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Old 05-27-2018, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Hello! I currently live in upstate NY, originally from central Maryland and am interested in moving to coastal NC in about 4-5 years.( I will try to be as specific as possible about our family dynamic and what Iím looking for) Since we are just starting to look into potential relocation areas, there isnít a specific question about a specific area as much as looking for some broad, general info and ideas from coastal NC residents. )We are in our 40ís and have three small children under 7 ( two of those children are on the autism spectrum-one is high functioning and one moderate.) I am an RN , hubby is management in an automotive business. NC is truly near and dear to us- My hubby used to live in Cary, we had friends in Chapel Hill for awhile and I have grown up vacationing yearly on Hatteras with my father, crabbing, surf fishing and deep sea fishing. We are interested in living in a semi- rural area ( no city, preferably no subdivisions or HOAís, would like at least an acre or so if possible, full country living is totally fine if commutable ) within about 45 min from the ocean (or less) so that beach days are possible without making overnight arrangements. My preference would also be a work commute that would also be no more than 45 min- 1 hour max. The other consideration which isnít a deal breaker but still relevant is proximity of an airport- I have 3 adult children who may not re locate with us but will most likely visit semi frequently. We are open to all location suggestions. I have Elizabeth City, Wilmington and Beaufort on the list so far but donít know much about them other than generalized info. THANKS SO MUCH!
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Old 05-27-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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The Wilmington area is about the only area that meets your criteria. Brunswick County or Pender County, specifically.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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There are two major problems with areas other than Wilmington: 1. Jobs, and 2. Support services for kids on the autism spectrum.

Around Beaufort, I'd suggest Newport for better public schools, and then Morehead City for a better supply of jobs.

Around Elizabeth City, I'd suggest Camden County or Dare County for better public schools.

The Jacksonville area might also be adequate for kids on the spectrum, and there are likely to be decent jobs.

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