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Old 03-29-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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Generally, I've always had an interest in the Wilmington area but my question is open to whole of coastal NC (and more inland areas the 'coastal' forum covers).


This is hypothetical and I'm just interested in what more in-the-know users come back with!


* Lets say the home budget is 200k.

* A good school zone is essential (doesn't have to be out of this world but definitely in the upper rankings).

* Within a 30 minute commute to anywhere where professional jobs exist (obv the shorter the better)


Any suggestions would be interesting based on those!


Thanks all!
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Old 03-29-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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Wilmington or Greenville. Budget may be an issue in the former and availability of professional jobs may be in an issue in the latter.
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:46 PM
 
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Thanks, I appreciate the reply.


So providing the overwhelming opinion is the same as above; are there any particular suburbs that stand out in that price range within a good school zone. Presumably moving out of the cities would get you a little more for your money.
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Old 03-29-2018, 02:00 PM
 
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In Wilmington, look in the Hoggard High School district. In Greenville, the suburb of Winterville has decent schools, look at the Wintergreen/Hope/Conley district.

Moving out of the cities will get you more house, but usually worse schools. Some people recommend the Ogden and Hampstead areas outside Wilmington.
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Old 03-29-2018, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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are there any particular suburbs that stand out in that price range within a good school zone. Presumably moving out of the cities would get you a little more for your money.
Check out Hampstead and Surf City, but they would push a 30-minute commute to a Wilmington job.

If you have skills wanted by the military, you could also try Jacksonville. Teaching and medical jobs are also available. You can find above-average schools in Jacksonville and a few surrounding communities. Home prices are much better than the Wilmington area, and you have access to good beaches at Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, etc.

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