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Old 06-02-2012, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Durm
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I'm rethinking my idea of moving further inland because I can't stand living more than an hour from the beach. I'm currently renting in Wilmington, and plan to buy in the fall...I have my eye on Sunset Park, but, have seen some intriguing listings in Summer Hills, right near Sunset Park.

Does anyone have any opinions on this neighborhood in terms of crime (I'll look at the stats), future resale value, anything else?

Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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don't know where it even is! is it right by forest hills and market street? pine valley area always seemed like a nice place and also the east side of college rd in the pine valley area has lost of great neighborhood. this area goes from college to myrtle grove rd or rather masonboro sound rd.

I wish you luck in your endeavor of finding the perfect place.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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... have seen some intriguing listings in Summer Hills, right near Sunset Park.

Does anyone have any opinions on this neighborhood in terms of crime (I'll look at the stats), future resale value, anything else?
I found it-- North of Sunset Park, on streets called North Carolina Ave, Tennessee Ave, South Carolina Ave. There are a couple inexpensive bungalows, and one new construction house. Maybe somebody believes it is an "up and coming" neighborhood if they are building a new house. I'd have to walk around, check the up-keep of neighboring houses, look for trash in the yards, etc.

Good Luck!
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Durm
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I drove around it yesterday and it was very pleasant, though not as pretty as neighboring Sunset Park. I think resale potential might not be as good (I was thinking of this one house that is around the corner from an industrial park). But maybe it can benefit from being right next to Sunset Park, which is divine.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Are you looking for an investment which will appreciate, or a house to live in long term? My rule of thumb in investing is that if more than half the houses are in poor repair or have trash in the yard, you can't salvage the neighborhood.

I didn't see the interesting architecture in Summer Hill that there is in Sunset Park- just plain bungalows. Renovation is worthwhile for interesting, but not for plain-Jane, IMO.
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:47 AM
 
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I'm rethinking my idea of moving further inland because I can't stand living more than an hour from the beach. I'm currently renting in Wilmington, and plan to buy in the fall...I have my eye on Sunset Park, but, have seen some intriguing listings in Summer Hills, right near Sunset Park.

Does anyone have any opinions on this neighborhood in terms of crime (I'll look at the stats), future resale value, anything else?

Thanks!
the areas of "Summer Hills" that abut greenfield lake , or the ones close to greenfield lake amphitheater, are okay.

sunset park is ok as long as you live somewhere in very close proximity to northern or central.

i have considered living in those areas before, and i would only do it if i found a huge bargain. it's sort of a 'seedy urban' area, in the sense that you have all sorts of trucks/port traffic, chemical tankers, homeless people, industrial pollution, crime at / around the lake, housing projects, that sort of thing.
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