(Closed) Living in a military town…VENT…

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Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I grew up in Wilmington and loathed every moment of it, but it’s probably better than Jville.  It at least has some semi-normal social scene…however, the public schools are terrible, the traffic SUCKS and its not cheap. I’d recommend a smaller town outside of ILM if thats your destination spot- Leland has actually gotten pretty nice from what I’ve heard

Post # 34
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1639 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Merinda1994:  Si. And our minimum wage is $7.25/hr. Except that our rents start at like $1200 minimum. I have friends paying near 3k for a house in a nice area. I have friends that pay about 2k for a house in an okay area with a shitty school system..= It’s not all it’s cracked up to be out here. I’m grateful for the opportunity to live near such a unique culture, and to have access to museums and festivals and activist groups and water and all of that stuff, but…sometimes I feel very ashamed of what goes on out here too. It’s troubling to me as I think of others trying to make it by.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Merinda1994:  It’s a fun place to visit. I do definitely enjoy the food, the cherry blossom festival, concerts at the Kennedy Center, movies at the Uptown, the zoo, all of that stuff. But yeah it’s outrageously expensive. Still, though…if you have the money, and you have the job…it can be a really great place to be. It’s getting to that point that I have noticed many struggle with.

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@beachbride1216:  I’m from Jacksonville too and never saw an impact. Now I live in St.Marys, Ga and just a few minutes from Kings Bay and feel like I’m in a military town.

Post # 38
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405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It’s what you make of it. Jville is a town where there’s not much culture or social life, but you can use it as a springboard for school. Why do you think the community college is grossly over populated with dental hygienist, nursing assistants and nursing students? It’s what I call a short stop town. You embrace the suck, work on bettering your family so you may have a better future. The job scene is abysmal, but again, you prioritize and work towards a better future. I’ve lived in many military towns, there are definitely worse and definitely better. You bloom where planted. 

Post # 39
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I mean,are you staying on base? Or military housing? I live in an area with an extremely high military population and I have NEVER even heard of these issues with the general population/civilians. I have heard those rumors about the military but, as a civilian, have never experienced them. Maybe you could move farther from base? 

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