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Old 06-27-2016, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Conway
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As a retiree, which is better to relocate from Charleston SC? Durham or Wilmington NC? And why?

Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:46 AM
 
Location: River's Edge Inn, Todd NC
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You gotta tell us more than that.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Conway
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You gotta tell us more than that.
Like what? No children involved. Would like to have great hospitals near by.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Like what? No children involved. Would like to have great hospitals near by.
If hospitals are the only criterion, than Durham would win, hand's down.

What else would you want? Durham has more of other kinds of amenities like restaurants, theater, music, bars, age-qualified senior housing, etc,. Wilmington has access to the ocean.
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Baltimore MD/Durham NC
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Yes, this is a very vague question. Obviously if you want to be able to enjoy your retirement near the coast, that is Wilmington. I mean it is at the beach, that is it's huge calling card.

Durham has the better medical facilities around, and since the Triangle urban area is much bigger than Wilmington it has more amenities as goldenage1 said. Though that brings more traffic as well.

Which is better for you completely depends on what you want in retirement.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:30 PM
 
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Well if you want a complete change of scenery--which may be important to you since you're looking to leave Charleston--then Durham would come closer to that.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:32 PM
 
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Weather is the same in Wilmington as Charleston, you have far better options in the Triangle than you do in Wilmington, whether they be shopping, grocery stores, medical care, things to do, etc. However if you have to live next to the water, the Triangle is out.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Conway
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Thanks for the input so far. We came from Woodbridge VA three years ago. So we do not have to have the ocean nearby.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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wilmington is closer to the beach.

perhaps, wilmington has some lower-priced homes than durham

all the rest ...


durham
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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God I wouldn't want to retire in Durham that's like retiring in Cincinnati Richmond or Columbia

I'm here because I need to work

Wilmington hands down

(I live in Durham grew up near Wilmington)
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