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Old 01-07-2009, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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There are so many posts I've read where sooner or later someone takes a shot at Leland. Is it really so bad? What specifically are the problems. Does anyone have a good word for Leland? Let's hear the love, or take your best shots.
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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You live in Northern New Jersey. People from Manhattan take shots at Jersey, don't they?
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Old 01-07-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: NC's southern coastline
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Some locals tell me that a lot of the new communities going up (Brunswick Forest) are built on "pure swamp land" (not my own words). I guess people who have lived around here for a while don't think the development is a good thing, and I have heard of people having issues with their home foundations. It's what I have heard....

I am newer to this area and live in S. Brunswick County, and I came from Charlotte so Leland doesn't bother me. Actually, I hope Leland grows some more and gets some things I find lacking in the county, so that I don't have to go all the way to Wilmington for certain kinds of shopping! (Or else, down to Myrtle beach).

With the locals I talk to, they think Leland is growing too fast and is going to be a part of Wilmington as far as traffic and issues. In my opinion, I would rather have things there so I don't have to go over the bridge into Wilmington.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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Leland has changed a lot over the years. I lived in Wilmington in the early 90s, as well as from 1997-2002. Leland was the butt of a lot of jokes, about the school system, trailer homes, etc. I think things have changed a lot since then, but a lot of those old stereotypes die hard.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:53 AM
 
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Default No one hates Leland

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There are so many posts I've read where sooner or later someone takes a shot at Leland. Is it really so bad? What specifically are the problems. Does anyone have a good word for Leland? Let's hear the love, or take your best shots.
Leland is a great community, and I haven't seen posts creating a negative impression. Many of those who have lived in the area a long time, may dislike the growth taking place, but that unfortunately is a reality of life as more and more people discover this area.
It is ideally situated close to Wilmington, has generated many new residents and commercial activity, thus creating jobs. It is a convenient area to live and work. Beaches are only 30 minutes away in either direction, what's not to like?
The only negative that I have heard is crossing the bridge into Wilmington. That shouldn't be a negative reflection of Leland, but of Wilmington not addressing the need to construct a better wider and higher bridge.
Due to our recent economy, however, the state and town is lacking funds to do so.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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Interesting, it seems Leland was made fun of in the past because it was poor and had little to offer. Now all the developments and accompanying businesses is turning Leland into a suburb of Wilmington, and people are complaining because it is to big and not the typical quaint town of the area. I think there was a lot of truth to the first post comparing the attitudes of Manhattenites to New Jersey. People like to find someone else to ridicule in order to avert attention from themselves.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:39 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I lived in "Brumswick County" from 94-96. At that time, Leland was a concept. I have not been back, but from what I read, it now has "stuff." I expect any haters out there would be riled up because a) it changed and b) it has stuff others do not. I do not think there is any rational reason to hate Leland.

lln
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have a 2nd home in Southport now and we go through Leland on the way to our house.

I also sold a home to a Raleigh couple that have parents that live in Leland.

I think it is a very cute area, growing like crazy. I'm sure the people that have any negative to say are those that don't like the growth. That is the way it usually works out. I've heard people from Raleigh saying the same thing for years, as we have grown and taxes have gone up.

This forum is a great place to gather OPINIONS. When you become serious about a place to live, that is when you want the FACTS. The only opinion that I really consider is usually MINE!

Vicki
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Old 01-12-2009, 06:05 PM
 
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Yeah, in all seriousness, there is a semi-legitimate reason that people from New Hanover talk bad about Brunswick in general. They get scandalous press about teachers having sex with students (more than once I think), the sheriff breaking all kinds of laws, and the local school board showing unanimous support for teaching creationism in science classes.

To be fair, the Wilmington Star News really piles on Brunswick County. It is funny, it seems like they just hate the place, they paint it in such an ridiculous light. That probably fuels the fire.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: NC's southern coastline
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Yeah, in all seriousness, there is a semi-legitimate reason that people from New Hanover talk bad about Brunswick in general. They get scandalous press about teachers having sex with students (more than once I think), the sheriff breaking all kinds of laws, and the local school board showing unanimous support for teaching creationism in science classes.

To be fair, the Wilmington Star News really piles on Brunswick County. It is funny, it seems like they just hate the place, they paint it in such an ridiculous light. That probably fuels the fire.
Eh, who cares though? I chose to move to Brunswick County and you couldn't have paid me to move to New Hanover...I like the spot of land we have, and don't care for Wilmington. I have not been extremely satisfied with ANY school I have checked out, I think the entire US educational system could use some improvement. All of the above about Brunswick County is true, but this stuff goes on everywhere, it's a sign of the times- unfortunately, and I don't like it, but it's not just here.

You can pile it on anywhere for something. I think both Brunswick and New Hanover don't have nearly as good of a hospital or network of doctors, that I was used to in the Charlotte area. Including specialists. Quite a few NC counties have had crooked sheriffs. While I don't totally love Brunswick, I don't like Wilmington either and would move back to Concord or the area in a heartbeat. And then people HERE talk about what a crime fest it is back there and how you aren't safe in your own home, from all the break ins and crime.

I grew up in a county that was always being piled on too, not to mention, was divided into 2 halves that piled on each other from within the same said county.

I still like Leland.
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