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Old 11-12-2009, 07:38 AM
 
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I am looking for a beach area with good schools and nice community feel. The problem is I also find that I need to see rolling hills to feel good. Most areas are very flat. I have thought about a lake area and its doable. I want mild winters and to live on the Eastern coast. I have looked at many areas but have not found "It" yet. Just like to hear some other options I may be overlooking.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Beaches and mountains...if you want to swim in the ocean, CA is the place to be. If you prefer fresh water, Oregon and WA are can't miss. Since you prefer the East coast, I'd suggest North Carolina. The coast is lovely and Smokey Mtns are really beautiful.

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Old 11-12-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Terrain near the beaches south of New England is flat. In NC, you have to drive a couple of hours to start seeing much in the way of hills. Thus, to get mild winters, hills & water on the east coast you're probably looking at inland lakes & reserviors.

A couple to consider:
Lake James, NC
Smith Mountain Lake, VA
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:46 AM
 
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You might also want to check out Lake Chatuge in Georgia or North Carolina. It straddles the state line.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:21 AM
 
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Lake Lure, NC is beautiful. It's half an hour from Asheville and about 15 minutes or so from Hendersonville.
You might check out Hendersonville as it's more of a community/city yet close to the lake's activities.
The city also has a great school system.

Hendersonville, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.smartdestinations.com/des...eLureTours.jpg
http://www.henderson.k12.nc.us/testi...CrdEnglish.pdf
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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Thanks alot of the Lakes in NC I have looked into and they are beautiful. My next trip may be down to the Lake Lure area. Just not sure if there is work to be found in these areas. Smith Mountain Lake seems to be more summer homes or retired people. Doesn't sound like an area for a young family, maybe I am wrong? One thing that drives me nuts about lakes, especially in NC is that they contain a nuclear plant on many of them. I really am not fond of living by one or even seeing one in the distance. Would love California but it seems so far from home and not drivable. But keep the thoughts coming!
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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Except for the mild winters, Syracuse would be the perfect area, as there are quite a few beaches and hills within an hour of the city: Onondaga County Parks, Jamesville (http://onondagacountyparks.com/jamesville - broken link)
Onondaga County Parks, Oneida (http://onondagacountyparks.com/oneida - broken link)
Green Lakes State Park - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Sandy Island Beach State Park - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Verona Beach State Park - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Sylvan Beach, New York
Fair Haven Beach State Park - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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Thanks alot of the Lakes in NC I have looked into and they are beautiful. My next trip may be down to the Lake Lure area. Just not sure if there is work to be found in these areas. Smith Mountain Lake seems to be more summer homes or retired people. Doesn't sound like an area for a young family, maybe I am wrong? One thing that drives me nuts about lakes, especially in NC is that they contain a nuclear plant on many of them. I really am not fond of living by one or even seeing one in the distance. Would love California but it seems so far from home and not drivable. But keep the thoughts coming!
There are two nuclear reactors east of Charlotte, and the other three are near the NC coast. If you're looking in the NC mountains you won't have to worry about that.
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Beaches and mountains...if you want to swim in the ocean, CA is the place to be. If you prefer fresh water, Oregon and WA are can't miss. Since you prefer the East coast, I'd suggest North Carolina. The coast is lovely and Smokey Mtns are really beautiful.
Water is generally in California (although CA would be my first choice).

New York (long Island) Beaches, Catskills are about 3 hour away.

Hudson valley gives you the smell of the ocean with views of the mountains.
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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Default Beach and Mountains Got em. See www.georgecurley.com or call

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I am looking for a beach area with good schools and nice community feel. The problem is I also find that I need to see rolling hills to feel good. Most areas are very flat. I have thought about a lake area and its doable. I want mild winters and to live on the Eastern coast. I have looked at many areas but have not found "It" yet. Just like to hear some other options I may be overlooking.
Have both beach and mountains in app. foothills . See [url=http://www.georgecurley.com]George Curley Realty - Home[/url]
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