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Old 07-04-2006, 11:59 AM
 
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Can anyone give me any info on either place.
Like does Leland flood after a heavy rain?
Is it a large town with a small town feel?
How is the job market for a telephone tech?
Does wilmington get crowed with people comming down for the summer?
Do the roads get crowed?
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Old 07-04-2006, 02:12 PM
 
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Can anyone give me any info on either place.
Like does Leland flood after a heavy rain?
Is it a large town with a small town feel?
How is the job market for a telephone tech?
Does wilmington get crowed with people comming down for the summer?
Do the roads get crowed?

That's where I wanted to move but being on this forum I was talked out it. I guess I don't feel like living in a taget zone. But Leland looked good to me.
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:26 PM
 
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Me too! It was my initial choice. After 3 trips down talking to realtors and locals I felt there were better choices. Maybe I should say safer choices. The area is beautiful. It is a fun area with plenty to do. I feel though you can find areas with better schools,more affordable housing,don't average a hurricane every 1.7 years,less crime,and better jobs.
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Old 07-04-2006, 08:55 PM
 
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Wilmington is a great place to live, but have a job lined up before you get there. Not much on the professional side available, but lots of service jobs.
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:44 AM
 
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Can anyone give me any info on either place.
Like does Leland flood after a heavy rain?
Is it a large town with a small town feel?
How is the job market for a telephone tech?
Does wilmington get crowed with people comming down for the summer?
Do the roads get crowed?
Just out of curiosity. How did you or anyone else get Leland as a destination?
After living and working in Wilmington for years and owning properties
in the Oak Island/Southport/Boiling Spring Lakes area, Leland would not be on
my favorites list.
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Old 07-05-2006, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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I wondered the same thing. I lived in Wilmington for five years, and Leland was always made light of as somewhere people would never be proud to admit they lived there. It was the butt of many jokes.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:05 AM
 
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I just started researching my options, I'm planning on relocated to NC, I am interested in the Wilmington area, and the real estate agent that I am dealing with, suggested Leland, New communities are being built there, I would love to get some honest opions though, Please inform if Leland would be a wise choice, schools are very important! WHat other towns in the Wilmington area would you suggest, I've never been to NC but am planning on visiting this winter to try to get a feel of the area, Would like to move by this time next year, any info would be greatly apprieciated!
Thank you!
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Old 07-09-2006, 11:18 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity. How did you or anyone else get Leland as a destination?
After living and working in Wilmington for years and owning properties
in the Oak Island/Southport/Boiling Spring Lakes area, Leland would not be on
my favorites list.

I started looking at new developments and it kept popping up. Seemed affordable too.

I would love to live on the coast but for all those mentioned jobs, hurricanes and all that it's not a wise choice. Darn it.
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:50 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My husband and I are considering moving to Waterford Development in Leland and was curious why this town was the "butt of jokes" as someone stated previously. We loved that Leland was outside of the more populated Wilmington but still had the convenience of a larger city...We do not have young children so quality of schools was not a factor..
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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As I recall, it was the large number of trailer homes in the Leland area combined with the lousy school system. I worked with several people who lived there who were teased regularly by others, and you would hear similar stuff around town in Wilmington. I moved from Wilmington to Asheville about 5 years ago, I don't know how things in Leland are now, but back then, it wasn't looked upon as a nice place to live. People who couldn't afford Wilmington would move to Leland.
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