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Old 01-07-2004, 12:54 PM
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Hi to all,
My wife and I have a dilemma. We want to move from the cold of Pennsylvania to an area from the Outer Banks, NC to Florida. Since we can't visit every area ourselves I thought I'd ask if any of you could give us some ideas. We would like to be very close to the ocean ( 30 minutes max. - prefer closer ). The property could be on a river, lake, etc. that gets me to the Atlantic or Gulf. It could be in a development or just an acre or less in a rural area. Obviously, must be deep enough for my 292 Formula. I'd love to be somewhere that has at minimums 10 months of boating. Longer would be great!
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I'm considering that area around Oriental/New Bern, North Carolina. Haven't been there personally, but plan to soon...
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Hi,
About 6 miles from Oriental there is a gorgeous development on Dawson's Creek called Shine Landing. My wife and I had looked there but the timing wasn't right. Definitely check it out. I think it's called Coastal properties and the office in in New Bern. Beautiful town. You would be located about very close to the Neuse river, ICW, and 30 minutes from Pamlico sound! If timing would have been right we'd have definitely purchased. Check with Duncan Harrison - GREAT GUY. They run ads in Powerboat Mag. Anyway, I'm not sure it stays as warm as I want it to. Locals say it can be 35 in the winter mornings and get up to 65 - 70 in the afternoon. Not sure if that is what I want, so I have to look more.
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I would suspect anything north of the Fla/Ga line your not going to get 10 months of boating. Ever consider a location on the Gulf Coast. Destin, Fl; Pensacola, Fl; and Orange Beach, Al are great areas with 9 - 10 mos of boating and great fast boat scenes.
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WE just the made the trip looking at property all up the east coast from the Keys to the Virginia/NC border. There are alot of nice places. I really like Wilmington NC. S/E Georgia was second. St. Marys Georgia was a really nice small town with access to the ocean. If you want I can tell you all about our search as it sounds like were looking for the same thing. We covered 5K miles. Shoot me an email and Ill send you a number where you can contact me.
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Rick - Interesting to hear your comments about Shine Landing. Turns out that was one of the first ones I looked at seriously (on line) when I started searching. I did hear from someone else that mosquitos can be a problem in that area, though. I like the fact that you can run the ICW canal to Morehead City/Beaufort and the coast.

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Carolinas are very nice.
But I'd personally recommend Palm Beach County FL.
South of PB is nice, but it's crowded here...

What do you and the wife do for a living?? That will partially dictate.

Lot's of PA people here.
We're from Southampton. Moved here a almost two years ago, and I never think about moving back. F-PA.

Ambrose is down here this weekend visiting and boating... He's from Doylestown.
Steve Fox was here for two weeks with his boat. He's from Elverson/Malvern.

Yes, it's nice here. East coast preferrably, but the west coast has dome advantages.

This pic is in Sarasota, new years day boating... Good enough for you?
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How about doing thins on the weekends?
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Hi Tim,
Thanks for the info. We live in Williamsport and both will be retired - wife has 1 more year in the school system here. Both of us are 52.
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.... Shoot me an email and Ill send you a number where you can contact me....
As threatened - you have mail. Inquiring minds want to know what you found out....
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