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Old 03-23-2009, 08:50 PM
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My husband, 2 kids & myself are tired of these northeast winters! We basically have no family left in our hometown & want to come south. I visited Wilmington years ago, stunning city! Although, I've heard many things have changed... for the better?

My kids are elementary-school aged. I would like any information on the best schools! Do you have to reside in the area of the school in order for your children to attend? Here in the upstate NY city I live in, you can send your child to a public school across town with permission from the school. No one is ever denied.

How about the property taxes? They are outrageous here in NY.... along with water/sewer rates, not to mention the gas company! We pay $500/mo to heat our 2000 sq. ft home... this does include electricity. Our property taxes are $4000 on an assessed $90K home. We've done so many upgrades in this house, I'd hate to have it assessed again... higher taxes!

I'll mention that we are in our mid 30s. My husband can work from anywhere, so he can retain his job. I, on the other hand, would need to look for one somewhere....

Thank you all so much in advance for any recommendations for our family!
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:23 PM
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The schools are currently redistricting. There are some really good options.Some allow open enrollment tho some are hard to get into. Many renovations going on at several of the public schools.There are some good private and charter school choices too. Homes were reappraised last year just before the economy tanked. Check out our county site(New Hanover County -nhcgov.com) to see the current rates, many transplants are thrilled at the rate. I've lived here for over 30 years and fell in love with it the first time I drove over the older bridge. Our home is over 2400 square ft. and we pay $220.00/month every month to heat and cool. I'll be happy to find out anything for you, just let me know.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:41 AM
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NAH!!! Keep moving!
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