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Old 05-27-2015, 12:50 PM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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For a job or for the love of my life, sure!

Just to though? Nah. I have a pretty good job here in LA already, which affords me the opportunity to screw around on CD when there's downtime.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:16 PM
 
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Hmmm, yeah that doesn't sound appealing. Do you know anything about Raleigh-Durham? I've heard great things about it and that it's relatively progressive and very affordable, though I've also heard North Carolina is a very conservative state and that worries me.
Durham-Chapel Hill is awesome and would highly recommend it. Moderate cost of living, moderate four season climate, a strong job market with good salaries and an overall high quality of life. NC has some conservative areas but it's balanced by it's metro areas like Durham/Chapel Hill, Raleigh/Cary, Greensboro, Winston Salem, Charlotte and Asheville which are all ranging from just left of center to a good bit to the left. Like much of the rest of the country unfortunately what got elected into office was via popular vote of those who actually turned out to vote, which isn't typically reflective of the rest of the population.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Honestly, whenever I'm in LA, I'm constantly surprised at how rundown and cheap everything looks. It's so... tacky.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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The West is not the problem. Look inward.

This reminds me of the old Alaska story...people keep moving west to solve their problems and eventually end up in Alaska.
You can keep running, but for what purpose? Your problems will continue however far you run.

Find a place that is good for you and address the problems. Pure and simple. God Bless.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I think the interior west is a rip off and boring. There is beauty in the interior west (Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and the Tetons, southern Utah, etc.), but it really isolated from civilization. They aren't places you'd regularly visit if you liked in one of the cities in this area like Denver, SLC, or Phoenix. The west coast is just too expensive. The west is great for vacation! I really miss the food and hidden adventures in the Great Lakes Basin.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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Hmmm, yeah that doesn't sound appealing. Do you know anything about Raleigh-Durham? I've heard great things about it and that it's relatively progressive and very affordable, though I've also heard North Carolina is a very conservative state and that worries me.
If I had to pick between North Carolina and Oregon (or any other Western state, for that matter), I'd stay out West, for sure.

For me personally, North Carolina is just too Southern. Even though people say North Carolina is where a bunch of Nor'easters and Florida "half-backs" go for bigger, newer, cheaper housing or a more "family-friendly" atmosphere, I disagree. North Carolina, especially in the smaller towns and rural areas, is very backwards. There's still too much "Bubba talk" and too many "Bible thumpers" for me to truly like it there. Not to mention people don't particularly care for "Yankees" all that much, either.

In the bigger cities and their suburbs, you get lots of transplants from the Northeast and Florida with entitlement issues, aggressive driving habits and all-around bad attitudes. People from those areas aren't particularly polite, courteous or friendly, hence one of the reason why North Carolina natives take so much issue with "Yankees." That, plus East Coasters tend to be "hard nuts to crack."

I'd honestly skip North Carolina all together. The same crowd that trampled Florida is very quickly turning North Carolina into Florida 2.0.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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If I had to pick between North Carolina and Oregon (or any other Western state, for that matter), I'd stay out West, for sure.

For me personally, North Carolina is just too Southern. Even though people say North Carolina is where a bunch of Nor'easters and Florida "half-backs" go for bigger, newer, cheaper housing or a more "family-friendly" atmosphere, I disagree. North Carolina, especially in the smaller towns and rural areas, is very backwards. There's still too much "Bubba talk" and too many "Bible thumpers" for me to truly like it there. Not to mention people don't particularly care for "Yankees" all that much, either.

In the bigger cities and their suburbs, you get lots of transplants from the Northeast and Florida with entitlement issues, aggressive driving habits and all-around bad attitudes. People from those areas aren't particularly polite, courteous or friendly, hence one of the reason why North Carolina natives take so much issue with "Yankees." That, plus East Coasters tend to be "hard nuts to crack."

I'd honestly skip North Carolina all together. The same crowd that trampled Florida is very quickly turning North Carolina into Florida 2.0.
You couldn't be more wrong if you tried. Most here know you are extremely biased against anything Southern and tend to deal in lots of hyperbole though, so it's nothing new.

Minnie-apple-less, please take the above post with a MASSIVE grain of salt. NC is just like a lot of places.

The urban/Metro areas are fine, many of the rural areas are very conservative. These areas are not hostile, and the large majority of the people are warm and friendly if you are.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I'd leave, but not because I hate it out here. I'm just open to living anywhere in the country. The west is an amazing region.
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:48 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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You want to go to Pittsburgh and you absolutely hate damp weather?!

Uh, better check the weather statistics for that one. And I'm a huge Pittsburgh fan.
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Old 05-30-2015, 03:41 PM
 
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You want to go to Pittsburgh and you absolutely hate damp weather?!

Uh, better check the weather statistics for that one. And I'm a huge Pittsburgh fan.
I could tolerate bad weather if a place has other redeeming qualities. Is mold a big issue in the Burgh?
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