No. 7 Most Fun, Affordable City: Wilmington, N.C. 28403
No. of bars and restaurants: 186
Median home price: $178,900
This part of Wilmington is home to the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The city has a many seafood restaurants and bars and also offers international cuisine, including Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, and French dishes.
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