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Old 07-02-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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My husband and I are looking to retire to a waterfront (not ocean, but Intercoastal, Cape Fear, any other river) community near Wilmington. Neighborhood can be new or old, but water is a must. What areas should we check out? What are considered the "nice" neighborhoods around Wilmington?
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:26 AM
 
Location: St. James, NC
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As always I would recommend the Town of St. James, NC. It's situated on the Intercoastal Waterway and it is quite beautiful. The residents are friendly and many are retired, but St. James is not a "retirement community". It is a vital and growing city with tons of amenities and plenty of community spirit.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Default Town of St James

Thanks. Is this a different place from St James Plantation? We will definitely check it out.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: St. James, NC
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Default St. James

St. James Plantation was the original development, but we incorporated as a the Town of St. James in 1999. We just celebrated our 10th anniversary as a town. It was quite a large celebration with a parade, fireworks, and an Ice Cream Social at the new firehouse. Let me know if you're coming down and I will show you around (I am NOT a real estate agent or salesman, just a happy St. James resident.)

St. James Plantation, a gated residential community in Southport North Carolina.
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:50 AM
 
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Looks like a lovely place. Seems too pricey for us, though. Enjoy!
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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St. James Plantation was the original development, but we incorporated as a the Town of St. James in 1999. We just celebrated our 10th anniversary as a town. It was quite a large celebration with a parade, fireworks, and an Ice Cream Social at the new firehouse. Let me know if you're coming down and I will show you around (I am NOT a real estate agent or salesman, just a happy St. James resident.)

St. James Plantation, a gated residential community in Southport North Carolina.
What's wrong with Real Estate agents, I find your comment and others on this forum highly offensive Let me ask you something, did you enter into the contract to buy w/o a REALTOR assisting you? You seem happy there, and if you used a Realtor, than I should think you should be very appreciative of our efforts.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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I don't think that's how the comment was meant. I took it as a friendly sidenote of, "I'm willing to help show you around our lovely area without expecting anything in return because I'm not a realtor, and therefore not trying to sell you anything." I thought it was a genuine offer.

Everyone loves realtors.
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Old 07-08-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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Two communities that have river access, that we liked when we were looking for retirement property, are Compass Pointe (in Leland, NC) and Winding River which is not far from St. James.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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seashellbelle, I didn't read anything offensive in CrimsonDregs post; not understanding how you took offense to what appeared to be a friendly offer? Suggest you re-read and maybe consider offering up an appology.

Best regards,.....marc
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:22 AM
 
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seashellbelle, I didn't read anything offensive in CrimsonDregs post; not understanding how you took offense to what appeared to be a friendly offer? Suggest you re-read and maybe consider offering up an appology.

Best regards,.....marc
I agree. Just sounded like a nice friendly gesture to me, which is one of the reasons so many people love the south.
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