We moved to NB 6 years ago from eastern Long Island. We wanted to try out the area before making a commitment although we were fortunate to be able to buy a house in Trent Woods and still keep our house here. We're really glad we did because we're now back on eastern LI. We found the people to be very unfriendly, anti-northeasterners (especially after they heard we were from LI), and a very close-minded/colonial society. My son (6 at the time) and I would go to the playground downtown or to the one out by the airport and NO ONE would talk to us. The mothers sat around and talked to each other and their children totally ignored my son (a very friendly, non-intimidating type) and played with the other born and raised NC children. Although we were not Baptists we tried going to church and the big suppers they had but no one ever extended a true welcome to us beyond a casual "glad you could come." We were so disappointed because we truly wanted to find a place with our values and a small town feel. We had heard from others that we would never be accepted because we were "from the North" but we really didn't believe that would be true. Unfortunately, it was for us. My advice: Keep the house you're in now and try out the new area before you move. It's too expensive to move back to LI if it doesn't work out. Real estate brokers and those with a vested interest will give you the answer you want to hear and the one that will be most advantageous to them but do your own homework.