Brunswick New Homes and Real Estate: Resident Showcases

by | Feb 7, 2019 | Real Estate

Meet Three Homeowners Who Love Calling Southern Brunswick County Home

 

Jim & Barbara Tadesco
Ocean Isle Beach

Where did you live before relocating to southeastern North Carolina?
We resided in Dayton, Ohio, for 35 years.

Why did you move to southeastern North Carolina?
Our daughter and grandson live in the area. Plus we love the weather and the North Carolina beaches and this is the perfect place to retire. We also like that we are away from busy areas yet close to many great towns and attractions. Wilmington and Charleston are great places to visit nearby.

What community did you decide to move to and why?
We had a home built in Sunset Ridge in Ocean Isle Beach. We love that all the yard work is taken care of for us and that we are very close to Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Calabash and Myrtle Beach. Everything is so close to our neighborhood, such as the post office, several grocery stores, drug stores and shopping.

How long have you lived here?
About two and a half months and we absolutely love it here!

Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them?
Bill Clark Homes. Our home is built with quality craftsmanship. We feel it was a great investment at a great value. We fell in love with the Ansley floor plan. The model home staff, Eric and Susan, were so helpful and made the building process and transition very easy.

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
Beautiful beaches, mild weather, friendly people, cost of living and so many activities and opportunities for retirees.

Jay & Lucy Anderson
Ocean Isle Beach

Where did you live before relocating to southeastern North Carolina?
We lived in various states: Long Island, New York to Florida to Texas to New Hampshire to New Jersey

Why did you move to southeastern North Carolina?
We visited family and always wanted to retire between Florida and New York, as we have family in both states. We wanted to be close to beaches and parks and we liked the ambiance of the area.

What community did you decide to move to and why?
We rented a home in Sunset Ridge to be close to an aging parent. We fell in love with the community and wonderful neighbors!

How long have you lived here?
One year as a renter and four months as new homeowners.

Who built your home?
Bill Clark Homes.

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
We like the beaches, parks, scenic areas, churches and quiet but still being close to shopping. We have a lot of places to visit yet!

Jim & Jerri Wheeler
Southport

Where did you live before relocating to southeastern North Carolina?
We lived along the southern coast of California in San Juan Capistrano. Many have heard of San Juan Capistrano because the swallows return to the mission there every year. While the swallows return, we don’t have those same plans.

Why did you move to southeastern North Carolina?
We first learned about Southport from Coastal Living magazine’s article on Southport winning the title of the 2015 Happiest Seaside Town. We were intrigued, and after some internet searching we also discovered St. James Plantation. We like to say we moved from the left coast to the RIGHT coast! We love being near water and southeastern North Carolina has a lot: the ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, the Cape Fear River and even a pond behind our house! We wanted to live where the pace was a bit slower. It was love at first sight when we stayed in the charming Bell-Clemmons House, a Southport B&B, and explored the area. As new retirees, we were looking for less expensive housing, but did not want to sacrifice the nice weather and coastal living. Recently, a California group was formed in St. James. At a get together, we were surprised to learn that there are so many of us.

What community did you decide to move to and why?
We thought St. James Plantation would be the perfect active community to live in and make new friends. With our beach club, we have easy access to the ocean just minutes away. We bought a Cottage Lakes home in a new area of St. James. We were lucky enough to find a new home just waiting for us to move in. It all came together so easily that we feel that we are meant to be here.

How long have you lived here?
Two years this June with our dog Hobo.

Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them?
Logan Homes. We bought a spec house that was ready and perfect for us. Coming from California, we were happy not to build and have to rent during that process.

What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
That’s a hard question as we have a lot of favorites! We feel like we live in a resort. Southport is so charming, and Wilmington has
so much to offer, too. This area is chock full of history, and we enjoy exploring and learning. Cape Fear River ship watching is a new hobby. Also, NO EARTHQUAKES!

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