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Old 12-22-2007, 01:45 PM
Location: NC, USA
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Personally, I think the big negative (Dusty, what do you think?) is finding people to fix stuff on your house or car or whatever.

Actually, here in Mebane we have several quite competent tradesmen, Cary is close so I believe the commute would not be bad for them, also know that they have expanded their area somewhat, also work in Chapel Hill, Message me if you want contact info. D
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:32 AM
Location: Delaware
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Hi gang,

I'm taking a moment to catch up on reading the forum... and have to pipe in on this topic. Our family recently moved to DE (just south of Dover) to get OUT of NC! However, I will say we were south of Greensboro, NC, and from living in that area for the past 15 years, I know there is a vast difference in central NC and the "suburbia" Raleigh vicinity. It took a lot of research and soul searching for us to come to the decision to move north, but so far it has been great for us. The only downside for our family is that our older 2 kids stayed in NC, due to their age and school status (20 & 17, one in college, one a junior in high school). But for our younger 2 kids (13 & 10), we really have had no regrets so far.

As a former Carolinian, I will say (tactfully, I hope) that the Raleigh area (as well as greater Charlotte) have experienced tremendous growth over the last 10 years or so. Both areas are going through major growing pains, which is creating a lot of problems in both areas.

Since we chose not to look in the greater Wilmington/Newark area of DE, I can't speak from experience of either area. But from past research, and contacts I've made since we've been in DE, I think it is safe to say that area is quite similar to the Raleigh, NC area. I believe another poster mentioned the convenience to the I-95 corridor (Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philly, and NY)... personally I find that a big plus for the northern DE area. As those who have lived in the Raleigh area know, there really is not as much as close to there!

I wish both movers luck in settling in to your new homes and areas!

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Old 01-21-2008, 02:22 PM
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If you haven't already signed on with Hockessin Montessori, you really should take a look at Elementary Workshop Montessori School in downtown Wilmington. It's a phenomenal, small Montessori program, and it's much less pricey than Hockessin.

We love EWMS because every teacher knows the name of every child and they really seem to love the children, and we all help parent each other's children. It's a great school -- check out the website at Elementary Workshop Montessori School. If you decide to sign up, please tell them I sent you! -Allison
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