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Old 08-30-2006, 09:07 AM
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my husband and I are looking to possible move to the Elizabeth City area. Can someone tell us about the quality of life there as well as job opportunities. We are both from the NY area and looking for a change in pace.
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Old 08-30-2006, 12:49 PM
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I lived in NC for 12 years. Had a close friend who went to college in Elizabeth City. Nice little fishing village feeling. Don't know that much about work within E.City. I think a lot of people drive up to VA beach or Norfolk/Newport News to work. I know that is where most folks go to shop or go to the Hospital.
Not sure where you live in NY, but just be prepared for a bit of a culture shock.
Good luck. PM me if you like.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:26 AM
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Don't know how much of a pace change you are looking for. Living in the Wash., DC area and having a cousin from New York and a wife from Phily, PA, both of them consider the Washington, DC area as country and a slower pace of life.

Well, that wife of mine is looking forward to an even slower and more countryfied life pace-- and so am I-- since we are soon to be in EC. Even though Elizabeth City has "city" in its name, it's nothing like "city" in New York or even Washington D.C. "city" terms.

In terms of "life quality", if you come expecting an "Andy Griffith"-like Mayberry-type of town, you'll leave room for yourself to be very pleased because Elizabeth City is really on the grow. They just a got a new Super WalMart and a Fairfield Marriott hotel immediately followed. And you know, where there's Walmart, there's soon to be new work, economy, community, etc.

If you get the itch for the "city" feel with traffic/congestion and all other urban elements, Virginia Beach, Norfolk and any other points north of Elizabeth City should be able to satisfy that for you. So hopefully the above information will soften the quality of life and employment culture shock you may encounter. Residentially, the culture shock might be an experience more to your liking because of how much bang you get for your home (& land) bucks.

So hope this helps you some.
Sincere Regards, Soon2BNEC

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