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Old 07-10-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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We are empty nesters preparing for retirement. We are a bit confused on the demographics of Porters Neck Plantation. They appear to be marketing to young families with children. We would appreciate if anyone could provide a estimate % share of empty nester types to younger families in this development.

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Old 07-10-2013, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We are empty nesters preparing for retirement. We are a bit confused on the demographics of Porters Neck Plantation. They appear to be marketing to young families with children. We would appreciate if anyone could provide a estimate % share of empty nester types to younger families in this development.
There are some other developments using the name "Porter's Neck". However the main page of the "Porters Neck Plantation" has this statement: "Founded in 1989, Porters Neck Plantation is a well-established community ideally suited for retirement that offers a private yet vibrant and active lifestyle to all residents."

In other words, they are not age-restricted. However, given the price of homes, I don't think that many young families can afford it. However, I have never been in the development to count heads.

Where did you see that they appear to be marketing to young families?

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Old 07-10-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the insight. Very helpful. I was reviewing porters-neck.com and came across the Family Programs under the Community tab. When I saw the Jr. Golf , Tennis , Swim Team , After School Programs , July 4 bike parade , etc., it made me wonder which is why I asked. Looks like a lot of fun things going on.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Thanks for the insight. Very helpful. I was reviewing porters-neck.com and came across the Family Programs under the Community tab. When I saw the Jr. Golf , Tennis , Swim Team , After School Programs , July 4 bike parade , etc., it made me wonder which is why I asked. Looks like a lot of fun things going on.
Probably for Grandchildren....
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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We are empty nesters preparing for retirement. We are a bit confused on the demographics of Porters Neck Plantation. They appear to be marketing to young families with children. We would appreciate if anyone could provide a estimate % share of empty nester types to younger families in this development.

Thanks
Most of the gated communities have an older population that do their own thing activities geared for the older crowd etc. Then they have the younger families working professionals. Its nice to have a mix! Have you looked at Landfall. That is a nice community.
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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We've been exploring LandFall, Porter's Neck and Compass Pointe - would greatly appreciate anyone's insight. Landfall seems to cater to a bit of a snobbish clientele, has what appears to be very high and ultra-strict HOA fees, catering to what appears to be a "stuffy" group of residents. Would also love to hear about flood insurance and property taxes for the various developments. We play a lot of tennis and golf and are interested in hearing about membership Fees. Landfall seems awfully expensive in that regard as well.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you may share!
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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We've been exploring LandFall, Porter's Neck and Compass Pointe - would greatly appreciate anyone's insight. Landfall seems to cater to a bit of a snobbish clientele, has what appears to be very high and ultra-strict HOA fees, catering to what appears to be a "stuffy" group of residents. Would also love to hear about flood insurance and property taxes for the various developments. We play a lot of tennis and golf and are interested in hearing about membership Fees. Landfall seems awfully expensive in that regard as well.

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you may share!
Hi...we looked at both Landfall and Compass Pointe as places to retire. We thought Landfall was very nice....nice ammeneties (golf), great location, did not find the people stuffy, but yes, was expensive. If you have the resources, I think it would be a wonderful place to retire. Compass Pointe is also nice, though I would say it is not, nor does it pretend to be, as upscale as Landfall. Certainly less expensive both in terms of the real estate and taxes. The recently opened their golf course and it is a very enjoyable track. Again, not as manicured as Landfall but nice nonetheless. Also far less expensive to join as a member. To me the location is less desirable than Landfall, but sort of depends on what you want. We preferred Brunswick Forest more than Compass Pointe...I do like their course very much, you should check it out. Good luck in your search.
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