Wilson, one of North Carolina's most beautiful cities, offers a vital community and tranquil way of life that invites you to put down roots in this city of modern amenities and old-fashioned charm.
Halfway between New York and Florida along I-95, Wilson is 45 miles east of Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, and only two hours from the NC coast. The beautiful North Carolina mountains and other outstanding vacation spots are within an easy drive, too.
Wilson residents enjoy a community rich in educational, cultural and social opportunities. The local and business communities work together to support excellent public and private education. And Wilson is within a one-hour drive from a dozen major colleges and universities, including N.C. State, Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University. Wilson is home to Wilson Community College, Barton College and the Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf.
The cultural life of the area is enriched through gallery exhibitions, children's programs, artist support and facility use, including the performing arts at the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. Wilson is home to a one-of-a-kind Whirligig Park in Historic Downtown Wilson. The park provides artistic and educational opportunities for the community. Children and adults alike delight in Wilson's unique and dynamic hands-on science museum, Imagination Station. And, you can discover treasures of classic design antiques in Wilson, the 'City of Antiques'.
Wilson also offers residents a full calendar of community events, a moderate year-round climate that offers plenty of opportunity for recreation. Golf, fishing, soccer, tennis and baseball make Wilson a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.
With its rich history as a farm community, Wilson is distinguished as one of North Carolina's largest farm markets. And as a pro business community that supports growth, it sits on the cutting edge of the global economy, with Wilson Corporate Park home to many national and international manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies. Wilson's economy is healthy and diverse.
Wilson's special blend of old-fashioned Southern charm, modern amenities and community-oriented lifestyle creates an atmosphere of gracious living that will quickly grow on you, and one we think you'll quickly grow to love.
If you would like more information on the city of Wilson, please visit the following links.
- City of Wilson, North Carolina
- Wilson Visitor's Bureau
- Wilson Chamber of Commerce
- Wilson Economic Development Council
- Historic Downtown Wilson
- Wilson Whirligig Park
- The Wilson Times Newspaper
- Wilson Tobs
- County of Wilson, North Carolina
- Wilson County Schools
- Greenfield School
- Wilson Christian Academy
- Community Christian School
- Wilson Preparatory Academy
- Barton College
- Wilson Community College
- Wilson Education Partnership
- Wilson 20/20 Vision
- Arts Council of Wilson
- Imagination Station Science & History Museum
- Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum