Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina, where a fast-paced city life meets small town values. With a population of 106,000 that share the small sliver of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the banks of Cape Fear River, it definitely has a small community vibe. Don’t let that fool you though. There are a number of tourist attractions, fine dining establishments and even the largest movie production facility outside of California with such titles under its belt like Iron Man 3 and NBC’s Revolution TV series.
Most people in this little oceanfront city tend to own cars and commute to work and play in their own way, but there are a number of other options at your disposal should you choose to take them. Since the city itself is relatively small, biking is encouraged. There’s a number of government maintained bicycle routes that connect Wilmington to other major cities in the area, as well as a public transit option in the form of fixed bus routes, shuttles and a free downtown trolley.