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Postby Puddlejumper » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:31 am

I have read a number of posts about where to live in our golden years. Well, mind you, I haven't reached my golden years yet, but we are thinking about it. I have accepted a position with a company I worked for before moving to the VI, so the fam and I will be moving to Southport NC in mid September. An old southern coastal fishing community located just south of Wilmington NC and north of Myrtle Beach SC. Well, Southport used to be a fishing village, not anymore. Southport is turning into an area for retirees and families looking for the coastal way of life. And right now, property values are low. Very low. I know one bank has over 300 foreclosures in the county alone.

I like that we will be closer to STJ, too. Check out Southport and Oak Island NC.
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Postby shoemak38 » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:52 am

Southport is very nice we rode the ferry on our way from Myrtle beach to Wilmington for a wedding couple of years ago. You will love the area
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Postby LovetoTravel » Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:27 pm

I live in Wilmington. You will LOVE Southport!!! It is one of the few small, and quaint towns left in our coastal area. Once you get to Southport and get settled you need to take a day, and take the ferry over to Bald Head Island. Plus, Downtown Wilmington is not far. I LOVE downtown Wilmington. :D
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Postby Sun4MySoul » Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:00 pm

I live on Oak Island...if you need anything from this neck of the woods to help with your transition, just let me know! 8)
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Postby Puddlejumper » Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:59 pm

I see a Forum get-together in the future! Several Forumites in the southeast NC area.

I already knew Southport before taking this position. I have been there many times. I was excited to hear about this opportunity and jumped on it. I am originally from Greenville, NC.

Sun4MySoul, we have looked at a number of houses on OI! Never know, we might be neighbors. Though, we are hoping to buy a house in town. Looking at an auction property.
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Postby djmom » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:51 am

JEALOUS! We occasionally go to Bald Head Island, love that part of the state. Good for you!
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Postby lprof » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:11 am

I have a cousin who is one of those happy retirees. He lives in The Landing and is with Southport Realty; if you wish another connection, let me know! It is a terrific area... congratulations and smooth sailing with your move!
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Postby Sun4MySoul » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:08 am

Good luck with house shopping. You should definitely have your pick of the litter right now!

Let me know when you're ready for a get together! 8)
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Postby JJShaw » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:19 pm

Count us in for a get together too...we're not too far from there..2 hrs or so...:)
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