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Old 08-05-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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Move there, I love that area, great seafood, great people.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Stony Point, NY
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Bought property here in Calabash 10 years ago. Moved down 1 1/2 years ago. Of all the times we came down to visit until now, everyone I have come in contact with has had the same thing to say, "I wish I coulda/shoulda/woulda moved here sooner.

I love it!
I just recently became interested in the Calabash area. I've been reading these posts and find them very helpful. Most of my questions as far as taxes and hurricanes have been answered, but I was wondering how the winters are? I'm in Rockland County, NY {not far from the military academy at West Point} and I'm sick of snow! I'm also sick of 10K in real estate taxes! I'll be passing through Calabash in less than a month and I'd like to check out the area in person. I'm not much of a golfer but I enjoy the beach. I'll only have one day to stay, any tips at what I should look at while I'm there? Thanks
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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I just recently became interested in the Calabash area. I've been reading these posts and find them very helpful. Most of my questions as far as taxes and hurricanes have been answered, but I was wondering how the winters are? I'm in Rockland County, NY {not far from the military academy at West Point} and I'm sick of snow! I'm also sick of 10K in real estate taxes! I'll be passing through Calabash in less than a month and I'd like to check out the area in person. I'm not much of a golfer but I enjoy the beach. I'll only have one day to stay, any tips at what I should look at while I'm there? Thanks
Our winters are very, very mild, our weather is actually our best attribute.
Summers can get a little hot and humid, but living closer to the coast, we have the fortune of ocean breezes.
If this is your first visit to the area, and I am assuming it is, you will have much to choose from. Where you ultimately buy or rent will of course depend on what you are looking for.
The Calabash/Sunset beach area is a golfing mecca, and the closest beach will be Sunset beach, absolutely gorgeous, a little difficult to get to though.
Further up the coast toward Wilmington is Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Oak Island, all great areas and beach accessible.
DM me, and fill me in on what your criteria is. I would be happy to assist and answer any questions you have, as I have lived here for over five years, and am very familiar with all the areas.
I relocated here myself from the North, and just love it.
Hope you enjoy your visit!!!!
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:41 PM
 
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I just recently became interested in the Calabash area. I've been reading these posts and find them very helpful. Most of my questions as far as taxes and hurricanes have been answered, but I was wondering how the winters are? I'm in Rockland County, NY {not far from the military academy at West Point} and I'm sick of snow! I'm also sick of 10K in real estate taxes! I'll be passing through Calabash in less than a month and I'd like to check out the area in person. I'm not much of a golfer but I enjoy the beach. I'll only have one day to stay, any tips at what I should look at while I'm there? Thanks
Just returned from a trip to Calabash/Sunset Beach. You can probably "do" these small towns in less than a day. They are pretty small beach towns.

Sunset Beach is lovely, accessable now by a swing bridge but the new bridge is under construction. The piles are built from the mainland to the island and the spans are about a quarter done. There is public parking right across the bridge for $5.00/day and there appears to be free street parking closer to Duck Island (make a right just over the bridge and drive as far as you can).

Calabash is known for its seafood, totally fried everything! Nances, Ellas etc. all at the small port. You can also buy fresh fish and shrimp off the boats there.
The Grapevine Restaurant is on 179 just before the turnoff to the port and is a great non-fried option.
Have a fun day!
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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I moved here so i wouldn't have to shovel the sunshine.

Here is a good weather link: North Carolina Weather | Real Estate North Carolina | Calabash NC
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Stony Point, NY
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Just returned from a trip to Calabash/Sunset Beach. You can probably "do" these small towns in less than a day. They are pretty small beach towns.

Sunset Beach is lovely, accessable now by a swing bridge but the new bridge is under construction. The piles are built from the mainland to the island and the spans are about a quarter done. There is public parking right across the bridge for $5.00/day and there appears to be free street parking closer to Duck Island (make a right just over the bridge and drive as far as you can).

Calabash is known for its seafood, totally fried everything! Nances, Ellas etc. all at the small port. You can also buy fresh fish and shrimp off the boats there.
The Grapevine Restaurant is on 179 just before the turnoff to the port and is a great non-fried option.
Have a fun day!
Hi JerseyJ,
Thanks for the information, I'll be sure to check out the beaches. I like seafood also. The Giants and Jets are off to a good start!
Best,
Rob
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Stony Point, NY
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I moved here so i wouldn't have to shovel the sunshine.

Here is a good weather link: North Carolina Weather | Real Estate North Carolina | Calabash NC

I'll shovel the sunshine and watch the snow storms on TV!
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Old 09-28-2009, 11:57 AM
 
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Unfortunately, thr Redskins are not. I have no problem with people rooting for thier home team.

Being from Maryland around the Chesapeake Bay, I am not a great fan of the seafood around here. Everything is fried.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:44 PM
 
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We discovered Brunswick Plantation and rented for two months last year, loved it and it is very convenient to everything. We are going back this year for two months, same place. Its a very quiet area, yet near anything that you wish to be doing. Calabash is a nice, small community, lots of great restaurants, shops and a quick drive to Myrtle Beach. Library very close by and convenient for those whose do not travel with a lap top. We are from NH and have no interest in buying, love our spring, summer and fall weather up here, but sure like it in Calabash in the winter. (No snow and below 0 Temps) For us it sure beats going to Florida. Sue
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