U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-28-2007, 06:41 AM
 
22 posts, read 83,324 times
Reputation: 18

Advertisements

To those ACTIVE ADULTS that have made the move to the Carolinas, what was it that you were looking for and did you get what you wanted?

My Wife & I moved to FL 15 years ago from Ohio.
We will retire soon. Because of the Hurricanes, taxes & Insurance problems, we are ready for the Carolinas. We sold our home and are renting.
We are looking for a community of Active Adults. Whether it is a 55+ or not does not matter to us. A community with lots of retirees is fine.
We golf, bowl and travel. Home budget is $300,000
I have done a lot of research on the area, would like the following info:

What is your situation?
Why did you move to the Carolinas?
Are you happy with your choice of community?
Would you recommend it? What community is it?

Thanks for any input.

Last edited by jimboy; 03-28-2007 at 06:48 AM.. Reason: Changed header
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-28-2007, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
5,288 posts, read 17,969,370 times
Reputation: 6544
They have hurricanes in the Carolinas - Hurricane Isabel comes to mind - terrible damage...maybe not as bad as Florida, but still pretty bad....unless you are thinking of moving to the western part of one of those states.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2007, 12:35 PM
 
22 posts, read 83,324 times
Reputation: 18
Yes I am aware of hurricanes in the Carolinas, thanks.
I plan on being at least 100 miles from the coast. I was 2 miles from the coast when Catagory 4 Hurricane Charlie hit Florida.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-29-2007, 03:02 PM
MsV
 
2,604 posts, read 1,008,206 times
Reputation: 854
Hi jimboy, have you heard of Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach? It's at the top of Florida, just before GA. It is the most westerly point on the eastern seaboard, literally right under Pittsburgh on a map. It hasn't been hit with a bad hurricaine in 107 years, it's cooler than the rest of Florida, and it's still (as of yet) underdeveloped for a resort island. If you are more comfortable, you can live right off-island and for $300K, you can get a lovely home. The Carolinas have their unique wonderful attributes, but it's not necessary to leave Florida to experience more moderate temperatures and home costs, and feel safe from impending storms. We were driving up Florida's coast last summer during Ernesto. We stayed in Boca Raton for a week, put on/off the hurricaine shutters then drove up (through rain/wind//flooding) to Amelia Island, where we met misty, breezy weather. My thoughts only...good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:28 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
13,153 posts, read 17,429,798 times
Reputation: 5026
We bought a second home (for retirement) in the Raleigh NC area, some 2.5 hrs inland. We researched for a couple years before settling on this area and so far we think we will like it. We're close to shopping, restaurants, excellent medical care. Yes, it's less snow, but it's more icing that melts quickly so we can live with that. Food prices seem to be higher, but other costs are the same or slightly lower (not significant). Property taxes are greatly lower! about a 1/3 of what we pay up north. How long that will stay that way is anybody's guess, as the influx of people will also result in demand more services. We love the longer spring-summer-fall and shorter winters. Good weather for being active, and lots to do in this area!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top