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Old 06-07-2012, 03:52 PM
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Hi All,

I am going to be a new graduate very soon, I am going to accept a job offer in Whitakers NC and will be looking to relocate within a month or two. I have lived in large cities or college towns all my life and I am looking for a fun and safe town with nice dining and night life options. Some one on the NC forum very kindly suggested that I look at Greenville as that should tick all the marks. I would greatly appreciate any inputs that people here may have. I am single, I shall be renting an apartment and would like to be around young people.

Thanks !
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:55 PM
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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It's about 40 miles from Whitakers to Greenville, so I wouldn't want to commute every day. Possibly Tarboro would have the basic amenities you want, and you could take weekend trips for your social life.

BTW, you mentioned pubs. Has anyone has been in the Gators Sports Bar or the Northgreen Sports Bar in Rocky Mount. There's a country club area on the north side of Rocky Mount so I find it hard to believe it's as terrible as people write.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:39 AM
Location: Upstairs closet
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Congrats on landing a job. In NC these days they are few and far between.

I think you can remove "cities" from your vocabulary. You have a job in a very rural area of NC.
Yes, Greenville is a fairly decent town, with a large college, so it will have a lot of the stuff you are used to, but it is too far a commute, IMHO.

To be happy, you are gonna have to adjust to your new environment, and develop new interest. Look at it this way, college is now in the rear view mirror, you future is out the front. an occasional peak in the rear view mirror is good, but focussing on that will result in a crash.

Good Luck, and welcome to NC.
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:42 AM
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Is Rocky Mount really as bad as everyone says/seems to think? I know from watching the news and working in the morgue at PCMH that there a lot of homicides there. That would seem to be the nearest city.

Knowing what I know now after living in the east for almost three years and previously living exclusively in large metros and/or college towns, if I had to live east of 95, I'd pick the Greenville area first, New Bern/Jacksonville second, Morehead third (mainly just because of beach access) and then nowhere else.

Agree with the other posters that a commute from Greenville is not practical.

If you think you are not going to be happy unless you find a "fun and safe town with nice dining and night life options", you should really think hard about this job. If you have never lived in a rural area before, it is a big difference and I can almost guarantee you will not enjoy it, even with lowered expectations.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:19 AM
Location: Leland, NC
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If the job is good, I wouldn't let the commute stop you. It looks like an hour drive (mapquest) to Greenville. I've worked with people that did more than twice that in order to live where they wanted. Of course it depends on the individual. Some people don't like having to commute more than 10 min. while others think nothing of a 2 hour commute. Being young is in your favor to handle a long commute. Of course you should check out Greenville and make sure you like it first. If the commute becomes to hard you can always move once you get a better feel for the area.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:20 AM
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greenville is not worth an hour commute. i dont care where you live.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:15 PM
Location: Eastern NC
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That area is part of my sales territory. As a young person you may find this area as very quiet but hey its a job and in this economy thats a good thing. I would look at Tarboro and maybe even Raleigh. Its hwy 64 and 95 with everyone going 70 mph plus from Raleigh. Many commute from Rocky Mount to Raleigh you would be going the other way.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:30 PM
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Many Rocky Mount citizens are currently moving to Wilson, we are 30 minutes from Raleigh, and Greenville, as well as Whitakers. And since it sits close to I-95 Whitakers maybe closer than 30 minutes. We do have several active nice bars in town.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:30 AM
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Hey man.. I have the same situation here and Ive decided to live in Greenville and drive to RM everyday. I work in Whitakers.. Well if you want decide to live in Greenville I dont mind car pooling if our timing allows us to.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:26 PM
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Originally Posted by rango_matrix007 View Post
I work in Whitakers..
What's going on in Whitakers that 2 people from outside the area find jobs there?
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