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Old 02-22-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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You will find things are not as congested and the crime is not as prevalent as it sometimes appears from reading this forum!!! Your kids will enjoy it here, I am sure. Do you play golf? We are blessed w/ wonderful golf courses all around the metro.
yes with the weather comes in lots of out door activities. i was just presented with some golf stuff. at least i need to pick up this game. until now it is limited to driving ranges only.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Noth Caccalacca
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Default NY Guy Wants to move to NC

Ani - This title would seem to sound like a common title for a thread here.
The story as follows:

I'm a guy who would like to purchase a few acres outside of town to build a new house. My mother and father want me to stay in NY, and my brothers and sisters are urging me to build a home in Rhode Island. My buddy Bobby suggests building something in NJ, but land is expensive there and I can't find a property I like. My friend Freddy can come down to help with some landscaping. I'll probably be working from home a lot. My wife is a sahm. Is this doable?
Georgie#1

This may have been part the first wave of newcomers to NC

Georgie#1 - George Vanderbilt
Bobby - Robert Fricke - Railroad Baron. His house and 16 acre property are now up for sale in Alpine NJ for "only" $59,000,000!
Freddy - Frederick Law Olmsted - Designed Central Park
House - Biltmore with 125,000 acres
Result - "Priceless"

See everyone, not all of the New Yorkers have moved down here in the last 20 years, but the new ones don't appear to be on as much of a buying spree!
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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yes with the weather comes in lots of out door activities. i was just presented with some golf stuff. at least i need to pick up this game. until now it is limited to driving ranges only.
You are in for a pleasant surprise, then . . . even the public courses are really good here.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Ani - This title would seem to sound like a common title for a thread here.
The story as follows:

I'm a guy who would like to purchase a few acres outside of town to build a new house. My mother and father want me to stay in NY, and my brothers and sisters are urging me to build a home in Rhode Island. My buddy Bobby suggests building something in NJ, but land is expensive there and I can't find a property I like. My friend Freddy can come down to help with some landscaping. I'll probably be working from home a lot. My wife is a sahm. Is this doable?
Georgie#1

This may have been part the first wave of newcomers to NC

Georgie#1 - George Vanderbilt
Bobby - Robert Fricke - Railroad Baron. His house and 16 acre property are now up for sale in Alpine NJ for "only" $59,000,000!
Freddy - Frederick Law Olmsted - Designed Central Park
House - Biltmore with 125,000 acres
Result - "Priceless"

See everyone, not all of the New Yorkers have moved down here in the last 20 years, but the new ones don't appear to be on as much of a buying spree!
Good points, Em! Well, you know what my parents always said about New Yorkers? "New Yorkers make the best Southerners." I would expand that to add - anyone from the NE . . .
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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So what made you decide to come to the Charlotte area?
My wife entered into a partnership with a guy that owned a steel building company. He was based here so we moved here.

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What were you two biggest reasons for making the decision to move to NC, and specifically, to the Charlotte metro region?
See answer above.

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Did you do a lot of research about the region b/f you came - or just took a deep breath, loaded up the household and made the leap?
We looked at Charlotte extensively before we moved. I came down a couple times & poked around South Charlotte as well.

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And - where did you move from?
Pittsburgh, PA
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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(1) Employment

(2) Wanted to get out of Raleigh!


Raleigh is OK but after living in Atlanta & Washington DC & New York...it didn't cut it!

Last edited by the 7 oh 4; 02-22-2008 at 11:13 AM..
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore to Charlotte, NC
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I moved here from the Jersey Shore for the following reasons:

1: Son and daughter settled in Charlotte after graduating UNCG
2: Fortunately, my job allows me to live just about anywhere, as long as not to far from
airport.
3: The Phenomenal weather here
4: And one unfortunate reason, my long time girlfriend passed away last July, long battle
with breast cancer
5:And lastly, all of you nice people down here..

What do I miss: closeness to the beach, bagels, pizza, but the trade-off works...
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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(1) Employment

(2) Wanted to get out of Raleigh and go somewhere nicer & larger!


Raleigh is OK but after living in Atlanta & Washington DC & New York...it didn't cut it!
So glad you came here, 7 oh 4. You add so much to this forum.
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:11 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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My wife entered into a partnership with a guy that owned a steel building company. He was based here so we moved here.

We looked at Charlotte extensively before we moved. I came down a couple times & poked around South Charlotte as well.

Pittsburgh, PA
You seem to have settled in well here . . . are you happy living in S. CLT? If you were to move to another area of CLT, where would it be?
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:17 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I moved here from the Jersey Shore for the following reasons:

1: Son and daughter settled in Charlotte after graduating UNCG
2: Fortunately, my job allows me to live just about anywhere, as long as not to far from
airport.
3: The Phenomenal weather here
4: And one unfortunate reason, my long time girlfriend passed away last July, long battle
with breast cancer
5:And lastly, all of you nice people down here..

What do I miss: closeness to the beach, bagels, pizza, but the trade-off works...
That is wonderful you can be close to your family. I hope your move has been a healing experience after losing your companion. Starting over can be an adventure, even when the circumstances that brought us to a particular time and place were unhappy ones.

Wish I could point you to those perfect bagels and pizza . . . but that is so subjective . . . I like Chicago style pizza!!!
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