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Old 05-28-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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Hello. I'm interested in relocating to Northern Coastal NC. I have family in Jacksonville NC but unsure if that is exactly where id like to settle. I'm concerned about jobs more importantly. I have about 6 years office experience. He is a chef. Together we make about 35k after taxes and insurance. We live in an affordable city (Pittsburgh) so it works out ok for now. We are mid-late 20s but still enjoy fun times and a little night life. No kids yet.

Where would be a good suggestion to research for re-locating. I don't know the job market salary comparisons from here to Pittsburgh but initially we would rent then look into buying. Rent at under 800 for 2 bedrooms. Or under 700 for1 bedroom (if salary is comparable to Pittsburgh) Thanks
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I would try either Morehead City or Wilmington.
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Old 05-29-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Hello. I'm interested in relocating to Northern Coastal NC. I have family in Jacksonville NC but unsure if that is exactly where id like to settle. I'm concerned about jobs more importantly. I have about 6 years office experience. He is a chef. Together we make about 35k after taxes and insurance. We live in an affordable city (Pittsburgh) so it works out ok for now. We are mid-late 20s but still enjoy fun times and a little night life. No kids yet.

Where would be a good suggestion to research for re-locating. I don't know the job market salary comparisons from here to Pittsburgh but initially we would rent then look into buying. Rent at under 800 for 2 bedrooms. Or under 700 for1 bedroom (if salary is comparable to Pittsburgh) Thanks
What would be your concerns about locating in Jacksonville?
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Old 05-30-2017, 05:54 AM
 
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Jacksonville, New Bern and Greenville would be the best places to look based on your criteria.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Wilmington is the most populated, exceeding well over a 100,000 people. Jacksonville would be next. Your greatest potential for employment would probably be in these 2 areas with New Bern and Greenville next in line, but technically they are considered non-coastal and part of the Inner Banks.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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Wilmington is the most populated, exceeding well over a 100,000 people. Jacksonville would be next. Your greatest potential for employment would probably be in these 2 areas with New Bern and Greenville next in line, but technically they are considered non-coastal and part of the Inner Banks.
Yes, Wilmington is the largest city on the coast, but its not in the "northern coastal" area specified by the OP.
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:07 PM
 
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What would be your concerns about locating in Jacksonville?
I cant really say I have concerns about it. I just did a street view of google maps and it just seemed like a not so populated area. I was concerned about employment.
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Old 06-08-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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I cant really say I have concerns about it. I just did a street view of google maps and it just seemed like a not so populated area. I was concerned about employment.
Its the second largest city on the NC coast (after Wilmington). And after thinking about it, its not really in northern coastal NC, either.
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