Posted on: May 18th, 2022 Posted in Around ILM

Family-friendly weather, affordable housing, or better job opportunities (or all three), may prioritize your relocation, but you’ll rarely find it all in one place.

Unless you move to Wilmington, North Carolina! 

Ranked #6 on “The Best Places to Relocate” list by Pods People, this region has a 59% inbound rate of new residents (according to Van Lines 45th Annual National Movers). 

Still not convinced? In this post, we’ve rounded up the top reasons to relocate to Wilmington, NC in 2022.

Lower Costs of Living

Historically, Southeastern states provide an affordable living. According to North Carolina’s Southeast, the cost of living in this region can vary from 5% to 25% below the national average.

And if you’re living in a less expensive area, you have more opportunities to invest your income beyond just housing expenses. 

Better Weather

With reduced living costs comes a relaxed mindset, and what better way to decompress than living in a beach-centric warm climate? 

Although Wilmington, NC summers can be hot, this region has comfortable weather in the middle-year months. The best part: winters may be cold but always short. Over the course of the year, temperatures in this area can range from 37°F to 89°F (rarely falling below 24°F or above 94°F).

Multi-Generational Fun

You can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Carolina coast or indulge in water activities like kayaking, windsurfing, scuba diving, and more! 

Plus, Wilmington always hosts local festivals and events to keep you busy, like the yearly Cucalorus Film Festival (which features worldwide cinema). Or Port City’s Azalea Festival, which offers live music, garden parties, street fairs, and balls every April.

Travel Made Easy

Traveling to and from the coast is easy. Only 10 Minutes away from Wilmington International Airport, River Bluffs residents and visitors can hop on direct flights to major cities (including Newark, Philadelphia, and New York).

Greater Access to Nature (and Beautiful Beaches)

Here in Wilmington, we’re grateful to have access to beautiful beaches, including Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beah, and Kure Beach. 

Plus, Wilmington is only a 50-minute drive from us and home to some of the best beaches in the Southeast region, like Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach. We’re also only 37 minutes from Myrtle Beach. 

World-Class Golfing

Wilmington is the perfect destination for golf lovers offering year-round golf weather and beautifully manicured golf courses. Golfers can choose from several diverse courses located within Wilmington, practice their golf swing at the local golf lounges or take a short drive to visit neighboring greens along the southeastern coast.

Nearby Courses Include:

  1. Beau Rivage Golf & Resort
  2. Porters Neck Country Club
  3. Wilmington Municipal Golf Course
  4. Island Greens
  5. Rounds Golf and Lounge

Fresh Air

Research also shows that choosing coastal or marine margins over urban areas forms healthier lifestyles, with reduced anxiety levels, better sleep, increased physical activity, and reduced air pollution. 

You can thank our local beaches for this – as this body of water creates more negative ions in the air, giving you cleaner air to breathe. 

Wilmington, North Carolina, is calling you with so much to do and see!

If you’re ready to dive into the breezy coastal vibes Wilmington has to offer, we hope you’ll make River Bluffs your first choice for a neighborhood! Located along the Cape Fear River banks, we’re eager to welcome you! Schedule your tour with us today!