About Area

1437iStock_000021548543XSmallWorking at New Hanover Regional Medical Center offers the added benefit of living on the beautiful coast of Southeastern North Carolina. Ranked 7th out of the 25 Most Fun, Affordable U.S. Cities by Bloomberg Business Week, Wilmington has no shortage of activities to entertain tourists and the locals alike. It has a small southern coastal town charm with big city amenities.

History

Founded in 1739 on the banks of the Cape Fear River, historic downtown Wilmington is home to a number of historical landmarks including Bellamy Mansion and the U.S.S. Battleship North Carolina. Strolling downtown during the day offers a variety of shops, galleries, museums, theaters and restaurants. At night, the picturesque downtown comes alive with some of the area's best night life.

Recreation

For those more interested in the great outdoors, Wilmington and the Cape Fear region have plenty to offer. Beach goers can choose from miles of beaches that are easily accessible while the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway are perfect for water sports. For those interested to see what's in the water, a trip to the Fort Fisher Aquarium offers a view of local marine life. As for nature enthusiasts, an assortment of trails and local parks offer a glimpse of the rich coastal plants and wildlife environment.
More than 200,000 people have discovered the charm of the Wilmington area. The mild climate, rich history and miles of coastline have made it one of the fastest growing areas of the Southeast.

To learn more, follow the links below:

7293BestsmArea Informational Organizations

Wilmington and Beaches
Includes visitor information such as accommodations, things to see and do, maps and climate information, etc.

Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
Includes business and relocation information.

InsiderInfo Guide to Wilmington and the Cape Fear Coast
Includes information on hotels, restaurants, attractions, annual events, shopping and real estate.

Housing & Rental Guides

Wilmington MLS
Wilmington’s premiere guide for searching homes for sale in the region.

WilmingtonRent.com
The rental resource for Wilmington, N.C.

Wilmington Apartment Guide
Wilmington Apartment Guide is a great source to find apartments to rent in Wilmington

City and Local Counties Information

City of Wilmington
The city government's web site, it contains information about city services.

New Hanover County
New Hanover County's government web site. It includes information about county services, emergency preparedness and commissioners.

Pender County
Visitor information, including restaurants, accommodations, and general services.

Brunswick County
Official site features county administration, governing boards, commissions and departments.

Educational Institutions Information

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Student information, news, on-line courses, and sports information. Includes page for School of Nursing.

Cape Fear Community College
Course and campus information including details about the nursing degree program.

New Hanover County Schools
School listing, maps, news, calendars, and board information for New Hanover County public schools

Local Publications

The Star News
Daily newspaper that features articles on local and world news, sports, entertainment, health issues, and classifieds.

Greater Wilmington Business Journal
Provides business professionals with the latest news pertaining to business, real estate and the economy.

Encore Magazine
Encore has its pulse on the latest art, film, music and theater happenings and trends in the Cape Fear region.

Wrightsville Beach Magazine
Keeping people informed of what's going on in and around Wrightsville Beach, while providing glimpses of Wrightsville's rich history.

Wilmington Parent
Publication focused on providing parents with the latest on child education, development and area activities.