The Cape Charles Mirror recently received this email query:
I am a 61-year-old man retired from the U.S. Navy who currently teaches on-line courses for a small community college in West Virginia. I have followed the news from Cape Charles for several years (The Wave and Cape Charles Mirror) and have read about the beauty and charm of Cape Charles. I grew up on Rock Creek in Pasadena, Maryland and wish to spend my remaining years close to the Bay and ocean surf. I visited Cape Charles to view available housing in the spring of 2013 and found the town to be welcoming and friendly. I especially appreciated the amenities there: fishing pier, restaurants, community theater, and etc.
I would like some advice on whether or not to settle there. The information I have gleaned from the news articles, comments, and opinion pieces (corruption, high cost of utilities, animosity between the locals/new arrivals and the historic/new housing development populations has created doubt about moving there. There seems to be a strong movement to reform the local administration of the town, and an attempt to unify the residents; this gives me hope of positive change.
I would greatly appreciate several individuals providing me:
- Five reasons to move to Cape Charles?
- Five reasons not to move to Cape Charles?
We thought this was a great question, and the answers might provide a pulse of just what the sentiment is about our town as we head into May elections. We will keep the ‘poll’ open for two weeks or so, and all responses will be confidential. Once we have somewhat of a sampling, we’ll publish the results.
To respond to this gentleman’s query, send to: email@example.com with “Reasons to Move to Cape Charles” in the subject line. Or, leave a comment at our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/capecharlesmirror.