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Old 03-14-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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We are a family wanting to relocate to NS or SC. We have 2 samll children. We come from a very small town and live 45-1hr away from any large city. We are looking to relocate to a nice quiet community maybe only 20 min away from shopping, restaurants ect. We want good schools, nice parks, recreation, lakes. I am also a nurse and want to work in a med to large well know hospital with only a small commute. Does anyone have ideas on any cities?
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Does anyone have ideas on any cities?
Take your pick. The combined area of both NC and SC is rather large, so it would be helpful if you could narrow down your options a bit.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, FL
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I am originally from the midwest (OH) and lived in San Diego, S. Florida, PA, and now Raleigh. I like it here the best. Why? It is only a day's drive to OH/PA, a day's drive to S. Florida, 2 hours to the beach, and 4 hours to the mountains. I really preferred Wilmington, NC but hard to commute from by air. The weather is wonderful, but can really get hot in the summer.. even more so than S. Florida because of the proximity to the ocean. We also live in a high tech area for jobs and are rated number 3 with CNN Money..see America's best jobs in the hottest markets | 3 | Business 2.0
There are many wonderful places to live in this area. I'm sure S. Carolina has them too, but I think our job market is better.
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Thank you for all of your information.
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Old 03-19-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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In addition to the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), Charlotte, and the Piedmont Triad (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point) areas, which are probably among the largest in the Carolinas, you might want to check out Greenville, SC (Note: there is also a Greenville, NC, which I can't recommend nearly as highly) or Columbia, SC. Columbia gets some knocks sometimes, but I think it gets a bad rap.

Charleston is beautiful, but can be very expensive. I don't know that much about Wilmington, but have always enjoyed visiting.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:29 PM
 
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Please please please do not move to Greenville, SC. It's supposed to be huge in 20 years which doesn't sound like what you want. (and I'm getting tired of others moving here.lol)
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:44 PM
 
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Please please please do not move to Greenville, SC. It's supposed to be huge in 20 years which doesn't sound like what you want. (and I'm getting tired of others moving here.lol)
Ha. Now now. Don't be greedy.

You've got to admit that for now (not for 20 years from now) it sounds like what the OP is looking for...
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:49 PM
 
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Ha. Now now. Don't be greedy.

You've got to admit that for now (not for 20 years from now) it sounds like what the OP is looking for...
well it's just that the yankees are going to damage the Southern culture whether they mean to or not.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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well it's just that the yankees are going to damage the Southern culture whether they mean to or not.
Oh come on. That's ridiculous.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go damage Midwestern culture with my wayward Southern ways.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:59 PM
 
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Oh come on. That's ridiculous.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go damage Midwestern culture with my wayward Southern ways.
their culture does not stand out as much as the South.

They do...It's not on purpose but they do. With their speech and sometimes their manners. It's also the kids who make fun of Southerners.
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