Housing costs and utilities

Wilson is the perfect place to call home. https://www.discoverwilson.com/

Our city boasts lots of family-friendly activities and destinations, including a youth athletic league that competes in one of the best athletic complexes in the Southeastern US. Wilson’s cost of living is lower than many comparable cities, and comes in around 20 percent less than the Raleigh area. Our housing costs are much lower than the Triangle area, with a variety of housing options to choose from. Wilson has established neighborhoods throughout the city limits, and offers downtown loft apartments as well, with the internationally recognized Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park as a backyard.

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The City of Wilson is the only municipality in North Carolina that offers city-owned water, sewer, electric, natural gas and broadband. Greenlight, our community broadband system built by the city of Wilson, provides high-speed internet at a fraction of the cost of most other providers. Wilson Energy serves 35,000 customers in the surrounding area, with superior reliability and electric rates among the lowest in the state.

Link to more information about electric rates and reliability: https://www.wilsonnc.org/Home/Components/News/News/168/16?arch=1

Link to Greenlight


In 2016, the City of Wilson launched a new initiative to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the community. Gig East has evolved into a brand new co-working space called the Exchange, which will open in May 2020. The annual Gig East Summit attracts technology enthusiasts from throughout the country. This year, Gig East Interactive will span three days and include technology, innovation, art and lots of inspiration. Find out more at www.gigeast.com.