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Old 01-27-2012, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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[quote=keithhtt;22731228 Due to the threat of hurricane I am also looking into towns near large rivers or the bay ,Greenville for instance as the poster above mentioned. [/QUOTE]
I forgot, but we gave Washington and Chocowinity a close look. They both have retirement-oriented communities on water-front. Washington has a hospital, and you are close enough to Greenville to go there for shopping, classes or specialized medical care. Also, Bath is a very sailing-oriented town, but it was a bit too isolated for us.
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:16 AM
 
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I forgot, but we gave Washington and Chocowinity a close look. They both have retirement-oriented communities on water-front. Washington has a hospital, and you are close enough to Greenville to go there for shopping, classes or specialized medical care. Also, Bath is a very sailing-oriented town, but it was a bit too isolated for us.
Sounds good! Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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Why not live at the coast. Wilmington has a college, walmart, lowes, malls, has the best medical care east of Greenville. At $900 a month buying or renting is not a problem.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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Why not live at the coast. Wilmington has a college, walmart, lowes, malls, has the best medical care east of Greenville. At $900 a month buying or renting is not a problem.
I am definitely considering it. I live on the W coast of Fl right now but it's been 45 years since a hurricane hit Sarasota. What's it like running from one up there? Down here on a peninsula there's less room to run and a chance you could be running towards one on the other coast while running from one your home coast.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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What's it like running from one up there?
We evacuated during Irene last summer. We went 120 miles inland to a family member's house. We actually had only minimal tree damage in Snead's Ferry about 3 miles from the coast. There was worse damage to trees, roofs and crops about 50 miles inland because of the way the storm rotated. So, the short story is, you can live on the coast and enjoy it. Life's a risk anyway.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Calabash sounds nice Have you looked into that area?
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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Thanks Goldenage. I'll check it out LLL>
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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I am definitely considering it. I live on the W coast of Fl right now but it's been 45 years since a hurricane hit Sarasota. What's it like running from one up there? Down here on a peninsula there's less room to run and a chance you could be running towards one on the other coast while running from one your home coast.
Hurricanes hit inland also. Ask the people in Charlotte and Raleigh.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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Hurricanes hit inland also. Ask the people in Charlotte and Raleigh.
I'm hoping I have a little more time to run when I'm inland.I will likely always rent and health providing I would be able to leave town .
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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Definitely the Calabash area.
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