With the state's largest National Register Historic District, Wilmington. In 2014, Wilmington was voted "America's Best Riverfront" by USA Today and was ranked #5 on Forbes list of America's Smartest Cities to just name a few of the adoring reviews. Wilmington has a strong sense of tradition and preservation, as well as a need to push beyond the conventional.
One can broaden their education and skills at Cape Fear Community College in a historic downtown setting or choose from the many satellite campus locations. Every day is an opportunity for a "staycation" at the beach only minutes away or …a romantic horse drawn carriage tour… experiencing uncontaminated originality at a Thalian Hall Theater performance… antiquing in a refurbished cotton market, The Cotton Exchange…traveling back in time touring the Bellamy Mansion of the Civil War or relishing the diversity of restaurants and local music along the riverfront. A little bit of everything for all ages to discover in the Historic Community.