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Old 10-27-2011, 09:50 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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There's no height difference between either of the Oak Island bridges and the bridge at Sunset Beach. Also, Sunset Beach is generally regarded as the nicest (and most expensive real estate) in Brunswick County and Oak Island is the undisputed worst beach in Brunswick County. Oak Island is the only barrier island in Brunswick County with a substantial amount of mobile homes. There are dozens within walking distance of the St James beach club. Try walking up northeast 67th where the beach club is located after dark without a gun and see if you can make it to the waterway without becoming the victim of a crime. And if you've never seen traffic backed up on 211 then you've never been there during the summer. There is absolutely no way to drive from the St James marina to the beach club on Oak Island in less than 20 minutes during summer daylight hours and it's less than 8 miles. It's pretty normal for cars to back up 40 or 50 deep on 211 waiting on the light to go to Oak Island. Next time I'm down there I'll snap some pictures of that intersection and some of the lovely housing just north of the beach club. St James is a nice subdivision but don't confuse that with Oak Island which is the redneck capital of Brunswick County.
Hopefully this will be useful for those unfamiliar with Oak Island.





shopping, entertainment, restaurants, ect...........




























Fishing pier......












Waterway park.........













St James beach club
















Traveling north from the beach club up NE 72st street all the way to the waterway approximately 500 yards away..........













I stopped just past the white RV on 72st and took all these photos of the homes between the ocean to the south and the waterway to the north.
































and the bridge..........







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Old 10-28-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Long Island NY
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And the problem is?
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There is nothing wrong with Oak Island. I am sick of people making generalizations about other people based on the houses they live in or the cars they drive. I don't care about trailer parks. Nice people who pay taxes live in these houses. Lets not pass judgement and lets put this STUPID topic to bed.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:10 PM
 
Location: NC
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There is nothing wrong with Oak Island. I am sick of people making generalizations about other people based on the houses they live in or the cars they drive. I don't care about trailer parks. Nice people who pay taxes live in these houses. Lets not pass judgement and lets put this STUPID topic to bed.
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Old 10-28-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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We are visiting the Wilmington, Southport and SJP area in March with the idea of relocating. If THIS is supposed to be the redneck, poor section of town, it looks a helluva lot better than most other 'bad side of the tracks' I've ever seen!

Thanks for the photo's, Time2Travel. You've made me even more excited about the area (though I doubt that was your intention.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:59 AM
 
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Wow......What a strange idea, low and middle income people living in small homes on small lots that they can afford with probably small or no mortgages as compared to the "right kind of person" who used Liar Loans, No-downpayment, and ARM mortgage vehicles to buy super large McMansions that are now underwater, what a concept.

If this idea spreads throughout America we are doomed.

Ron W.

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Old 10-29-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There is nothing wrong with Oak Island. I am sick of people making generalizations about other people based on the houses they live in or the cars they drive. I don't care about trailer parks. Nice people who pay taxes live in these houses. Lets not pass judgement and lets put this STUPID topic to bed.
Agree 100%
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Its obvious what the intent was with all the pics you chose to show us. I was just there a couple weeks ago and I saw little to nothing of that stuff.
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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Hi, just found this site and thread. We're property owners in St James since 2006 ( I know,top of the market) but we did alot of research before buying and felt and still feel like we made a great decision. Judging by some of the posters wit and sensibilities I'll be glad to call them neighbors and friends soon and look forward to evenings at Tommy Thompsons enjoying adult beverages and fine cigars. As it so happens I will be in St James tomorrow to meet with some builders. Stonecreek, I see you had some in mind if you were to use them, if you care to share their names, I'm all ears. We've decided to put our house on Long Island up for sale in the spring and with any luck around this time next year would become residents which would tie in perfectly with the bosses retirement in Jan/13,( I'm retired since 09') Looking forward to talking and meeting with some of you. Mike
PS looking to play a round of golf on Wed, any interest let me know.
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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Not far behind you my friend. I grew up in New Hyde Park and bought my first house in Long Beach back in the mid 80's with a 13.5% fixed! Now coming from PA and expect to be down there in 4-5 years. Got 8" of snow over the weekend. Heaven is just a few years away.
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