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Old 07-22-2007, 06:11 AM
 
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[b]My husband and I are looking to move south in the next yr. or so and are interested in an area that is close to ocean but not too close (1 hr. to 1 1/2 hrs away) that is not too busy but where I can find work (aging care management). My hubby retires at age 52. We would like to live close to a lake if possible. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 07-23-2007, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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[b]My husband and I are looking to move south in the next yr. or so and are interested in an area that is close to ocean but not too close (1 hr. to 1 1/2 hrs away) that is not too busy but where I can find work (aging care management). My hubby retires at age 52. We would like to live close to a lake if possible. Any advice would be appreciated.
If you were willing to live closer to the ocean, I have noticed a number of job opportunities in your field in the Carteret County Times.

You can check out Moderator cut: link removed the profile of the area[/url] at this site.

There are a number of small towns like Cape Carteret. You can find more information on the area by visiting one of my sites.

If you are looking for lakes you might have to go farther west. I know there are many retirees settling in Pittsboro near Lake Jordan. It is just under three hours from the coast. It's a beautiful area. I have a friend from Halifax, Nova Scotia who just bought a home in Fearrington Village. He really likes it there, though he has retreated back to Canada to avoid central NC's summer heat.

While it gets hot at the beach, usually the extremes aren't as bad as in the central part of the state. Much of the time we get a great breeze on the coast. We also stay cooler in the spring and warmer in the fall. We are much warmer in the winter. In our area, last winter we only had a few days where the low temperatures even got below freezing.

If you are worried about hurricanes, please keep in mind that the flooding inland can sometimes be worse than it is on the coast.

We have homes both in Roanoke, Va in the mountains and near Cape Carteret. They are over three hundred miles apart.

In Roanoke we have seen as much as eleven inches of rain in 24 hours as the hurricanes try to get over the mountains. In the mountains there is no place for that water to go but a stream in a valley so dangerous flooding often happens.

Most severe wind damage from hurricanes happens very close to the beaches. Living back a few miles makes a big difference in insurance costs and in risk.

Even on Emerald Isle, one of our favoirte beach areas, there are plenty of homes, some of them on the water, that aren't in a flood zone.

I hope you find a spot you like in North Carolina. There are plenty of great ones.

-David Sobotta

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:27 PM
 
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[b]My husband and I are looking to move south in the next yr. or so and are interested in an area that is close to ocean but not too close (1 hr. to 1 1/2 hrs away) that is not too busy but where I can find work (aging care management). My hubby retires at age 52. We would like to live close to a lake if possible. Any advice would be appreciated.
Try looking into New Bern. It's not on a lake but it is at the mouth of the Neuse River. Lots of boating opportunities.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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New Bern all the way!
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