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Old 02-17-2017, 09:02 AM
 
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We both work in the cell phone industry ..I work for US Cellular and she works for Sprint..We currently reside in Wisconsin (yuck) and finally want to move out by next year. When we sell our house we will have about 40-50k to put down on a new one, but our plan is to rent a house for the 1st year and then buy.

Here's the problem..We have been talking about moving to N carolina for years...But her mom and brother just recently moved to Tampa FL, and ever since then my wife keeps talking about Florida. Keep in mind I told her a while back FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA are the 2 states I DO NOT want to move to. And she at that time agreed...

So we are planning to visit N Carolina in April to check out the area..My question is..What cities/areas should we visit? We want to live MAX 20-30 mins away from the beach...I want her to LOVE this area but I am afraid she will just convince herself to hate it due to wanting to move to Florida...I would appreciate some input, don't want to take her to areas where its run down and all..Shes all about Palm trees and all about the beach scene!! Thanks
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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Faced with the same problem, we picked Sunset Beach, right on the NC/SC line. We have a 3 BR 1500ft Condo, 3 minutes from the beach. Ocean Isle is nice also, but both are pretty quiet in the winter.

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Old 02-17-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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I'd suggest Wilmington and the area around it.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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I'd suggest Wilmington and the area around it.
ya we were going to check wilmington hampstead and holly ridge areas...Seems as if Holly Ridge has a ton of nice homes for cheap..But from what I understand not much there for amenities ...Is this true? And hows hampstead ?
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:01 AM
 
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Not a lot in Hampstead. 20-30 minutes into Wilmington for most things.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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Faced with the same problem, we picked Sunset Beach, right on the NC/SC line. We have a 3 BR 1500ft Condo, 3 minutes from the beach. Ocean Isle is nice also, but both are pretty quiet in the winter.
Sunset Beach was just picked (by NatGeo??) as one of the BEST 20 beaches in the WORLD!! I love this beach!!
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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My Nephew bought in Sunset Beach from Westchester County NY....no regrets.....drives his Golf Cart to the beach 3/4 a mile away. Brother bought in Calabash as did our Cousin.....both also have a place in Palm Harbor Florida for the Winter months....again, no regrets
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:04 AM
 
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I wish people, various organizations and magazines would stop plugging Sunset Beach NC. It's starting to look like Coney Island or Miami Beach on summer weekends. It is being loved to death!

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Old 02-18-2017, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Maybe check out South Carolina. More palm trees there.
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Old 02-19-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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Actually it was voted the 4th best beach in THE WORLD!!!

Stay away don't need crowds like New Jersey!!!!!!

Only kidding..




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Sunset Beach was just picked (by NatGeo??) as one of the BEST 20 beaches in the WORLD!! I love this beach!!
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