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Old 06-14-2006, 08:42 AM
 
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Hi All...Wondering if anyone could give hubby and I
some info on New Bern. We are planning a trip
there in July to look it over. There's a possiblity of a job
relocation for him in that area.

We are form CA, and moved to FL 1 1/2 years ago.
We really don't want to spend the rest of our lives here
and thought if we could transfer to NC it would be a good idea. We've been to NC several times and we both really
like it. We've never been to New Bern tho'.

Any insights or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 06-14-2006, 04:00 PM
 
Location: East central NC
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New Bern is the old British Colonial capital. Has some cool old stuff like the colonial governor's mansion "Tryon Palace", and a nice waterfront.

Real Estate has really shot up in the past few years but is probably nowhere near Cali or Fla.

Your husband doesn't work for NAVAIR does he?
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:52 PM
 
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Hi Clodhopper....no, hubby dosen't work for NAVAIR.
Do you? What can you tell me about the taxes there?

Also, is New Bern a dog friendly place? We were surprised
to find FL doesn't allow dogs on any beaches or parks. Well, that's not entirely true....there are a couple of dog parks not too far from us....it's just not the same tho'.

Thanks for anything else you might have time to suggest
to us......do appreciate it.
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Old 06-14-2006, 07:43 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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Default ca ==> fl ==> nc

never heard of new burn, it most be pretty small, heh?

what part of fla are you from??? we'll trade our your house (in asheville)for yours if you live on the coast or oviedo/winter springs areas???
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:04 PM
 
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Hi backtofla....I'm amazed you want to trade houses! I thought Ashville was THE place to be! LOL!

We live in Mims...I love our house...just about 4000sf
with in ground pool...Our subdivision is really quite beautiful, and we have a little over 1 acre of land. It will be hard to give it up, but we just can't take the heat and humidity for so much of the year. When they say the cold front is coming, (in Dec), it just means it's not going to be in the high 80's for that one day !
Oh yes, Oveido is about 20 miles west of us.

New Bern IS a small place...it's on the confluence of two rivers, the Trent and the Neuse...it's in the coastal area.

What don't you like about Ashville? I thought it was a neat town....'Course, I' never lived there.
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:14 PM
 
Location: East central NC
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The most you would have to contend with in New Bern would be leash laws in the parks and neighborhoods.

NC has high income tax I have heard. Never paid taxes in another state so can't really compare it.

A nice neighborhood in town would be Trent Woods; actually it is a township inside New Bern if i recall correctly. The Trent river flows through it...very good fishing and a very scenic river in my opinion.

I have just started with NAVAIR as a machinist in a co-op program they have with community colleges in the East. I'm a conditional employee as I finish my 2 year degree. So far very interesting work.

I may be relocating to the New Bern area myself in a year or two if NAVAIR picks me up after graduation.

James City is a small town just to the East of New Bern between there and Havelock. A lot of folks at work live there and seem to like that area.

The Croatan Nat'l Forest is nearby and offers thousands of acres of public lands. Hunting is big in the fall but the rest of the year it sees relatively little traffic. I know that dogs are allowed there as a lot of deer hunting is done with packs of hounds in the thick underbrush that comprises a majority of the terrain.

The Trent and the Neuse rivers meet around New Bern and flow into what becomes the Albemarle Sound there. From there it is a long boat ride out to the Outer Banks and then the open Atlantic.

Fishing is huge. Everyone has a boat or boats. The Big Rock is a million dollar marlin fishing tournament that is going on all this week.

Harley Davidson riding is real popular in this area also if what I see going to and from work is any indication.
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:32 PM
 
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Hey clodhopper, that was a great review...thanks!

Hope you get to become a full time permenant employee
since it sounds like you enjoy it there.

Sorry to hear about all the hunting that goes on there...
we're just not into it. But then again, we're from CA
so what can you expect! LOL!
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:59 PM
 
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I exalted your candor because some of the things you described are okay or at least familiar to me.
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Old 06-14-2006, 09:14 PM
 
Location: arrlando, flarida
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msmuir, 4000 sq ft with an acre of land??? in fla??? did you all win the lottery???
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:32 AM
 
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backtofla, no, I'm from Los Angeles and have worked around the entertainment business, so maybe I'm more comfortable with people who look a little extreme to you, because I know it's basis: performers have to stand out in this very crowded field. To elaborate, I guess I'm saying I might be less uncomfortable with oddball types, even though that's not my present milieu. However, we wouldn't be so dead-set on getting out of L.A. and into a nicer environment like NC if we didn't have a mindset that we believe would fit in better with you all.
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