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Old 03-16-2008, 12:12 PM
 
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Hi all!
My hubby and I are in our 50's. We're thinking of moving to the Swansboro, Leland, or Ogden area. We'd like to be no more than 30 minutes by car to the water as hubby likes to fish and crab. Want a safe area, no developments. Like some space. Small town feel, friendly people, and hubby does maintenance in hospitals. Any idea's? how is Swansboro, Ogden, and Leland. We're looking to spend around 160,000 for a house. We currently live in New Jersey, but everything is so high here, their forcing everyone to get out. Any towns with a little Main Street or Broadway?

Thanks all

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Old 03-16-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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I don't know about swansboro but I would automatically rule out ogden and leland. no small town feel there. they are both busy suburbs of wilmington. also the price ranges on the coast have gone up a lot.
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Old 03-16-2008, 02:24 PM
 
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Thaks Jmarquise, can't wait to leave New Jersey!
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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We left So. NJ 5 years ago. The only thing we miss are the kids and pizza. We live in Winterville, but it is 1 1/2 hrs. from the beach. Look into New Bern. The area is beautiful and building up quickly.
Don't forget one thing. When you list your home in NJ, don't say that you are leaving the State. The year after we left, your Governor put in the "exit" tax to anyone relocating to another State based on the sale price of your home and personal property and % vary. Good luck leaving "the Soprano State". kelsie
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Swansboro
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Hi all!
My hubby and I are in our 50's. We're thinking of moving to the Swansboro, Leland, or Ogden area. We'd like to be no more than 30 minutes by car to the water as hubby likes to fish and crab. Want a safe area, no developments. Like some space. Small town feel, friendly people, and hubby does maintenance in hospitals. Any idea's? how is Swansboro, Ogden, and Leland. We're looking to spend around 160,000 for a house. We currently live in New Jersey, but everything is so high here, their forcing everyone to get out. Any towns with a little Main Street or Broadway?

Thanks all
Swansboro is a small town of about 3000 people, it located on the confluence of the White Oak River and ICW...Private little islands abound out in the ICW, so if you like boating and fishing, Swansboro has it all...

There are a lot of homes available there that are NOT in subdivisions...

There is a lot of shopping, restaurants, etc...in the area

There are three major hospitals, and two military hospitals in the area...
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile The Swansboro area is a lot of fun

We live about ten minutes from Swansboro and really enjoy the area. There are always some great events in the area.

The Swansboro Oyster Roast and the Emerald Isle Saint Patrick's Day Festival were this past weekend.

The crowds were impressive, and everyone that I saw was having a great time.

I certainly enjoyed all the steamed oysters.

Here is a link to my Swansboro Travel Guide.

This is a picture taken at sunset today looking towards Cedar Point and Swansboro from Emerald Woods Park on Emerald Isle



The ocean was really calm today and this was taken up the beach in Salter Path from the Roosevelt Natural Area Park.

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Old 03-18-2008, 10:31 AM
 
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Default Small Town

Check out Southport. It's a very nice small fishing village with great boat ramps, parks, restaurants, shops, beautiful older homes, beaches near by and a downtown main street.

http://C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas\My Documents\My Pictures\Lelia\Southport Ithaca\southportwaterfrontpark.jpg (broken link)

http://C:\Documents and Settings\Thomas\My Documents\My Pictures\Lelia\Southport Ithaca\oldyachtbasin2.jpg (broken link)
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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We left So. NJ 5 years ago. The only thing we miss are the kids and pizza. We live in Winterville, but it is 1 1/2 hrs. from the beach. Look into New Bern. The area is beautiful and building up quickly.
Don't forget one thing. When you list your home in NJ, don't say that you are leaving the State. The year after we left, your Governor put in the "exit" tax to anyone relocating to another State based on the sale price of your home and personal property and % vary. Good luck leaving "the Soprano State". kelsie
Kelsie,

Yes, I hear the pizza isn't up to par because of the water! But thanks for the tip about not telling anyone we're moving to another state. I never knew they did that.
chepet007
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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Thanks Steve,
The more I hear about Swansboro, the more I'm leaning towards it!
chepet007
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:49 PM
 
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Thanks Disobotta,
It looks beautiful. We love to fish and crab. Looks like heaven to me!
Chepet007
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