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Old 07-27-2006, 10:34 AM
 
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Is there another beach area other than Wilmington that you guys can recommend? I've read a few posts and all of them recommend Wilmington! hhmm
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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My Niece lives in Beaufort near Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area. I used to live about 80 miles inland from there. It is a nice area, but growing fast like most of NC. Lots of New Jersey and New York money going there. Its only one days drive back to see the grand kids for retirees. Get there quick before the prices outstrip Fla.
PS-I live in the City and am not sure what the water is like on Long Island, but I can tell you that the water is Crap in most of coastal Carolina. You will have to drink bottled water.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Summerville
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That is because Wilmington is the closest place you are going to find along the coast that actually resembles a city. Most if not all of the beach towns along the NC coast are not as developed. As mentioned above, Morehead City would be another choice but it is nothing like Wilmington, at least it wasn't the last time I was up that way.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:41 AM
 
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That is because Wilmington is the closest place you are going to find along the coast that actually resembles a city. Most if not all of the beach towns along the NC coast are not as developed. As mentioned above, Morehead City would be another choice but it is nothing like Wilmington, at least it wasn't the last time I was up that way.
I didn't think much of Atlantic Beach but it was ok but I hope Wilmington is better. I heard Carolina Beach is a Blue wave winner. Means it's clean I guess.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I didn't think much of Atlantic Beach but it was ok but I hope Wilmington is better. I heard Carolina Beach is a Blue wave winner. Means it's clean I guess.
I just said my niece lived there. If I had to choose a coastal town or city to live in, Wilmington would be my choice also.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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My Niece lives in Beaufort near Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area. I used to live about 80 miles inland from there. It is a nice area, but growing fast like most of NC. Lots of New Jersey and New York money going there. Its only one days drive back to see the grand kids for retirees. Get there quick before the prices outstrip Fla.
PS-I live in the City and am not sure what the water is like on Long Island, but I can tell you that the water is Crap in most of coastal Carolina. You will have to drink bottled water.
Boy did she ever tell the truth about the water near Altantic Beach. Horrible creation. It talks like the salt water almost. I live 90 miles inland in Greene County. Where were you from if you don't mind saying? I was going to guess Lenoir County.
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:28 PM
 
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Boy did she ever tell the truth about the water near Altantic Beach. Horrible creation. It talks like the salt water almost. I live 90 miles inland in Greene County. Where were you from if you don't mind saying? I was going to guess Lenoir County.

Yeah I made the best of my vacation because I love the beach but I'm hoping for better in Carolina Beach this time.
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:04 PM
 
Location: The Miami Of Canada
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PS-I live in the City and am not sure what the water is like on Long Island, but I can tell you that the water is Crap in most of coastal Carolina. You will have to drink bottled water.
Does this mean that people in NC prefer bottled water to tap water? Is that in Wilmington and the other coastal areas only?
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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I lived in Carolina Beach for about 3 years. Water was terrible and undrinkable. Had to buy bottled water and eventually just got a water cooler. I live in Asheville now, the water is fine here.
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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I am further inland and I don't as a general rule buy bottled water although there are a lot of people that do. But from my experience the older folks seem to make out with the tap water. It is mainly the younger and working people that buy bottle water. But down in Morehead City at least, the water is horrible. My BIL lives in Rocky Point which is about 15 miles to the NW of Wilmington and to my knowledge he doesn't us bottled water. I never saw him use bottled water when he was living in the city limits of Wilmington. And I know if it had been that bad, his first wife would have bought bottled water.
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