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View Poll Results: Which state would you prefer to live in the most?
North Carolina 154 47.98%
New York 167 52.02%
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:50 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Oh, God, the know it all man........ How many times have you voted for Mayberry>>>
If North Carolina is Mayberry, which is almost as populous as Georgia, then what does that make Georgia? Walnut Grove?

And why the hell are you even in this thread? It has nothing to do with Atlanta whatsoever.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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ALL of rural America is creepy and ominous, regardless of region.
I strongly disagree with that sentiment, but to each is own. Parts of rural America are some of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the nation.
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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I really don't care for the cities of NC, rather boring and vanilla.
I can see how someone could say this about the larger cities, but what about Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Asheville?
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:21 PM
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Location: New Mexico --> Northern Vermont in March
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I can see how someone could say this about the larger cities, but what about Winston-Salem, Wilmington, and Asheville?
Winston-Salem
it's just not on the radar. Greensboro didn't impress me at all.

Wilmington is nice, downtown is pretty small but what's there has southern charm and is attractive. The beaches are the biggest attraction, I like Wrightsville Beach a lot.

Asheville
Haven't been yet but I've heard mostly good things about it. I'll get there someday. NC mountains sure are beautiful.

Charlotte & Raleigh/Durham...meh. Great area to raise kids, pretty vanilla otherwise. I know Charlottle has potential and will likely get better over the years in an Atlanta sort of way. I wish them luck on future water resources. I think downtown Durham has great potential if it clears out some Riff Raff. The Duke University campus is stunning!
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Old 04-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Status: "Hasta Luego New Mexico, I'm sure going to miss you!" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: New Mexico --> Northern Vermont in March
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ALL of rural America is creepy and ominous, regardless of region. But I guess that's what makes rural America so darn interesting.
No you are actually quite wrong here and such a conceived notion could only come from watching too much TV. Visit a place like the Green Mountains of Vermont, a real Texas ranch, an art colony in New Mexico, a New York Adirondack lake, an Outer Banks beach in North Carolina, or vineyards in California before you make such a clearly UNFOUNDED judgment. If one cannot find beauty in any of those places they would have a very limited worldview. There are rural Americans that are some of the best people in the world. To write off all of rural America as creepy is equivalent to watching Paris Hilton's the Simple Life.






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Old 04-21-2011, 11:26 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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outside of weather, would have to go with new york all around.

if you are a 4 season lover it seems the higher elevation areas of nc might be close to perfect.

nc seems cool though, one of the top states of the south along with va/tx/fl. I think I'd get pretty bored with it fast though, but nice to visit.
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Old 04-21-2011, 11:34 PM
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honestly i feel like virginia is better than nc in every way. i don't see a real point in even going to nc when va is right above it and georgia is right below it.

thats just my personal opinion tho and i know it'll probably offend nc natives but thats not what i'm trying to do. i just feel like nc doesn't offer anything that va doesn't and that va offers far more.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:03 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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honestly i feel like virginia is better than nc in every way. i don't see a real point in even going to nc when va is right above it and georgia is right below it.

thats just my personal opinion tho and i know it'll probably offend nc natives but thats not what i'm trying to do. i just feel like nc doesn't offer anything that va doesn't and that va offers far more.
well yeah, if you were looking for a similar landscape and coming from new york, it wouldn't make much sense to go all the way to nc for it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:03 AM
 
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No you are actually quite wrong here and such a conceived notion could only come from watching too much TV. Visit a place like the Green Mountains of Vermont, a real Texas ranch, an art colony in New Mexico, a New York Adirondack lake, an Outer Banks beach in North Carolina, or vineyards in California before you make such a clearly UNFOUNDED judgment. If one cannot find beauty in any of those places they would have a very limited worldview. There are rural Americans that are some of the best people in the world. To write off all of rural America as creepy is equivalent to watching Paris Hilton's the Simple Life.


I agree with your post 100%!

Just like how there are many different types of cities and urban neighborhoods, there are many different types of small towns/small cities/rural places/nature places.

There are plenty of progressive, great, and non-creepy small towns/small cities/rural places/and nature places that exist!
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:39 AM
 
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I strongly disagree with that sentiment, but to each is own. Parts of rural America are some of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the nation.

Beautiful, of course. But rural America still has that creep factor. When I went camping as a kid in the Pacific Northwest, and then when I moved to the East coast and explored some very beautiful countryside, I always felt a subtle, ominous vibe---like I was going to stumble upon a dead body or come across some crazed axe murderer. I get no such vibe exploring rural Europe.
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