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Old 07-27-2010, 12:14 PM
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I live in Colorado and would like to try somewhere else. I have always wanted to live by the ocean that has boardwalks & peirs in a large town (or small city). I love summer and being warm, not a huge fan of the snow (and Co has some nasty winters).

I am not looking to go to school, just work. I dont have anything in particular I want to do for work right now, I have done many different things so I would figure that out later.. Right now I am just hoping to get some ideas of the towns and cities in North Carolina for something that might fit what Im looking for.

Thanks for any ideas/suggestions!
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:22 PM
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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North Carolina has what you are looking for except maybe work. Our unemployment rate is still high. I would not come without a job lined up first.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:42 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Actually I can't really think of anywhere in NC with "Boardwalks and piers" in the sense I think of; most of the piers kept getting destroyed by hurricanes about a decade ago and many were not rebuilt, and Atlantic Beach, for example, greatly reduced the longstanding downtown "Boardwalk" area (which has no pier nearby). I can think of a few places there are piers, and a few minor boardwalks, but not anywhere with both, at least in NC.

Virginia Beach and Myrtle Beach (SC) are "bookends" of the NC coast and both have the kind of environment I THINK you're describing, with significant Boardwalks. NC beaches are much smaller and as I say, virtually all of the wonderful piers that were here even 15 years ago are gone now.
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:13 PM
Location: The South
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Try Ocean City, Maryland or Bethany Beach, Delaware. Especially since you don't have a job.
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:41 PM
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Wilmington has their riverwalk. They are putting a lot of money downtown to revitalize that. But it isn't on the ocean. Plus there are piers around there. Just a thought.

But that wouldn't be my only criteria.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:29 PM
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That is the oddest thing because I have come to this forum to move from NC to CO! I am actually from Wisconsin and have been living in NC for 8+ years. I definitely would say that Wilmington is your best bet. Right on the coast and its still a big city. It's time for a change for me though. Good luck to you
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Old 07-31-2010, 08:09 PM
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You can also check out Virginia Beach VA which is not far from the NC border and Myrtle Beach SC, which is just south of the NC border. We live on the Outer Banks of NC now (about an hour south of VA Beach) but there are no boardwalks here and I don't think this is what you want. Wilmington is the only NC city I can think of, but it's not like a resort beach area except at Wrightsville Beach. It does have a college.

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