Newcomers

Congratulations on your decision to move to Wilson. There are plenty of people just like you who have become a part of our community in recent years. We’ve put this section together to make your move easier.

Utility Hookup: Learn about Wilson's utility services.

Recreation: Learn how you and your family can have fun and stay healthy once you arrive.

Calendars: Find out about local events and meetings.

Outside links (Except for Greenlight, these are not affiliated with the City of Wilson and open in a new window )

Wilson Board of Realtors
http://www.wilsonboardofrealtors.com

Wilson Visitors Bureau
http://www.wilson-nc.com (800) 497.7398 or 252.243.8440

Wilson Chamber of Commerce
http://www.wilsonncchamber.com 252.237.0165

Wilson Downtown Development Corporation
http://www.wilson-nc-downtown.com 

County of Wilson
http://www.wilson-co.com  

Wilson County Department of Social Services
http://www.wilsoncountydss.org

NC Driver's License
http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/driver_services/drivingpublic/applying.html 252.243.4072
1822 Goldsboro St. SW, Wilson, NC, 27893,  Monday - Friday

NC Vehicle Registration and License Plates
http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/ 252.291.8955
Local Office 4000-D Ward Blvd, Toisnot Village, Wilson, NC, 27893,  Monday - Friday

Cable, Internet, Phone
http://www.GreenlightNC.com - Cable, Internet, Phone combos from $99.95.

Amtrak
Click here for information on Amtrak's new bus service.

Colleges

Barton College
http://www.barton.edu 252.399.6300

Wilson Community College:
http://www.wilsoncc.edu 252.291.1195

Schools

Public: Wilson County Schools
http://www.wilsonschoolsnc.net/pages/Wilson_County_Schools 252.399.7700

Private: Community Christian School
http://www.ccscyclones.com 252.399.1376

Greenfield School
http://www.greenfieldschool.org 252.237.8046

Wilson Christian Academy
http://www.wilsonchristian.com 252.237.8064

Charter: Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education
http://www.salliebhowardschool.com 252.293.4150

Other:

NC Home Inspectors
http://www.nchilb.com/OSFM/Engineering/HILB/NCHILB.asp

NC Tax Credits for Historic Buildings
http://www.hpo.dcr.state.nc.us/credits.htm

Why Wilson?

People in Wilson enjoy:

A great mix of affordable homes; new and historic

Friendly neighbors from many backgrounds. Our population has grown in diversity, as well as numbers, in recent years.

Plenty of water. The city completed a multi-million dollar reservoir in 1999 that will provide Wilson homes and industries with ample water for 50 years or more.

An attractive downtown. The city recently made upgrades to the infrastructure, such as buried utility services and new paver-and-brick sidewalks.

Strong educational resources. Wilson County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Price earned the title of NC Superintendent of the Year for 2005 and was a finalist for the national distinction.
Wilson is also home to three private schools with their own impressive records.

Affordability. Wilson's cost of living is significantly lower than larger cities, including those in the Triangle.

A great location. Wilson is 30 minutes from the Raleigh Beltline (I-440) and two hours from NC’s coast. Wilsonians can access major highways, including I-95, just minutes from their doorstep.

Natural beauty. Wilson has been awarded the “Tree City USA” distinction for 24 straight years.

Nationally accredited Police. Wilson’s Police Department was also honored recently as a flagship agency, a distinction that recognizes them as one of the best police departments in the US.

Nationally Accredited Firefighters. Wilson Fire/Rescue enjoys one of the best insurance ratings in NC. They actively work with schools and other groups to promote fire safety at home, school and work.

A strong arts community. Visitors can see local art at the Arts Council Downtown.
Live theater. The Edna Earl Boykin Theater was recently improved for live performances. The Vaudeville Theater is a beautiful reminder of yesteryear.