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Old 09-11-2009, 11:00 PM
 
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I posted this on the Raleigh site and was interested on feedback from the good people of the Charlotte area?

Really want to move. Currently reside in Hampton Roads, Virginia. been here all my life and hate it. Of the places we are condsidering (Knoxville, Raleigh and Charlotte areas), we have briefly visited all three. Knoxville was very pretty, but seemed a little run down in areas. It appeared that the economy was very bad there. You could get a lot of house for the money though. Charlotte, I have been to 4 times now. I'm a HUGE Carolina Panthers fan. Always liked the area and felt the peolple were really nice. Seems like the schools are not as good and not as good of a place to raise a family as the Raleigh area. Last weekend, after doing a lot of housing/ community research, we visited Clayton and Garner. We really loved it. Again, I was amazed at how we were treated so kindly in NC. People always ask for specifics, so here it is. The reason I hate where I live is because it is becoming increasing rude and growing crime. I remember a time when someone would hold a door open for you, let you pull out in traffic and give you eye contact when they spoke to you. That no longer exists here. The schools are bad. I graduated High School in the early 90s from a violent school and I learned more of what I could buy from who and for how much than anything else. I'm sure it has not gotten better. I'm tired of hearing sirens and gunshots all the time. I now have the responsilbility of raising a family of my own. I have a 5yr old girl and a 3yr old boy. I try real hard to teach them respect, manners and morals. When they leave the house I want that to be echoed instead of spinning my wheels. I guess I'm asking if you can help me decide if this is the right place for me. I am a journeyman electrician with mostly residential experience. Should have my masters license in about 9 months. My wife is a RN in Labor and Delivery. The pay here is 17% below the national average. Does anyone know how the job market is for electricians? We need to work near urban enviroments for our careers, but want to live outside of the city. I am looking for a newer construction 2 story home with 4 bed 2.5 bath on around.5 acres in a nice family oriented neighborhood. I would like to keep it around $200. We want to be somewhere quiet, but where our kids can have friends in the neighborhood to play and great schools. What is there to do for fun if you have kids?Can we make it in that area? Looking to move into a new home next June after baby girl's kindergarten is over.
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Old 09-12-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Mint Hill, NC
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There are several threads on here about the job market in general, and 2-3 about electrician jobs in general. This one is the most recent - Electrician Jobs

If you use the search function for this forum (upper right hand side) you'll find some more that have some more specific info such as rates, non-union facts, etc.
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Old 09-12-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I am looking for a newer construction 2 story home with 4 bed 2.5 bath on around.5 acres in a nice family oriented neighborhood. I would like to keep it around $200.

I am guessing that you would mean 200k...because $200. is ludicrous. Actually, good luck finding something like that for $200k...
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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Thanks Ellemaew.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I am looking for a newer construction 2 story home with 4 bed 2.5 bath on around.5 acres in a nice family oriented neighborhood. I would like to keep it around $200.

I am guessing that you would mean 200k...because $200. is ludicrous. Actually, good luck finding something like that for $200k...
Since he said he wants to be outside an urban area I do believe he'll find what he's looking for. I would tell him to look at living in Clover, SC for instance
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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Thank you too LM
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Thank you too LM
No problem Your wife will find work probably quicker than you will, but you've got valuable skills so I think you will too eventually.

I really think you should look into the Clover area - it sounds just like what you are looking for and your wife would have her choice of a few hospitals like Piedmont Medical Center (Rock Hill), Gaston Memorial Hospital (Gastonia) or even Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

I don't blame you for wanting to relocate from Hampton Roads. I almost had to move there earlier this summer and I feel like I dodged a bullet for sure.
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