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Old 10-07-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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Hi,

I'll be moving to NC and working in Tarboro in the next month. I have lived in the Midwest my whole life and like the outdoors (mountain biking, walking, running, taking my 50lb golden retriever outside, boating, the water, auto racing, ATVing, etc). I'm also used to low crime rates. I'm 30, single, and finished college a while ago.

What would be a good place to locate to around or in Tarboro? I have an ATV and would like to go ATVing, get involved in auto racing (VIR maybe, anywhere else?), and be outside doing the activities mentioned above.

I'm looking at Zebulon (be closer to Raleigh and I have a friend there) and Greenville.

Any suggestions or information would be much appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Try Rocky Mount but be careful where you buy. Back in 1999 Hurricane Floyd devastated much of that area with extreme flooding in other words, make sure you buy on high ground. As for the activities you seek, Raleigh has most of those things. Not sure about ATV's since I am not into it.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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Try Rocky Mount but be careful where you buy. Back in 1999 Hurricane Floyd devastated much of that area with extreme flooding in other words, make sure you buy on high ground. As for the activities you seek, Raleigh has most of those things. Not sure about ATV's since I am not into it.

Devastated Rocky Mount or the the whole east coast (greenville, zebulon, etc)?
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Old 10-08-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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Floyd was rough on all of Eastern NC. Princeville, the town across the Tar River from Tarboro, had devastating flooding.

Most areas, however, are developed outside of the flood plain. Floyd clearly delineated the flood-prone areas.
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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I would either look at Raleigh area or Greenville area. Especially since you're single
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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I would either look at Raleigh area or Greenville area. Especially since you're single

I'd look at Greenville. Raleigh is too far for a daily commute. Greenville is less than 30 min straight shot down 33 or 13. Look at Greenville or somewhere between Greenville and Tarboro along those HWYs. If you won't to be close to Raleigh I'd look no farther west than Nashville. That will still put you about 45 min or less from Raleigh but only a 30 min or less commute to Tarboro. A lot less going on day-to-day in Nashville than Greenville, though. Nashville crime is below national average and violent crime is almost non-existent. Small town but it has a Walmart. Greenville's crime is well above the national average, but fairly easy to avoid. Mostly crimnals preying on criminals and poor preying on poor.

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Old 10-11-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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I'd look at Greenville. Raleigh is too far for a daily commute. Greenville is less than 30 min straight shot down 33 or 13. Look at Greenville or somewhere between Greenville and Tarboro along those HWYs. If you won't to be close to Raleigh I'd look no farther west than Nashville. That will still put you about 45 min or less from Raleigh but only a 30 min or less commute to Tarboro. A lot less going on day-to-day in Nashville than Greenville, though. Nashville crime is below national average and violent crime is almost non-existent. Small town but it has a Walmart. Greenville's crime is well above the national average, but fairly easy to avoid. Mostly crimnals preying on criminals and poor preying on poor.
Eastern edge of Raleigh is around an hour trip one way. But Greenville is definitely closer. You could live on the north or west side of Greenville and take either 11 to 64 or 33 to get there. Good luck
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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I agree with MrBojangles. Having lived in the Greenville area for a long time, we can tell you just about anything you wish to know about the area.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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I'm starting to focus my efforts on Greenville. What parts are good for a young professional and what parts to stay away from? I don't want to be woken up at 2am for college parties or have my stuff stolen.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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Depends on what you are looking for in a home - do you want to live outside the city or inside? Do you want a large yard or just need an apartment?

Greenville has some tough areas but most areas just outside of town are safe. If commuting to Tarboro, i'd stay on the west side of the city where I could get to Hwy 43 or Hwy 11 easily.
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