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Old 02-02-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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My husband and I will be relocating to N.C. next Summer. I have family in Cary, Raleigh, Charlotte and Edenton so, I am slightly familiar with those immediate areas. We are more interested in relocating to the coast and while Edenton is lovely (and on the water, but not really 'beach' beach), I don't feel it offers everything we need. We need to be nearer to a more equipped hospital or medical center (hubby has Huntington's Disease), a sub-acute medical facility (my work speciality revolves around individuals with Acquired Brain Disorders and Traumatic Brain Injuries) and reasonably close to a beach (and a bark park would be ideal). Prefer a rental in an established community. As far as price range- its negotiable according to ammenities. Any help?
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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AS far as hospitals, Greenville would be the best, but still puts you about 1.5 hours from the beach.

Wilmington would be second, in regards to medical. As far as employment, if you are looking at Wilmington, include the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune and Onslow Memorial in your search, along with Cape Fear. Unfortunately, there may be a market for your expertise, as Marines come home with such injuries. Some are treated locally in Jacksonville, but will also be seen outpatient with facilities in Wilmington.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I agree with the previous poster - Greenville is still quite a haul from the beach. Wilmington is a great area and while the hospitals here may not be number one, they are good (North Carolina has great hospitals), and Wilmington is located right at the end of I-40, so it's an easy trip to get inland to other hospitals in the area.

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Old 02-02-2011, 05:19 PM
 
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There is also Little Washington, which puts you on the water, and is 20 miles to Greenville's hospital.
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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You might also want to look at Sentara in Norfolk or Chesapeake Regional. They're larger systems and would likely have the services your husband would need, and you'd be closer to the beach in tidewater Virginia than anything comparable in Eastern NC other than Wilmington.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:44 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I agree with the previous poster - Greenville is still quite a haul from the beach. Wilmington is a great area and while the hospitals here may not be number one, they are good (North Carolina has great hospitals), and Wilmington is located right at the end of I-40, so it's an easy trip to get inland to other hospitals in the area.
Remember, this guy is a real estate agent in Wilmington.

Greenville is as ideal for your situation as it gets in Eastern Carolina. Greenville also has the advantage of being significantly closer to the medical facilities around Raleigh if there is something they can't handle. Greenville is an hour and 45 minutes to the Outer Banks and an hour and a half to the beaches at the Crystal Coast.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Many thanks for everyone taking the time to chime in
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Yeah, Greenville for the Med School, or the Tidewater (Norfolk, Virginia Beach), VA area if the beach is more important. Myrtle Beach, SC, just across the state line, is another possibility that's a lot bigger than anything on the NC coast.
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