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Old 03-24-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Petaluma, CA
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My husband (and 2 kids) and I are considering moving from a small town in Northern California (which we love) to Wilmington, NC to be closer to my recently widowed mother. I grew up in the area, but haven't lived there in over 20 years. We have always loved Wilmington, and know that it's full of nice folks, but wonder if we'll feel like fish out of water there. We're pretty normal people (although I suppose that's a matter of opinion!), just quite liberal and not very religious. Any opinions? Advice?

Also, I have no idea what area to look at for a house (my only knowledge is the UNCW area from 20 years ago). Any input on the best areas with good schools? Our kids are 3 & 7. The real estate prices sure look great compared to ours!
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Wilmington is a progressive city and would be a perfect fit for someone like you. I would look around Gordan rd or Monkey Junction for housing. They are trying to rebuild downtown and make it nice again but that would be a gamble and wouldn't recommend that school district. There is plenty of affordable real estate, but a poor job market.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:04 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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I know it is hard to believe, but people in NC are pretty "normal," too. We did, by the way, vote for Obama.

In regards to religion, I am a firm believer in that those in NC that have controntations over religion are those that make it a point to ensure EVERYONE knows they are not religious. Sooner or later, someone will call you out. Don't make a deal of it, it will not be a deal.

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Old 06-03-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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Default Neighborhoods, taxes, kids

We transplanted from California ourselves; there's a broad range of people here, from all over the country.

As for houses, when you get ready to look, do an online search for the phrase "New Hanover County Tax Data" in quotes, (I'm fairly sure that was what we used) that led us right to a site where you can type in an address and see recent sales prices on that same street.

And for kids - tell them all about the local ghosts! That is, if your kids aren't too young - Wilmington has some wild stories. Ellen Bellamy is one of our famous ghosts, her story is online, I believe.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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Everything is relative as for me moving from western NY, I considered the real estate prices high.And BTW, I consider myself an non-religious conserveative who favors abortion.
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