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Old 05-20-2018, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ab4d View Post
Nearly anywhere along the NC coast, can be susceptible to erosion and storm damage. With the predicted rise in sea levels in the future, it certainly will become more of an issue. Do your research, look at recent weather events for the areas you are considering, to determine how storms and erosion have affected them in the past 5 years.

I moved to the mainland in Sunset Beach, NC this year, about 3 miles from the beach. We spent nearly 2 years searching for an NC Coastal area where we wanted to move. We searched from the Outer Banks, down the coast into South Carolina, and that included Topsail and Surf City.

We knew right from the start we were not moving onto an island, due to the potential impact from Hurricanes. Additionally, the costs for property and houses are significantly elevated on the islands, as are insurance costs (I've heard quotes of over 10K a year for Homeowners + Flood for some island properties).

Rather, we bought on the mainland into a community that offered the amenities we wanted, including a large parking lot at the beach that our HOA owns.

We don't regret the move at all, love living here in NC. Good luck.

Sea trail is amazing isn't it?
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:46 AM
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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Originally Posted by Hurricaneless View Post
I saw that some people were moving to the beach area even with the probability of a hurricane.
Any areas of the NC coast that have not been damaged by erosion and heavy storms?
Nope, but people still come here to live. Matthew flooded my beach house last which I have since sold. I plan to buy another somewhere on the beach in Brunswick Co.
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Old 05-21-2018, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by padad1 View Post
Sea trail is amazing isn't it?
Yes it is, 😁
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