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Old 04-19-2009, 08:09 PM
 
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Looking for input on anything relating to living in Wilmington as opposed to Chas. S.C. I'm looking for posters w/ obective opninions on both. What are some of the pros and cons to either. I've done a great deal of research on both and I am leaning towards Wilm and its beauty. I enjoy the smaller city and also know that Wilm. offers a variety of activities. But on the other hand, I know Chas. is bigger and probably offers more but a little more expensive. I guess it depends on what a person enjoys. NC has always been my favorite state since my family started to vacation on the OBX since I was kid in the late 70's. I'm a single male in my early 30's and with no children who is social and very active( fishing, kayaking, etc. ). Job won't be a problem and will be renting for a yr. Btw, where to rent. Any info. will be much appreciated.
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Magic word ... kayaking ... Wilmington. A search on this site with kayaking and Wilmington in it will answer your questions. Since job is no problem, I vote Wilmington as cost of living will be lower and you can save for retirement.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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Default Wilmington

Used to live there, stay away from downtown- to live- high crime. Wrightsville Beach- very close- is to die for. Good luck.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:16 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Charleston. Easy.

single young male....College of Charleston vs UNCW....A blowout.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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...Job won't be a problem...
Are you CERTAIN that the job won't be a problem? Hundreds, thousands, of others before have moved to NC thinking "job won't be a problem", only to realize that, wow, the recession hit here, too, and there are layoffs and high unemployment here, too.

Not to be discouraging, but realistic. Unless you have gotten actual job offers, or perhaps you're in a perpetually in-demand industry, you really shouldn't assume you can snap up a job when you get here. Word to the wise...
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:30 PM
 
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Come to New Bern, we need more of your type.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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WIlmington's crime rate is as bad as Durham's, and Durham's is pretty high.

My questions -- Why is it so high? I looked at a crime map, and it seems to be in the (nicer) historic areas and along the river -- where all the tourists go. Am I reading it wrong?

What's the deal with the high crime? Why and where?

(And unless you're in the medical field, it will not be easy to get a job in NC.)
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