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Old 05-16-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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Fwiw back to my original thread...

We are thoroughly enjoying our time here in Surf City! So much so we are thinking it might be a longer term place for us. More important we’ve maybe discovered proximity to the beach is more of a priority than we thought. (I) Would miss having a pool greatly, however.

Visited Riverlights yesterday. Very impressive and nice but not the place for us. What we saw of Wilmington on our way there and back seemed to be busier than what we want for our lives at this stage. Lotsa traffic at 2pm on a Tuesday.

Tomorrow we are having a look around S. Wilmington / Carolina Beach.

We shall see...
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:52 PM
 
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Scheduled Brunswick Forest Package early August, staying in one of their cottages. Will be spending time there as well as Hampstead, Surf City, and Wilmington again.
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Old 07-14-2018, 07:40 AM
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Fwiw back to my original thread...

We are thoroughly enjoying our time here in Surf City! So much so we are thinking it might be a longer term place for us. More important we’ve maybe discovered proximity to the beach is more of a priority than we thought. (I) Would miss having a pool greatly, however.

Visited Riverlights yesterday. Very impressive and nice but not the place for us. What we saw of Wilmington on our way there and back seemed to be busier than what we want for our lives at this stage. Lotsa traffic at 2pm on a Tuesday.

Tomorrow we are having a look around S. Wilmington / Carolina Beach.

We shall see...
I do not want to be Debbie Downer, but feel compelled to offer this perspective.

Vacationing at the beach and living there are really different propositions.

While on vacation you aren’t trying to get work done on your home, not going to the doctor, not making multiple trips to stores, not having to make an appointment bogged down in traffic.

You really need to give the differences in vacationing and living there very careful consideration.

Finally, depending on where you settle, local politics can be a nightmare. Many retirees at the beach get bored and get into politics. Many want to make there new home, like “.how it was where we used to live,”. This really gets old. Fast.

Of all the negatives about beach living, the insanity of local politics was perhaps the worst.

Good luck.
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