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Old 11-28-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Hi all. Well, my husband is in the coast guard and is due to be transferred next year. Morehead city is one of the available positions.. Can anyone tell me more about it? I have been there before but its been awhile. Is there anything to do there? It seems like such a small town.. Are there any bigger chain restaurants? I know havelock and beaufort are close cities.. Do they have much? Also what is the school system like? I have a 6 year old son with autism.. I also have a 17 month old daughter who I would like to find a decent preschool for in the future.. I will also be looking for a speech therapist for my son.. I appreciate any info you all can give me. Thanks!!

jennifer

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Old 11-29-2009, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Swansboro
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My wife works in the mental health area snd she could help you with a referral for your son...

Morehead City is very nice...about 7500 people...plenty of big name stores and resturants...
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Eat at Bojangles. There are about 80 of them on the way there.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Thanks for the info! Sounds like Morehead City has been built up some since Ive been there!
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:55 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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MHC has built up in the last 5 years or so. If you have been gone longer than that, you will be stunned driving in on 70. We are in New Bern and I say about every day, I wish we had settled in MHC instead.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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thanks LLN. It has been about 5 years since weve been there
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Morehead has exploded actually especially around the walmart area. Wish New Bern would grow like that.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:08 AM
 
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Just keep in mind that life in Eastern NC in general is slower. If you're use to the trappings of a fast paced larger urban area and enjoy it, Morehead may be a little too sleepy. If you're looking to slow down and simplify, it can be a great place.
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Just keep in mind that life in Eastern NC in general is slower. If you're use to the trappings of a fast paced larger urban area and enjoy it, Morehead may be a little too sleepy. If you're looking to slow down and simplify, it can be a great place.

Put that statement in stone! Even with the growth Morehead City has experienced of late-It's still a small town. Morehead's population is only around 8,000 people in comparison to Wilmington which just passed the 100,000 people mark this year.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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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!
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