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Old 10-02-2015, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Northern New Jersey
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My girlfriend and I are traveling to Wilmington, NC in December mainly because my girlfriend wants to check out the area for the potential of someday moving there to get of the cold, expense and madness of Northern New Jersey. I've got an email this morning from airbnb because they knew I was looking in the area and I found a place in Southport that I booked. I then started to research the town and area and it seems to be very nice and is very close to the beach and right on the intercoastal waterway. Great place for my sailboat. But my girlfriend wants a house. Where do you suggest we look?
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Southport
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I don't understand what you're asking. What are you looking for? A house to rent while you visit?
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Old 10-02-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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It depends on Your criteria. Do you like small quaint towns? Southport is small. Wilmington is much larger. Also work would be another factor.
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Old 10-03-2015, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Welcome Jerseyman! Southport is a charming little coastal town, you will enjoy your visit. Be sure to cruise around Oak Island too, and have lunch at the pier while you're in O.I.

Take the ferry from Southport over to Fort Fisher, and drive up through Kure Beach and Carolina Beach. Then head toward Wrightsville Beach, touring around through neighborhoods as you go. Head back toward downtown Wilmington. Park somewhere near the foot of Market Street and stroll along Water Street to experience some of what downtown Wilmington has to offer. Afterward, head back across the river to Brunswick County and visit the Leland area before heading back to Southport.

There are some excellent Wilmington websites that you can find by googling Wilmington, NC. Do a bit of research and make a list of the things that you want to be sure to see while you are in town. Taking time to do a good overview of the area will help you to know if this area feels like a possibility for you. And will also help you to start to narrow down to a specific area of interest. Once you know a more specific target area, then you will be able to find a home that meets your needs. Have fun!
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Old 10-03-2015, 06:14 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Default Wilmington is nice

Wilmington is a nice town located on the Neuse River. Lots to do and it will be pretty in December decorated for Christmas. Take a look at this website about Wilmington- Travelnc.org/wilmington
The beaches of the Crystal coast are minutes away.

Have fun!
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Old 10-03-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Wilmington is a nice town located on the Neuse River. Lots to do and it will be pretty in December decorated for Christmas. Take a look at this website about Wilmington- Travelnc.org/wilmington
The beaches of the Crystal coast are minutes away.

Have fun!
Um, you need a geography lesson.
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:51 AM
 
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Um, you need a geography lesson.

Wilmington, Jacksonville, it's all the same
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Northern New Jersey
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Smile Perfect

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Welcome Jerseyman! Southport is a charming little coastal town, you will enjoy your visit. Be sure to cruise around Oak Island too, and have lunch at the pier while you're in O.I.

Take the ferry from Southport over to Fort Fisher, and drive up through Kure Beach and Carolina Beach. Then head toward Wrightsville Beach, touring around through neighborhoods as you go. Head back toward downtown Wilmington. Park somewhere near the foot of Market Street and stroll along Water Street to experience some of what downtown Wilmington has to offer. Afterward, head back across the river to Brunswick County and visit the Leland area before heading back to Southport.

There are some excellent Wilmington websites that you can find by googling Wilmington, NC. Do a bit of research and make a list of the things that you want to be sure to see while you are in town. Taking time to do a good overview of the area will help you to know if this area feels like a possibility for you. And will also help you to start to narrow down to a specific area of interest. Once you know a more specific target area, then you will be able to find a home that meets your needs. Have fun!
Dear Happy,

This was perfect and exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much!!!
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Northern New Jersey
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Dear Stevens Mom,

I understand the question but I was looking for your own personal thoughts on the area. We will figure the rest out after we do our exploring.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Northern New Jersey
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Dear Lar,

Even though Wilmington is on the Cape Fear River I did take a look at the website you sent.

Thank you.
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