Calabash : North carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in Calabash

Calabash is a small coastal town in North Carolina, with a year-round population of 2,072 (2013 census). The fishing village, located on the South Carolina border, is know as the “Seafood Capital of the World”, and prides itself in its fried or “Calabash-style” seafood which is a  popular menu item in the coastal Carolinas. As a tourist destination, it offers boating and several charter fishing excursions.  And with Myrtle Beach nearby, there are many beaches and a lot of golf in the area. The average age in Calabash is 55 which is indicative of a popular retirement town.

 

Where to Retire in Calabash and Home Prices

According to City-Data.com, the median sale price of a home in Calabash has fluctuated in the past few years, and was about $140,000 in late 2014.

 

What is special about Calabash

Calabash is a small fishing village that boasts great seafood and offers an array of restaurants to prove it.  Fishing on the Atlantic Ocean is popular, as is crabbing on the Intracoastal Warterway. There is also boating and other water recreation, along with golf courses nearby.

 

What is not special about Calabash

It is a small town, and not considered walkable; winters are chilly with temperatures in the 40's; if you don't like fishing, boating, or outdoor activity you won't have much to do.

 

Who will like retirement in Calabash

Those who want to live in a small town on the water with a low cost of living and a lot of outdoor activity, may enjoy living in Calabash. If you love seafood this might be the place.

 

Local economy is driven by

Construction

 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average Janurary temperature is 45 degrees and July's average is about 80 degrees.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

It's all about restaurants in Calabash with more than 30 eateries within a mile, and most of them offering seafood, of course.  Wilmington and Mrytle Beach would offer more cultural venues.

 

Crime

The crime rate is low.

 

Medical facilities

Sea Coast Medical Center is located in Little River, South Carolina, about 17 miles away.

 

Transportation

Myrtle Beach offers an international airport 30 miles away..

 

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Facts about CALABASH
  • State: NC
  • Environment: Coastal,Small Town,
  • City Population: Less than 10,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 60-80
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Cost of Living Index: <80 (Very low)
  • Culture Index: <80 (Very low)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide:

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