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Old 11-16-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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I would like to ask OBX locals a question that will sound facetious, but I mean it in all honesty and humility:

Do you hate us (in-state tourists)?

Granted, that's a vague or difficult question, so I suppose a better way to put it is: Is there actually a high amount of animosity towards non-locals, from the local's experience?

My husband and I (NC residents) have been traveling to the Outer Banks three times a year, especially the Nags Head area, for close to a decade. Prior to this, he came with his family at least once a year since he was a boy.

On one of our recent trips, a good friend who lived in Manteo for three or so years informed us bluntly that "The locals hate you."

We have been planning our retirement to the OBX since we were in our twenties. We love the NC Coast. We aren't into parties, or surfing, or the club-scene... and find gardens and wildlife more appealing attractions.

But I can't lie. My husband and I have been wondering since then...
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Nags Head,NC
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I can't speak for Manteo,but Southern Shores to Nags Head is a great place to live and raise a family.
I've lived in the Nags Head area for almost 23 years and have NEVER experienced any hatred directed towards me from a native resident.If they didn't want us here,they shouldn't have sold their land,it's that simple.

Don't worry about not being welcomed by the community.If I had to guess,I'd say at least 70% of the residents aren't from here,so you'll fit right in,provided you don't try to "change things",if you know what I mean.

Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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Almost nobody's a native any more so that's all that talk's just posturing, but you can spot a real native by asking them their opinion on people from Virginia.
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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Smile Thank you!

Thank you very much for weighing in.

You both have excellent points. My friend lived in Manteo over 15 years ago. And was a teenager at the time. Maybe it's not so dire!
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Old 11-18-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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As long as you don't bring the "I'm better than you" or "the reason you have anything is because I vacation here", then no. But people with that attitude get....different opinions
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