U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > 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)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-29-2020, 12:10 PM
 
231 posts, read 204,582 times
Reputation: 135

Advertisements

My partner and I want to get out of Florida in the next 2-3 years and are considering NC. We love the idea of being close to mountains, while also taking quick drive to the beach.

We are considering buying land and building a home on it. We do have two horses, so we need at least 10+ acres.

Since we are part of the LGBT+ community - we are always cautious about where we go, especially in the South. What areas of NC are more open? Where should we be looking?

How easy is it to find buildable land on?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-29-2020, 01:01 PM
 
775 posts, read 351,343 times
Reputation: 727
Will you be working? Any other criteria thats important to you?

Most likely, if you are in the general proximity of any major city, you'll be fine. Whats your budget for the land?

Durham, Orange and southeastern Alamance Counties might be good places to start looking.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2020, 03:20 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
31,376 posts, read 69,795,705 times
Reputation: 37459
Quote:
Originally Posted by thespykidinseattle View Post
We love the idea of being close to mountains, while also taking quick drive to the beach.
define quick. really.

Quote:
We are considering ...
Rent before buying. let alone building. Anywhere.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-29-2020, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
11,921 posts, read 21,906,711 times
Reputation: 5625
Quote:
Originally Posted by thespykidinseattle View Post
.......
How easy is it to find buildable land on?
If you can narrow it down by county, use a rural land search engine like this: https://www.landandfarm.com/

Moore County, away from Pinehurst, should have some options under $200K for the land. Alamance and Person Counties are also good choices.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2020, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
11,885 posts, read 13,047,997 times
Reputation: 9848
Quote:
Originally Posted by thespykidinseattle View Post
We love the idea of being close to mountains, while also taking quick drive to the beach.
The mountains and the beach are much closer together in Virginia or Maryland. They are about 500-600 miles apart in NC.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2020, 07:54 PM
 
775 posts, read 351,343 times
Reputation: 727
Quote:
Originally Posted by poppydog View Post
The mountains and the beach are much closer together in Virginia or Maryland. They are about 500-600 miles apart in NC.
Not true. Boone to Wrightsville Beach is 319 miles. Hendersonville to WB is 316 miles.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-30-2020, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
11,885 posts, read 13,047,997 times
Reputation: 9848
Ah, I stand corrected. I did not map it, but the state is wide and the mountains and beaches are not close together in NC. Beaches and mountains are much closer in Virginia.

Soooo, looking at the map now...

In VA, there are many areas that are around 200 miles or less between beach and mountains. Richmond is about 100 miles from Virginia Beach and 90 miles to Shenandoah National Park at the Afton entrance. Google Maps tells me it's 198 miles/3 hrs between Afton and VA Beach.

If you are in Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh area (the Triangle) it is about 2.5-3 hrs/190 miles to the closest bigger mountains (Boone, Blowing Rock), 4 hrs/250 miles to Asheville and 2-2.5 hrs/130 miles to the closest beach (Wrightsville Beach) and many beaches are more like 3.5 hrs, with parts of the Outer Banks being further. From Asheville to Nags Head is about 7 hrs/450 miles. It's about 500 miles from the NC side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Nags Head.

Last edited by poppydog; 08-30-2020 at 10:46 PM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2020, 12:02 PM
 
2,055 posts, read 600,734 times
Reputation: 2514
Quote:
Originally Posted by thespykidinseattle View Post
My partner and I want to get out of Florida in the next 2-3 years and are considering NC. We love the idea of being close to mountains, while also taking quick drive to the beach.

We are considering buying land and building a home on it. We do have two horses, so we need at least 10+ acres.

Since we are part of the LGBT+ community - we are always cautious about where we go, especially in the South. What areas of NC are more open? Where should we be looking?

How easy is it to find buildable land on?
Why have you shown disrespect to the entire southern part of our country? It is very rude .
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2020, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Fields of gold
1,360 posts, read 1,004,396 times
Reputation: 3022
Quote:
Originally Posted by Royal James View Post
Not true. Boone to Wrightsville Beach is 319 miles. Hendersonville to WB is 316 miles.
true, but not a "quick" ride
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2020, 12:42 PM
 
775 posts, read 351,343 times
Reputation: 727
Quote:
Originally Posted by grouse789 View Post
true, but not a "quick" ride
Irrelevant. I wasn't suggesting the OP consider Boone or H'ville.
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

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, 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