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Old 09-21-2018, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Well we were about to vacation in MB when Florence came through. This year we were going to scout around for an area to retire to. But now I see all the flooding all over and even way inland from NMB and we’re rethinking where to buy our retirement home. I have seen some of the home listings in Carolina Shores and they are in our budget, look nice with decent sized lots and with trees. BUT how did the homes fare in the wake of hurricane Florence? Downed trees? Flooding? And how restrictive is the HOA? Any insights will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:20 AM
 
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As an option, visit the coastal areas on vacation and move to Arizona. Buckeye, Arizona is growing fast. Take a look see at the Verrado subdivision there.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Default Why bother to respond

Two nine tango why bother to respond if you can’t be helpful?
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:30 PM
 
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Carolina Shores fared well through the storm, I drove around some of the streets in there and did not see any houses damaged. That is not to say there weren't any but I saw nothing but tree litter.

There was some serious flooding across Hwy 17 in Brunswick Plantation. There was flooding inland, Longs etc.

There are a lot of mature trees in Carolina Shores, part of the charm unless they fall down on your property.
I know nothing about the HOA but the neighbourhood is lovely and the proximity to Sunset Beach (which also fared well) is ideal.

Check this site
Elevation of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, USA - Topographic Map - Altitude Map

Scroll down a little, there is the option of plugging in an address and you will get the elevation of the property. Carolina Shores, in general, is about 46' above sea level.
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Knightdale. NC
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The area between Little River, SC and Shallotte,NC dodged both Mathew and Florence. Make sure you're at least 20 feet up and away from creeks and big trees. Areas just north of Shallotte didn't fare as well this time around.

The mosquitoes however ....

Regards,

Dave
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:42 PM
 
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The area between Little River, SC and Shallotte,NC dodged both Mathew and Florence. Make sure you're at least 20 feet up and away from creeks and big trees. Areas just north of Shallotte didn't fare as well this time around.

The mosquitoes however ....

Regards,

Dave
The mosquitoes are voracious! They start spraying this evening. Hope for some relief!
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:43 AM
 
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I'm also interested in hearing responses. I just moved to Wilmington in April after being told by locals that hurricanes rarely come here and when they do they aren't that bad. I have had nightmares about this event since it happened. The thought of being stranded here because the roads are closed and not having access to power, food or water terrifies me. I was considering buying a house next year after my lease ends but now I am seriously considering relocating.
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:02 PM
 
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I'm also interested in hearing responses. I just moved to Wilmington in April after being told by locals that hurricanes rarely come here and when they do they aren't that bad. I have had nightmares about this event since it happened. The thought of being stranded here because the roads are closed and not having access to power, food or water terrifies me. I was considering buying a house next year after my lease ends but now I am seriously considering relocating.
You're considering moving to Carolina Shores to avoid hurricanes?! Have you looked at a map?
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I'm also interested in hearing responses. I just moved to Wilmington in April after being told by locals that hurricanes rarely come here and when they do they aren't that bad. I have had nightmares about this event since it happened. The thought of being stranded here because the roads are closed and not having access to power, food or water terrifies me. I was considering buying a house next year after my lease ends but now I am seriously considering relocating.
Wow, it must have been recently arrived "locals" who told you that. The long time residents and natives of the area have all told me frightening tales of Floyd, Fran, and other past hurricanes.
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:57 AM
 
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Wow, it must have been recently arrived "locals" who told you that. The long time residents and natives of the area have all told me frightening tales of Floyd, Fran, and other past hurricanes.
Absolutely correct, and 10 seconds of internet serching would have disproven the absurd claim that "hurricanes rarely come here". Some actual stats:

How often Wilmington is affected by tropical storms or hurricanes: Brushed or hit every 1.72 years
Average years between direct hurricane hits: 6.35 years
Longest gap between storms: 9 years
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