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Old 06-24-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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It isn't as though Northerners are some sort of rarity here. There are quite literally thousands of them currently living in New Hanover County. I think you're over-thinking this
We just want to fit in. Here in the suburbia of Phx, us "North Easterners" stick out like a green thumb. They all make fun at how we pronounce certain words. There is a heavy California and Midwest population out here. They all look at us from NJ/NY as if we are Snookie & the annoying crew from the dumbest MTV show falsely depicting the Jersey Shore. Hence why I just wanted to learn how the NC folks accept the NJ/NY transplants.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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You should not be concerned, basically you have to actually go out looking for someone who is NOT from NJ/NY. Almost everyone you will encounter around here is from up North.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:37 PM
 
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I have been here 11 years and if I met 10 people born and raised in NC that's alot.

And before you say it, I do get out alot.



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Old 06-24-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Southport
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We just want to fit in. Here in the suburbia of Phx, us "North Easterners" stick out like a green thumb. They all make fun at how we pronounce certain words. There is a heavy California and Midwest population out here. They all look at us from NJ/NY as if we are Snookie & the annoying crew from the dumbest MTV show falsely depicting the Jersey Shore. Hence why I just wanted to learn how the NC folks accept the NJ/NY transplants.
We do that here, too. Just usually not in front of you.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The only two things we miss from NJ is the food and the shore.
Well, just know right away that, apparently, nowhere south of Mason-Dixon can on get pizza that is at all comparable to NJ/NY (we hear that almost daily, especially on City-Data ). But Southern food is a genre all its own that most come to like/love. And, also know that you will stand out like a sore thumb if you say "the shore"--around here, it's "the beach" or "the coast".

And, there are plenty of non-NJ/NY folks in Wilmington despite the concentration in certain "transplant" neighborhoods.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:40 PM
 
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Wonderful info, thanks! We are very laid back people with "north east roots" Living in the outskirts of Phoenix was a huge culture shock for us, but we have definitely adopted the west coast laid back attitude. The only two things we miss from NJ is the food and the shore. We are looking forward to hopefully relocating to the Wilmington area in the next two years. Just need to obtain solid employment for my husband.

Thank you!
yep! you can tell you are from NJ!! you say 'shore' instead of going to the 'beach' LOL - Just a side note: there is a tavern in Wilmington, I think it is called "Copper Penny" and above the front door is a huge sign with an Eagle on it that says, Home to the Philadelphia Eagles South" LOL - thought you would get a kick out of that!! Here's information from the internet:
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Please so yourself a favor. Do Not complain that there are no good bagels. Everybody knows that. Learn to love biscuits.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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Please so yourself a favor. Do Not complain that there are no good bagels. Everybody knows that. Learn to love biscuits.
Biscuits and sausage gravy A little slice of heaven!
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Well, just know right away that, apparently, nowhere south of Mason-Dixon can on get pizza that is at all comparable to NJ/NY (we hear that almost daily, especially on City-Data ). But Southern food is a genre all its own that most come to like/love. And, also know that you will stand out like a sore thumb if you say "the shore"--around here, it's "the beach" or "the coast".

And, there are plenty of non-NJ/NY folks in Wilmington despite the concentration in certain "transplant" neighborhoods.
We have learned to make our own pizza at home. Arizona doesn't help in our crave for authentic pizza either. Just loads and loads of taco shops.

What are the typical "transplant" neighborhoods?
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Please so yourself a favor. Do Not complain that there are no good bagels. Everybody knows that. Learn to love biscuits.
The bagels here in Arizona are just salty soft donuts. We have family in NJ mail us bagels in the winter Less carbs helps the figure I tell myself
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