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Old 03-20-2009, 04:38 AM
 
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We have been looking at homes in Porters Neck Plantation and are wondering about the demographics of this community. We are in our mid-thirties with two young children. We love the beauty of the PNP, but we would also like our chidren to have friends to play with in the neighborhood.

We are new to the area, but need to live on the Porters Neck end of town. We would love feedback and insight regarding living on PNP as well as surrounding homes and neighborhoods. Thank you so much!
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Cary and Wilmington, NC
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You may want to try Marsh Oaks. I think there are a lot of young families in that neighborhood. I personally think of more retirees living in Porter's Neck Plantation but I could be wrong. Also, I think there are some neighborhoods a little North of Porter's Neck off of Futch Creek Road that have a lot of families. I live in Ogden and it seems like the area is very popular for young families. Good luck with your move
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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Porter's Neck Plantation is NOT for you!!! It is ALL retirees. Porter's Neck is a beautiful area but it's not a young family kind of place. We live in Marsh Oaks which is less than 5min from Porter's neck. Ton and tons of kids and animals!! Lovely club house, pool and tennis court. Every holiday there is a block party somewhere! Also, there are many different price ranges and style within M.O.
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Old 03-22-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the insight! We take it into account as we move forward in the house hunting process. Thanks again!
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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Default Porter's Neck Plantation

My husband is retiring and we want to relocate to the coastal North Carolina area. We have visited St James Plantation, Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens and Porter's Neck. We really liked Porter's Neck and its proximity to Wilmington. I am looking for coments/recommendations re buying in Porters Neck as opposed to the more remote area of St James which we also did like, but are concerned about its location. Suggestions appreciated.
Upstate New Yorker--smr
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:29 PM
 
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Vineyard plantation is right up the road from PNP and there are tons of families, highly recommend the neighborhood, it is where we live and we love it (3 year old and 1 year old)
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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We also are looking around Wilmington - went to several plantations down near Southport - SJP/Ocean Ridge/Brunswick Forest. I'm thinking Porters Neck Plantation is very close to the intercoastal and could be potentially in a very dangerous zone as far as storm surge???
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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We also are looking around Wilmington - went to several plantations down near Southport - SJP/Ocean Ridge/Brunswick Forest. I'm thinking Porters Neck Plantation is very close to the intercoastal and could be potentially in a very dangerous zone as far as storm surge???
If you are worried, obviously you need to check the flood zone maps for any property you are interested in. Also check what the homeowners insurance will cost you. Some parts of Porter's Neck are higher than the waterfront areas. The areas closer to Market Street are safer. But if we get the 500-year flood, nobody is safe.
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:48 AM
 
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Default have you found a lot yet?

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My husband is retiring and we want to relocate to the coastal North Carolina area. We have visited St James Plantation, Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens and Porter's Neck. We really liked Porter's Neck and its proximity to Wilmington. I am looking for coments/recommendations re buying in Porters Neck as opposed to the more remote area of St James which we also did like, but are concerned about its location. Suggestions appreciated.
Upstate New Yorker--smr

We also, love the NC coastal area (we are from southern New Jersey) and are in the beginning process of looking at plantations. We had the same concerns about St James. Love it but it's so remote. Have you decided on a place yet? Any new comments you can share with us? Nancy njdouka@comcast.net
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:59 AM
 
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Default Research on PNP and SJP

My husband and I will be empty nesters in two years and are thinking we might relocate to coastal NC.

We are early 50s and will continue to work for the next 10+ years which is why PNP is on our list - the proximity to jobs/Wilmington. SJP is a good 45-50 minutes away and would make for a rough commute.

Based on my research the cost to build a 2000 square foot home at PNP is roughly 100K more than SJP.

I am an avid tennis player and both locations have good tennis programs - when we are fully retired we might get more into golf. The PNP folks play league tennis with Landfall residents too - that development and fees looked beyond our range.

Proximity to airport - better at PNP. Our college kids will want to visit and a shorter ride to the airport will be valuable for us. I also travel for business - hate that it's not Charlotte or Raleigh with direct flights but it is better than nothing!

The difference in taxes between both locations is minimal - and still less than half of what we pay in Boston.

All of this is on paper only right now as we have not seen either location. We are doing site visits at both places next weekend.

I am also interested in feedback from others doing this.
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