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Old 03-26-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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I am due to retire from the military in a few years. My wife and I are trying to figure where to settle down. Here are a few of our wants and needs.

Needs
Good schools (three kids, ages 15, 13 and 10 by that time)
Good property value
Good job market (my wife is a school teacher, I will be semi-retired)
Near a big city (20 minutes to 45 minutes is fine)

Wants
Older Home like a Plantation style home or Victorian style home (I guess somewhere semi-historic, this a want of my wife)
Larger lot (2 acres or more, my want)

We want a place that may or may not need restoration. I don't want something that is going to restrict what we do to the home, I want to modernize the interior, mainly bathrooms and kitchen.

Please help,
Thanks.
Gary and family
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Old 03-26-2008, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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I am due to retire from the military in a few years. My wife and I are trying to figure where to settle down. Here are a few of our wants and needs.

Needs
Good schools (three kids, ages 15, 13 and 10 by that time)
Good property value
Good job market (my wife is a school teacher, I will be semi-retired)
Near a big city (20 minutes to 45 minutes is fine)

Wants
Older Home like a Plantation style home or Victorian style home (I guess somewhere semi-historic, this a want of my wife)
Larger lot (2 acres or more, my want)

We want a place that may or may not need restoration. I don't want something that is going to restrict what we do to the home, I want to modernize the interior, mainly bathrooms and kitchen.

Please help,
Thanks.
Gary and family
Wow! this one is tough. If you like plantation style homes or Victorian then Charleston,SC or Savannah,GA is a good place but you will pay $$$ for the areas they are located.

One nice place is Mayberry. Yes, Mount Airy, NC which is a 40+ mile drive to Winston-Salem or Greensboro.

In Northern Georgia you will find styles in Helen and Clayton, but they are located in Lumpkin and Rabun County or a day's ride with traffic to work and school teaching in the Atlanta metro area.

Of the 3 states Georgia will not tax your retirement income, NC taxes everything as it gains it's moniker as North Taxalina the highest taxed state in the South.

With Georgia you get Atlanta. Good and bad. Good on opportunity, bad on sprawl, traffic, and crime.
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