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Old 02-26-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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I'm wanting to move to NC and I am debating between Asheville, the triangle, and somewhere on the coast. I love what I've seen of Wilmington, but I'm looking at areas that I might not be aware of. I'm 24, single, work with adults with developmental disabilities. My budget for an apartment is 600-850. I'm not opposed to smaller towns, as long as there is a bigger area nearby.

Thank you all so much!

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Old 02-26-2015, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Its hard to answer your question without knowing what areas you know about. Southport, Beaufort/Morehead City, Elizabeth City, New Bern...the list goes on. I think finding a job will be your biggest challenge.
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:31 AM
 
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You just named a ton of cities I hadn't really heard of so thank you! Now I can look into them more
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Old 02-26-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I'm 24, single, work with adults with developmental disabilities. My budget for an apartment is 600-850.
Have you checked with what agencies are hiring for your specialty? I think the availability of a suitable job would be the most important criterion. If you found a job in, for example, Jacksonville, you could live in Swansboro, Sneads Ferry, Beaufort or Morehead City. Jacksonville is neither beautiful nor desirable, but you can certainly find a small town nearby. Similarly, Elizabeth City may not be great to live in, but Hertford and Edenton are nearby.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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I'm narrowing it down to places I would consider, then looking at what kind of jobs are in my field then choosing. Currently I'm working doing direct care with adults with developmental disabilities so these places are everywhere.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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It's good you can find work almost anywhere but you still need to narrow the field a bit.

What do you like? Ocean or mountain? Are you an out door person or more indoor, arts and crafts, reading, theater?

NC has most anything you are looking for. From the Piedmont the coast and mountains are just a couple of hours away.

The Triangle, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, have anything and everything. There are small bed room communities like Wake Forrest, Henderson, Apex, Pittsboro etc not to mention some of the best schools and hospitals in the nation.

Charlotte is the biggest city between Richmond and Atlanta. Asheville is not far from there. Asheboro is a smaller town full of pottery's and the NC State Zoo.

The list goes on and on. The coast has its own unique charm of touristy places and small town fishing villages.

If you want to water ski, snow ski, jet ski, hike, swim, boat ... NC has some of the best of it all. Don't forget the Smokey Mountains.

There is just so much .... like I said ... you need to decide what you want, what you are looking for .... and narrow down your search a bit. The single criteria of a rental budget doesn't narrow it very much.

Work to live, don't live to work ... decide where you want to LIVE ..... what you want to do outside of work ... that will help.
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