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Old 10-15-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Thanks LittleDolphin. Yes, The more I look at New Bern the more I like it. It sounds like you've been through a few natural disasters. I'm a novice when it comes to that stuff. I've heard great things about Wilmington also.
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Thanks LittleDolphin. Yes, The more I look at New Bern the more I like it. It sounds like you've been through a few natural disasters. I'm a novice when it comes to that stuff. I've heard great things about Wilmington also.
Be prepared for hot/humid much of the year. My sister's BIL lives there (attracted by the retiree element) and has not adjusted well b/c of the stifling heat (as he puts it)--he is from the north. He does like the winters better. He's talked about crime there. LittleDolphin, what's the deal on crime in New Bern? Of course it's everywhere so probably not worth worrying about.
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Old 10-15-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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My parents used to own a place in North Topsail beach not too far away(dad is now dead and mom lives in Greesboro, NC, and the ocean reclaimed one of their beach houses). Agree with NEG about the stifling heat and humidity. We were always heading west for Greensboro in the summer when hurricanes came. And hurricanes come there often.

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Old 10-15-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Don't know much about crime in New Bern...on our visits, we've had nothing but a good time and felt safe. There's always crime no matter where you go, I suspect, and pockets to avoid. Picking your neighborhood and not being in the wrong place after dark kind of removes you from the danger zone. My former big, bad city makes New Bern feel like Mayberry to me.

Climate/weather...except for maybe California or certain areas of Spain or Italy, you're gonna get 3-4 months of uncomfortable weather pretty much where ever you live.. Here, in coastal NC, our months of misery are end of June-end of Sept. But in the winter, no snow to dig out of, no ice storms, no nasty March mud season. So pick which three months you want to be uncomfortable in. Me, I prefer the hot summers here with A/C (the nights are tropical and lovely) and beautiful ocean to swim in...and nice long Springs and long Autumns of perfect weather.
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Aion't tellin'!
Well, I guess you're in MO, AR, OK, or KS unless you use "Ozarker" for a different reason. Of course, those states cover a lot of territory.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:00 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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... Of course, those states cover a lot of territory.
BUT.... It is AFFORDABLE territory, especially after a severe storm yr.

Many friends looking to get back to the farm (usually homeschoolers) headed to MO & AR with the 'spoils' from their every 24 month home swapping on left coast. I have 4 friends (families) who 'retired' pre age 40 with that strategy. They are content on their 200 + acre places that are paid for and supporting their grocery / income needs.

Not for me I don't do east of Missouri river in summer or humidity very well. I like 50 degree sleeping nights in summer and my $35 cars aren't worth adding AC.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:04 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Well, I guess you're in MO, AR, OK, or KS unless you use "Ozarker" for a different reason. Of course, those states cover a lot of territory.
Yes!
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Old 10-16-2011, 04:03 AM
 
Location: stuart, fl
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To countryswan. I have a lot of family that live in and around the Virginia, Tennessee area. You are right it is very pretty in Virginia. I hope one day to be able to move somewhere in a small town there. I am in Florida right now.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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Be prepared for hot/humid much of the year. My sister's BIL lives there (attracted by the retiree element) and has not adjusted well b/c of the stifling heat (as he puts it)--he is from the north. He does like the winters better. He's talked about crime there. LittleDolphin, what's the deal on crime in New Bern? Of course it's everywhere so probably not worth worrying about.

Heavens, have you ever been in the DC area in the middle of summer? Ugh!! I've been to the Outer Banks many times during the summer and I can't say it is any worse than DC.
Yeah, not too worrried about crime. It depends on the neighborhood.
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:10 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Heavens, have you ever been in the DC area in the middle of summer? Ugh!!

I've been to the Outer Banks many times during the summer and I can't say it is any worse than DC.
I would hope not... you have ocean breeze and wind out there.
But if you go even twenty miles inland from the coast it can get rather "close" and rather quickly
(as GrandMa used to call sweaty)

btw I'm from B'more... with the exception of a few particular days my first summer here in central
or piedmont NC (300 miles from Nags Head)... it wasn't so bad.
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