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Old 07-17-2017, 04:23 PM
 
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I am considering a relocation to the coastal (likely Wilmington?) area relatively soon. I am a MA native, and currently live about an hour from Boston and love it. I am looking for a change though now and would love to be even closer to the beach, while hopefully not sacrificing all I love about living in a relatively urban area.

I just turned 30, not married, no kids, looking for a nice, affordable but hopefully comfortable apartment. I am looking to be within 20 minutes from the beach, but also somewhere with a bigger city feel. Mostly I want to live somewhere where there are things to do, good restaurants and nightlife. Also, somewhere with a diverse population, and a more liberal-minded crowd.

I would be looking for a restaurant/bar industry job for the summer and to keep on part-time, as I am a teacher. I'd like to know the relative availability and ease of getting both a decent restaurant and teaching job in the area.

I realize this is long, so thanks for reading.. any thoughts are greatly appreciated!
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I would be looking for a restaurant/bar industry job for the summer and to keep on part-time, as I am a teacher. I'd like to know the relative availability and ease of getting both a decent restaurant and teaching job in the area.
The seasonal bar/restaurant jobs ought to be easy to find. Try Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Surf City, etc.

The teaching jobs are probably harder, and likely to depend on your specialty. There is a lot of competition from local graduates who also consider Wilmington to be desirable. I think you ought to research them for yourself, since I don't know the field. You would have to be certified in North Carolina, and I don't know if they have reciprocity with Massachusetts.

Here's the job site for New Hanover County: https://nc.teachermatch.org/jobsboar...ctId=569416359
Here's the one for Pender County: https://nc.teachermatch.org/jobsboar...ctId=569417308

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Old 07-18-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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OP, are you aware of how much (little) teachers are paid in NC?
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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And how few Liberals there are in NC? I'm from MA too and it may be quite a change in most of NC, other than the largest cities.

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Old 07-28-2017, 11:48 AM
 
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Sounds like you belong in downtown Wilmington to me. I've lived in the Historic District for 15 years and everything is walking distance
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