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Old 09-11-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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is the outerbanks nc a good place to raise a family, when we visited there we loved it now we want to relocate to north Carolina from seattle wa. Any suggestions on what its like there year round in the outerbanks, schooling system? we have a five year old son so that is very important to us. Or any other cities or towns there that is a good place to raise a family. Thanks so much
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:42 PM
 
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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is the outerbanks nc a good place to raise a family, when we visited there we loved it now we want to relocate to north Carolina from seattle wa. Any suggestions on what its like there year round in the outerbanks, schooling system? we have a five year old son so that is very important to us. Or any other cities or towns there that is a good place to raise a family. Thanks so much
Will you be working from home or have a job line up? How much can you afford? Any place is different living than vacationing.
Will you be able to handle the closer of some business in the winter and heavy traffic of the summer.

You decide what your criteria in school is.
Here a list of the schools in Dare County with performances of each.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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The Dare County schools are considered pretty good. It is a "lifestyle" place to live.

I had a roommate in college from the Outer Banks...he was a laid back cool cat...too laid back. Never finished college, but then again, his parents hadn't gone to college either and he had transferred in from a Community College. Always had a good time when going to the Outer Banks...he knew all of the locals, who really hung together. There is a surfer community there as well.

If I was going to suggest a place for a family, I would say Manteo, because it really is a regular community.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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I knew several people who were born and raised in the OBX. They all leave after high school and never return. Schools are good, but it's a boring place to live and work, especially in the winter.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I knew several people who were born and raised in the OBX. They all leave after high school and never return. Schools are good, but it's a boring place to live and work, especially in the winter.
Plus there are limited job options if you have any ambition. If you want to be "near" the Outer Banks, you could look at Currituck or Camden counties. They are mostly rural, but the towns of Moyock, South Mills and Camden are within commuting distance of the Chesapeake/ Hampton Roads Virginia job market.
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Old 09-15-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Go to the outer banks message board and do a search on this topic. Numerous threads with great information from the locals. Here is the site: OBXconnection.com. Having been going there for over 40 years, it is great to visit and vacation, but would not want to live there. You have to commute to Chesapeake, Va Beach, or Norfolk to do any real shopping and the job market is seasonal in the outer banks. Rent is very high and very little to rent year round. Go to trulia.com and look at the prices of homes if you are wanting to buy. A 900 sf. beach box between the highways will start at around $250,000 and up. And there is a pretty big drug scene amongst the teens and young adults. I have heard that for years now and from many residents I know who live there year round.
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Old 09-15-2013, 09:21 PM
 
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is the outerbanks nc a good place to raise a family, when we visited there we loved it now we want to relocate to north Carolina from seattle wa. Any suggestions on what its like there year round in the outerbanks, schooling system? we have a five year old son so that is very important to us. Or any other cities or towns there that is a good place to raise a family. Thanks so much
Dare county has the best schools in that area of coastal Carolina. You don't have to live on the outer banks to live in Dare County. I have friends that live in Manteo (just over the bridge and back in time a few years) and they have two kids in brand new schools there.

Low taxes. Your house insurance will cost you more than your taxes.
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:43 AM
 
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The traffic in the OBX can be pretty bad in the summertime too. In the middle of winter it's a breeze to drive. Tropical storms are regular visitors there too. I've seen pictures of the OBX after a real hurricane hit. It's not pretty and I would strongly consider evacuating when told to do so. Nor'Easters can be pretty bad out there too. A Nor'Easter is basically a wintertime hurricane.
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Old 09-22-2013, 03:28 PM
 
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too. In the middle of winter it's a breeze to drive. Tropical storms are regular visitors there too. I've seen pictures of the OBX after a real hurricane hit. It's not pretty and I would strongly consider evacuating when told to do so. Nor'Easters can be pretty bad out there too. A Nor'Easter is basically a wintertime hurricane.
The traffic in the OBX can be pretty bad in the summertime ... if you do not know the shortcuts.
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