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Old 04-25-2013, 07:22 PM
 
Location: St. James, NC
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There are no prefabs in St. James. None
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:24 PM
 
Location: St. James, NC
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Perhaps you might visit St. James to learn the truth???
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:31 AM
 
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Perhaps you might visit St. James to learn the truth???
I actually worked building homes in st. james. extremely poor quality homes built by day laborers.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:24 AM
 
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Stoney,



What type of heating/cooling system did you end up going with?

Thanks,

Paul

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Old 04-27-2013, 09:47 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Don't understand the question, what do you mean by what kind ?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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It this board open again (unlocked)?
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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I will say yes!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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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.
Nice response by ActivePair - we are also Marylanders, stumbled on St. James (after looking at other similar communities in Brunswick County) and were struck by the quality of architecture, masterplanning and community planning. We felt it was far beyond the norm. EVERYONE we met was friendly. We are not "club" people here at home in the DC area and have felt so at home at St. James. We built a house to use for vacations in 2006 (and were very pleased with construction quality - was better than our big name colonial that we built in DC) and even being that somewhat rare family with kids at the time, were warmly embraced by our community. Jump ahead to 2013 and our kids are in college and we have just bought a lot in Woodlands and are soooo excited about making a real move in a few years and building again. A couple of things about our experience for the board:

Our experience has been that St. James is a well-run, financially healthy, thoughtfully planned active retirement community. Very dog friendly (almost a requirement)! Welcoming, open and friendly. So much to do. Emphasis on environmental soundness. Like any place, we've met people who aren't as friendly but that is definitely not the majority. My husband loves golf; I love the beach and I have ridden horses all my life and have discovered there are people there for that too. The developers have listened - 7 years ago, all rectangular pools and golf - today there is an amphitheater, dog parks, soccer field, playground, more trails and sidewalks, community center. And all that happened through a recession. Says a lot to me. But there is a place for everyone - and I wish everyone the best finding that special community.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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RobioAXP, we built a house in Members in 2006 with a 12 and 13 year old and were coming down probably 6 times a year for long weekends and full weeks. My kids made friends with another family's only daughter at the beach and for the last 7 years, we would touch base at school vacation times, summer and the kids would hang out and visit several times a year. They are all 3 in college now and still FB friends. Yes, St. James residents are primarily 50+ but it's still a lively, family-embracing atmosphere. Our retired neighbor welcomed our 12 year old son to his golf foursome along with my husband for instance and he had a blast. We did the Outer Banks for 13 years when the kids were young and we loved it of course but they never made a returning friend like they did at St. James. Just a for instance. One more thing - we always took a day for Myrtle Beach - so easy to get there and there's the Ft. Fisher Aquarium too.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:32 AM
 
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Great writeup even though you are a Terp fan, personally I am a Duke Fan.
On a serious note very well written comments....





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Nice response by ActivePair - we are also Marylanders, stumbled on St. James (after looking at other similar communities in Brunswick County) and were struck by the quality of architecture, masterplanning and community planning. We felt it was far beyond the norm. EVERYONE we met was friendly. We are not "club" people here at home in the DC area and have felt so at home at St. James. We built a house to use for vacations in 2006 (and were very pleased with construction quality - was better than our big name colonial that we built in DC) and even being that somewhat rare family with kids at the time, were warmly embraced by our community. Jump ahead to 2013 and our kids are in college and we have just bought a lot in Woodlands and are soooo excited about making a real move in a few years and building again. A couple of things about our experience for the board:

Our experience has been that St. James is a well-run, financially healthy, thoughtfully planned active retirement community. Very dog friendly (almost a requirement)! Welcoming, open and friendly. So much to do. Emphasis on environmental soundness. Like any place, we've met people who aren't as friendly but that is definitely not the majority. My husband loves golf; I love the beach and I have ridden horses all my life and have discovered there are people there for that too. The developers have listened - 7 years ago, all rectangular pools and golf - today there is an amphitheater, dog parks, soccer field, playground, more trails and sidewalks, community center. And all that happened through a recession. Says a lot to me. But there is a place for everyone - and I wish everyone the best finding that special community.
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