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Old 07-06-2009, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Portland Maine
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Just curious if anyone here as lived in or spent any amount of time in Portland Maine and how they think Wilmington compares. Personally I think Portland is boring once you've done it a few times, but they are relatively the same size cities.

How do they compare? Besides better weather that is!
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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Wilmington's pretty boring once you've done it a few times, too. The good thing about New England is that there's lots of other stuff to do and places to go. Down here, there's just Wilmington and the beach.

Too bad New England's so cold, eh?
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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Wilmington's pretty boring once you've done it a few times, too. The good thing about New England is that there's lots of other stuff to do and places to go. Down here, there's just Wilmington and the beach.

Too bad New England's so cold, eh?
and don't forget the property taxes.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I have vacationed in Maine for 25+ years (from Boston), Wells, Kennebunk/port, Portland. I am visting St James property in August to get a better feel for the landscape. Please chime in and tell me more of what's to do in Wilmington/Southport. Boston/Maine can be cold but at least Boston can excite the best of us with all there is to do. Don't want to make a mistake and move to Southport to be bored out of my tree.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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I have vacationed in Maine for 25+ years (from Boston), Wells, Kennebunk/port, Portland. I am visting St James property in August to get a better feel for the landscape. Please chime in and tell me more of what's to do in Wilmington/Southport. Boston/Maine can be cold but at least Boston can excite the best of us with all there is to do. Don't want to make a mistake and move to Southport to be bored out of my tree.

do NOT move to southport. unless you want to play golf all day, or go to the beach, you will have nothing to do. the taxes are lower, but you will be going to wilmington to do anything. do yourself a favor, and look into landfall and porters neck. much closer to the action, and the same price range. that price range? over priced.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Wilmington
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I can promise you that you will be bored out of your trees in Southport, its a sleepy little town with nothing much to do there, if you have vacationed in Maine, which we have done, in places like Sebago Lake, Kennebunkport, etc you can imagine what Southport is like.
We used to go to Boston every week when we lived there and as far as entertainment goes not much beats the area, Red Sox games, MFA, Swan Boats in the Public Gardens, Faneil Hall and Quincy market, the aquarium, the prudential shopping center, the italian section for unbelievable restaurants, the theatre district, sitting at the hatchshell listening to the Boston Pops, you won't find the quality of entertainment like that here.
But then if you want to get away from those long cold winters, Wilmington is a good place to settle, you can find things to do here on a smaller scale but at least there is something to do.
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