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Old 12-30-2011, 09:52 AM
 
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Hello, My soon to be husband, new baby, and myself are looking to move to North Carolina. We live in Nebraska which is where we are from, and are just looking to try something new. I'm looking for a city that...

is reletively close to a beach (half hour or less)
somewhere that gets hardly any or no snow at all
a place that has low crime
isn't crazy with traffic
reasonable cost of living
and also has a community college, and a 4 year school (regular college or university)

hopefully that's not asking too much!!

any and all comments are appreciated!!!
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Wilmington is going to be your only real option based on your criteria. It meets all of it.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:20 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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Wilmington is going to be your only real option based on your criteria. It meets all of it.
Yep..Wilmington area. UNC-Wilmington, near the beach, traffic is manageable most of the time and COL is acceptable for most budgets.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: NC
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Hello, My soon to be husband, new baby, and myself are looking to move to North Carolina. We live in Nebraska which is where we are from, and are just looking to try something new. I'm looking for a city that...

is reletively close to a beach (half hour or less)
somewhere that gets hardly any or no snow at all
a place that has low crime
isn't crazy with traffic
reasonable cost of living
and also has a community college, and a 4 year school (regular college or university)

hopefully that's not asking too much!!

any and all comments are appreciated!!!
Are you retired or have a job lined up?
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hello, My soon to be husband, new baby, and myself are looking to move to North Carolina. We live in Nebraska which is where we are from, and are just looking to try something new. I'm looking for a city that...

is reletively close to a beach (half hour or less)
somewhere that gets hardly any or no snow at all
a place that has low crime
isn't crazy with traffic
reasonable cost of living
and also has a community college, and a 4 year school (regular college or university)
I'm curious as to how you have decided on NC specifically, wihtout knowing anything about the towns and cities here? Have you visited? Are you sure it is what you're looking for? There is no such thing as an all-purpose "the best city in NC", but as others say, the Wilmington area seems to be the only one to fit what you seek. But you definitely should give it a visit before calling the moving van...the best place for you might not be in NC at all. NC does get snow, though less at the beach than inland. SC gets less than we do, of course.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:31 PM
 
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Wilmington is crazy with traffic in the summer. And depending on where you live, crime could be a problem. Maybe Brunswick County would be better? Still relatively close to UNCW and still have Brunswick CC.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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Wilmington does look like it is what I'm looking for, I'll have to check into that more, thank you. Not retired nor do we have jobs lined up. I haven't decided on anything yet. We are just wanting to try something new so we're looking into locations that we hear things about that most relate to what we are looking for. Of course we don't just plan on moving somewhere without ever seeing it first. We are just trying to get some input before we start narrowing down and visiting places that interest us.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I'm not trying to be obnoxious but you've got a new baby,soon to be new husband, and based on your interests in colleges, I suspect you are.. looking at a new career. Rhetorical question: why move to a new place at this particular moment?
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Old 12-31-2011, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Durm
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Wilmington doesn't necessarily meet the crime criteria - but I haven't experienced crime myself. I want to note it because I moved here from Durham and everyone always says Durham is a terrifying place to live, but that was inaccurate, and I'm actually more concerned in Wilmington!

Still, twinkletoes, I think in NC Wilmington is your best choice. Wilmington is fairly large so you can pick a safe area.

Are you completely set on NC? Because St. Petersburg, FL also meets all of your needs (there's crime there too but just live north of Central Avenue).
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Wilmington, NC

St. Petersburg, FL

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