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Living a Biking Lifestyle in Wilmington, North_Carolina

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Where to Retire in Wilmington and Home Prices

According to the NAR, the median home sale price was  $273,700 in the 4th quarter of 2019. reports the median home value to be $254,183 during the same period, and calls it a "Very Hot" market. Places near the water and in desirable neighborhoods will be more. There are many active communities in the area (see link at left).

What is special about Wilmington

Wilmington has the beautiful southern coast of North Carolina. It has a large university (UNC - Wilmington), access to the Carolina beaches, and many great communities for active adults to live in. Its one mile long Riverwalk on the Cape Fear River is a major tourist attraction. The downtown has an extensive historical area.

What is not special about Wilmington

It is hot and humid in the summer. Parts of the downtown have urban type problems. Many who have visited or move here are unhappy about crime, racial tensions, traffic, and uncontrolled growth.

Climate and Physical Environment

Wilmington is in southern North Carolina, near the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear River. The average high in July is 90 and the average January low is 36.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Wilmington may be a small city but it doesn’t lack when it comes to the arts. As a center for both performing and visual arts, the community’s calendar is packed full of events. UNC - Wilmington generates many cultural and sporting events


The crime rate is much higher than the U.S. average.

Medical facilities

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the local hospital


Wilmington Regional International Airport provides service to Wilmington. There is local bus service

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