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Old 03-26-2009, 04:58 PM
 
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We are a couple in our 50's with 3 college-aged daughters.We can relocate, for work, to the NC area; we both can telecommute for our work. City culture and ocean lifestyle are important to us
We no longer care about school districts but want a safe and culturally open neighborhood. We are not entitled New Englanders, but in need of relocation that makes sense for our family. We would like an idea of neighborhoods that might support our open ideals. I've been researching but really need honest feedback from those who are in the know. Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:44 PM
 
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Nowhere I know of fully meets your criteria of urban, safe, close to the ocean, and culturally open in NC. For starters, it is hard to find urban and close to the ocean, as well as urban and safe. Downtown Wilmington is probably your best bet for urban areas in coastal NC, though. It is culturally open here; not in the way people think of Boston (intellectual and academic), but it is a diverse group of people.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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what exactly do you mean when you say open ideals?
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:37 PM
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Quite frankly, I think you are speaking in code. What are you really looking for and what are you really trying to get away from?

"Culture" is just too broad. But, I think you would be better off looking at Charleston or maybe Savannah. You sound kinda highbrow! I grew up kind of genteel poor. I have or had culture, but not so much anymore. That is ok. My momma would not be proud, however. I guess I know what to do and know all about the finer things, I just chose to ignore them. I am a mess!

The NC coast is more about the coastal environment, fishing, boating, yakking, looking for shells, walks on the beach away from the city life. We do not have many big cities here, other than Wilmington, and I don't think I can use Wilmington and culture in the same sentence. Well, I guess I just did.

Good Luck.

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Old 03-27-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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And most wouldn't call Wilmington a big city. But again, what are you or are you not lookin for?
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:26 AM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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" I grew up kind of genteel poor. I have or had culture, but not so much anymore. That is ok. My momma would not be proud, however. I guess I know what to do and know all about the finer things, I just chose to ignore them. I am a mess!"

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laughing my head off - can i join your club of the genteel poor who had "culcha" poured into them to give them a better life? I too was taken to the ballet, the opera, endless plays; i had my piano and ballet lessons - no tap dance nor baton twirling - that would not get me the finer things in life. Packed off to college to continue my education and learn how to play bridge - what did i do? got a degree but never played a game of bridge in my life and i don't like opera or ballet and my music tastes are primitive, to say the least. Mama does scratch her head with me as well and wonders where she went wrong. Here's to just being yourself, loving everybody where they are at and just doing your own thing
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