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Area Description

Wilson, North Carolina has a population base of 80,000 full of southern charm, wonderful attractions, a diverse economy, historic downtown with rich historic efforts and preservation. Home to the America's Largest Tobacco Market, Sequoia Redwood Trees, North Carolina's only Gigabit City, Eastern North Carolina Barbecue, the East Coast's Largest Antique Market and "Whirligigs" - moveable kinetic metal sculptures that move with the wind, 5 museums, 4 public gardens and more. While planning your visit or retirement please contact the Wilson Visitors Center located in Historic Downtown Wilson in a 1916 Bungalow at 209 Broad Street 800-497-7398.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Wilson is home to five area museums, African American Museum, North Carolina Baseball Museum, Children's Museum, Coastal Plain Museum, Confederate Military Hospital. Outdoor concerts from May through September, First Friday on the Lawn events in historic downtown. Collegiate Baseball Team play April through August. Annual Festivals Wilson Whirligig Festival and Eyes On Main Street Festival, activites with the Wilson County Fairgrounds, four gardens including Wilson Botanical Gardens, Children's Secret Garden, Stem Garden and the All America Wilson Rose Garden, Theatre, Professional performances, home of Barton College, Wilson Community College and more.

Cultural Activities

Five Museums, Theatre performances, Live Music and concert series, symphony, collegiate baseball, disc golf, tennis, swimming, lakes, baseball, world class soccer events, four golf facilities, trails, campgrounds, nature trails and more

Public transportation

Amtrak has stops going North, South and West daily. Public transportation with the City and County are provided as a means of travel within the community.

Medical Facilities

Wilson Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital offering 220 beds.Advanced medical services using the latest technology and therapies, emergency room and air transport; quality in and outpatient services and skilled nursing.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  29.5  40.4  51.2  4.3 "  1.1 "
 Feb  31.6  43.3  54.9  3.4 "  0.4 "
 Mar  38.7  50.9  63.0  4.4 "  0.3 "
 Apr  46.6  59.5  72.5  3.1 "  0.0 "
 May  55.5  67.6  79.7  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Jun  63.7  75.3  86.9  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Jul  68.2  79.2  90.2  5.2 "  0.0 "
 Aug  66.6  77.6  88.6  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Sep  60.3  71.8  83.3  4.9 "  0.0 "
 Oct  47.6  60.5  73.4  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Nov  39.3  51.8  64.3  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Dec  32.5  43.6  54.8  3.3 "  0.2 "

Four seasons of the year to enjoy. Major highways intersect I-95, 264, 64, I-795. Two hours to the coast and three hours to the mountains. Wilson, NC is located on I-95 in the middle of the state of North Carolina and 45 east of the capital Raleigh, NC.

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Cost of Living for Wilson, North Carolina, NC

Wilson, North Carolina, North Carolina cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Wilson, North Carolina, NC

Wilson, North Carolina, North Carolina offers the following assistance for seniors:

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