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Old 07-10-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Hey, I'd really like info on Wilmington too.
But the comments are either really positive or really negative... and then there are negative comments between the two sides.
I don't know what to think. I guess everyone has a passionate reaction to this city either way.
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Old 07-10-2007, 06:37 PM
 
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I happen to know that GE is bringing in a major influx of employees in the next few months. My husband is just one of them.

Yes, Wilmington does get hit by hurricanes but so does ANY coastal city.

Same with traffic. Charleston has the same issue with just one major highway going into the area. I26 is the only major highway it has going in...it does have I526 that goes around it like we have I140 and both Charleston and Wilmington share Hwy 17.

It's like people in Wilmington complain about how bad it is hoping to keep people away. Liz
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:04 AM
 
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We have the same territorial-ness in Ocean City, MD. Residents are called "LOCALS" and identify themselves as such routinely. Tourists are another matter, as are short-term residents. I'm guessing it's the same concept.

Thanks for the help.

My guess is anything would be an improvement over the Baltimore-Washington area.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:20 PM
 
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I posted some of those negative comments about Wilmington. That was before I lived here. I can't say my opinions have changed much, and for the most part, I stand behind the observations that I made in a previous post.

As far as the locals being territorial - I've noticed some of that. I think it is directed more at tourists, and not quite so much at transplants. I'm a transplant, and I've fit in perfectly fine. I've never lived in a touristy area before, though, and it is quite a hassle. It's like having a thousands of people wandering around Wilmington, disoriented and confused, all the time.

This is a fun place to live, though. There is always something to do.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Hey anonymous-
which opinions were yours?
also, if you were moving to wilmington from a much busies area (baltimore-washington) would these comments change relative to that?
(except we have tourist areas and then we don't run into tourists otherwise.)
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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Hey anonymous-
which opinions were yours?
The ones posted in this thread, on the previous page. This was a thread from January that was dug up.

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also, if you were moving to wilmington from a much busies area (baltimore-washington) would these comments change relative to that?
(except we have tourist areas and then we don't run into tourists otherwise.)
I'm not sure what you mean. I had comments on many different topics - which are you referring to?

My suggestions would definitely change depending on where you're from. In some ways, like the economy, politics, education, and demographics, Wilmington feels like a small town. It is very obvious that the local leadership here didn't anticipate the growth. Things like roads, sewer lines, and mass transit are completely inadequate and poorly planned.

In other ways, like traffic/congestion, entertainment, urban sprawl, and cost of living, Wilmington feels like a much larger city than it really is. There are plenty of fun, outdoor things to do. Either way, though, Wilmington will be much smaller than the DC/Baltimore area. Also, you have to remember that in DC, you live in the middle of a lot of people. You're within a 3 hour drive of a significant chunk of the US population. In Wilmington, you're within a 3 hour drive of... um.. Raleigh and Myrtle Beach.

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