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wilson's optimal location
50000 people in wilson
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There is so much to discover in Wilson, North Carolina. Our community of around 50,000 has a vibrant culture, growing economy, and optimal location.

The people of Wilson are entrepreneurs and dreamers. One of the nation’s largest banks, BB&T, got its start here and still maintains a large presence as a major employer. The city itself even manages the fastest broadband internet in the state, with 1Gbps speeds being delivered by fiber optic technology. This service, called Greenlight, also provides the citizens with cable television and phone service.

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Our location puts us at the crossroads of the region. In 45 minutes you can be in Raleigh, the state’s capital, to the west, or Greenville, the site of East Carolina University, to the east. In a couple of hours, one can be at the famous beaches in Wilmington and Morehead City. Wilson has two airports, the Wilson Industrial Airport and the Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport (as well as the major international airport, RDU, an hour away). An Amtrak station and major highways like I-95 and 264 also help in giving us quick access to the wider region.

The proximity to the Raleigh-Durham area is a major benefit since we are able to enjoy one of the nation’s fastest growing and most prosperous centers of research and technology without the high cost of living and traffic. Homes can be purchased at a fraction of the cost in many of our safe, attractive neighborhoods.

Wilson is a place where there is always more to discover. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit, we extend a kind invitation to come on by. Our Southern hospitality is famously welcoming to all newcomers. Stop by Wilson anytime and see what we have to offer.