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Old 06-23-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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Look into Brunswick County, NC. Miles and miles of beach. Its within 30 minutes of Wilmington NC and Myrtle Beach, SC but you avoid all the hustle and bustle and prices are very reasonable.
I don't think the Brunswick County schools meet the definition of "great"...good, but not great.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:17 PM
 
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I am look to move to Wilmington NC. But could you or everyone give me advice which city is the best to living low tax and house to buy and no crime. Thank you.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:21 PM
 
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I am like to move to Wilmington NC. But I would like someone give me advice which city is the best to living not to much tax and good community and no crime. Thank you.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:21 AM
 
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I am like to move to Wilmington NC. But I would like someone give me advice which city is the best to living not to much tax and good community and no crime. Thank you.
I am not aware of any city that has no crime. For lower taxes in the Wilmington area, look in Brunswick County, and unincorporated New Hanover County.
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Old 04-19-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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-Home prices no more than $160k, for 3b2b <1400sqft, not a fixer upper.
-Taxes no more than $1200 a year
That's not how property taxes work. The property taxes you pay are a pre-determined rate of your home's assessed value. Please look at the NC property tax spreadsheet below:

http://www.dornc.com/publications/20...tes_prelim.pdf

Wilmington gets doubled taxed. You pay the 0.574% rate for New Hanover County, plus an additional Wilmington city tax of 0.485% for a grand total of 1.059%. If you want property taxes under $1,200 a year, your home cannot be assessed at above $113,314. You will not get anything for that price that isn't a fixer upper. You can't even get empty land in Wilmington for that price.

You will have to move out of Wilmington proper to an area where you will only pay a County millage. You can find things that will work far removed in New Hanover or Brunswick County, but you will not have ease into the city of Wilmington. If you are willing to move to smaller subdivisions far removed in Brunswick County, I think you can find homes that will work in that range. There are some nice single-car garage new and newish homes that will fit the bill.
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:10 AM
 
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Wilmington gets doubled taxed. You pay the 0.574% rate for New Hanover County, plus an additional Wilmington city tax of 0.485% for a grand total of 1.059%. If you want property taxes under $1,200 a year, your home cannot be assessed at above $113,314. You will not get anything for that price that isn't a fixer upper. You can't even get empty land in Wilmington for that price.
As does every city in NC. In other words, in NC, one pays both county and city property taxes if you are inside the city limits. If in an unincorporated area, one only pays county property taxes. Thats not unique to Wilmington or New Hanover County.
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Old 04-20-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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As does every city in NC. In other words, in NC, one pays both county and city property taxes if you are inside the city limits. If in an unincorporated area, one only pays county property taxes. Thats not unique to Wilmington or New Hanover County.
Yes, as I clearly stated. Which is why I recommended not living within city limits so you only pay a county tax.

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You will have to move out of Wilmington proper to an area where you will only pay a County millage.
It helps to read the entire post.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:24 PM
 
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I know dozens of kids that went to Wilmington schools that would be considered unacceptable to parents in competitive metropolitan districts that are lawyers, medical professionals , teachers, Red Hat employees, etc. many times the school ratings might not look as good because the schools lack an overwhelming preponderance of children from high income homes where parents place heavy emphasis on academic achievement. Just because a school isn't that doesn't make it a ghetto war zone with poor quality teaching.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:02 AM
 
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Yes, as I clearly stated. Which is why I recommended not living within city limits so you only pay a county tax.
No, you said "Wilmington gets double taxed". I was merely pointing out that within every city in NC, one pays city and county property taxes, in order to provide clarity for those reading this thread.

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It helps to read the entire post.
I read the entire post; again, I was merely providing some additional clarity. And actually, I was simply agreeing with you and providing some additional context.

It helps to not be such a snowflake.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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No, you said "Wilmington gets double taxed". I was merely pointing out that within every city in NC, one pays city and county property taxes, in order to provide clarity for those reading this thread.
Yes. Wilmington gets double-taxed: You pay a County millage and a City millage. All city limits get double-taxed regardless of what state you are in. City millage rates vary just like County millage rates vary. I suggested not living within Wilmington proper to avoid a city millage. Many towns in Brunswick County do not have millages, like Boiling Springs, Leland, Winnabow...the list is long. Pender as well. New Hanover is too developed and small, and there is limited real estate there to avoid a City millage.



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I read the entire post; again, I was merely providing some additional clarity. And actually, I was simply agreeing with you and providing some additional context.

It helps to not be such a snowflake.
I provided a link to the official property tax rate spreadsheet to clarify millages. Simply put, within the city of Wilmington, the OP's wishes are impossible. In Boiling Springs or Hampstead, maybe it is doable.
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