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Old 03-28-2017, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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My husband and I have made a few visits to Wilmington and are considering Wilmington for retirement. Housing prices are about the same where we live now. Taxes are cheaper and we are used to heat, humidity, and mosquitoes We really enjoy the beach and boating on the ICW. Just wondering what other retirees have experienced and if you felt Wilmington was the right move or why not. Any thoughts on the Leland area?
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:35 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Two thoughts
1) In the summer, you may tire rapidly of going (fighting your way) to the beach from Leland.
2) "Brumswick" County politics could get tedious, depending on your tolerance level.

To many these are non issues, but just to raise the issue. Good luck.
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:52 AM
 
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We (my wife and I) live in Southport. She is retired and I am semi-retired. We love it.
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Old 04-01-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Conway
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We (my wife and I) live in Southport. She is retired and I am semi-retired. We love it.
This is exactly why we are in SC. Moved from VA almost four years ago. Into a two story. Mistake. Now we are thinking about moving to MB and still staying in SC. Taxes much cheaper here in SC vs NC for retirees. If the taxes weren't then we would be moving to NC due to the distance to VA to visit family.
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Old 04-04-2017, 06:17 AM
 
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This is exactly why we are in SC. Moved from VA almost four years ago. Into a two story. Mistake. Now we are thinking about moving to MB and still staying in SC. Taxes much cheaper here in SC vs NC for retirees. If the taxes weren't then we would be moving to NC due to the distance to VA to visit family.
I'm close to retirement and we are looking at Wilmington / Southport area. What are the taxes like?
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:41 PM
 
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My folks are in Coastal SC and say SC is really good to seniors.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Go to Smartasset.com and click on retirement. From there you can go to the different states and it will give you a breakdown of the taxes for each one. SC is more tax friendlier than NC.
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Old 04-10-2017, 06:37 AM
 
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I'm close to retirement and we are looking at Wilmington / Southport area. What are the taxes like?
Property taxes are very low in Brunswick County; higher in New Hanover County.
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Old 04-10-2017, 02:32 PM
 
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Property taxes are very low in Brunswick County; higher in New Hanover County.
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