Question for locals

Question for locals




I know it's Labor Day and this might be a little heavy but it's got me thinking. For those of you that live on the outer banks, how many people from the northeast do you see moving there on a yearly basis? We are looking to move to the Corolla/Carova area in the next 2 years but a little worried about the area being overrun by northerners turning the place into another NJ. My comments are going to be really political so this is just a warning.

I'm from NJ myself but a southerner at heart. We have been visiting the outer banks for 20 years and love it's small, southern beach town ways. We really don't want to move and then the area turn into another liberal tax burdened over regulated mess. Please give me honest opinions. I can take it! Lol! The problem I have been hearing lately with just North Carolina in general is so many from up here are moving to NC and then voting for the same liberal democrats that caused our taxes and cost of living up here to become so restrictive. They move down south for the better cost of living but then screw it up. I don't know if you necessarily see that on the outer banks, but wanted to know a local's point of view. So what do you see happening?

Thanks in advance!!




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Actually it is the other way round most of the move down here from the north are the tea party types. You will be right at home. Seriously!


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The liberals down here are more conservative than most conservatives from NJ. Having moved to eastern NC last year we find ourselves among many like minded people. I am almost as far right as you can get.
People in the south do not care for the heavy hand of government and most are devout about their religion and have strong feelings about right and wrong. Hatteras Island is currently under siege from the DOI and enviro- nazis and could use all the help possible.
C'mon down, y'all will love it here!
South Jersey doesn't really meet the true NJ stereotype anyway.


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See what I mean.


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Fabulous! Just what I wanted to hear. Banana

True biggestsquid that south jersey is different from the "wannabe" New Yorkers north of us but it's changing. I lived here all my life and sadly can't take it anymore. My dad said Jersey wasn't so democratic when he first came here from Italy in the 50's. Even so, democrats back then were very different than they are now.

We just want to move where we can be around others with our values, low taxes, and the government out of our hair. It's a travesty what is being done to Hatteras Island. The environmentalists managed to destroy a way of life there that had never been a problem before. The locals are fully aware that they need to protect their land for the survival of their economy. All I see with that is the typical liberal attitude we see up here. It's about control and collecting more money. They only end up destroying more than what they are trying to protect. Sickening.


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See what I mean.






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There's a revolution brewing on the Island....






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Moving because of politics? Interesting. By the way I am north of you and we don't think of ourselves as "wannabe New Yorkers". Actually one less tea party people in our state would be great......don't let the door hit ya.


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Moving because of politics? Interesting. By the way I am north of you and we don't think of ourselves as "wannabe New Yorkers". Actually one less tea party people in our state would be great......don't let the door hit ya.


No, not moving solely on politics. But it sure does have an effect on a lot of aspects of our lives, doesn't it? I can't imagine you loving your property taxes which I can probably guess being $10,000+. How much good has that actually done for you anyway?


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OBXer,

And you will find folks down here are able to accept differing viewpoints as well. There does happen to be a fairly active Tea Party group over on the upper banks but if you don't care for their program they won't tell you "don't let the door hit you ......".
That attitude is probably a good reason to leave NJ. If it's not the fumes from Newark or the tainted water found most places north of the AC Xway it may just be the miserable attitude that develops from living in the most densely populated state in the union.
Com'n down and join any party you wish and just be sure to tell those north Jersey dudes how miserable it is - so we don't have the same kind of human pollution down here!
Cheers,


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OBXer,

And you will find folks down here are able to accept differing viewpoints as well. There does happen to be a fairly active Tea Party group over on the upper banks but if you don't care for their program they won't tell you "don't let the door hit you ......".
That attitude is probably a good reason to leave NJ. If it's not the fumes from Newark or the tainted water found most places north of the AC Xway it may just be the miserable attitude that develops from living in the most densely populated state in the union.
Com'n down and join any party you wish and just be sure to tell those north Jersey dudes how miserable it is - so we don't have the same kind of human pollution down here!
Cheers,


I'm sorry but this is just a typical response about New Jersey from someone who doesn't really have a clue. Sounds as if you are just rehashing things you heard on late night TV shows. I live in a county north of the Atlantic City Expressway and we have excellent water. Actually NJ has some of the best water in the US. And yes I do have an 'attitude" when someone starts off dising an entire state because they don't like "liberals". Give me a break.


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Moving because of politics? Interesting. By the way I am north of you and we don't think of ourselves as "wannabe New Yorkers". Actually one less tea party people in our state would be great......don't let the door hit ya.


No, not moving solely on politics. But it sure does have an effect on a lot of aspects of our lives, doesn't it? I can't imagine you loving your property taxes which I can probably guess being $10,000+. How much good has that actually done for you anyway?


