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Old 01-06-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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I have looked at both of these areas and yet we just can decide.Need a house for a week.

What are the pros & cons of each? Is one area generally more expensive than the other?

We do want a beachfront that is not too crowded for some rest & relaxation ( I know in June that may be hard to come by) and then at the same time we want an area with some things to do...

It will a multi generational group- My grandparents, My husband & I, our teens and a toddler.

Anyone stayed at both? Which do you prefer & why?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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We vacationed at Duck a long time ago. It was very nice but I recall even then that the traffic was an issue and there are a lot of houses packed onto the island. There was (is?) the ability to drive to the north end of the island and drive on the beach, if that interests you. And see the ponies

We bought a house at Topsail Beach (not beach front). You'll probably find the beaches there less crowded, and there are still things to do.

As for costs, impression, activities, browse Tripadvisor. And search the sites for the house rental companies to compare costs.
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Old 01-07-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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What are the pros & cons of each? Is one area generally more expensive than the other?
I have stayed at Topsail, but not Duck. Topsail is easier to travel to from I-40, but it depends on where you are coming from. Topsail has a lot of amenties like mini-golf, amusement parlors, fishing excursions. It is easy to shop for groceries and there are many restaurant alternatives. Duck looks very crowded with houses packed together, but you have the option to get away to the un-developed area.
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