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Old 06-08-2015, 11:50 AM
 
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I live in CONNECTICUT and my job is tranferring me to rocky mount nc for work. I hear the town is kinda bad and high in crime. I will be moving there with 2 young children and i would like to move to a nice area with good schools, which wont be to far from rocky mount. Im willing to comute about 30 minutes if i have to, which towns surrounding rocky mount are good for raising a family and safe.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Im willing to comute about 30 minutes if i have to, which towns surrounding rocky mount are good for raising a family and safe.
Previously, I recommended the New Hope Elementary School district in Wilson and the Gardner and Coopers Elementary School districts in Elm City.
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:24 AM
 
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I know a number of folks with children that live in Nashville, which is an easy commute to Rocky Mount.

General rule of thumb is the Nash County side of Rocky Mount is better than the Edgecombe County side.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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I am looking into New Hope Elementary. What have you found out about this school? it is not highly ranked overall, but seems to be the best in Gastonia. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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I am looking into New Hope Elementary. What have you found out about this school? it is not highly ranked overall, but seems to be the best in Gastonia. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Your search engine has led you astray. The New Hope Elementary referenced above is in Wilson, NC, hundreds of miles from Gastonia. My advice is to start a new thread on the Charlotte Board asking for opinions regarding NHE in Gastonia.
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:48 PM
 
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Your search engine has led you astray. The New Hope Elementary referenced above is in Wilson, NC, hundreds of miles from Gastonia. My advice is to start a new thread on the Charlotte Board asking for opinions regarding NHE in Gastonia.
Thanks so much
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:02 PM
 
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Can't tell from your post if you have moved to NC yet, but will give you the best information I can in regards to the Rocky Mount and surrounding areas. Rocky Mount has some very nice areas and some areas I would not even think about going near, even in mid day. Such is with a lot of towns anywhere. We live in Tarboro, NC, which is 16 miles east of Rocky Mount. It is a small town, low crime and it is in Edgecombe County. Not all schools in Edgecombe County are low rated. There are charter schools, magnet schools and private schools as well as the public schools.

Some good things about Tarboro is that it is centrally located between some larger cities, but doesn't have the traffic and higher crime ratings. We are 16 'miles east of Rocky Mount, (as stated earlier), 30 miles north east of Wilson, 60 miles east of Raleigh, 30 miles west of Greenville and 115 miles to the coast. Greenville offers amazing medical facilities and trauma center. Duke Medical Center, Chapel Hill, and Rex Hospital are all within an hour and half away.

Tarboro has a lot of history, beautiful old Victorian homes that have been well taken care of through the years, a beautiful Main Street, just perfect for strolling and you can even stop at the "Classic Diner" for a milk shake or a glass of wine at "On The Square". A full running brewery will also be opening soon.

Housing is priced well below the median; anything from the late 1800's to the vintage era of the 60's and 70's to newer homes. And if you need something for your new home or yard, we have 3 home and garden centers, professional landscaping companies Since it is a small town, people call you by name when you walk into their establishment. Always making you feel as if you belong, giving you their full attention. When I moved here, fourteen years ago, one neighbor dropped off a pecan pie, another, a warm loaf of homemade bread and another, a beautiful gigantic white Mum. What kind of towns and neighborhoods offer this kind of welcome anymore?

Hope I have given you some thought and a little insight into this area. Maybe you can check it out for yourself soon. Wishing you good luck on your move!
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:48 PM
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I know a number of folks with children that live in Nashville, which is an easy commute to Rocky Mount.

General rule of thumb is the Nash County side of Rocky Mount is better than the Edgecombe County side.
Think that rule is a lot more rock solid than general.
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