Resident Showcase – Suzanne and John Veen
Suzanne and John Veen moved to The Reserve at Compass Pointe to enjoy the slower lifestyle and the warmer climate.
Where did you live before relocating to Brunswick County and what were your jobs?
We previously lived in Mount Airy, Maryland. Suzanne was a retired high school teacher in Northern Virginia, where we lived before moving to Maryland. John was a retired law enforcement program manager with the U. S. Department of Justice and then a retired Director of Grants Management with the Maryland State Police.
Why did you choose to move here and did you previously have friends and family here?
We visited former neighbors from Northern Virginia in Wilmington. Through those visits we found that we really liked the Wilmington area, and that ultimately influenced our decision to move here.
What community did you decide to move to and why?
After visiting other communities, we visited Compass Pointe. When we compared Compass Pointe to the others, we knew it was where we wanted to live.
How long have you lived here?
We moved to Brunswick County in July 2016. We lived in Waterford while building our Logan Home and moved into Compass Pointe in April 2017.
Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them?
Logan Homes was our builder. We selected Logan Homes because they offered a model that met our needs for downsizing and the floorplan and the design of the house were more appealing than other builders’ plans we had reviewed.
What are your hobbies here?
Suzanne continues to be an avid reader. She enjoys working out, knitting, Bible study and spending time with our newfound Compass Pointe friends. John is the Chairman of the Compass Pointe Car Club, which has organized car parades through the community. He is a member of the Compass Pointe Veterans Club and judges Corvettes as a hobby. John is also a huge New England Patriots fan and has been since the early 1970s.
What’s your favorite thing about southeastern NC?
We enjoy the slower lifestyle, the warmer climate (but not the hurricanes), lower taxes, the absence of snow and cold weather, the friendliness of Compass Pointe residents and particularly the Southern hospitality.