Wilmington, N.C., including the neighboring communities of Ogden and Porters Neck, is the largest city on the North Carolina coast. The state's southeastern economic hub and close neighbor to some of the East Coast's most beloved beaches, Wilmington has an allure all its own. A thriving cultural center and home of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, this city of more than 100,000 people may be small by big-city standards but it's big on cultural merit.
Knowing an area is important whether you're considering relocating, starting a business, or vacationing. This section introduces you to Wilmington's history, culture, and economic climate and provides contact information for the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. The Getting Around section describes how to reach Wilmington, whether by car or plane, and how to maneuver the city. Find helpful, local radio stations, television stations, magazines, and newspapers in the Media section.