Wednesday, January 9, 2019 / by Jen Reed
Thinking about relocating to Wilmington or one of the area's beautiful beach towns? Visit a handful of lifestyle magazines online, or snag a long distance subscription. Event calendars, stories about local attractions and cultural events, and profiles of business influencers will give you a great sense of what these communities offer.
Wilmington and the beaches offer a rich selection lifestyle magazines. Many of these are free. They can be found in the magazine racks at busy intersections, in shopping areas, and at the entry to most grocery stores.
All of Wilmington's lifestyle magazines maintain online editions. Many of the magazines offer out-of-state subscriptions, so people who are relocating to the area can start acclimating to their new hometown before their move.
Meet Your New Neighborhood in Local Lifestyle Magazines
Wrightsville Beach MagazineWebsite: http://www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com/
Wrightsville Beach Magazine keeps people informed of what’s going on in and around Wrightsville Beach. It also publishes stories about Wrightsville Beach's past, profiles of noteable people, and other articles of general interest.
With inspiring and well-researched stories, WILMA Magazine is the place to read about southeastern North Carolina’s most successful women. Movers and shakers, like North Carolina's first female governor, local actresses, CEOs, and educators, are among those featured in WILMA. This popular magazine also includes features about Wilmington's best dining, entertainment, home decor, fashion, health and career information.
Wilmington MagazineWebsite: https://wilmingtonncmagazine.com/
Wilmington Magazine is "The City Magazine," a bimonthly publication for New Hanover County. The contents reflect the lifestyle and interests of its local readership, and is popular with visitors as well. Stories focus on local and regional content that is thought-provoking and informative, about the arts, dining, travel, home & garden, style, people and coasting living trends.
Cape Fear LivingWebsite: https://capefearlivingmagazine.com/
Cape Fear Living is a lifestyle magazine local to the Cape Fear region, supporting local arts, culture and businesses, with interesting feature stories, profiles of local artists and performers, and up to date news from the arts community.
Billing itself as "The Art & Soul of Wilmington," Salt is the area's literary and arts magazine. Salt's editorial team strives to create "an experience of uncommon literary and artistic vision," and articles explore local history, the arts community, coastal homes and gardens, and more. Also included in every issue are high quality short stories, poetry, essays and in-depth features.
Encore Magazine regularly covers topics pertaining to news, arts, entertainment, food, and city life in Wilmington. It also maintains schedules and listings of local events like concerts, festivals, live performance art and think-tank events. Encore's annual reader-voted awards in a huge number of categories are eagerly anticipated every year, and create a sought-after guide to where to eat, where to shop, and what to do.
Our StateWebsite: https://www.ourstate.com/
With a state-wide focus, unlike the other lifestyle magazines on this list, Our State celebrates and highlights the beauty of North Carolina. Published first in 1933, the magazine continues to feature the best writers and photographers - both local and national - and high quality print and photographic content.
Wilmington BizWebsite: http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/
A bi-weekly print publication, Greater Wilmington Business Journal, and it's companion website, WilmingtonBiz.com, covers the entire range of local industries, including commercial and residential real estate, health care, technology, banking, film, hospitality, retail, restaurants, and more.
Wilmington ParentWebsite: https://www.wilmingtonparent.com/
Wilmington Parent is Wilmington's trusted parenting resource, and has been produced locally for more than 20 years. This magazine offers comprehensive lists of family and kid-centric things to do in the area. There are alway feature articles on parenting, most of them with a local twist.
Devour WilmingtonWebsite: http://www.devourilm.com
The same publisher that published Encore, started Devour magazine in June 2013. Devour is printed quarterly. This magazine for Wilmington's foodies, features local chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, feature stories on food and drink, food service-related organizations, foodie events, and anything else of interest to Wilmington's food and drink lovers.
Island Life NCWebsite: https://islandlifenc.com/
An interactive, online-only, lifestyle magazine, Island Life NC connects readers to the coastal Carolina living, with articles on coastal North Carolina travel, awesome local recipes and food stories, history, and profiles of interesting locals.
North Brunswick MagazineWebsite: http://www.carolinamarketingcompany.com/
This magazine focuses on news, feature stories, and events in Brunswick County, which includes the rapidly developing city of Leland, and is published monthly, along with a sister publication, South Brunswick Magazine, and a handful of real estate and local map publications.