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Old 11-29-2010, 05:40 PM
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What are the main differences regarding the above areas (other than the states they are located in). I see that they are close to each other,. I am interested in shopping, hospitals, property tax, cost of living differences etc. My husband and I will be looking at the general area for retirement. Also, names of real estate agents would be nice. Thanks!!
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:44 AM
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We just retired to the area in August after a four year search. We looked up and down the coast from Murrells Inlet to Southport. The reason we settled on Calabash was the development we wanted to build in is there. Our decision came down to the local, house, and neighborhood, was a good fit for us. The development is named Spring Mill Plantation and we are in the Aberdeen section. The local builder is Traditional Homes. They are a very good and quality builder. We could not be happier of our decision.
The other section of the development are homes by Beazer. They are smaller, less expensive and from what we are hearing very cheaply and poorly built. Many of their residents are unhappy with their homes and cannot get a response back from Beazer for the complaints. Another builder in the are that I also have heard many complaints about is Bill Clark Homes. Beware!
More specific to your question, though, I don't think there is much difference in the taxes between the two states. When all is said and done the different taxes come out about the same. Shopping is either north to Shallotte (15 min drive) or south to NMB (15 min drive) and of course further south for more of the malls and dept. stores. Access to route 31 is easy and makes the trip to points south very easy.
I also think that Calabash is less congested and has lower traffic volumes. A little quieter area for sure. All of the necessities are close by in either location, including medical.
You absolutely do need to visit to make your choice, though. Can't really help with a real estate agent, though, as we were mostly looking at new construction.
I don't think you can wrong with either location, but I prefer Calabash. Good luck.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:34 AM
Location: Swansboro, NC
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I like Calabash over Little River....Calabash to me is not as congested. My wife and I love GOING to MB, but we wouldn't want to live there...We live 2.5 hours from Little River, and that is close enough...You may want to checkout Hampstead, Sneads Ferry, Swansboro, Cape Carteret, Morehead City, all great areas....IMHO
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