you’re closer to downtown, walk the shops on Front, Market and Princess Streets.
Don’t worry Wilmington has all your name-brand stores as well! You can find them at Independence Mall or Mayfaire Town Center.