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Old 09-17-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Hello: I am a Single mother with a 10 year old daughter can anyone suggest a great area to live with less crime and good schools. I have been looking at Mebane, Burlington, Winston and Greensboro they all seem like pretty good places to live.... any recommendations? ....am looking for a 2 bedroom apartment to rent and will be relocating around the middle of January 2012. I currently work for a hospital as a medical biller and will also be looking to land a job before I move, can anyone suggest areas I should research pleaseee...... Thank you!
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:00 PM
 
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I don't know what Mebane has? Burlington has LabCorp. Winston has Wake Forest Univ. Medical Center/Baptist Hospital and Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Greensboro has Aurora Diagnostics, Moses Cone Health Systems, Wesley Long Hospital and there's High Point Regional close by.

All depends upon what you're looking for as to a place to live? Mooresville, Hickory, Durham, Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, Wilmington, etc. are other places you might add to the list.
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Old 09-17-2011, 11:50 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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I don't know what Mebane has? Burlington has LabCorp. Winston has Wake Forest Univ. Medical Center/Baptist Hospital and Forsyth Memorial Hospital. Greensboro has Aurora Diagnostics, Moses Cone Health Systems, Wesley Long Hospital and there's High Point Regional close by.

All depends upon what you're looking for as to a place to live? Mooresville, Hickory, Durham, Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville, Wilmington, etc. are other places you might add to the list.
Actually Mebane has town sponsored block parties during the warm months and parades and parties complete with fireworks for the 4th of July and Christmas. Cooler weather activities are also well received. Mebane is split between Alamance and Orange counties. Orange county has the better schools and higher taxes (I live in the Orange county side). The largest modern building in Mebane is the Library, disproportionately large for such a small town. Tanger outlet is on the edge of town as is the best Mexican Restaurant you are likely to find almost anywhere. It is better than 90% of the Mexican restaurantes I have eaten in, in either Mexico City or Veracruz. Because of the proximity of Duke U., U of N.C. @ Chapel Hill, U of N.C. @ Greensboro, Guilford College, Elon University, N.C. State University, N.C. A&T University, N.C. Central University----all within 50 miles of my front door, Wake Forest U. is in Winston-Salem, N.C. and as such, is 20 miles further, the educational level of most Mebanites is a bit above the state average. OH YEAH.... the town is not pronounced Me-Bane, more along the lines of Meh-Bin. Mebane has two coffee shops, an interesting used book store, two Chinese restaurants, one Italian and a slew of antique shops and most of the natives are friendly.

Oh Yeah, one other little thing, Alamance Regional Hospital is 20 minutes away and they are in the process of opening another hospital wing in Mebane.
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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The unemployment numbers in NC are pretty high right now. The best suggestion is to start looking for and applying to for jobs very soon in the cities you are interested in. Once you start getting job offers, then start narrowing your dicision on which city to live in based on your criteria. I do not know about the medical billing field, just speaking from the experiences others have posted on the NC forum. Many out of state applicants have had a hard time landing a job in NC, so their job search has been prologed longer than expected.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:47 PM
 
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Thanks all for the response.....I had no idea the unemployment rate in NC was high, i'll be doing some research on Durham, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington I also registered on LabCorp, Wake Forest/Baptist Medical Center, BCBS and Alamance Regional Medical Center website for job notifications.... am currently paying $1000.00 in NY for a 1 bedroom apartment which does not include any amenities ...am hoping to find something very affordale with a nice community and good schools. Thanks again for the heads up.....
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