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Old 03-25-2010, 10:02 AM
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hey there,

My husband just found out he may be transferred to a project right near Camp Lejeune. I have read some of the threads on here that recommend both Leland and Richlands, so I went online and looked at some of the homes for sale and they looked awful 'cookie cutter' to me. I don't mean to offend- and new construction is great!!! But we are looking for a town with a little more sense of history, charm, small town feel. Must obviously be commutable to Camp L as well as a great school system, as we have a little one. We are looking to spend no more than $350-400k.

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:32 AM
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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350k-400k will certainly open up a lot of options for you in the area but if you are looking for a place with history and charm it might be tough while still remaining close to Lejeune. There are a few builders in the area who are building new construction cottages that have the character of old homes but the modern conveniences of new ones. A few examples would be The Landing at Mill Creek, Bear Trail and The Cottages at Holly Ridge. Each neighborhood has it's ups and downs but they're worth a look and you can definitely stay under $350k easily.

Hope that helps,

Jason Gruner
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:59 PM
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Cape Carteret, cedar point, or swansboro on the east, Sneads Ferry on the south
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:13 PM
Location: Surf City, NC
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Definitely check out Swansboro. I enjoy daytrips there. There are some nice shops in the old downtown fishing village.
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:08 AM
Location: Upstairs closet
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+3 Swansboro
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:09 AM
Location: Washington, NC
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The cottages and mill creek are also cookie cutter, almost identical houses, no trees, ect. Mimosa bay in Sneads ferry is 5 minutes to the back gate and every house is different. right now there are only 10 homes in the development but a builder recently bought 15 lots and are building homes from 250-300k. The development is beautiful, they nestle the houses amongst the trees. They have a clubhouse, fitness center, boatramp, day docks, picnic areas, ICW views, walking trails and the pool should be going in soon. They also sell lots and you can build your own dream home. It is 5 minutes to the beach and Sneads Ferry has a real friendly small town feel. We are ny Transplants and have been renting on topsail while figuring out where we want to live and this gated community meets all of our needs and we plan on building when our lease expires. Good luck, feel free to im me if you want any info, I"D be happy to help.
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