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Old 02-27-2018, 11:24 AM
 
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We are looking to be around 15 mins away from shopping and 20-25 mins away from beach. Looking to spend 230k or under for a newer home. Currently we reside in Wisconsin and ready to move! THey just increased our property tax and I am sooo done. Our property taxes is $5k a yr for a 1600 sq ft home. We visited the area last april and loved it. We have been looking into Leland and Hampstead areas but would love your opinion on where to go. Looking for a clean area low crime. We are mid 30s with a 6 month old. Would love your guys and gals opinions. Thank you so much!
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:45 AM
 
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Boiling Spring Lakes might work for you. Its very quiet, and semi-rural, but only 10 minutes from Southport, 20 from Oak Island and 20 from Leland.

You can also find what you're looking for in Wilmington:

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...25_rect/11_zm/
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Old 02-27-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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Boiling Spring Lakes might work for you. Its very quiet, and semi-rural, but only 10 minutes from Southport, 20 from Oak Island and 20 from Leland.

You can also find what you're looking for in Wilmington:

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...25_rect/11_zm/
How far is it from carolina beach and wilmington shopping?
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:43 PM
 
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What, BSL, or the house in Wilmington?

BSL is about 30 minutes from downtown Wilmington and 45 to 50 minutes from Carolina Beach.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:52 AM
 
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The real estate market in Wilmington and Brunswick County to the west is very hot right now so prices are getting higher and availability is limited. Not able to say if or when it will be more favorable.

With that in mind the more affordable areas are also closer to more choices for shopping, dining and entertainment. Also more job opportunities. Downside is that they are a bit further away from the beaches.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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We are looking to be around 15 mins away from shopping and 20-25 mins away from beach. Looking to spend 230k or under for a newer home. Currently we reside in Wisconsin and ready to move! THey just increased our property tax and I am sooo done. Our property taxes is $5k a yr for a 1600 sq ft home. We visited the area last april and loved it. We have been looking into Leland and Hampstead areas but would love your opinion on where to go. Looking for a clean area low crime. We are mid 30s with a 6 month old. Would love your guys and gals opinions. Thank you so much!
Start with the school ratings.

As well, if you are putting into daycare, look at those options. There is no reason to drive all over creation. You also didn't mention where your jobs would be.

It should be noted that driving around Wilmington is not easy. Its very densely populated with a road system that is just now being updated from the 60's. Living close to job/schools is ideal unless your job is on the outskirts of town.

The best suburbs are actually the beach communities. Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach and Carolina Beach. Then Hampstead and Leland.
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Old 02-28-2018, 07:53 AM
 
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Start with the school ratings.

As well, if you are putting into daycare, look at those options. There is no reason to drive all over creation. You also didn't mention where your jobs would be.

It should be noted that driving around Wilmington is not easy. Its very densely populated with a road system that is just now being updated from the 60's. Living close to job/schools is ideal unless your job is on the outskirts of town.

The best suburbs are actually the beach communities. Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach and Carolina Beach. Then Hampstead and Leland.
What can you buy in Wrightsville or Carolina Beach for $230K?
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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What can you buy in Wrightsville or Carolina Beach for $230K?
A condo
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Old 02-28-2018, 08:34 AM
 
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A condo
Not in WB, and Zillow shows exactly 1 condo in CB for that price.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:09 PM
 
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I work for us cellular so would transfer to the wilmington location. Been looking at leland and hampstead areas. Found a place on carolina beach using vrbo that would rent us a condo for 950 a month that includes everything. But would be for sept1st-march 1st only. Gives us time to settle and then buy a house that spring..seems as if leland and hampstead are where we would buy a house when time comes
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