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Old 06-09-2015, 09:43 PM
 
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hi im a 26 year old single mom of two children 3 and 6 years old. I currently live in delaware county pa but to be honest the crime and drugs are so horrible here i need a fresh start. I do know drugs and crime are everywhere but not always as bad. I am highly considering north carolina i have been reading up on bryson city,new bern, other areas within "the triangle". I know having 2 young children it would be a big adjustment,trust me i have thought this through i am not a day dreamer nor am I looking for "the perfect place" every place has its flaws. but living a block away from the second most dangerous city in the us "chester" im sure that it would be a step up. I am looking for a small safe affordable town, i have always wanted to live where there was a mountain view or a ocean view or atleast withing a short drive. I currently pay 750 a month for a nice 2 bedroom apt where i currently am, however i can pay up to 800-850. I want a place with a nice downtown, and a small town feel. I really just want to find somewhere where i can take my children for walks to the park ect and feel safe and also see familiar faces. I am a very socialble person so i would want to obviously establish relationships with neighbors ya know. I am a receptionist/medical assistant for a very busy sucessful orthopedics office, and the surgeons here have wrote letters of recommendations for me and also are my references. So i feel as though i will find something. I also am a cna and i round at a local nursing home on the weekends. My mother would be relocating as well so i have a small support system to help me with my kids. One other place i am looking at other than NC is senoia georgia, i do have family there as well. so as you can see i am very open to any suggestions on other areas to live all i know is i want to get away from here. So here it is im looking for a small safe affordable town either near the water or mountains or atleast a short drive to(i know coastal living is usually expensive). small town feel is a must, great schools, close to shopping(market,drugstores ect)low crime, my kids love the outdoors i do not want to move somewhere where it is over populated, like i said small town feel. I just want to find a place where my children and i could settle. If you have any info or advice it would be greatly appreciated.. thanks in advance!! ps i may of left important details if so i would be more than happy to elaborate!!
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Southport
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You are very confused about NC geography. The "Triangle" is the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area. Neither Bryson City nor New Bern are located there. Bryson City is a small mountain town. New Bern is a somewhat larger city near the coast.

$800 a month rent will not get you a view anywhere. Finding a job is most small towns will be very difficult.

You have posted this on the Coastal NC Board, which only covers the eastern part of the state, closest to the ocean. If you want information on the entire state you need to repost it on the NC Board.

Its not near the mountains or the ocean, but my suggestion would be to look at the Greensboro/Winston-Salem area. It has the best combination of safety and affordability. Find a job first, then focus on a place to live.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I want a place with a nice downtown, and a small town feel. I really just want to find somewhere where i can take my children for walks to the park ect and feel safe and also see familiar faces...... I am a receptionist/medical assistant for a very busy sucessful orthopedics office, and the surgeons here have wrote letters of recommendations for me and also are my references.
I'll suggest looking in Greenville for jobs, as there is a large medical community there. Then look for a place to live in Winterville, which was recently chosen as the 4th safest small town or suburb.

If your mother is accompanying you and you need 3 bedrooms, I'd suggest raising your budget and looking for a house.

Otherwise, the Winston-Salem/Greensboro area was a good suggestion. Find work in the city and live in a suburb.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:44 AM
 
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Thank you for the info, maybe i should of been more detailed my apoligies. I meant as in i have been looking in areas within the triangle as well as the other areas i mentioned. Yes my mom would be moving as well, she has her own income and would like to find something herself. I have been looking on indeed and i have found a few jobs that fit my criteria so I would deff make sure i have a job before i make the mov, I am just trying to get a little more info so i know what areas to focus more on. and i am new to this lol not sure on how to move this thread to another board.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Southport
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You'll have a very hard time finding housing in the Triangle in your budget. Goldenage's suggestion of Greenville is a good one.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I am not a medical specialist, but I think one would have a hard time finding an orthopedic practice in a small town. That sounds like a specialty practice. In my area, the sports medicine practices have become very popular, and a new one opened in Jacksonvile. So, the OP might look for the term "sports medicine" as well as "orthopedics".
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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i am new to this lol not sure on how to move this thread to another board.
You can't move a thread yourself. However, you could copy out the relevant parts of your questions, then find the Charlotte subforum, start a new thread, and paste in your question. Then add enough text to make it understandable. Same thing with the Western NC subforum for Bryson City.

Don't ask me how to do it with a cell phone.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I'd suggest around Winston-Salem. It's 45 minutes from beautiful Hanging Rock State Park. Also, affordable and has job opportunities. I'm not as familiar with the suburbs around there, but ask on the Winston forum.
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