U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Coastal North Carolina
 [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 06-20-2019, 08:46 AM
 
11 posts, read 3,304 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hi All, I am looking for some insight into where we should move. We currently love in Syracuse Ny and we want to move south and ideally around Wilmington. I am seeing Hamptead as a good place and possibly Myrtle Grove and maybe Leland. Our priorities are good schools as we have two kids under the age of 8 and safety as another concern. We are looking to build as home and right now are not looking to spend over $200,000. We are looking to move by next year. Any thoughts and insights would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-20-2019, 09:56 AM
 
2,064 posts, read 993,258 times
Reputation: 2091
Good schools and under $200,000 will be difficult, although it depends on your definition of "good" schools. Details on school performance can be found here:

https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src

Hampstead is probably a good are for you. If you're willing to look at existing homes, my usual recommendation for someone looking for what you want is the area of Wilmington south of Oleander Drive, east of S. College Road and north of Piner Road. There's not a lot available in that area in your price range, but there are some:

https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...13#M6769734669

Building a house for under $200K means you'd be looking to pay $20K or so for the lot? Again, thats going to be difficult.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-20-2019, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
11,818 posts, read 21,451,046 times
Reputation: 5531
Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward Teach View Post
...Building a house for under $200K means you'd be looking to pay $20K or so for the lot? Again, thats going to be difficult.
Agreed. I would say that's impossible unless you are willing to do a lot of the work yourself. The lot itself will cost $40-60,000.

You certainly can find existing homes in Hampstead, Wilmington and Leland for under $200,000, but they will be in developments where the builder has the economics of scale. It always costs more to hire a builder to put up a one-of-kind house.
Rate this post positively 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 > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Coastal North Carolina
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - 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, 36, 37 - Top