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Old 09-29-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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like most "1st and 10" posters on City-data, I'm sure the OP is very appreciative of the advice she's received.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Bored in Hampstead? But, it's just a short drive to Wilmington, the area is clean and safe. I'd be afraid to walk outside at night in Wilmington until you live somewhere like Figure 8. Hey, Figure 8 is SUPER NICE. Try that...lol
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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There are places that are not safe in any city. That is why she needs to do her research before she purchases or rents. She can also contact the local police department for crime rates and reports. Good luck getting the same info from the sherrif's department.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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You can find crime data statistics on the web. Check out this link: Wilmington Crime Map - Showing Crime in Wilmington, NC - Crime Statistics - Crime Alerts - Crime Stops Here. That can give you a picture with a heavier amount of incidents than others. Good luck!
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Old 12-31-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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melbern,

You posted a great website (spotcrime dot com) above. I use it often and receive alerts from them. I noticed from personal experience that it updates quickly as well.

Everyone on this post is giving good advice TO RENT and determine your own threshold of $$, crime, schools, etc. We have lived in 6 states, moved 17 times and I am here to tell you all that RENTING FIRST is a must have for New Hanover/Wilmington.

We consider ourselves exceptional at relocating and going from house to house smoothly. This move has had it's challenges but I don't ever want to leave Wilmington. It is awesome on so many levels. Renting has its privileges as well; we don't mow, we have a movie room, conference room, work out room + a maintenance crew that is johnny-on-the-spot and much more. We have time to explore the beach, the downtown and anywhere we want to go. It has been great.

Good luck all you relo people and have faith that you will do this right and follow your gut for what is right for you!
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