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Old 03-13-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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60 degree days occur year round in places like Beaufort, Manteo, Wilmington & Southport...you can golf year round...enjoy outdoor activities year round...its just about three months in the summer that you have to cool off at the beach or pool...but its cooler than places inland.

The key is staying in those places that have the ocean breezes, that keeps the bugs away for the most part...when you get inland is when the bugs get bad. I continue to maintain that the goal in living in Coastal NC is to get as close to the water as possible...this means more breeze, less bugs and better summertime weather.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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That's encouraging for sure. It might work for us as we'd likely be on or very near the water a lot and would probably travel to other parts of the country some in the summers.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Unlike Goldenage I'm an NC native so his outlook might be more similar to yours, but I hate the winters even here in NC. I love the summer. The heat and humidity doesn't bother me nearly as much as cold weather does. It does get grey and rainy here, too. Finally it is starting to be spring-like here in NC, but even though it's sunny today the predicted high of 53 in the Triangle is still a little bit too cold for me, personally, to really enjoy being outdoors. I would take 90 over 50 any day of the week. If you really want sunny warm weather year round and sailing, someplace farther south on either the west coast or the east coast (like Florida) might be more to your liking.

Also, I don't think anyone has mentioned it, but it can snow on the coast of NC in the winter, too. It doesn't happen every year, but sometimes a particular weather pattern forms that dumps a load of snow on the coast. And of course, hurricanes and tropical storms are a concern for anyone living on the coast. NC has the 4th highest rate of hurricane landfall after Florida, Texas, and Louisiana.

And yes we have bugs—bugs that want to bite you like mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, etc., and plenty of other bugs like "palmetto bugs" aka big ol' roaches. The ticks are the ones that annoy me the most. The mosquitoes don't bother me too much. Snakes aren't much of an issue as long as you take reasonable precautions like not going barefoot in tall grass at night and making sure that stick you're reaching for in the twilight is really a stick. (I know someone who was bitten by a copperhead that way while working in the yard in the evening.) Generally the snakes do not want to bother you and just want to get away so as long as you don't threaten them by stepping on them or grabbing them they'll skedaddle.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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I don't have any particular fear of dealing with hurricanes, given the advanced warning, but I was curious how many times the Beaufort area has been under evacuation and/or faced significant damage from weather. Is there a site that shows such a history for the region? And forgive my ignorance, but are places like Beaufort, Harker's Island, and inner banks significantly less likely to be evacuated or damaged by storms than communities along the Outer Banks?
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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The beach areas are definitely the hardest hit in a storm — that's where you see pictures of the houses falling into the ocean, but you can have millions of dollars worth of damage as far inland as Raleigh and Charlotte. Beaufort is quite susceptible to damage in a big storm. Here's a map of hurricane landfalls since 1950: http://www.coastal.geology.ecu.edu/N..._landfalls.jpg

NOAA has a pretty cool interactive tool, too: Historical Hurricane Tracks

This is info on hurricanes that have hit Morehead City: Morehead City,North Carolina hurricanes

Hurricane Irene in 2011 was the most recent storm to hit Beaufort: North Carolina Hurricane Damage
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I think we'll time our visit for a summer month so we can experience the downsides firsthand.
Kidseven - Did you ever visit Beaufort? I'd be interested in your reaction.
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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We are looking as well to move. We live in a big city and wanting to get away from crime and other items here. We are looking to move to NC. We have looked all over state and plan on visiting soon to see what towns we like. We are looking for small town vibe with older style homes with access to beaches and a outdoor lifestyle with small town feeling. Schools are priority because we have a 2 & 9 year old. Are there soccer clubs in area? Our child plays select and would like to continue to play club soccer. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you !
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Old 04-23-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Are there soccer clubs in area? Our child plays select and would like to continue to play club soccer.
Is this what you mean by club soccer? Seashore Soccer League
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:33 AM
 
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kidseven, did you end up moving to Beaufort? how is your experience? we are anticipating a move to the area...
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:42 AM
 
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There have been no posts from kidseven since 2014.
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