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Old 08-23-2007, 10:15 PM
 
Location: the big apple
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If not,are there other similar towns/cities that would fit the bill?
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:18 AM
 
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No, I would not call Wilmington family-oriented, at least not compared to other cities in North and South Carolina that I'm familiar with.

It's a combination of small factors: it's hard to make a good living, it's expensive, and many of the schools struggle. Drugs are easy to come by, and Wilmington isn't particularly safe, especially on the roads. Having said all that, it's not bad, it just doesn't seem like the most practical choice. I think that if you were in the "right situation", socially, financially, and professionally, that Wilmington could be family-oriented, but your finances would need to be in order.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:01 PM
 
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I disagree some what with anonymous. I have lived in Wilmington for over 14 years and have raised 2 children. It is a GREAT area to raise kids. My kids were able to get an excellent education graduating SCL from NCSU with a triple major. I agree the salary scale does not match the cost of living for the area. There is a lot of competition for "good" jobs...everyone wants to live near the beach.
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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For being in the so called "bible belt", no.
Everyone from here is looking out for themselves, there is no "southern hospitality, in fact there is "northerner hostility".
I thank god that I don't have children and have to find any competent daycare.
People from the north have a better sense of community, maybe due to the winter weather.
I feel that northerners in general have a better set of values than people from here. (ny transplant)
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