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Old 02-13-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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Hi,
My family and I are relocating to NC. I have 2 small children and we are very excited.
We used to live in Jupiter FL and loved it but the scools were poor.

My question is... what would be a beautiful, safe, high end family town near the water that would be within 1 hr of an international airport. Home prices are not much of an issue. We love to do outdoor activities and are looking forward to our move.

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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MaidenNJ,
You have one choice if you need to be within an hour of an international airport-Wilmington and the surrounding area.
Wilmington NC International Airport, ILM Airport
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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the crystal coast looks great. Any suggestions as to a specific town or area? How is topsail to live?
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Old 02-14-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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MaidenNJ,
The Crystal Coast area is great! I came here 30 years ago for a weeks vacation and never left! In my opinion the beaches and fishing are the best the coast of NC has to offer.
Here is a link to a video that showcases the Crystal Coast from the air. It's actually a sample of a DVD, but it shows some of our 80 miles of oceanfront beaches and 100's of square miles of waterways.d : Carolina Seascapes Plus Video - You're On My Mind
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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Smile Towns on the Crystal Coast

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the crystal coast looks great. Any suggestions as to a specific town or area? How is topsail to live?
Depending on what your definition is for a high end town, we may or may not have something to fit you on the Crystal Coast. We lived in Columbia, MD, and if you are looking for a town like that on the coast. This isn't the area.

However, there are some high end areas and subdivisions along the Crystal Coast. You might look at Cape Point in Cape Carteret, Magen's Bay in Cedar Point. and Dolphin Ridge in Emerald Isle. There are others, those are just examples. There are also some very nice places towards Morehead City.

Cape Carteret, Cedar Point and Emerald Isle all feed into Croatan High School which just won an award as one of the top six hundred high schools in the US. Carteret County is known for its very good schools.

Development tends to be mixed along the Crystal Coast with homes available for a variety of income ranges, but it is a tremendously friendly place and a great place to raise a family. The towns are not fancy, perhaps better classified as livable or quaint. However, you are protected from over development by 158,000 acres of Croatan National Forest, and it is one of the most beautiful areas on earth

If you live up around Cape Carteret, you are an hour and one half from Wilmington and two and one half hours from Raleigh-Durham.

Three posts I have written might help, What I love about Carteret County, Ten ways Carteret met our needs, and The last stand of small coastal towns.

I don't know anything about Topsail, but I can highly recommend Carteret County.

This is a map of the area and services.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Hawaii and North Carolina
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I am from the area. Have lived here for 30 years. If you want a larger town with those amenities, Wilmington is an excellent choice. If you want a really small town....try Emerald Isle. Very slow and laid back. Also check out Beaufort to the north and Southport to the south.
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