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Unread 07-28-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: North NJ
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Default Relocating to North Carolina or South Carolina

My wife and I are looking to relocate from NJ to coastal North Carolina or coastal South Carolina and would appreciate some feedback on the advantages and disadvantages of both areas as well as suggested locations. We are retired with no need for schools but must have access to medical, shopping and recreational activities including fishing.
Thanks for you interest.
Phil
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Unread 07-29-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: New Bern, NC
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Phil,
North Carolina coastal area around New Bern has become a very popular place to retire for all of the reasons you listed. New Bern is surrounded by two rivers, Neuse and Trent. Brackish water great for boating, fishing and crabbing. You are approximately 30 miles from the beach too. Low traffic. We have all the seasons.
Not the best of shopping, but less than two hours from Raleigh-Durham area. Great shopping there! 45 minutes from Greenville for good shopping.

New Bern was settled in 1710 and the downtown area is beautiful. Has cute shops. It was the Colonial Capital of NC and Governor Tryon's estate has been restored and open for tour. Tourism is very big here.

Good luck with your decision!
Martha
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Unread 07-29-2008, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Cary and Wilmington, NC
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Wilmington is the largest Coastal City on the NC Coast. Myrtle Beach is probably biggest for SC...maybe Charleston.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:29 PM
 
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Brunswick county Nc or Hoory County Sc are both great places to live. Cheaper property taxes and no snow. We retired from NW NJ in 2012 to southern brunswick county and love it here. I would suggest attending a sourthern living show in nj, then pick out the communities you are most interested in and come visit. Most of the communities will put you up for very inexpensive if you tour their community. If you are not interested in a planned community find a good realtor and work with him or her. Good luck. Hope you are as happy w your final coicr as we are.
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Unread 08-18-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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Since this post was made 5 years ago, I would hope that they have made a decision already.
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Unread 08-19-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
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You never know, maybe researching in 2008 and finally at his number...
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:10 AM
 
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Answering a 5 year old post????
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Unread 08-19-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
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Maybe he didn't read the date of the post and just felt like responding......

Don't be testy this am...

You could be commuting 2 hrs each way like I am till I can get the heck outta here!!!!
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Unread 08-19-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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Brunswick county Nc or Hoory County Sc are both great places to live. Cheaper property taxes and no snow. We retired from NW NJ in 2012 to southern brunswick county and love it here. I would suggest attending a sourthern living show in nj, then pick out the communities you are most interested in and come visit. Most of the communities will put you up for very inexpensive if you tour their community. If you are not interested in a planned community find a good realtor and work with him or her. Good luck. Hope you are as happy w your final coicr as we are.
It is nice to hear a "fresh" voice even if it is a resurrected post!

Jumid7, you moved to Brunswick Plantation? Don't know that we have heard from anyone who moved there.

I remember making the loooong drive from MB to golf on that beautiful course many, many years ago.

Please tell us why you chose that development, what is it like and how did you adjust!

Thank you
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Unread 08-19-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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Maybe he didn't read the date of the post and just felt like responding......

Don't be testy this am...

You could be commuting 2 hrs each way like I am till I can get the heck outta here!!!!
Far from feeling testy this morning The just can never figure out why people answer posts that old. The op could have moved 5 times by now.
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