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Old 04-01-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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Here's the deal...We are a young couple in our thirties with a son who is one. We have our house on the market and when it sells we are definetly moving somewhere. Where is the question? This is where you guys come in. If have posted many quesions on this site about where we would "fit in". Here are the places we have considered...Miami, Cali, Colorado, Atlanta and maybe a few others but they slip my mind at he moment. The main concerns for us are the schools, cost of living, quality of life and religion. We are not ultra religious but should mention we are Jewish and this is somewhat of a concern for us. I would like to know there are other members of the tribe around

Here are the things we enjoy~ Biking, Beaches, Boating, Fishing, and just hanging out with some good friends which by the way we are lacking. I don't want to sound crass here so please pre-excuse me but I want to hang with people who are more like me. I do like to shop and like nice things but have a side to me that I don't want to keep up with the Jones'

Does that make any sense?

Is Carolina too country for us or is that a state of mind? Is there a mixture of culture etc?

Any questions or suggestions for Carolina or other places I should look into relocation would be MUCH appreciated!
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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Here's the deal...We are a young couple in our thirties with a son who is one. We have our house on the market and when it sells we are definetly moving somewhere. Where is the question? This is where you guys come in. If have posted many quesions on this site about where we would "fit in". Here are the places we have considered...Miami, Cali, Colorado, Atlanta and maybe a few others but they slip my mind at he moment. The main concerns for us are the schools, cost of living, quality of life and religion. We are not ultra religious but should mention we are Jewish and this is somewhat of a concern for us. I would like to know there are other members of the tribe around

Here are the things we enjoy~ Biking, Beaches, Boating, Fishing, and just hanging out with some good friends which by the way we are lacking. I don't want to sound crass here so please pre-excuse me but I want to hang with people who are more like me. I do like to shop and like nice things but have a side to me that I don't want to keep up with the Jones'

Does that make any sense?

Is Carolina too country for us or is that a state of mind? Is there a mixture of culture etc?

Any questions or suggestions for Carolina or other places I should look into relocation would be MUCH appreciated!
Where are you moving from? It might give people a better idea, if they know what place(s) you DON'T like, and are moving away from.
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Old 04-01-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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Let me tell you this: Scratch MIAMI off your list immediately. The schools and crime are bad. Unless you have GOBS of money to afford the insane homeowners insurance and taxes in a nice area, and you can afford private school for your child, then it might not be bad. But for a fraction of the cost, you could have it so much better without the fear of you or your family being harmed...
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Ahh Lisa Lisa u and I would get along great....im 38 dh will be 40 this month we are jewish I love to shop and def nice things however keeping up with the Jones's well Ive lived with these people for alot of years and it gets old after while, since dh and I are just not like that...We are moving to Union County Marvin/Waxhaw area In june...Our house is sold and are closing june 1st here..(NJ) we cant wait..WE lived in Colorado for 5.5 years, dh and I are from brooklyn NY and lived in brooklyn alll our lives then moved to Colorado then back to ny and then NJ....Well I will say the JCC in charlotte is amazing and beautiful...there are alot of Jewish people in Meclenburg, but we chose Union because of the schools...anyway, Florida well I all can I say is we were all set to move there and well the schools are awful and dh couldnt make a livng he is in IT...and well after reading the message boards about NOT going to florida our best friends decided against it too....anyway good luck to you...
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Union County, NC
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Hi Lisa,
We relocated from NY in 1998 to the Charlotte area. We also are Jewish. I have found it to be very accepting here. The center of Jewish life in this area is Shalom Park, which houses the reformed and conservative temples, the JCC, the Charlotte Jewish Preschool and the Jewish Day School -- it is really something not to be missed
Feel free to PM me if I can assist in any way, from a relocation packet to a first stab at a home search for you. Best of luck
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Old 04-01-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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Thanks for your replies. We currently live in Sarasota Florida someone had asked. We just NEED a change desperately! I am happy to hear that there are other jewish families out there like me!

On a side note property taxes and insurance are killing us.

By the way NJmomof2...Crtainly sounds like we have a LOT in common!

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Old 04-01-2007, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Let me tell you this: Scratch MIAMI off your list immediately. The schools and crime are bad. Unless you have GOBS of money to afford the insane homeowners insurance and taxes in a nice area, and you can afford private school for your child, then it might not be bad. But for a fraction of the cost, you could have it so much better without the fear of you or your family being harmed...
I was actually surprised anybody would consider moving to Florida anymore - people I know can't wait to get out!
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Yes Lisa we do....There is alot for you to check out, u can go google the jcc in charlotte and get the web address...Taxes in Union Are lower and the schools are excellent from all my research, Ive been researching NC now for about a year and are now finally making the move...There are alot more jewish families moving to Nc and union just from what I see on the boards...You would fit in just fine...anyway if there is anything I can answer for you pls PM me..I also have an excellent Realtor if u just need someone to answer questions...go to carolinahome.com its the MLS for nc and u can search by area..then whatever u need...it was a great help for us especially once we narrowed it down to which developments we loved...

Staci
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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Yep Loves they are all moving to NC...LOL..I didnt think anyone was moving there either anymore....
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Yep Loves they are all moving to NC...LOL..I didnt think anyone was moving there either anymore....
Hiya my friend Nice new folks are always welcome in my book.

Looks like you might have a new pen pal
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