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Old 02-06-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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My family (husband, 18 month old daughter, yellow lab, and myself) are relocating to North Carolina from California this spring. He will be stationed at MCAS New River, and we are looking at buying a house in a family friendly part of Wilmington. I know this will be a commute (no more than 50-55 minutes with traffic, right?), but we want to live in an area that is closer to shops, restaurants, etc. We live in the middle of NOWHERE now, with the closest Target an hour away and the only restaurant an Applebee's, so our standards are somewhat low. However, we want to know what the best family neighborhoods are for younger kids.

I've heard good things about Marsh Oaks, Vineyard Plantation and Plantation Landing. Thoughts? We'd like to buy a house that isn't just an indescribable "yet another house in yet another subdivision" in 10 years, ideally.......

Any other family subdivisions you'd recommend?

Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:05 PM
 
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you listed three of the best in the area, we moved from Wilmington out to Marsh Oaks to be part of the family neighborhood and love it. We have friends in both Vineyard Plantation and Plantation Landing and surrounding Sagewood and everyone seems to like each for its own reasons. I like the neighborhood feel of Marsh Oaks and its proximaty to town and also that all the houses look different and have their own character. May also want to check out Blue Point which is a smaller Marsh Oaks style neighborhood. What is your price range?
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Old 02-12-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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All three of those are awesome family neighborhoods! We recently moved from Marsh Oaks a little further north to Eagles Watch in Hampstead. The Pender County schools are awesome and Marsh Oaks seemed to go through redistricting every year. The land up here was less expensive and there's easy access to water for kayaking, plus it's closer to the beach (topsail).
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