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Old 12-13-2006, 11:21 AM
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My wife and I will be relocating to Wilmington next year. Our realtor said that she would only show us homes in neighborhoods she thought we would be comfortable in but I know legally she can't tell us what areas are high-crime, have poor schools, etc.

We don't know the area very well and don't want to have any surprises after we buy. We are both in our early thirties with no kids. I am in sales and she is an elementary school teacher.

Any avoidable streets or sections of town would be very helpful. The downtown homes look nice in pictures and seem most appealing to us now.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 12-13-2006, 05:11 PM
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You've written some good questions, not to mention smart, especially if you don't live in this area. My husband and I moved to Wilmington from MA more than eleven years ago. We were never really "told" where to live and not live and we rented for six months before having our house built. We live on the south side of town, in the Monkey Junction area, and we really like it here. We're between the Cape Fear River and the ocean, and in a great school district (Ashley High School).

Anyway, it depends on what type of home you're looking for; what your price range is and what you're looking for. I don't really want to "put down" any area in town, but if you want to email me privately, I can answer any questions you may have. My email address is: LEPRIN@aol.com
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:55 PM
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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Unless you can sleep through the traffic, stay off College Road going into Wilmington. We stayed there over the weekend and the noise was horrible for me anyway. I guess if you live there long enough you learn to live with it.
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Old 12-18-2006, 01:31 PM
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You'll want to stay away from downtown Wilmington, near the Cape Fear River. Although it's a "historic" area with great nightlife and historic homes, it's also got a bad reputation for drugs and crime.
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