Yes we have high property taxes and of course I don't like it. However with those high taxes comes benefits that don't exist in many other places. As for politics......they all are crooks.....Dems, Repubs, Tea, Green, whatever.


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I love the positive vibe you bring to this forum Robert.

may I call you bob?


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There are all kinds of different people here, it is very diverse here just like anywhere else. One unifying characteristic is that most people here care deeply about their community and the people that live here-maybe more than other places and that is the reason I love living here!


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I love the positive vibe you bring to this forum Robert.

may I call you bob?


Well thank you Dr. Bubba. Is this not a forum where folks comment and debate? I just happen to like where I live, probably as you do, and when people make inaccurate statements or just bash/insult then I respond. Go check out my over 10,000 posts and then tell me about my "positive vibe".
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Robert,
Having played in NJ for over 60 years and worked there for 40+ I actually know quite a bit about it - from Fortescue to Edison. I have many fond memories of Tuckerton and IBSP, but I stand my ground on the prevailing attitude of the majority of humanoids north of the ACxway - not all just many.
You are entitled to differ.


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Robert,
Having played in NJ for over 60 years and worked there for 40+ I actually know quite a bit about it - from Fortescue to Edison. I have many fond memories of Tuckerton and IBSP, but I stand my ground on the prevailing attitude of the majority of humanoids north of the ACxway - not all just many.
You are entitled to differ.


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Well, all I know is this state has done me wrong over the years. It's time to move on. Not to mention the weather being way better in the south.

We prefer small town community where the people make it great, not gov't intervention, endless programs, etc...etc.

Robert, yes those high taxes pay for lots of stuff but you have to admit there is definitely excess. It's not just the property taxes either. It's everything our state gov't conjures up. Nothing but corrupt, under-managed excess. Now all NJ residents are stuck with these crazy taxes and they will never go down. It's stifling the everyday working taxpayer. If not wanting that makes me a tea-partier then so be it.


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Playing and working is much different than living Biggestsquid. And yes I differ with your assessment of folks north of the AC Expressway....you may be correct about the Newark/Jersey City area but not the counties of Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Morris, Hunterdon, Sussex, Warren and most of Bergen and Passiac. Just because I have played in the Outer Banks for almost 30 years does not give me a clue about the attitudes of areas of North Carolina.


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One more thing.... the reason I single out liberal democrat voters in my post is because those are the ones I see always voting for more gov't and more programs that led to the financial/social mess. I know, I have friends who are liberals and boy, does that make for interesting conversation! Corzine destroyed this state. Christie means well but the damage is done. Too many selfish people who want something for nothing and you know what?? It doesn't work!


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Well, all I know is this state has done me wrong over the years. It's time to move on. Not to mention the weather being way better in the south.

We prefer small town community where the people make it great, not gov't intervention, endless programs, etc...etc.

Robert, yes those high taxes pay for lots of stuff but you have to admit there is definitely excess. It's not just the property taxes either. It's everything our state gov't conjures up. Nothing but corrupt, under-managed excess. Now all NJ residents are stuck with these crazy taxes and they will never go down. It's stifling the everyday working taxpayer. If not wanting that makes me a tea-partier then so be it.


I hope you can realize your dream. I grew up and lived in a small coastal town basically my entire life and it is a great community where residents care for one another. Corruption?.....it is everywhere.


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Taxes have to be high. How else do you pay a laborer $58.00 per hour to work on the Jersey Turnpike widening project?


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OBXer,

And you will find folks down here are able to accept differing viewpoints as well. There does happen to be a fairly active Tea Party group over on the upper banks but if you don't care for their program they won't tell you "don't let the door hit you ......".
That attitude is probably a good reason to leave NJ. If it's not the fumes from Newark or the tainted water found most places north of the AC Xway it may just be the miserable attitude that develops from living in the most densely populated state in the union.
Com'n down and join any party you wish and
sure to tell those north Jersey dudes how miserable it is - so we don't have the same kind of human pollution down here!
Cheers,



"Com'n down and join any party you wish and just be sure to tell those north Jersey dudes how miserable it is - so we don't have the same kind of human pollution down here!"

I debate Biggest, however name calling/insulting ("human pollution") is not my thing.



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Taxes have to be high. How else do you pay a laborer $58.00 per hour to work on the Jersey Turnpike widening project?


No doubt SPQ, NJ has one of if not the highest tax burdens of any state. However believe most all NJT work is funded by NJT toll revenue.


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Robert,

Having grown up and living in a small coastal town is not actually being "from NJ". You live in a colony that is just part of the state but not under the same conditions as the population centers. I know several coastal communities in NJ where it would be very pleasant to live, particularly in the off season!


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