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Old 04-20-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Lets all agree to disagree nicely and gear this page to information on SJP. Lets stop the negatives on both sides of the equation and simply discuss the issues that are black and white, such as fees, clubs, location, etc. If this page is just going to be bashing the community and critisizing each other, then I will start a new thread. This one is becoming way to negative and frankly not constructive.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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To be fair the this is a forum and everything is not seen through rose color glasses by everyone, and everyone is allowed there opinion.
The title of this thread is Thoughts and information on SJP it does not specify what type of info even in the OP refers their opinion what they think residents might be like. ->

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Can anyone give me your thoughtsn or information on St James planataion. We went to a southern living show and spoke to their rep. It sure sounded good but looking at their web site I get the impression it might be a little pricey and "uppity". Any help would be appreciated.
However as of late, in this thread it not cut n dry if members are attacking people of this forum or some other site.
If its this forum -reported post comes in handy and terms of service is your friend.

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Our opinions on a location or issue are just that, opinions. Highly subjective. Personal preferences. Quirks, even. Leave wiggle room for dialogue, others may not see things the same as you, or been there as long as you, and any one of us can be wrong. Pouncing on someone you disagree with runs contrary to the spirit of this board and its members. We are here to help each other.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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Lets all agree to disagree nicely and gear this page to information on SJP. Lets stop the negatives on both sides of the equation and simply discuss the issues that are black and white, such as fees, clubs, location, etc. If this page is just going to be bashing the community and critisizing each other, then I will start a new thread. This one is becoming way to negative and frankly not constructive.
most people are telling the truth about st. james subdivision. explain where they weren't.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:35 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Those who I am friends with on this page and whom I can have constructive conversations with, PM me. I am done here.

Take care guys.

Regards,

Pony
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:37 PM
 
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Lets all agree to disagree nicely and gear this page to information on SJP. Lets stop the negatives on both sides of the equation and simply discuss the issues that are black and white, such as fees, clubs, location, etc. If this page is just going to be bashing the community and critisizing each other, then I will start a new thread. This one is becoming way to negative and frankly not constructive.
You have an excellent suggestion here. That is precisely the reason I gave factual and accurately quoted information on SJP from the Federal Property Report which I have my possession. As a matter of fact, my copy happens to be the latest revised edition. The Federal Government requires a subdivision such as SJP to submit an amendment to this report every time the developer is aware or should be aware of a material change to the development. Given this, my information on SJP could not have been more "black and white".

I have received many direct messages thanking me for the factual information I have posted on this thread regarding SJP. Negativism can easily creep into a thread when innocent and well intentioned posters begin to receive unkind remarks. It seemed as if some of the SJP residents resorted to this form of unkindness when they ran out of facts to back up their position.

I have never been to SJP, therefore I have no persoanl knowledge. As I've said before in other posts, I do not post what is not factual. My facts were solely derived from the Federal Property Report prepared by your developer and my sole intent was to be helpful to those interested in learning about SJP.
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Default Valid QUESTIONS looking for useful ANSWERS

Since buying our lot last year, we have checked this forum about once a month, looking for useful information as we plan our move to SJP. We just checked it today and are amazed, flabbergasted and disappointed to to go through the most recent TEN pages without finding one informational question, let alone a constructive or useful answer. What is wrong with this picture? No response is necessary. We already know the answer.

Now, changing the subject, and getting back to what we believe is or should be the main purpose of this forum - the sharing of helpful information - we have a few questions looking for answers:

1 - any tips on finding a primary physician or specialist? Best hospital etc?

2 - Cable or Satellite? We have had Directv since 1998 and have been very satisfied after being dissatsfied with our local cable service? Also, phone service recommendations?

3 - Bury propane gas tank or not (for the fireplace)? Recommend a gas service provider?

Changing the subject again:

Why did WE choose St. James Plantation? Definitely NOT for the gates. We could care less. WE chose it because iSt. James is an ACTIVE community and we are an ACTIVE COUPLE who need a means to get out of the house and do something different every day of the week, preferably a PHYSICAL activity. We had originally considered THE VILLAGES in Florida, until we found out that it was full of "old" people, had oppressive heat, a lack of trees and was too large for our tastes. Then we discovered St. James and it hit us as being a mini Villages, without being a retirement community. How many retirement communities have school busses making runs through them? Or have a resident rock and roll band? Being a former "teen idol" and "legend in my own mind," I hope to form another band and have an old fashion "Battle of the Bands." If there is another development on the southeast coast with the range of amenities and activities that St. James has, we didn't find it.

As an added bonus, we found everyone we encountered (except for one Security Patrol officer) to be exceedingly warm, friendly and welcoming. Most of the residents might be "damn yankees," but they act like life long southerners. Being from Maryland, we are neither. Walk down the street and just about everyone you encounter says "hello." One day last month, during our last visit, we spent a few hours having fun on our lot, laying out the footprint of our house. Why? We wanted to see the views that we will be enjoying from our front porch, sunroom, screen porch and patio. During those few hours, at least ten of our future neighbors came by to say, "hi," intro themselves and welcome us to St. James. Many went as far as to say "if there is anything we can do..." Another day, we rode with the St. James Bike Club and were made to feel like members from the very first minute. We could go on and on how St. James almost feels like home already, but you get the idea.


Have a great Spring, you lucky dogs.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Those who I am friends with on this page and whom I can have constructive conversations with, PM me. I am done here.

Take care guys.

Regards,

Pony
Pony,.....Please stick around as your input is valued. Instead of leaving, why don't we just not respond to the couple of recent posters who in my humble opinion have turned this nice thread into negativity.
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Old 04-20-2013, 07:36 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Active Pair:

1) I had occasion to take my wife to the Emergency Room at Dosher Hospital just 15 minutes away in downtown Southport last month, very happy with the experience, very professional and much easier to go and get into than the hospitals back in NJ. Many resident I have spoken with have had major surgeries, hip and shoulder replacements there and were very happy with the experience.

2) We were also not that thrilled with our cable provider in NJ ( Verizon )... but we have had cable triple play with Time Warner down here for 18 months and are surprisingly very pleased with it, it almost never goes out especially in a storm ( unlike NJ ) and their service and the reps are great, when you make an appointment they actually keep it and not 9-5, they make an actual appointment and not for next week, usually for tomorrow.

3) Just built recently, burying the tank is the norm here and the best way I believe, they are leased from the propane provider, Campbell Propane, just up the road in Bolivia at the intersection of Rt 211 and Rt 17 , very happy with their service too, very responsive personel. Welcome to Campbell Propane
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Default Thank You for the USEFUL answers

Stoney,

Thanks for taking the time to provide answers to my questions. Very helpful.

Glad to hear about your experience at Dosher. It's good to know since you never know when.

Here's a Cable question. Does the local provider carry the MASN (MidAtlanticSportsNetwork) channels? That's where all of the NATS and ORIOLES games are shown.

Thanks again for the info. Hopefully, this forum will get back on track, providing a real service.
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Don't know, there about a gazillion channels, check their website
Time Warner Cable | TV, High Speed Internet & Home Phone Service
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