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Unread 05-02-2010, 05:37 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default Haven't seen any posts on the Shallotte/Calabash area lately???

We're still trying to decide if we want to retire to NC next year, and haven't seen any posts on the Shallotte/Calabash area lately.

Been following this forum for a while now, and see numerous posts on the New Bern/Carteret area, but very few on the Shallotte/Calabash area.

Would like to hear from folks living in the Shallotte/Calabash area, especially the benefits and drawbacks. The thing we see is it's half way between Willimington and Myrtle Beach, so plenty to do in retirement.

Thank you,.....marc
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Unread 05-02-2010, 06:16 AM
 
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you should search this forum for those terms. there is plenty info. out there on the area from the past couple of years, as for specific developments, you need to research closely if you are looking at one that is fairly new. brunswick county development has slowed down to a crawl, if that. there are many foreclosures and many developments that never got going, some developers are being sued b/c they didn't/couldn't follow through with utilities/amenities.
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Unread 05-04-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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We're still trying to decide if we want to retire to NC next year, and haven't seen any posts on the Shallotte/Calabash area lately.

Been following this forum for a while now, and see numerous posts on the New Bern/Carteret area, but very few on the Shallotte/Calabash area.

Would like to hear from folks living in the Shallotte/Calabash area, especially the benefits and drawbacks. The thing we see is it's half way between Willimington and Myrtle Beach, so plenty to do in retirement.
It's actually closer to Myrtle Beach, so may be talked about some in the SC forum.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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I'll repeat what I posted a while ago. For the 8 years I had been coming to Calbash, and for the 2 years I have lived here everyone I have met has said, "I wish I could, shoulda, woulda, moved here sooner.

I love it.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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We looked at Brunswick Plantation in Calabash a couple of weeks ago and loved what we saw. So far it's on the top of our list. Also really liked Calabash and what we saw of Sunset Beach.
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Unread 05-17-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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We'll be staying at Sunset Beach (mainland) for a week starting on the 27th of May. A little golf and scouting around.......can't wait!
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Unread 05-19-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Shallotte, NC
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Default From Shalllotte to Calabash

Hi Marc515

I live in Shallotte and have so now for nearly 8 years. We may not be the prettiest town but, we have a ton of retail, commercial and restaurants. for years Shallotte has been the economic hub for the Southern Brunswick Isles because they still have little to no commercial presence.

As you know, Calabash is on the SC/NC border and while I go there quite frequently, if you take out the seafood restaurants, you really dont have much left. Shallotte therefore wins in terms of things you'd use if you move here, such as 10 screen movie theater, 2 bowling centers, Belk, Office Depot, Walmart, Lowes, several grocery stores, dry cleaners, lots of banks, lots of restaurants (Chinese, Italian, Japanese, BBQ, Fast, Fine Dining, etc.)
Hope this helps!
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Unread 06-26-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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Hi, we are thinking about relocating to Palmetto Creek on Hwy 211, Southport/Supply Rd, Boliva NC. We were told it is close (15 - 20) minutes to Shallotte, where there is a lot of shopping - food, big box, and upscale stores, and cultural activities. Is this true? Have you heard of Palmetto Creek?
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Unread 06-26-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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Shallotte is a pretty small town Town of Shallotte, NC -- Welcome to the Town of Shallotte

They do have a small shopping area with a Super WalMart, Home Depot and a small variety of chain restaurants.
For food, other than WalMart, there is a Lowes and a Food Lion.

Shallotte is pretty much inbetween Myrtle Beach and Wilmington for a larger variety of things to do.
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Unread 06-27-2010, 05:24 AM
 
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Default Is there an active VFW in the Calabash-Shallotte area?

Can you guys tell me if there's an active VFW in the Calabash-Shallotte area?
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