Southport is a great place to retire to...I had those same questions when I made the decision to move
here....Please contact me and I will guide you through the process....Thanks!
Broker / Realtor
Golfer, boater, outdoor enthusiastic; it's all here. With our mild climate, outdoor activities are enjoyed 11 of the 12 months. The local community college is growing; offers all types of educational and lifestyle enrichment opportunnies and just opened an acquatic center which provides the community as well as students an excercise/swim facility to enjoy daily, weekly, whatever. I've lived here 20 years and love it. Please contact me and I will share more of the "10 reasons to live in Southport" and send you a package of information. email@example.com. Toll free: 1-800-346-7671
Our firm SPECIALIZES in working with clients who are in your exact situation! We've got an extensive packet of information regarding relocating to our area. Southport, NC is a quaint fishing town, with a beautiful setting along the coast and you can watch boats coming in to dock. 1) Property values for the city of Southport hit a peak of around 270,000 in '07 and have slid to around $200,000 currently (median price), due to the economy driving prices down, making it a great time to find homes with great values at a steal! 2) The average relative humidity does not vary greatly from season to season but is generally the highest in winter and lowest in spring. 3) Tropical hurricanes come close enough to influence North Carolina weather about twice in an average year. Much less frequently, perhaps averaging once in 10 years, these storms strike a part of the State with sufficient force to do much damage to inland property. Coastal properties occasionally suffer severe damage from associated high tides. But our area of the coastline faces more South and the area above Wilmington faces more due East which seems to get hit more than our area. I hope this wasn't too long, I'd love to be able to give you more information and to help you if I can if this interests you!
You may contact me at (910) 575-0075 at the office of Carolina Plantations Real Estate or e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I live in Southport , NC and am a broker in our town. We have a great relocation package that I can send your way if you would like to share your contact information. I would be happy to give you a call and answer any other questions you may have. Congrats on retiring, I look forward to assiting you if needed. Best, Renee 910-269-1128 email@example.com
http://www.city-data.com <-- often a 16 page report also has a q&a section. You can ask questions, often the locals will reply. For many areas you will find pages of questions already asked. Look, it is likely your questions have already been covered.
For crime stats, check the local p.d. they can give better ideas on a street level.
Retiring can be a big move some things to think about are State taxs some states have no or little income tax next is property tax some counties give breaks to elderly home owners. depending on income. check out areas for low cost of living and home prices. state and couny web sites can be a great source of info. I am from washington state a great state to retire