Wilmington

189 reviews
  1. City in North Carolina
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Real Estate
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$850
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    419
    264
  • Murder
    16
    5
  • Rape
    32
    37
  • Robbery
    209
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,184
    575
  • Theft
    3,064
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    312
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,130
National
$53,046
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Reviews

189 reviews
  • Excellent
    30
  • Very Good
    87
  • Average
    61
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    0
Wilmington is all about beach life and students! The beaches are absolutely gorgeous. Though, peak seasons will ensure that the sand will be covered with beach towels and people and the water filled with people but overall it's fun! The family owned restaurants are to die for! I've yet to be disappointed by these local shops. Traffic is almost always hellacious but what do you expect morning lunch and 5 o'clock traffic anywhere is a hassle. Most people are friendly! The nightlife downtown isn't bad at all. On any given night your bound to see sidewalks over crowded by the students and locals waiting to get in a club.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 months ago
I love Wilmington. It is definitely a colorful, artsy, diverse city. You're going to see different types of people downtown compared to the heart of the city. There are plenty of different restaurants to try out and things to do such as go to the beach, visit a museum, visit local shops downtown or the battleship!
  • Current Resident
  • 5 days ago
Wilmington is a vibrant city full of local culture, great food, happy people, and historical sites to explore. Battleship NC is one of my favorite stops. The ship represents the a piece of the U.S. Navy's heart along the river shore right across from the streets of downtown Wilmington. Downtown there are dozens of boutiques, coffee shops and businesses that reveal the hardworking spirit of Wilmington's natives. Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Kure Beach are all lovely places to spend the day. Each has its own attraction. Kure beach is located near Fort Fisher which brings many people to explore the areas military history. Wrightsville Beach has many shopping areas nearby as well as beautiful scenery. The only negative side to spending time in Wilmington is that the drivers there are insane. One must be a vigilant driver to survive on the roads
  • Current Resident
  • 18 days ago