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Old 07-21-2013, 12:14 PM
 
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In general where is it easier to find a job between these 2 cities? Husband is an optometrist & I am in medical administration & coding. Thanks in advance.

Also does one of these cities trump the other as far as quality of life? I have lived near New Bern before but it has been 10years.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:13 PM
 
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Wilmington beats New Bern with a higher quality of life, but that comes with a higher cost of living of course. Medical jobs are in demand in both areas. Still no way to say which is easier. It's whichever you find a job at first.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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Wilmington for sure. Higher quality of life, and much larger than New Bern.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:26 PM
 
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Wilmington hands down.
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:54 PM
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What do you mean by quality of life? Clearly employment wins in Wilmington, not sure quality of life is quite the slam dunk implied by some prior posters. New Bern wins on traffic, likely commute times, being a part of the city..

Wilmington has more big box stores (yawn) and a lot more people. Whatever floats your boat. Lack of A four year college is a major shortfall of New Bern.

Good luck.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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What do you mean by quality of life? Clearly employment wins in Wilmington, not sure quality of life is quite the slam dunk implied by some prior posters. New Bern wins on traffic, likely commute times, being a part of the city..

Wilmington has more big box stores (yawn) and a lot more people. Whatever floats your boat. Lack of A four year college is a major shortfall of New Bern.

Good luck.
There are more local stores as well in Wilmington, it has a better downtown, it's closer to the beach,it has a better arts community. Not sure what you're speaking of, as far as being part of a city. It has that as well. Heck, it's a place many people get around just on bikes. Whatever New Bern has, Wilimgton has more of (and that does include traffic). That said New Bern is not bad, it's just Wilmington is better in comparison. Unless you are of the less is more mentality, which is fine. I currently live almost equidistant between Wilmington and New Bern along 17, in fact Wilmington is about 15 minutes farther. I still find myself going to south more than north and it's not for the big box stores (usually it's for Casey's ).
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:08 PM
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Well, we just have to disagree on quality of life. I used to live there. The traffic in the College Road area, where back in the day where the cool stuff was located is ridiculous for a berg the size of Wilmington. Additionally we used to ride through a near ghetto getting their. I guess I dont think good shopping isnt what defines quality of life. To me, less hassles, less stress equals higher quality of life. Depends on your perspective.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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What do you mean by quality of life? Clearly employment wins in Wilmington, not sure quality of life is quite the slam dunk implied by some prior posters. New Bern wins on traffic, likely commute times, being a part of the city..

Wilmington has more big box stores (yawn) and a lot more people. Whatever floats your boat. Lack of A four year college is a major shortfall of New Bern.

Good luck.
LLN : we are family with a 13 yr old girl and 10 yr old
boy what is your opinion of moving to new bern or wilmington?
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:29 PM
 
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I have visited both and as a outsider I will give my opinion. I loved Wilmington for the beach and the restaurant on it that being said I saw a problem with the downtown area and if I'm not mistaken there are gangs there. New bern has its poorer areas when I was there trent wood were low income area. I'm not sure of the medical care but I do know the hospital in Wilmington I think is sub standard and I come from a major medical center in ny so that could be why not sure of new Bern health care if someone can say anything I'd be interested
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Old 04-22-2014, 04:22 PM
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LLN : we are family with a 13 yr old girl and 10 yr old
boy what is your opinion of moving to new bern or wilmington?
Well, bad timing. I am REALLY DOWN on New Bern government at the moment and the electorate in general. Wilmington certainly has more choices, in practically every category, but to me, and others on the forum disagree, more choices is not necessarily better.

I believe for my lifestyle, the best I could find in NB would beat the best I could find in Wilmington.

New Bern is 45 - 50 minutes to the beach, Wilmington is not a walk, but most areas, possiblly traffic excepted, would get your there much sooner.

The beach you get to from Wilmington blows away the beaches down near Wilmington, again, my opinion based on appearance of water.

New Bern's hospital is pretty good, though I did get a major infection there. Anyone with anything serious goes to the ECU hospital (it has a new name) which is top notch.

Both are a couple hours from Raleigh.

If I could do it again, I would move to Morehead City rather than either New Bern or Wilmington.

I had a choice when we moved down here. I chose New Bern, and if I did it again, I would probably do the same.

Schools are a little spread out, and the district is really all but eliminating out of district students so some education options we once had are now gone.

If shopping is important, Wilmington, if you want to slow down a bit and be part of a small town, then New Bern.
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