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Old 06-19-2015, 03:51 PM
 
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I originally asked for what areas to avoid in Wilmington, but the only posts were from 2007, 2008. I would like some more recent info. We have qualified for an apt. at Cape Harbor. Spent 2 weeks looking around last Fall. Want to rent a home after 1st year. We want to know which areas to avoid, and which ones are senior friendly. We will be on a fixed income, so costs are a consideration. What are the pros and cons for seniors - or anyone?
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Old 06-19-2015, 04:32 PM
 
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Do you want to be in Wilmington itself (the city), or just the Wilmington area?
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Old 06-19-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I originally asked for what areas to avoid in Wilmington, but the only posts were from 2007, 2008. I would like some more recent info. We have qualified for an apt. at Cape Harbor. Spent 2 weeks looking around last Fall.....We want to know which areas to avoid, and which ones are senior friendly. We will be on a fixed income, so costs are a consideration.
I am not quite sure what you are asking. The Cape Harbor Apartments are in Ogden, which is a safe area. If you want to avoid crimes, get a subscription to the Star-News, and follow the police blotter. Keep notes on where the shootings and drug arrests are, and don't go there.

I would not want to live along College because the traffic is so heavy. Otherwise, I think there is a good area south of the intersection of Independence and Carolina Beach Blvd. There are the Breezewood Condos which are reasonably priced, and you could get a ground-floor place. Nearby Merestone has some one-story townhouses, which I consider senior-friendly. Willoughby Park Road has similar one-story condos and numerous other neighborhoods along Carolina Beach Blvd have one-story houses. There is also the WAVE bus service along CB Blvd running between Monkey Junction and Independence Mall.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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There are some other nice areas along Oleander Blvd and Eastwood Road. I have seen numerious seniors around Hugh McRae Park, which is a good area for walking or biking. These areas are convenient to shopping and medical care.

It is hard to suggest specific places without knowing your budget.
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