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Old 05-08-2017, 12:49 PM
 
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Coming from Connecticut and looking in the Carolinas. Coastal NC looks beautiful. Southport NC looks very nice. Open to 'communities' and non-communities. Price range $200,000 to $250,000. Would like a house vs. a condo (I think). I'm looking for any ideas and suggestions from others on how you went about researching areas and if you have any suggestions of one area over another. We don't want to be too far from restaurants & shops but yet we don't want a big town/city or resort area either. Thanks for any information you can offer.
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Old 05-08-2017, 03:43 PM
 
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A little further south (from SJP) you could look at neighbourhoods like The Farm (newer) and Carolina Shores (older) in Calabash or Sunset Ridge in OIB (very new).
I believe these neighbourhoods have homes in your price range and are closer to Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach.
North Myrtle Beach is about 20 minutes away and has quite a bit of shopping.
Good luck with your search!
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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A little further south (from SJP) you could look at neighbourhoods like The Farm (newer) and Carolina Shores (older) in Calabash or Sunset Ridge in OIB (very new).
I believe these neighbourhoods have homes in your price range and are closer to Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach.
North Myrtle Beach is about 20 minutes away and has quite a bit of shopping.
Good luck with your search!


Thank you very much for your suggestions.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:11 PM
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A key component in your retirement planning should be medical. It's been awhile since I have lived in Brunswick County, but back then medical was not its claim to fame. Just something to consider.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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A key component in your retirement planning should be medical. It's been awhile since I have lived in Brunswick County, but back then medical was not its claim to fame. Just something to consider.
Novant Health has a fairly new hospital in Brunswick County that is excellent. Brunswick County is the fastest growing county in NC, largely due to retirees. That wouldn't be happening unless quality medical care was available.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:37 AM
 
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Coming from Connecticut and looking in the Carolinas. Coastal NC looks beautiful. Southport NC looks very nice. Open to 'communities' and non-communities. Price range $200,000 to $250,000. Would like a house vs. a condo (I think). I'm looking for any ideas and suggestions from others on how you went about researching areas and if you have any suggestions of one area over another. We don't want to be too far from restaurants & shops but yet we don't want a big town/city or resort area either. Thanks for any information you can offer.
Your budget is a little low for a house in Southport, although I do know of a small 2 br house in the historic area that is about to come on the market in your price range. You may be able to find something in your price range in Oak Island. Boiling Spring Lakes is very affordable, although its a 10 minute drive to Southport and 20 minutes to the beach.
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