For New Residents

Are you new to the greater Wilmington area neighborhood and looking for assistance in finding your way around town? Welcome Services is here to help with all the important information you may need to familiarize yourself and your family with our beautiful Coastal North Carolina community.

Wilmington offers a vibrant community of sites, activities, and friendly locals that make it a perfect coastal home. Explore the city’s historic downtown district, a short walk from the riverfront pier. While you’re downtown, grab a bite and drink from the neighborhood of locally-owned bars, breweries, restaurants, and music venues. Bring your kids to roam the blooms of Airlie Gardens or explore the North Carolina Battleship. Get in touch with your creative side, and see a show at the historic Thalian Hall or walk the halls of the Cameron Art Museum. Take a walk on the beach, or explore sea life up close at the Fort Fisher Aquarium. No matter what excites you, Wilmington has something for everyone.

Great Resource links: 

Connect Cape Fear

Cape Fear Visitors Bureau 

Cape Fear Public Utilities

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce

Cape Fear New Resident FAQ’s

What can new residents expect from Welcome Services?

Newcomers can expect a wonderful one-on-one opportunity to learn about the Cape Fear Coast community. We try and spend 10 minutes with everyone we meet, during which they will hear about quality local businesses, deals to get them started off on the right foot, and information on activities going on in the community.

How far out does Welcome Service reach in the area?

We currently have four Welcomers that cover all of New Hanover County, North and South Brunswick County, and South Pender County. 

I just moved to the area but have not been contacted. How do I go about scheduling a welcome visit?

Click here to schedule your appointment

How long will the visit last?  

Visits can last from 10 minutes to 30, depending on how many questions newcomers might have.

What are the hours for welcome visits?

7 days a week, from 9:00 a.m. until sunset.

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