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Cultural Arts Building and houses a
music recital hall, art gallery and two
theaters for major events.
Golf is a year-round sport, thanks
to the warming influence of the Gulf
Stream flowing close offshore in the
Lifelong Learning Opportunities
Because of the Wilmington area’s
popularity and recent growth, educational facilities have been growing
in number and reputation. Cape Fear
Community College has two campuses that offer classes for degree seekers,
continuing education and personal enrichment to 27,000 students annually.
For the past 10 years, the University of
North Carolina at Wilmington has been
ranked as one of the ten best public universities in the South by U.S. News &
World Report. The campus is among the
most rapidly growing universities in the
16-campus UNC system.
The Cape Fear River Watch organizes environmental seminars for the
public that cover a variety of topics and
issues that are pertinent to ecological
concerns on the Lower Cape Fear River Basin. At Wilmington’s downtown
Greenfield Lake, environmental education classes are given for school-aged
groups and other organizations, as are
ongoing eco-tours and bird watching
expeditions. The CFRW offers water
quality education programs to civic
groups, developers, homeowner associations, trade associations and other
organizations and provides storm water
management training for local government staff.
Local builders and developers have
been working together to promote environmentally friendly forms of development and construction in the region.
These companies have implemented
green building techniques that use less
energy, water and materials, not only
during construction, but also during the
lifetime of the facility.
Not only is Wilmington the financial
center of southeastern North Carolina,
it is also the center for medical treatment and education. New Hanover Regional Medical Center and its associated
facilities throughout the area provide a
wide range of health care services.
Geographic Region: Coastal
Elevation: 39 feet
Population: 106, 110
Winter: 58/37 Spring: 73/52
Summer: 88/71 Fall: 76/55
WILMInGtOn at a GLanCe
Avg. Precipitation: 57. 7 inches/year
Median Resident Age: 37
Median Household Income: $31,099
Median Home Value: $160,400
Hospital: new Hanover Regional Medical Center
Airport: Wilmington International airport