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Old 10-21-2007, 03:33 PM
 
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Having spent the last few decades surfing the northern California coast, now ready to move to warmer water, even if only seasonal, and do not want to get near the crowded frenzy of SoCal.
So my wife and I are getting ready to take a trip out to the North Carolina area to look around, looking for somewhere we can settle in and enjoy the lifestyle. So looking for a decent enough job market, reasonable housing, and enough waves during the year to keep that grin on. My wife and I both work in health care and will be looking for part-time jobs - would welcome any suggestions.

thanks!!
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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In case you don't find what you like in NC, try coming a bit south to Pawleys Island, SC. Large surf community down here with pristine beaches. The waves are not real big but you will find someone out everyday for most of the year. Water temp is 78 now

Some links for you:
Surf The Earth Home Page
Pawleys Island Surf Club
Pawleys Island, South Carolina WebCam
Pawleys Island, SC Surf Report
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Old 10-22-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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what's the nearest town or city that has a reasonable job market - say 50,000 folks? appreciate the reach out on this..
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Probably Wilmington. The job market is pretty bad for white-collar workers, but it's not hard to find a job of some sort. Surfing is really big around here. Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach are both well known for surfing in the southeast. Carolina Beach is not tremendously expensive, either.

I saw where you work in health care; that's just another reason Wilmington would be a good fit. That's one of the biggest sources of employment around here, with all the retirees needing health care.
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Old 10-23-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Just to give you a comparative perspective. There are jobs in the medical field in the Myrtle Beach area. $50k a year would be more than most jobs pay unless you have a hard to find specialty. There are many retirees located in the area and the hospitals continue to grow. Loris recently added dozens of beds to its hospital, Waccamaw Hospital is adding two new floors & Georgetown Hospital is on schedule for a whole new building.

Good luck.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: East central NC
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You might consider living and/or working in the Virginia Beach area, and surfing the Outer Banks. You are going to be disappointed with the lack of power and consistency, but you might enjoy the warmer water temps. Hurricane swells are great during the fall, North Easters can occur then also and all through the winter, but the water can fall into the mid to upper 30's Dec.-March.
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: East central NC
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Probably the best thing about the East Coast for you will be its proximity to Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. When winter hits you should head on down.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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I was up on Long Island this past weekend the waves were great. 6-8ft & crisp! It looked cold though. Unfortunately, I was sitting on the boardwalk watching.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: East central NC
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The Outer Banks Premier Surf Report - Home Page Surf Cam
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile I am biased but I love the Crystal Coast

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Having spent the last few decades surfing the northern California coast, now ready to move to warmer water, even if only seasonal, and do not want to get near the crowded frenzy of SoCal.
So my wife and I are getting ready to take a trip out to the North Carolina area to look around, looking for somewhere we can settle in and enjoy the lifestyle. So looking for a decent enough job market, reasonable housing, and enough waves during the year to keep that grin on. My wife and I both work in health care and will be looking for part-time jobs - would welcome any suggestions.

thanks!!
I am not sure where the best waves are, but I know we have a few surfers especially when the storms approach.

If you are in healthcare, there are three hospitals in the area none any farther away than 45 minutes.

We are an area of small towns. Housing prices are reasonable, we have uncrowded beaches, great trails for hiking, and some of the boating and kayaking around.

You can start exploring at my Southern Outer Banks site. There are plenty of pictures at my Coastal NC site.

There is my travel guide to Emerald Isle and here is a guide to restaurants and my Carteret County blog.

Just to finish it off, here are some thoughts on boating in the area.

If you love the out of doors and want to get away from crowds, we're a good choice. If you need lots of night life or shopping, you might look down near Wilmington.

If you need any questions answered, give me a call.

-David Sobotta
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