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Old 11-22-2013, 11:44 AM
 
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My daughter, a recent college grad, is looking at accepting a job in Mooresville and moving from Southern California. What is the area like for a single, professional woman? Any advice on where to live that would be safe, active and enjoyable for someone in their mid twenties? Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Not Mooresville.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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What a useless post Austin.

OP - Mooresville is a safe place, first and foremost. There is some typical type crime but as a parent I'd feel safe with my kid across the country living in Mooresville. There are plenty of parks, adult coed sports leagues and other activities such as trails at Lake Norman state park for biking or hiking if she's into that. In terms of the "fun" stuff beyond exercise, Mooresville has some bars/restaurants to choose from but it's definitely not loaded down with great options. Fortunately we are only a 20 minute or so drive to uptown Charlotte where there are clubs/bars and more excitement. If your daughter wants to live in the middle of excitement she may get bored in Mooresville or she might enjoy having plenty of conveniences and safety at her home but going to the party when she wants to and leaving it behind afterwards.

I've got plenty of single, professional female friends in Mooresville and they love living here but everyone is different of course and comes from different areas with different expectations.

Has she actually been to Mooresville yet? A trip out will quickly tell her if it's the right atmosphere that she's looking for. Good luck!
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Ramsey, NJ
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My uncle moved there, back in 2003. I visit him for a week every three years or so, and the town has really developed since he moved there. But I still get the feeling that its more for families than for young, single people whenever I visit.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:49 PM
 
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My daughter, a recent college grad, is looking at accepting a job in Mooresville and moving from Southern California. What is the area like for a single, professional woman? Any advice on where to live that would be safe, active and enjoyable for someone in their mid twenties? Thanks!
Depends on where she wants to be and how much $$ she can spend on housing - rent or buy...
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:56 PM
 
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But I still get the feeling that its more for families than for young, single people whenever I visit.
^DEFINITELY THIS- Urge you to visit first.
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Murica
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Mooresville, NC is mostly rural and there isn't really a job market outside the satured retail, resturant, and manufacturing ones there. I highly suggest if she's going in to one of those saturated job markets to go closer to a bigger city so she can recover in case anything comes up..
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Mooresville, NC is mostly rural and there isn't really a job market outside the satured retail, resturant, and manufacturing ones there. I highly suggest if she's going in to one of those saturated job markets to go closer to a bigger city so she can recover in case anything comes up..
LOL....Rural? You are from Maiden, you should know the difference between rural and a city of 40k.

As far as jobs go, depends on what the OP's daughter is looking to get into. The 2nd largest home improvement company in the US is located in Mooresville with plenty of jobs posted. Hopefully the daughter would be assured a job before making such a move so I don't think the job is as big a concern.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:58 PM
 
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Not Mooresville.
My statement was short and simple. Mooresville is cool, but there's better options IMO.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:40 AM
 
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My daughter, a recent college grad, is looking at accepting a job in Mooresville and moving from Southern California. What is the area like for a single, professional woman? Any advice on where to live that would be safe, active and enjoyable for someone in their mid twenties? Thanks!
She'll be fine in Mooresville but will have to go through the usual cultural/geographic transition relocating from SoCal. I'd suggest living in Huntersville area (short commute to Mooresville), a litter closer to Charlotte for excursions into the city to mingle and hang out with the younger adult crowd.

Mooresville is very safe and a great place to live but traffic can be intense in the area due to high growth and slow expansion of secondary roads and an antiquated interstate system (I-77) that is in the beginning stages of planned expansion.
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