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Old 02-16-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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I heard that One Tree Hill is filmed in Wilmington, NC. I've always been really interested in moving to North Carolina. I've lived in California my whole life, but am really ready for a change of pace. I love the way Wilmington comes across in the show. Is that really how it is, or close to it? It looks like a really great place to live. I'm looking for somewhere with a small town feel where my husband and I can easily raise a family without having to worry too much about the well-being of our children. Any information you can give about Wilmington would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 02-17-2009, 01:21 AM
 
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TV shows always romanticize places. Like Gilmore Girls and the small town Connecticut vibe. I grew up in NC in the central part of the state and it was very lovely. People are slower paced and take time to talk and share. I am happy that was part of my upbringing and that I learned to really observe others and listen. I also spent 6 years in San Diego and enjoyed that as well. CA has an inborn openness and acceptance that, if you ask me, you can not find in any other state. I will always appreciate the more sophisticated state of people in CA, and have to say that I met the most fascinating people working there than anywhere I've lived. NC is often perceived as boring to people who relocate from more urban areas and it would be an adjustment, but with your kids, you might like to do that. I've visited twice and almost moved once since moving out west.
I live in Denver and really don't like it. I've tried really hard to like it and adjust, but it's too dry here and I find the people cold and abrupt. Except for some long time friends that keep me here, for now anyway.
I liked Wilmington a lot when I visited, but I'm a sucker for the water. It seemed very nice. Just remember that you will probably miss CA, as many people told me I would and I didn't believe them. They were right though. You should visit Wilmington a few times to get a real feel.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:48 PM
 
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One tree is filmed on front street in Wilmington neat the cotton exchange.
You do not want your kids in that area !
Go about 30 miles outside Wilmington and it is not as hectic . Hampstead , Burgaw ( ! ) and Shallotte may suit your needs.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:58 AM
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I would look at a small home in Washington, NC. Water, 25 minutes from Greenville, with pretty much all you need, and a main street with stores and not a lot of cars. Very pretty waterfront Along the Tar River, and very near "big water" of Pamlico Sound.




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