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Old 01-27-2008, 04:32 PM
 
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Hey, I'm a Jersey Girl and want to know what is "their ways" so I can avoid that behavor when I move south.
We have had a lot of New Yorkers move to NJ and I know what you mean in general.
New people moving into my town tend to be rude. Forget getting a return Hi and smile. It's like you're invisible.
I'm sure some of us will adjust to "your ways" eventually. Plus some of our ideas might make an improvement to the city/town. Thinking ethnic restaurants, good bagels etc.
Thought about Wilmington too. Someone on a thread said that housing prices were going thru the roof and salaries weren't keep pace. Tons of traffic. (this was about 1 1/2 years ago).
Good luck on your search.
Wilmington has the highest cost of living in the entire state of North Carolina. The traffic on Market Street is getting pretty congested too, but there are plenty of New Yorkers and New Jersey transplants in Wilmington. Plenty. You can definitely find people from where you are from and share common interests. Wilmington is more of a Northern town anyway now. You won't feel like you are on the outside looking in.
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I agree. this place is starting to remind me too much of DC. except the jobs are so low paying. to the people who think they want to live at the beach, tell me how often you end up going during the summer. I avoid the beach now. went to school here in the late 90's and loved it. moved back two years ago and now I can't wait to leave.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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Default northerners and their ways

if you dont like northerners and their ways then dont move to Wilmington. its become overpopulated with uppity rich northerners driving up the cost of living in Wilmington. I grew up in Wilmington and have been gone from there for about 3 years. i still have family and friends in Wilmington so i usually visit once a month. Its gotten very snotty. its also the most expensive city to live in nc. The cost of living keeps going up but the job wages stay the same. About 8 bucks an hour on average. But if u already have money then you might be alright. But i had to move because a just couldnt find a decent paying job. On the positive side it does have the ocean and lots of things to do. Good luck!
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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I have lived in the New Hanover/Wilmington area for nearly 20 years. As the ecomony has changed, so have the people. The more money you have, the friendlier the people are. If you have no money, forget it . They treat you like dirt.


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Old 01-31-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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its true cat. WIlmington is not the small port town i knew as a child. it has become corrupt with greed.
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Old 01-31-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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I grew up in Wilmington as well, and billbottles is so right about this being a greedy and corrupt town.
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Old 02-01-2008, 08:57 AM
 
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Corrupt? haha, yea, definitely. The county in particular feels like it is run by some sort of "redneck mafia."

Greedy? I don't really know. I think everyone is greedy, in general, no matter where you are. Are y'all talking about land development and business growth? Or are y'all talking about the characteristics of the people moving in?

There's no question that there are a lot of disgruntled natives in Wilmington. I'm not from Wilmington, but I grew up in the south, and I can certainly understand what they're saying.
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Old 02-01-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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It is a "hate fest" in Wilmington...no doubt. The natives resent the yankees for moving in on their "territory" and the yankees resent them for thier resentment. These attitudes have an immediate and profound impact on anyone moving in. It makes you mean to live here. As policy...I do not hold the door for folks here or let anyone out in traffic...why? Well you never get acknowledgement for holding the door or a return of the favor. Traffic...well if you let one out the rest try to horn in and take advantage.

I visited Asheville last week and just a few miles out of town on the way I stopped at a rest stop and not only did someone hold the door for me...they held it a few seconds as I was still a few feet from the entrance. In my almost four years here...I have never...repeat never seen that and I do not expect it. Big deal...not really but just symbolic of the attitudes in Wilmington as opposed to other areas.
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:43 PM
 
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I am living in Cary right now. Cary has changed a lot during the past decade with an influx of northerners and their "ways." I am ready to move somewhere else in NC and we like the Wilmington area. I would like to know from people who have been there for a while, if you perceive people to be friendly or not in the Wilmington area, and if that may be changing. thanks
Did you end up moving to Wilmington? If you did, how do you like it? We're in Charlotte now and considering a move to a more friendly Southern town too. The northerners here aren't naturally friendly, not in the way the few southerners I've met here are. I'm hoping to find a nice southern town with more locals and less transplants. But we need to live near an airport for my husband's job.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:06 PM
 
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Did you end up moving to Wilmington? If you did, how do you like it? We're in Charlotte now and considering a move to a more friendly Southern town too. The northerners here aren't naturally friendly, not in the way the few southerners I've met here are. I'm hoping to find a nice southern town with more locals and less transplants. But we need to live near an airport for my husband's job.
Just as an FYI, "gingerlita" hasn't posted on this site in 11 years, so I doubt you'll get a response form her. I think you'll find plenty of friendly natives in Wilmington. However, the airport is very small and you husband may grow frustrated with limited number of direct flights and the cost of flying out of Wilmington. Have you considered Greensboro or Winston-Salem instead?
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