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View Poll Results: Would you choose to move from expensive, crowded, cold Baltimore, MD to Coastal NC?
YES 10 76.92%
NO 3 23.08%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-10-2007, 05:19 PM
 
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HEY!
What are thoughts on moving from this large ,cold, expensive city to Wilmington?

My 13 year old daughter and I are looking for a fresh start, and even if it's not perfect .. wouldn't Wilmington, NC be BETTER?

Half of my family moved a decade ago to Raleigh and Johnston County and to small town called Arapahoe. They love it.

Homes HERE cost $350,000 for a something modest. It seems I can buy something really nice there for $200,000 to $250,000.

My daughter is in GT classes here. Does anyone have info on how New Hanover schools compare? She will be starting high school there when we move. I also teach elem. school. My BF is a high school Athletic Director and coach. So, school info is important !

And, the BIG coastal NC question: would you trade your hurricanes for blizzards and cold....and we have lots of trees down and power outages, so that part is the same... and everything closes when it snows.

Oh, and we also have Lyme Disease here. (I have the chronic form and the warm climate would be a big help to me in terms of my health.)

My daughter won't be thrilled to move so I need lots of positive feedback.

I haven't been to Wilmington in a few years, so I will be visiting this summer and again in the fall to get a feel.

Thank you, thank you!
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Ellicott City, MD soon to be New Bern, NC
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There is no comparison between Bal'More and ENC. I am moving from Baltimore to New Bern next week and am looking forward to an area where three cars at a stoplight constitutes a traffic jam. Wilmington is a great town for all ages, I think you'd like it. I am no fan of NC schools based on my own children's experiences - we left central NC after 4 years to move to Howard County, as you can imagine, my kids were a little behind. But you're coming in at a good time for your daughter, she will do well in HS (they do have an accelerated program) and then have a leg up at getting into the some of the best colleges in the country because she will be an in-state graduate. Would I move from cold, expensive Baltimore to Wilmington? You betcha....
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Old 07-22-2007, 08:12 PM
 
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I would live in Iraq before Baltimore.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Ellicott City, MD soon to be New Bern, NC
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Baltimore is not that bad, and Maryland is a beautiful state. We moved there from North Carolina when my husband retired from the AF and have not regretted it. The schools are good, and it has a great job market. You just can't live in the city. I'm moving back to NC now because I no longer have children in school and I am so tired of the traffic and overgrowth. Howard County was mostly rural when I moved her in '90 and now it is a mess.
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