has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Marla is living in Wilmington, NC and has a little something to say:
|Life Stage:||Empty Nester|
New Hanover County NC........not so inexpensive Posted On: 3/10/2011 7:52:16 PM
I moved to New Hanover County NC with my fiance. He told me how much more affordable the cost of living was compared to where I previously lived, outside of Washington DC, Calvert County MD.
Upon moving to Wilmington, I discovered my car insurance carrier would not even insure my car in New Hanover County NC. In fact NOE of the auto insurance carriers I have had in the past that I like, would cover my car....
AND I have a perfect driving record. No tickets, no accidents. They just will not sell car insurance in New Hanover County. When I finally did find an acceptable carrier, my premiums went up 40%. My health insurance QUADRUPLED!!!!! The cost of my HSA for the exact same coverage and deductibles went from $150 a month BC/BS of DC to $600 a month BC.BS of NC.
Insurance in New Hanover county is thru the roof, because it is a coastal area. If I lived in either Brunswick or Pender counties (tow neighboring counties) the premiums are less.
Overall, NC has proven to be more expensive than whre I loved outside of Washington DC.