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Old 12-14-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Havelock and Beaufort (especially Beaufort, which is just across the bridge) ARE nearby, but Morehead is the largest of those. Swansboro is also not far. I would suggest going to Wikipedia for the pge for each of these cities, as well as the individual municipal pages for them. But none is a particularly "big" city, especially in the winter. It's a big tourist/summer area.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:12 AM
 
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There's tons to do if you like to lay on the beach or fish! The shopping is getting better all the time. I wish the downtown area were better, but Beaufort is a wonderful, charming waterfront spot, so we go over there all the time. We love the pace here (we wanted to slow down) and find a better environment for the kids. Wish there were a few more entertainment options, but most have been replaced by condos. Still, it's a great spot and we're so glad we're here. Good luck!

Chef Laura
a gluten-free personal chef
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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I find there's lots to do if you're drawn to creative pursuits (painting, writing, pottery, quilting, photography) and rather less to do in the 'pay your money and get entertained' kind of amusement. This is not 'bright lights, big city' type of country. But having said that, there's lots of free music, a classical music venue (not free), little theater to get involved in, and lots of books clubs and growing programs offered by the new main branch library.

Endless water sports and great beaches.

What's best about the area, perhaps, are the fine people...down to earth, generous, and interesting. Easy to make good friends--at least we've found it so.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Gotta agree 100% with Little Dolphin.
But I got to add-If you love God's creation, the water, sky, wind, beach and land, critters and fish-Then this place is heaven with something to do all the time.
Bill
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:07 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Sounds like my kind of area. We just moved out of our "small town" of about 6000. Wal-Mart put it on the map. MHC sounds like a big area, but from the comments, I'm guessing it'll be a good fit. Are there any cons to living in that area?
thanks so much everyone!
any cons???? Only if ya don't like fishin', I suppose.
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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Don't remember how I got here, but catching up on the posts. I grew up as a Marine Brat in Havelock and Cherry Point in the 1960's (graduated Havelock High School 1970) - maybe 16 miles down the road from Morehead City. Spent some of the best years of my youth out on Emerald Island and at Atlantic Beach, connected to Morehead City by a bridge across the Sound. My parents still live in Havelock and two of my sisters in Newport. I enjoy going back and would recommend the pace of life. Medical care has increased greatly over the years, but not sure about special needs.
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