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  7. Jobs
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Myrtle Grove is a town in North Carolina with a population of 10,610. Myrtle Grove is in New Hanover County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Myrtle Grove offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Myrtle Grove and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Myrtle Grove are highly rated.
About Myrtle Grove...
Population
10,610

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$243,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,110
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Myrtle Grove Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Myrtle Grove

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$74,303
National
$55,322
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Myrtle Grove Reviews

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I have been in Wilmington, NC for just over a year now. I live near the water which has proved to be a wonderful perk. It has enabled me to discover new things such as kayaking (admittedly my dismount needs work!), the fact that the beach can be fun, wonderful birdsong early in the morning out on the porch with my coffee (a great way to start each day), wildlife I did not see much of at my last residence such as lizards and tree frogs, and sunsets that are truly awe inspiring

Downtown has a lot going on. Cape Fear Community College, which I attend, has a campus there and the streets are always busy with students and patrons visiting the myriad of coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, galleries and shops of every kind. It sits on the Cape Fear River and many afternoons local artists and musicians can be found on the water walk sharing their talents in the hopes of earning a little extra cash. It's a nice stroll in the evening or on the weekend. People watching is quite entertaining. Really. There's a farmer's market on the weekends that provides a wide selection of fresh produce and baked goods, flowers, jellies, and honey, and proprietors who are always happy to share tips on growing and harvesting.

Wilmington has several museums full of art and local history. There are lovely gardens and an arboretum, all open to the public. Each season offers a new and fascinating look at Mother Nature. These places are always buzzing with volunteers and it's a nice way to meet new people. The opportunities to get involved here are abundant. There's something for every interest anyone can have. Gardening, art, history, Veteran's Affairs, Habitat for Humanity are just a few of the things the local population embraces. Many people are eager to find a way to give back and help those who need a hand up. It has reinvigorated my faith in humanity.

I made the right choice coming here. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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I know it is the best because I volunteer as the official bugler for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. I have been around long enough to know that the law enforcement does their job to the best of their ability and keeps this town safe!
In certain areas in Wilmington you are extremely safe. But if you are downtown you need to be careful, and always be on the lookout. Shootings happen fairly regularly.