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Old 09-22-2019, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Ok then. How about this walkability score?

https://www.walkscore.com/score/morehead-city-nc

Beaufort is a little more bikeable but still not something that I'd want to do.

https://www.walkscore.com/score/beaufort-nc

When I think of walkability I think about how close things are. The nearest real grocery store to the center of the residential district in Beaufort is a Piggly Wiggly a mile away and there's a Food Lion 2 miles away. The nearest movie theater is 7.3 miles. The nearest hospital is 6 miles (Carteret Health). The nearest Lowes Home Improvement is almost 10 miles. The nearest DMV (for that state ID card, even if you don't need a license) is 10 miles.

That's an awful lot of walking.

You can absolutely vacation in those places without a car, but once the daily needs of full time living start happening, you will wish you had a car.
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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Ok then. How about this walkability score?

https://www.walkscore.com/score/morehead-city-nc

Beaufort is a little more bikeable but still not something that I'd want to do.

https://www.walkscore.com/score/beaufort-nc

When I think of walkability I think about how close things are. The nearest real grocery store to the center of the residential district in Beaufort is a Piggly Wiggly a mile away and there's a Food Lion 2 miles away. The nearest movie theater is 7.3 miles. The nearest hospital is 6 miles (Carteret Health). The nearest Lowes Home Improvement is almost 10 miles. The nearest DMV (for that state ID card, even if you don't need a license) is 10 miles.

That's an awful lot of walking.

You can absolutely vacation in those places without a car, but once the daily needs of full time living start happening, you will wish you had a car.
Which is exactly why I said this is my first post:

"I wouldn't say it would be impossible, but it certainly won't be easy." and "...you'll need most likely some other form of transportation (than walking) to the grocery store, doctor, dry cleaner, etc."
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:44 AM
 
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All I want to know is, where did he end up?

We all know this would not be an easy task in either Morehead or Beaufort.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Coastal North Carolina
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All I want to know is, where did he end up?

We all know this would not be an easy task in either Morehead or Beaufort.
Assuming post #20 in this thread is accurate, the answer would be St. Petersburg FL
St Petersberg without a car safe to live?
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Old 09-23-2019, 02:24 PM
 
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Assuming post #20 in this thread is accurate, the answer would be St. Petersburg FL
St Petersberg without a car safe to live?
Thanks

Huh, he started that thread one day before this thread.

I guess he wasn't that much in love with Morehead/Beaufort after all

Looks like he's got his hands full, hope it works out for him.
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:46 AM
 
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I still havent decided... moving to any place without a car sucks and is overwhelming, it would seem New Bern next door to Moorehead looks pretty walk friendly based on sidewalks on maps, but it is rather far from beach and i heard it has a “lowtide smell” which makes me gag (cant stand mold or mildew smell i get sick). New bern is very cheap living though, so i could easily save for a car there however.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I don't think anywhere along the coast is practical w/o access to a vehicle for hurricane evacuations. New Bern has suffered a lot with flooding during Hurricane Florence.
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Old 10-18-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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I have lived in Morehead City for the past 15 years. Carteret County has been my home since 1984. Morehead City has public transportation available. See link below.
Morehead also has a sidewalk that runs east/west through town from 4th Street downtown all the way out 5 miles to the intersection of Hwys. 24/70. For the most part Morehead is a peninsula so there isn't too much north/south, but there is a sidewalk from the main road Hwy/70/Arendell St. that runs north up 20th street. It is highly feasible to be able to walk to work, store, church, etc. Obviously it all depends where the job is and where your home is.
I can tell you though, rentals may present a problem. The Morehead housing market is very good, about a 4-5 month supply. This effects rentals too. If you can find something available it may be a bit more pricey than what folks are accustomed to.
By the way, Carteret County school system was just ranked number one in the state by the NC State Board of Education. See link below.
Hope this helps.
God Bless!
Bill

https://www.carteretcountync.gov/132...Transportation
https://www.wnct.com/news/carteret-c...nk-1-in-state/
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