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Old 07-12-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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Does anyone know how my high school aged son could meet other high school aged kids in Fairfield Harbour in New Bern? Would love to move next year if my son was comfortable with the move.
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Old 07-16-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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Does anyone know how my high school aged son could meet other high school aged kids in Fairfield Harbour in New Bern? Would love to move next year if my son was comfortable with the move.
I would mention to you that Fairfield Harbor is 99% older folks. My dad sold his Lake Gaston Home and bought in Fairfield Two years ago on the golf coarse put his boat in Northwest marina. He likes all the senior activities because ill be honest thats all that is in there. I take my kids and they get bored, no other kids around not even at the pools. alot of retired people from the north east. Also right now there is alot of anger over the amenity fees going sky high because of the guy trying to get the assoc to by him out of the golf coarses.
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Old 07-16-2007, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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We are also looking to move to the New Bern area and have 1 highschool age son and 1 middle school age. Any suggestions of areas that are not retirement communities? We live in one now and the main reason we are moving is to find some friends for our 2 sons.
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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We are also looking to move to the New Bern area and have 1 highschool age son and 1 middle school age. Any suggestions of areas that are not retirement communities? We live in one now and the main reason we are moving is to find some friends for our 2 sons.
Fairfield kinda is a retirement area. I have heard Carolina Colours in Newbern is good as well as other areas more in Newbern verses out 55 towards Bayboro which is more Transplants and vacation semi retirement areas.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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Thanks NCMan

We don't want to make the same mistake we made last time. We moved to an area that we liked to vacation in and found out later that there were no kids here....well there are a few, but we want to live where there are more.

My boys (who said they would NEVER move again) are really excited about the prospect of moving to an area where there are more teens, so we are researching on the internet first, then my husband is going to take a trip and check it out.

Employment is not an issue as he is retired so we are trying to find a place where we will all enjoy living. Boating, fishing, going to the beach are also priorities. We would also like to be close to military as my husband is also retired military.

Thanks again. Any other info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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Hi Tomgirl,

Does it have to be Fairfield Harbour? I would encourage you to check out other neighborhoods so you don't make the same mistake we did. Our boys have been very lonely.

As far as your son meeting other highschool students, is there something he's interested in? My sons were in Tai Kwon Do and it did allow them to meet others. Unfortunately, not a lot of organized sports here so couldn't go the sofball, basketball or soccer route.

Also, churches are a good source for friends. We were fortunate to meet the few friends my boys have at church or thru friends of theres. Also met one family at a restaurant and hit it off!!

Anyway, hope the move works out for you, whatever you decide.
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Old 09-27-2007, 07:57 AM
 
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Lots of choices in the New Bern area. Also lots of churches. Fairfield Harbour association fees are reasonable. The amenity fees are not reasonable and are being challenged in court.
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Does anyone know how my high school aged son could meet other high school aged kids in Fairfield Harbour in New Bern? Would love to move next year if my son was comfortable with the move.
My father lives in Fairfield Harbour and my daughter has visited for days at a time....if your goal is to find other teens....that is NOT the area for you.

I don't know much about New Bern, so others will have to help you there....but I can tell you that Fairfield Harbour is not where you want to be for them. It's nice...but it's older folks.
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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Does anyone know how my high school aged son could meet other high school aged kids in Fairfield Harbour in New Bern? Would love to move next year if my son was comfortable with the move.
I would look in Trent Woods or Brices Creek. There is nothing wrong with fairfeld, but it is not the best place for your teenager to meet people. Great place for older transplants though. Of course your kids could hang out at the club house and rec house at fairfield...lol
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Ellicott City, MD soon to be New Bern, NC
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Tomgirl, I would definatly cross the river if I had teens. I live in Carolina Colours, and there are a lot of retirees here, but there are also younger famililies, I see the school bus in the mornings. There are a lot of smaller neighborhoods on my side of town (off 70) that are not retirement communities. There is talk of a new high school in the James City area as the 2 high schools in the county now will not be able to handle all the growth in our part of town. We are 12 miles from Cherry Point, which may help, because Tricare assigned us to Cherry Point for healthcare.
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