to pay in a month.
“We knew we wanted to live near the beach and being here in
Compass Pointe, we are close to so many beaches – Wrightsville
Beach, Brunswick County beaches, Kure Beach, and Carolina
Beach. The weather is so warm, we can even go to the beach in
October and November,” she continued. The Barruch’s are such
avid ambassadors that many of their friends decided to move to
When the Barruch’s aren’t helping others find their ideal
retirement, their lives are full of activity. In addition to golfing
at Compass Pointe and nearby courses, Jayne spends her time
woodworking, making jewelry, sewing, playing cards, going for
walks, seeing friends, and just having some down time to enjoy
life. She’s a member of many clubs, including the Benevolence Club
that helps people in need.
Jayne says, “Compass Pointe is a very caring community that
comes together when people are in need. You just put it on the
community blog and people will respond. We really look out for
And, yes, Larry is just as busy as his wife. He plays golf, bowls,
and is on the tra;c/safety and the communications committees. He
is a monthly contributor to The Pointe magazine (the community’s
monthly magazine), and writes a column on the legends and lore
of the Carolinas. Larry is also an investigator for the Port City
Paranormal, where he researches the local lore and ghost stories.
When he was a child, his father called him “Dr. Spook,” and his
fascination continues today. He can regale you with many a tale of
the local area, including the Legend of the Maco Light.
While their two children still live in the Northeast, Jayne
and Larry don’t feel they are missing out as they either fly or
drive back to see their children whenever they want. Jayne says,
“The children are busy with their own lives and we have weekly
FaceTime sessions with the grandkids. Although when we return
to New York, within 15 minutes we remember why we left.”
The Barruch’s encourage others to “seize the moment.” They
advise others who are thinking about relocating to, “Do your
homework. Find your area or city, then visit multiple communities.
Talk to the people who live there. Find out why people came, what
they like, and what they don’t. Nothing is perfect. But, this is as
close as you can get.”
“We took a leap of faith and are so happy with what
Compass Pointe has become.”