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Old 01-28-2011, 07:23 PM
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Having recently moved to Wilmington (good job relo for hubby) although stuck in an apartment because of a house that won't sell in Atlanta (lucky us......NOT) we have found several affordable, quality private schools that will fill any short or long term need. We opted for private because we hoped/still hope that we will be able to buy a house here soon.........schools (like everywhere) if you can pick and choose the location/district are good/acceptable.

Topsail would be ideal in terms of lifestyle, school, et al but the commute is too long into ILM for aforementioned hubby......
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:33 PM
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we moved to Wilmington a year and a half ago from New Jersey. We love it here.
I'm retired, so the job market didn't make a difference to us.....we live in a nice community right outside of town (no city taxes). It takes us 10 minutes to get to the beach, and 10 minutes to get down town. There are some very nice streets in the downtown, historic, area. However, there are a lot of homeless living near the downtown area......There are a lot of restaurants and bars downtown - midnight on a Saturday will have more people on the street than noon on Saturday..... We enjoy the riverwalk, and enjoy seeing all of the tourists (they are the ones with the cameras). I'm really not famaliar with the 'grade' of the public schools, but there are several private schools in the area. We have found most everything (including food) much less expensive than New Jersey. (property taxes there were 9thousand, here they are 1.2thousand). People we have met have been extremely friendly. I wish I moved here many years ag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:32 PM
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well glad I read this staying right where I am NY!!!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:00 AM
Location: wilmington, nc
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We really like it here, but without kids, can't comment on the schools. If you like to boat, fish, do art, go to plays, see terrific live music, and find good food - this is a great place.
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