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Old 02-13-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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My husband and I are thinking about relocating to NC from UpState NY (we've had enough of the winters). We were looking at the Elizabeth City area because we have family in Norfolk. We were thinking about the outskirt areas. My husband currently works for Time Warner Cable up here, I know that Elizabeth City has Time Warner, I was wonder if the smaller surrounding towns such as Camden also offer Time Warner?

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Old 02-17-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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I don't think there are any Time Warner franchises in this area. Most of the surrounding areas around Elizabeth City are served by Mediacom I believe...that is the company that services Currituck County where I live. Currituck is a nice area near Elizabeth City that is fairly close to Norfolk as well. We are about a half hour from Elizabeth City and about 45 minutes from downtown Norfolk. Camden County is also a nice rural area outside of Elizabeth City that is worth looking into.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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thanks for the info!
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Front Royal VA
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Default Time Warner,E City

Hi,fsquires!
Time Warner is the cable provider for Elizabeth City,they took over from Adelphia some time ago.
A drawback to living in Currituck is that for much of the year,you'll be stuck in traffic going to/from VA.
E City is a small town;great if that is what you are looking for.
We do have easy access to Chesapeake/VA Beach/Norfolk for those things that you can't get here,but without the traffic of Hampton Roads.(My personal observation-you can be in a Nordstrom within an hour.)
If there is traffic her,it's because there is farm equipment in the road,or someone is moving a double wide.
You can get a LOT of house for the money,taxes are low.
I moved here 10 years ago from New England and have no regrets.It's a town on it's way up!
refly
And no snow to shovel!!
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Old 03-02-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Tell me what stores are in E City to shop at? How close are they to public transportation...if any? Or Apts??
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Front Royal VA
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Default stores,etc.

Walmart, a small JC Penney's,some smaller regional stores, Belk,Goody's,Cato.
Walgreens (new) CVS,Lowe's Big Lots,Olliie's (new discount store)Office Max
Grocery:
Food Lion,several,and all have been remodeled recently. Also Farm Fresh,very nice grocery store.
Public transportation is growing,ICPTA (InterCountyPublic Transp) is available but you need to call to schedule,as they serve a large area.
A car is useful here.
Re.apartments-the ones I lived at for years when I first arrived-Emerald Lake,are 3 BR 2 BA are very nice and the newest you will find,most likely.

Chesapeake VA,about 40 minutes,has Marshalls,TJMAxx,Ross,Target, and other chain/mall stores.It's an easy drive to the Greenbrier area.
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:03 PM
 
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I see things aliitle different . I am from Currituck and the roads are not bad. Yes on the weekends you have to time yourself, by that i mean i usually dont head north to va before 830 am on Sat and Sunday morning (because the vacationers are all checking out and on the way home) and i don't head to the beach after 12:30 Sat and Sunday afternoon (BECAUSE THE VACATIONERS ARE ALL COMING TO CHECK IN) Even if i do go , i don't really think it that bad, maybe as your going through Moyock ND ANOTHER SPOT IS OVER ON THE OUTER BANKS BRIDGE/ ROAD TO DUCK. All other days it's not bad at all. Yes it does pick up after May 30th and lasts till First week in Sept. But if you have never come down here the beaches are great!!!! Free Parking and some parking areas have bath houses.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Tappahannock VA
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I'm from Moyock. I like E.C. pretty well it is a great little city. It has some parts that are really beautiful around the waterfront and some of the "downtown" part is historic and pretty but these sections also tend to be in the oldest and roughest parts of the town. South of the city is more rural but fairly nice and the western and northern parts are pretty nice. There are many homes around there for sale as there always are regardless of the economy. The Coast Guard base tends to ensure a relatively lively market. E.C. has some bad sections and has some real economic problems but it doesn't seem to extend "city-wide". The school systems have a somewhat poor reputation. E.C. has it's share of drugs and crime but compared to larger cities it really isn't that bad. There are really no parts of town that I would feel real uncomfortable in. If you want a smaller town or more rural you might look towards Camden. Camden is very rural but a nice up and coming county. I love Moyock and Currituck county, myself, but your husband would have to drive to E.C. to work which would not be a terrible commute. As far as the cable situation in Camden I'm not really sure who the cable company in Camden is, sorry.
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Old 07-06-2008, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Upsate NY
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Chevygiryl62, my wife and i also are from upstate,ny looking to move out of the snow to the coast area, we have family in rocky mount but want to be near the coast. do you know if there is work for myself as i have been with a chevy dealership for the past 11 years or so.
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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I was reading some post about places to shop. We are moving to Elizabeth City as well. Husband is there I will be with the family a little over a week. We are from Michigan and we do have Walmarts but I just don't care for there meat. Is there any advice for another choice. I have no problem with all the other stuff Walmart sell we have Super Walmart but I just don't like there meat. Is there any Super Targets we have none around here?
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