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Old 07-03-2008, 12:31 PM
 
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I am going for a job interview in Kinston next week but know nothing about the area. I have 2 young children and one on the way. Could anyone give me some information about the area and if the town is a nice place to raise a young family?
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Old 07-03-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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the only time I went through kinston, I was pretty unimpressed. I am sure that there must be some decent areas around, but I wasn't able to find them. it's kind of a nomans land out there.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Oriental, NC
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I don't live there but my adult daughter did for a while and I would have to say no, it's not a great place to live for a young family. From what I see on the news and read in the paper there is a fair amount of gang activity.
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Cary and Wilmington, NC
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I would have to say no as well. I'm a NC native and my mother grew up in New Bern (not too far from Kinston) and it seems to be a very small town with not a whole lot to offer. (No offense Kinstonians)
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: wilmington
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My future son-in-law stayed there a couple of months for his job and really thought about buying a home because you could get so much for a lot less money. He didn't find much to do except for the minor league baseball games. He said those were great(huge crowds). I think a new industry is bringing some jobs there last I heard so take a ride around now that summer is here and see what families do in the evenings. I'll try to ask him about it this week-end.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:17 AM
 
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You could live in Grifton which is not far away at all and has a good school and family atmosphere.
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