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Old 01-07-2011, 06:59 AM
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North Carolina seems like it will be home to me. I'm from a small college town filled with authors and artists and although country extremely diverse. I am interested in relocating in the warmer coastal areas or near the coastal areas of NC. Are there areas of diverse populations on the coastal areas? Cities or towns with colleges on or near the coastal cities with diversity? I have not traveled the state enough to know. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:30 PM
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you will have to be more specific. what kind of diversity? political? racial? educational? age?
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:55 PM
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Wilmington's the only college town directly on the coast. Greenville is inland about 1.5 hours from coast. Big college town. Inland are Chapel Hill (sounds like your old home town) and Boone, in the mountains.

Durham has Duke and is very diverse. Durham and Chapel Hill are 3-3.5 hours from Southern Outer Banks (Beaufort, Morehead City, Oriental, Swansboro) and a bit closer to Wilmington. There are other towns in NC with colleges scattered here and there, but not on the coast.

If you need to find a job, you'll have your best shot in Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill area.

Wilmington and So. Outer banks are much more challenging for work unless you have a highly desirable skill in the medical field or such. If you can tele-commute from home, then Beaufort/Morehead City (community college) are delightful smaller towns with enough creative artistic folks to keep you content.

New Bern (community college only) is another possibility, though and hour from the ocean beach, it's on a sound and river and is a sweet town.
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