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Old 12-09-2007, 05:26 PM
 
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I have been vacationing in the the Outer Banks of NC for over 20 years and own a home in Northern OBX--where it's mostly national / state parkland from the ocean to the sound and wild horses roam free. It's one of the most relaxing and fun places on earth...to me. I'm a 42-year old father of 3.

With surfing, fishing, boating, 4-wheeling (there are no paved roads near my home), snorkeling, nature walks and yes, partying (bring friends) I never get bored. I don't work there but dream of getting a job in the area when my kids are grown.

Being that you're 34, single and looking to enjoy the OBX dream, I would recommend the Virginia Outer Banks. It's just 10 miles north in the Sandbridge Beach area (90 miles by road due to parkland.) Sandbridge still has a remote feel yet close access to the Virginia Beach nightlife and the resources of a large city.

Feel free to visit both and make your own decision... Moderator cut: No links to properties

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Old 12-16-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: grandisland,ne
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Question for loves mountains

Iam looking for Isolation!!! Iam a 58 year old single man retired.
And tired of nebraska!! It would love Isolation,as long as it is on the Ocean !! My only problem is I would have to live on $1600 a month.
I could get a part time job. But Iwould have to rent.
Any insights for me,or am I being delutional
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:27 AM
 
Location: near Mansfield, PA
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I'd also have to chime in about the OBX....I lived there (single 20-something) and found it incredibly dull and expensive. there is little to nothing to do, unless you dont mind the 45 min drive or so up to VA Beach/Norfolk, where there was a lot activities more oriented toward single/younger people. I also found it very closed-minded and the traffic is horrendous in the summer. There is some retail...but more along the lines of beach-related stores, home depot, drive-thru beer stores, etc.
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Old 12-26-2007, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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I would also recommend the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach. The homes are comparable to those on the Outer Banks but you would be closer to more job opportunites, night life, restaurants, museums and other activities. I really enjoyed going to the Outer Banks for a vacation but the quality of life for a 30 something single women would be slim to none to live all year round. Just my opinion! Good luck!
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