Carolina Beach NC
Carolina Beach NC
Carolina Beach is a resort community located 15 miles south of Wilmington, NC. The community's most active months are from mid-April through November, but its pleasant climate makes it an attractive place to live throughout the year. Located between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, and 30 minutes from the Gulf Stream, Carolina Beach is a magnet for anyone who enjoys water sports. Surfers, wakeboarders, kneeboarders, skiers, and fishing (wake, pier, and deep) enthusiasts are found here year-round.
The Town of Carolina Beach is everything you would expect from an oceanside resort community. Summer activities center around the boardwalk, quaint shops and restaraunts line the beach, and locally caught seafood is abound. During certain months, visitors and residents can enjoy weekly fireworks, outdoor films, and musical performances. They can also rent paddleboats on Carolina Beach Lake or head a few miles south to Kure Beach to visit the NC Fort Fisher Aquarium and the adjacent Fort Fisher Historical Museum. Additionally, Carolina Beach is home to the Annual Beach Music Festival and Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival. If visitors need a break from the beach, Wilmington has a Historic Downtown, theatrical performances, and more shopping choices. There's always something to do around Carolina Beach.
There are even more options for residents. Carolina Beach is not far from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and Cape Fear Community College. Their engaging programs and dynamic student life make them attractive choices for anyone continuing their education. Due to its close proximity to Wilmington, Carolina Beach shares much of its career statistics with the larger city. However, it has a higher percentage of tourist industry jobs, because of the community's main role. So some professionals commute to Wilmington. Below are the Top 25 Area Employers (statistics provided by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce):
Company (Product/Service) - Employee Count
1. New Hanover Regional Medical Center/Cape Fear Hospital (Hospitals) - 4,738
2. New Hanover County Schools (Education) - 3,666
4. GE Wilmington (GE Hitachi and GE Aviation) - 2,100
5. University of NC Wilmington (Higher Education) - 1,898
6. Brunswick County Schools (Education) - 1,723
8. New Hanover County (County Government) - 1,480
9. Verizon Wireless (Communications) - 1,346
11. Corning, Inc. (Optical Fiber) - 1,000
As you can see, Carolina Beach is not just for seasonal visitors!