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    Wilmington NC

    My wife and I are considering relocating to Wilmington NC. I know it can get some surf, but beyond that, how is it as far as living, raising a family, and all that good stuff. Any feedback would be helpful.

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    Been down here 8 years myself. Awesome place to live and raise a family. Traffic can get a bit congested in the summer, but which coastal community doesn't. Super bonuses for you...June-Oct. you don't need a wet suit...and hurricane swells...but only 22 footers...if you want 23, you'll have to move to Jersey.

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    Thanks for the feedback beezheels, much appreciated. Is there an area that you would suggest that is good for families with a good school system? I think we are planning a family trip out there around early September. It would be nice living next to the coast again.

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    i can't tell you much about the economy. but raising your family can be great as long as your kids don't get into the wrong crowd but if they find the right ppl to hang out with then its quite nice. lots of stuff to do, mostly in the summer in carolina beach. and the local surfers are really nice and easy to get to know and be friends with.

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    I am a teacher as well. The schools at Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach are both top notch.

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    Awesome, thanks again guys.

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    Great thread...I have been applying to some jobs down that way as well. I would appreciate any/all tips, from surfing to family stuff! Good luck with the move Browny, maybe I'll see you in the water someday. I'll be the pastey white boy from up north. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browny View Post
    Thanks for the feedback beezheels, much appreciated. Is there an area that you would suggest that is good for families with a good school system? I think we are planning a family trip out there around early September. It would be nice living next to the coast again.
    Look at topsail. Less crowded, great school system. WB gets freakin nuts in the summer. CB is nice as well, kinda wish we moved closer to one or the other. I'm about 5 miles from WB and it takes me 20 minutes from house to water if that's any indication of traffic. And that's if I can find a parking spot right away.

    Man I am not looking forward to another summer of finding parking.

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    Not trying to rain on everything's parade but NC sucks brahh. If you want a town with very little night life, no waves, and low education levels I suggest you think twice and not move there...

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    live aloha, I'll be looking for you. Thanks Dudicles. Busting Airs, have you lived there?