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Old 07-15-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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My only problem with VA is the cost of living is a lot higher, is that correct? To be honest, the reason we are even thinking the East coast is because of someone who lives in VA. But we figured NC would be best for the cost of living. From the research we have done it seems to be a lot lower in NC.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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My only problem with VA is the cost of living is a lot higher, is that correct? To be honest, the reason we are even thinking the East coast is because of someone who lives in VA. But we figured NC would be best for the cost of living. From the research we have done it seems to be a lot lower in NC.
NC is definitely better for the cost of living..but not for the heat.
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Old 07-15-2015, 03:39 PM
 
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Is western NC cooler, near the mountains?
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:32 PM
 
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Is western NC cooler, near the mountains?
IN the mountains, yes, above 3,000 feet.
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Old 07-15-2015, 04:33 PM
 
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My only problem with VA is the cost of living is a lot higher, is that correct? To be honest, the reason we are even thinking the East coast is because of someone who lives in VA. But we figured NC would be best for the cost of living. From the research we have done it seems to be a lot lower in NC.
I don't think there's any significant difference between VA and NC in terms of weather, and COL is about the same except for northern VA close to DC. Richmond is just as hot as anywhere in NC.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:12 PM
 
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I don't think there's any significant difference between VA and NC in terms of weather, and COL is about the same except for northern VA close to DC. Richmond is just as hot as anywhere in NC.
Correct. It is NOVA (Northern VA) that has the out-of-control COL issue. The rest of the state isn't too bad.

The Virginia Beach area has pretty good schools, which might be important to you.



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* Fairfax, VA is 63% more expensive than Wilmington, NC
* Virginia Beach, VA is 10% more expensive than Wilmington, NC

* Fairfax, VA housing is 215% more expensive than Wilmington, NC housing (yes, 215%!)
* Virginia Beach, VA housing is 50% more expensive than Wilmington, NC housing

* A salary of $52,000 in Wilmington, NC would need to be $84,539 in Fairfax, VA
* A salary of $39,000 in Wilmington, NC would need to be $42,737 in Virginia Beach, VA



According to this site:

*Wilmington, NC has 11.7% unemployment (but this site says 5.3%)
*Fairfax County, VA has 5.1% unemployment
*Virginia Beach, VA has 5.9% unemployment

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Old 07-15-2015, 07:25 PM
 
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In addition, you can use city-data profile to compare climates. NC climate range is a little more moderate than the plains climate in Oklahoma City, but that doesn't mean much relief from heat.

Greenville's average daily high in July is 90 degrees, and OKC's about 94 degrees.

Greenville's daily low in January is about 30 degrees, and OKC's is about 28 degrees.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:44 AM
 
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I'll just echo everybody else - you won't escape heat in eastern NC unless you are right on the water. I'd add that, you can't compare Michigan humidity to summertime humidity in southeastern US.

You need to either head for the mountains, or look further north - or both.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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Thank you guys! This is exactly what I needed to know before I moved, again. I wish I had done more research into OKC before we got here, because this heat is just too much for us. (sad because I actually grew up in the desert of California, but dry heat is a lot different than this stuff) If anyone has any towns in mind that might fit what we need/want, please let me know!
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:04 AM
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In addition, you can use city-data profile to compare climates. NC climate range is a little more moderate than the plains climate in Oklahoma City, but that doesn't mean much relief from heat.

Greenville's average daily high in July is 90 degrees, and OKC's about 94 degrees.

Greenville's daily low in January is about 30 degrees, and OKC's is about 28 degrees.
You also need to factor in humidity!
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