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Old 01-17-2018, 09:51 AM
 
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My husband has his own online business so we do not have to be in one particular city but I would like to find work once we have settled down. My husband would also like to find a second income. He is in the legal field. We moved from Phoenix because of the excessive heat (118 at times) and because of the dust. I am asthmatic and I have had huge problems there. My doctor suggested us moving state. My husband had a job interview to bring in some extra cash in NC and after moving here, we found out the employer was having problems with his business and my husband is at home. We are looking for a medium size city near the coast. My children are home schooled but the 11th grader would like to start attending a local school wherever we end up moving to. Raleigh is too big. We were looking at Wilmington but the locals were quick to warn me that there is water problem as well as a huge crime problem. We were looking at Carolina city but it seems like nothing is happening there. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:23 AM
 
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The problems you were warned about in Wilmington are way overblown, imo. What is your definition of a "medium sized" city. There is no other city on the NC coast as large as Wilmington.

Where are you now? What is "Carolina city"?
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:45 AM
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While crime is high in Wilmington, it is focused in several areas. Same with New Bern: lot of crime, but the vast majority of the crime is isolated in areas.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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We are currently in Raleigh.. We would like a city half the size. We come fron South Africa and the town we grew up in was only about 20 000.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:51 AM
 
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Wilmington is about 1/3 to 1/4 the size of Raleigh. Every other coastal NC city is much smaller. You might want to look at Charleston SC.
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Old 01-17-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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I will take your advice. Thank you
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Old 01-18-2018, 07:36 AM
 
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Greenville is like an hour to and hour and a half from the beach. Guess your choice depends a lot on how close you want to be to the beach...like on the beach or within driving distance.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:48 AM
 
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What are job prospects like in Greenville?
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Old 01-21-2018, 02:58 PM
 
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The average income in Greenville is less than Wilmington and the unemployment rate slightly higher but not too bad. Greenville metro (at about 175,000) is a bit more than half the size of Wilmington metro. The crime rates are similar, though Greenville property crime is reported to be a little higher than Wilmington. Both are a bit above national average. Crime is a lot about neighborhood, precautions and behavior.


Charleston is richer and has less violent crime but probably stay out of North Charleston.

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Old 01-21-2018, 04:02 PM
 
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Would you consider Annapolis Maryland? 40,000 people. Close to DC where there is a ton of legal work, even for short-term.


If the financial reserves are known to be tight, you may need to give first priority to immediate even semi- stability the cheapest way possible and perhaps delay a move to a more or most ideal location when either 1 job is in hand or the reserves are even somewhat better.

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