relo from New Jersey to Wilmington, N...

relo from New Jersey to Wilmington, North Carolina area

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Livingston, NJ

#1 May 5, 2013
Hello all.

Name is Gene
Have great job offer ( promotion) but i will need to relo from New Jersey to Wilmington, North Carolina.
I am in my mid-40's and am pretty open to all things.

I will have my wife ( a few years younger than myself), my daughters ( 14- heading to high school next year, 9- going to 5th grade, and 19- daughter went to Paul Mitchell School, so she will look for employment in that field unless she decides on more schooling).
Wife has Jersey certs for EMT & Emergency Dispatcher, but may only work part - time if that. She is pretty creative and likes to do party palnning, arrangements, center peices, etc. She is really good but mostly does it for hobby...... never in business.

So looking for a 4-5 bedroom home, where I can have a pool. I have ssen plenty of gated communities and they look fun and family oriented. This is huge.
The community setting is good, but we still want our own little thing, pool, yard for the dogs, etc.
Schools and safety are the biggerst factors.

I have ben in contact with a realtor who was more leading to Hampstead????

I was looking at the Leland area, Monkey JUnction ( not sure if it is a city??)

Schools are huge with activities or strong recreation programs. We are from the city so some diversity is o.k. but we don't want it crazy.

The realtor I spoke with said there are commnities with the options we want.

home buying around 280,000 range is good.

I have heard that there is a car tax in this state? I have 3 cars total in the family. How does this work? How high is this tax? On the norm how are property taxes yearly or avg.

I don't want any well or septic, so what areas have municipal? How does that bill range or cost per quarter, monthly, etc?

Well any info is appreciated.

We do like the beach and don't really want to be in the stciks. We want more community= but not in the city.... just outside. My wife and daughters like to shop and all.... so we want a little of everything---- nocrime or limited with some diversity.

We are catholic so how does the religion and church fit in?

prefer public school as that is all they have attended here, but if needed private is considered.

my children are mixed ethnicity- black & white.......... very outgoing, intelligent, never any real trouble to speak of and actvie. they cheer, play softbball, dance, basketball, etc.

i coached many years of baseball here for travel teams and was a head coach at a private high school- i am a red sox fan too!!!!

well any input opinions are much appreciated. My wife and I will be happy to speak with anyone off line on any matter.

we hope to find others or age with similiar family ages and make up.

My wife needs a new BFF and I just need a sports guy and fishing mate.

girls are girls- thye do it all!!


Sorry for any sloppy typos..... i hate computers....... lol

Wilmington, NC

#2 May 13, 2013
Hi Gene,
I am a Wilmington native but lived in New England for 25+ years before moving home after our youngest graduated in 2007. I think I can help you with most of your questions or know someone that can. My wife is from CT and would love another friend I am sure. I am a Red Sox fan and baseball fanatic myself. I also enjoy football, college basketball, golf and we love the beach. We recently built a home in the Ogden area. If you can post an email address, I would be happy to exchange phone numbers and chat. It would be far easier than trying to type all the answers. FYI we are young 52 year-olds! ;-)

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