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Old 08-18-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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Can anyone give me any info such as outside activities,Rental Price Range and Job Market Please
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Can anyone give me any info such as outside activities,Rental Price Range and Job Market Please
Is Small Mills a town, neighborhood, or what? It doesn't show up on Google maps. Do you mean Hope Mills?
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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There is a South Mills? Camden Co, not far from the VA border.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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yes South Mills Camden Co
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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yes South Mills Camden Co
Well, it has 2300 people, and the town is 4 blocks long and 3 blocks wide. The I-17 interstate bypasses it, and I don't see much for businesses except a gas station, a convenience store and some farmland. There are a couple of houses for rent at $900/month, and I doubt there are any apartments. If you are looking for a job, I think you would probably have to travel to Elizabeth City, NC (about 15 miles) or Chesapeake, VA (about 25 miles).
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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South Mills is a bit of an interesting place...first off its not incorporated, but it does look like a small town.

There aren't really jobs in South Mills, there is not much commercial at all...in fact Camden County itself has relatively little commercial. It is in fact a bedroom community for both Elizabeth City and the southern Tidewater area. The schools in Camden Co are considered good and prior to the economic downturn the housing market there was booming, although it was more the southern area of Camden (and not South Mills) that received most of the developments. The Southern area (between Camden and Shiloh) has waterfront type developments with nice homes. I believe there is a plan in place for a few planned communities north of South Mills and toward Camden. Hwy 158 is being widened in Camden to 4 lanes which will likely spur some economic development. If the Mid-Currituck bridge ever gets built, it could open up Camden for more development, because the foot of the bridge could be within 15-20 minutes of the 158 stretch of Camden. It would also help E-City IMO, because of reducing the time it takes from Corrolla.

South Mills is only about 10-15 minutes to E-City from South Mills down Highway 17, which can really show that it is just a bedroom community (in a separate county with better schools). It's built along the canal, which has some history to it.

One of the more interesting features about Camden Co is that it is a "Unified" government...I believe the only in the state, which means no towns can incorporate within the county. I believe the idea is that Camden wants to retain its rural character...it doesn't want to be a strip (like Highway 168 in Currituck Co) and wants to preserve its farmland to an extent. Another interesting feature is that Camden Co has no public housing.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Camden County is a nice place. Great place to raise a family or retire. Life in the slow lane.
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