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Old 01-17-2011, 08:32 PM
 
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I think it's still just Charlotte.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Hinsdale
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Default it is a go!

I am sorry for not responding to everyone's posts since my friend set me up here and of course I was having trouble getting in and figuring this out. We didn't realize that a friend has a family member living fairly close to Greenville and after talking with them we decided to go for it. The cost of living was also key in our decision. We will probably miss many of the conveniences we are use to in Hinsdale and going to the city, but we are ready for a somewhat slower pace in life. Our daughter isn't living too far away which also makes it very appealing since she is pregnant with her first child. We probably won't be there until late spring, but I will be sure to remember to post my true thoughts once we are settled in. Who knows, maybe I will finally be able to get a degree in music. Thanks everyone.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Congratulations on the decision! You will love being near your daughter and grandchild. Once you've had a chance to breathe, start a new post about what you're looking for in housing and we will try to help you.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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OP, the cost of living is definitely low in Greenville...it's going to be tough for us to find as nice a home as we had in Greenville. Hope you like it!
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:18 AM
 
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I am sorry for not responding to everyone's posts since my friend set me up here and of course I was having trouble getting in and figuring this out. We didn't realize that a friend has a family member living fairly close to Greenville and after talking with them we decided to go for it. The cost of living was also key in our decision. We will probably miss many of the conveniences we are use to in Hinsdale and going to the city, but we are ready for a somewhat slower pace in life. Our daughter isn't living too far away which also makes it very appealing since she is pregnant with her first child. We probably won't be there until late spring, but I will be sure to remember to post my true thoughts once we are settled in. Who knows, maybe I will finally be able to get a degree in music. Thanks everyone.

Music is one of the top programs ECU is known for (along with medical, and teaching).
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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Congrats! I loved living in Greenville and actually considered retiring there, all my people were from that part of NC. You will LOVE zipping to the beaches going south from town for a day trip, and the beautiful Outer Banks for a weekend (good shopping). And the weather will feel SO good to you... might even be hot in late spring! Riding bicycles is great fun, watermelon gatherings on ECU's older campus in summer, the trees are beautiful (make sure you get a house in an area with trees), and if you look at websites for Greenville and their newspaper, you CAN find out lots of stuff to do in the area. But you have been well-prepared for the shock of the South, how small and rural Greenville is, AND, as for beautiful shoes... you'll be looking for sturdy flip-flops. Smile.
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:43 PM
 
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If purchasing shoes is your biggest priority Chicago is the place to be. If you want to get more for your money in housing, want open space, grass, an ocean nearby, be able to go sailing on the intercoastal waterways, Greenville kicks Chicago's butt in that area. It really a matter of what you want out of life.
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Congrats on the decision and good luck with the move! You will be amazed at how much real estate is in Greenville compared to the Chicago area.

Just a word of warning, what you consider a dusting of snow, those of us from NC will consider a blizzard!
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:37 PM
 
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And we get a day off for it. It is a good racket we all run well
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Old 01-22-2011, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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We didn't find the area particularly welcoming - to be completely honest, I was surprised that we didn't experience any "southern hospitality" whatsoever from our neighbors. None visited; just polite waves. They warmed up a bit after we had lived there a while. But we always seemed to get along a lot better with non-locals.
I've found the same thing. They acknowledge my right to exist and little else. I've given up inviting any native East Carolinians to my "events" like cookouts. I have found some people that have moved here and they do show up. One of them is from Rockingham County right here in NC and she gets the cold shoulder from her neighbors.

We non East Carolina types don't discriminate against anyone just because they're not Evangelical or Free Will Baptist.
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