Live & Retire in Beautiful Wilmington, NC

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Historic Charm with Beaches Aplenty

Wilmington is a happening place. With beaches, rivers, history, water sports, music, the 4th Friday Art Walk downtown, indoor and outdoor theatre, the Azalea Fest, River Fest, the largest movie studio on the East Coast, breweries, wine shops, and a mile-long list of dining options, the only trouble you’ll have here is fitting it all in.


  • Average Temperatures
    • Winter: 58/37 Spring: 74/52
    • Summer: 88/71 Fall: 76/55
  • Population: 112,067
  • Airport:Wilmington International Airport
  • Average Property Tax:0.64%
  • Sales Tax: 7%

Many locals are transplants who have come to Wilmington to step the pace back a notch. Recognizing the finer things of life – R&R and doing more of what you love – has pulled many outsiders in, and changed their lives for the better.

Whatever your speed, Wilmington has you covered. With restaurants that rival those in any city, music, theatre, and night life galore, after a day of adventure on the water, relaxation or both, treating yourself and your entourage is easy here.

With the free tools that Ideal-Living offers, you can compare the best communities in Wilmington to find the one that best suites you. Our website offers an abundance of great FawnLake_AerialView-525x400information and fun articles on a regular basis. You have questions, we have answers. We can:

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