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Old 01-23-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Lexington, KY
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Right now, my boyfriend and I live in KY. I'm originally from FL, and I still miss the warm weather and the beach, but the crime in FL is just too much, plus its really far away from our families in KY, and I don't think I want to go back. NC seems like a good comprimise

We are both college educated (he's in law school and I'm working on my Master's in elementary ed), and are getting engaged this fall. After we graduate, we want to find a nice town to live and start a family. We need decent paying jobs, so we can start living our "real lives". (Student life, after X amount of years, is getting old.)

We enjoy the arts and the beach. We aren't looking for big parties or bars, necessarily, but we don't want to live in a retirement town, either. We'd like a place where there is a symphony, a movie theatre, shopping, diversity, good schools, low crime, and of course, the beach.

I would GREATLY appreciate any suggestions! Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I think Wilmington would suit you. I don't live there, I live in Charlotte.. but I love Wilmington because it's near the beach, it has an adorable downtown and all of those things. But, I'm sure you know the economy is terrible, and I would think it's extra bad in Wilmington because I've always heard that they never have good paying jobs anyway. I mean i'm sure there are tons of people there making good money who are high up in companies, etc etc, but I would check into the schools there if you're a teacher and ask them what the hiring status/pay is and things like that. Really do your research, and definitely visit.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:25 PM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Charleston, SC. I am not sure that what you say you want you will find. But good luck in your search.

LLN
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Taberna
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Thumbs up Give New Bern a look

New Bern is a semi-retirement area with a population a little less than 30,000. It's about 30 minutes from the ocean, but there are 2 rivers here for great boating/sailing,fishing.

Symphony is not a great draw here, but we do have sessions at the Tryon Palace during the summer months.

This link will get you started:
New Bern, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

good luck!
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Charleston SC has what you seek but it will not be cheap. Try Isle of Palms over the winter - rentals are cheaper then.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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Right now, my boyfriend and I live in KY. I'm originally from FL, and I still miss the warm weather and the beach, but the crime in FL is just too much, plus its really far away from our families in KY, and I don't think I want to go back. NC seems like a good comprimise
We are both college educated (he's in law school and I'm working on my Master's in elementary ed), and are getting engaged this fall. After we graduate, we want to find a nice town to live and start a family. We need decent paying jobs, so we can start living our "real lives". (Student life, after X amount of years, is getting old.)
We enjoy the arts and the beach. We aren't looking for big parties or bars, necessarily, but we don't want to live in a retirement town, either. We'd like a place where there is a symphony, a movie theatre, shopping, diversity, good schools, low crime, and of course, the beach.
I would GREATLY appreciate any suggestions! Thanks.
I have a rental in Charleston, SC! Its a 2 bedroom and its private near the beach and downtown. Let me know if your interested.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:28 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Right now, my boyfriend and I live in KY. I'm originally from FL, and I still miss the warm weather and the beach, but the crime in FL is just too much, plus its really far away from our families in KY, and I don't think I want to go back. NC seems like a good comprimise

We are both college educated (he's in law school and I'm working on my Master's in elementary ed), and are getting engaged this fall. After we graduate, we want to find a nice town to live and start a family. We need decent paying jobs, so we can start living our "real lives". (Student life, after X amount of years, is getting old.)

We enjoy the arts and the beach. We aren't looking for big parties or bars, necessarily, but we don't want to live in a retirement town, either. We'd like a place where there is a symphony, a movie theatre, shopping, diversity, good schools, low crime, and of course, the beach.

I would GREATLY appreciate any suggestions! Thanks.

When you say decent paying jobs, how do you translate this? Eastern NC is a nice place to live but don't come looking for a 60k to start with. Not saying it isn't possible. You can find all that you're looking for except for maybe a symphony? A symphony in Eastern NC? Sounds a little funny actually but if there are some I have never heard of them.

A lot of towns near the coast are turning into retirement towns for the North Easterns.
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