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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.
Wilmington is my stepping stone to California. My family lives in LA and I hope to practice physical therapy in Southern California after school. What I love about Wilmington is that the community is the best of both worlds. The beach community and the hospitality of the South comes together to make what I affectionately call home. The city has numerous ways to get outdoors with parks and trails easily accessible. Wilmington also has a strong small business support system where many residents feel a need to support local businesses over chains. Living in Wilmington has been full of positivity, personal growth, and experiences of giving back to the community through volunteering.
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!