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Old 02-07-2018, 10:55 AM
 
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Hello.

I am considering a job opportunity at camp Lejeune. Can anyone tell me about what areas are commutable to Lejeune and which areas are least transient? If we pursue this, we would be there for awhile. Possibly permanent. My wife and i both love the beach. We'd love to be so close to it. I'm from Virginia and she's from Ohio. We like the country/slower pace and the fact that it's less than an hour from Wilmington.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:05 AM
 
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Swansboro is closer to the beach, but a little further form Lejeune. Jacksonville is closer to Lejeune, but further from the beach. Swansboro is smaller and more charming. Jacksonville has more amenities.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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If I'm willing to commute up to a half hour, what are my options?
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:40 AM
 
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Towards the beach? Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, North Topsail Beach, far western parts of Emerald isle
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Thanks! Is the area pretty family friendly?
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:03 PM
 
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Yes, I'd say its very family friendly. However, the true beach communities N. Topsail and emerald Isle) are very seasonal and will have few full time residents and will empty out in the winter, so if you're expecting lots of friends for your children that may be an issue.
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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Are there areas that have more year round residents?
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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Are there areas that have more year round residents?
Jacksonville, Swansboro and Sneads Ferry.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Jacksonville, Swansboro and Sneads Ferry.
Just be aware that all these areas are very transient, since the Marines tend to move families every two years.

Sneads Ferry has mostly year-round residents and there are many commnities with kids.

Also be aware that there are greater demands on services like grocery stores, restaurants and doctors in the summer because of the beach visitors.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:53 PM
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Sounds like Swansboro in a cakewalk.
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