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Old 12-19-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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I'm planning to retire from Long Island to someplace in the southeast. I want to be close to the beach & golf courses. Am I correct that summering on the Carolina coast will be somewhat more tolerable than summering in south Florida?
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Old 12-19-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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I'm planning to retire from Long Island to someplace in the southeast. I want to be close to the beach & golf courses. Am I correct that summering on the Carolina coast will be somewhat more tolerable than summering in south Florida?
that's a hard one to answer - i've lived in both - carolina beach (wilmington) nc and sarasota fl. i find both virginia and nc coasts terribly humid - right on the water works but i mean right on the water/sitting on the beach. by contrast, the four/five summers i spent living in sarasota were actually less humid than the further north coasts. the air seemed to move more/while the sun was terribly intense , as the day ended /early evening seemed bearable.

that's just my take on it and i'm native to virginia so no lack of experience in northern virginia, richmond city, tidewater etc summers. what i do love about virginia and nc is that you get seasons which you don't get in florida, in my estimation. (sorry florida guys - there is something about real seasonal changes that are just not in sarasota area) - but as i freeze just now in virginia, i'm really thinking about how important those seasonal changes are. maybe i'll just put a snowy picture on my lap top. lol........

best to you in your search - nc and va both seem to have been smacked with rough winters and summers this past year, with this winter looking a little nasty so far. i'm not sure if this is all just a fluke but i would have been thrilled to have been in florida and not here in virginia this past horrid, humid, blazing hot summer
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:19 AM
 
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I'm planning to retire from Long Island to someplace in the southeast.

you're from Long Island? Try St. James.
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:37 AM
 
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I'm planning to retire from Long Island to someplace in the southeast. I want to be close to the beach & golf courses. Am I correct that summering on the Carolina coast will be somewhat more tolerable than summering in south Florida?
I lived in Orlando,Fl. for 15 years and have been in Wilmington,N.C. for seven years. It is just as humid or more so here.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Well there are plenty of gold courses and even more New Yorkers in Wilmington. I'm one of them.
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