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Michael Pitz, Both Buyer and Seller in Ashland, OH

Moving to NC in the summer

Asked by Michael Pitz, Ashland, OH Fri Jan 4, 2013

In the summer we are planning to move to NC wanting to find out twhat the area schools are like as I have 2 boys ages 12 & 9. Also what the average rents are going to run. Would like to be near beach, good schools, lots of entertainment, but if possible not a huge city as we are coming from a small town of about 20,000. Any suggestions of where to move. Seeking employment as well

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Hi Michael,

What type of employment are you looking for? I know of some jobs in the area. Good luck with everything and please let me know if I can help. Thanks!

Rob God
BlueCoast Realty Corp.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 6, 2013
North Carolina is a great place to call home. There are many areas that offer a high quality of life, top rated schools, and lots of entertainment. It looks from your post that you haven't narrowed your search just yet so I'd encourage you to take a look at the Triangle to see if it is an area you might consider.
Margaret Moore
Triangle & Coast Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 11, 2013
Hi Michael,

Wilmington is a great place to move to! We here at, Colonial Grand at Wilmington, would love to help you with any questions or advice that you may have about the area. Feel free to check us out at We offer a beautiful community with a great location and unbeatable amenities. We would love to be able to discuss what we have to offer so please feel free to contact us at 866-441-3419. Speak to you soon!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 11, 2013
Hi Michael, you will love Wilmington!

The best website to research the local schools is
The monthly rent will depend on the area and type of a rental (single family home vs condo).
Feel free to email me directly at or call at 910-508-0793.

Best regards,
Bea Desmond
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 4, 2013
There is a lot of turnover in rentals when school is out, you should have no trouble finding something suitable in $1,000 to $1,200 / month range off the beach, add 30% to 50% for closer to the beach. Most families want to live in a single family home near but not on the beach, and have a typical home life that does not include tourist, party, and influx of transient populations. You can spend time on and get a feeling for NC schools by area or school, or ask your realtor. Research on the web is a good thing, with that said, a good realtor can fill in a lot of blanks in 10 minutes. New Hanover County has 50 miles of beach, it contains both a small city and small towns, your choice. Jeff Terry, Realtor, 910-231-7814
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 4, 2013
Great place for the whole family! I live in Carolina Beach and love the small hometown feel. Average rent for a 3 bedroom house in Carolina Beach is around $1200-$1600 per month.
Feel free to give me a call!
Web Reference:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 4, 2013
I moved here a couple of years ago and have loved the move. I am here with my wife and 3 kids. They also love being here. You can go to my website to see the school information and I can lead you to the right place to find a rental.
Give me a call or email me back.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Tim Kellerman
Keller Williams Realty
Mobile 203-650-2644
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jan 4, 2013
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