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Old 01-01-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I'm aware there are multiple threads on here pertaining to Wilmington,but my question is a little different-
Is Wilmington considered a 'college town'? I see there is a university right there so I assume there will be many college age kids afoot,plus some of the information I've looked up on there give that feel. There seem to be many bars and clubs there as well.
I used to live in a big college area and prefer not to have all that action around.
So would this be an ok place for people over 30?...
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:26 PM
 
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It is, but mainly in certain areas. Downtown, around UNCW, and around Wrightsville Beach.

When you head south toward Monkey Junction it thins out. The southern part of the county is more family-oriented and retiree-oriented, I have noticed.
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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When you head south toward Monkey Junction it thins out. The southern part of the county is more family-oriented and retiree-oriented, I have noticed.
lol is it really called Monkey Junction and can I find it on the map? That's also a nickname they had for a town in NJ I used to live near.
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem
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Yes that is the name of the intersection where Wal-Mart and all that are, but i think it is actually in Myrtle Grove area, but im not sure.

Wilmington Does have its college, UNCW, but the city is big enough to where you dont really get that feel. I dont live there, i live about four hours away, but my family owns a house down at Kure Beach, so i am down there very frequently.

If you are around the school and downtown, u will find a few bars and the like, but the majority of the city is just like any other city, minus the huge boom in population during the summer due to tourists coming down to the beachs
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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I believe they renamed Monkey Junction into "Myrtle Grove". It is where College Rd. and Carolina Beach Rd. intersect.

If you look at a map, and draw a horizontal east-west line across Wrightsville Beach, through UNCW, and through downtown.. that's your main college corridor. Southward, toward Hoggard High, Pine Valley CC, Masonboro, Echo Farms, etc., including Monkey Junction, you are talking more family-oriented. That's just a rough estimate, though.
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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And yes, they call it monkey junction because it used to be where circus side shows set up shop along the side of the road. Eventually they even built a zoo just down Carolina Beach road. The side shows were a long long time ago, but it kept the name. (information source article in Snow's Cut Monthly 2007 issue)
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Cary and Wilmington, NC
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Wilmington really only feels like a college town when you are anywhere near the University. I live in the Ogden area and it does not seem like a college town at all over here. So, I would say it really depends on what part of town you would live in
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