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Old 02-16-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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goldenage1 - Correct me if I'm leaning into a thought that needs correcting. When I look at the map I see Jacksonville beside the area outlined for Camp Lejeune. Am I okay in thinking there may be a lot of folks who are affiliated/working with the camp living in this area?

I have a vision of lots of younger families. Would that be accurate? (I'm not from around here).
True. It is not especially a retirement area, as it has many young, transient families.

The difficulty with your requirements is the size of 30-50,000. Southport is much smaller at about 3,000 in the incorporated area. Wilmington is about 110,000 and Carolina Beach is 6,000. There is no city in your desired range.
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Old 02-20-2017, 11:50 AM
 
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Goldenage, I'm concerned there will nothing to do but sit on porch rockers if we moved to a small town, but Southport has sounded better and better, yes, its small, I know... but what's a gal to do?
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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Southport itself does have a population of 3,000. However, it is surrounded by other communities such as St. James, Oak Island and Boiling Spring lakes. The "area" population is probably more like 15 to 20,000 in the winter, and 40-50,00 in the summer. There is plenty to do, and Wilmington and Myrtle Beach are both close by.
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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True. It is not especially a retirement area, as it has many young, transient families.

The difficulty with your requirements is the size of 30-50,000. Southport is much smaller at about 3,000 in the incorporated area. Wilmington is about 110,000 and Carolina Beach is 6,000. There is no city in your desired range.
I understand that to be factually the case, but Wilmington is largely indistinguishable from a town of 50K people, and Carolina Beach isn't exactly Mayberry; the whole 421/17 corridor area is Pretty suburban and you don't really distinguish one area from the next.
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