I'd love any and all thoughts from people who live(d) there. What are the public schools like, job availability? For our kids and also b/c dh is a public high school teacher; I work in public health research. We've stayed in Carolina beach and loved it. We're from the Baltimore area, but are beach-bound laid-back folks. We're into alternative health, gardening, sports, the outdoors, etc. Are there houses in Wilmington that are affordable even with a few acres of land? The average housing cost in our suburban community here is 350,000 but we were looking for a less expensive area. It seems like Wrightsville beach is really expensive. TIA!!