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Old 02-07-2009, 12:03 PM
 
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Ok, it's time to move south. We've visited Greenville, SC and were impressed but I'm not sure I'm ready for the really slow pace. Any suggestions on somewhere in the southeast where there are walking trails, good concerts, access to an airport, decent commuting times, and reasonable cost of living?
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Atlanta. Fast-paced city living and probably cheaper than where you're at now. Most of SC has that 'Slow pace' you're not ready for.
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Could try Charlotte. The commute times won't be great, but you will be closer to the moutains. Commuting, cost of living won't be as bad as Atlanta, but expect both to be worse than Rochester. Charlotte has a downtown and a decent amount of people from the north, might be a easier transition.
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Old 02-07-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Any particular reason you are posting this here?

I moved back to Rochester from Raleigh, NC in summer 2007 after almost 13 years down there. It's a nice place and yes, it definitely has warmer weather but it's definitely not more affordable and the economy isn't really any better there these days either. If you have any kids I can almost garauntee you won't be happy with the schools there. They are good schools but the county-wide school system they are in is a MESS with bussing and constant reassignment of kids to different schools.

Too many people in Upstate NY think the south is just heaven and that moving there will make them happier; the grass isn't always greener folks.
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:38 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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^ Amen!
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Atlanta
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Any particular reason you are posting this here?

I moved back to Rochester from Raleigh, NC in summer 2007 after almost 13 years down there. It's a nice place and yes, it definitely has warmer weather but it's definitely not more affordable and the economy isn't really any better there these days either. If you have any kids I can almost garauntee you won't be happy with the schools there. They are good schools but the county-wide school system they are in is a MESS with bussing and constant reassignment of kids to different schools.

Too many people in Upstate NY think the south is just heaven and that moving there will make them happier; the grass isn't always greener folks.
I am here and I agree with ya
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Old 02-08-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Ok, it's time to move south. We've visited Greenville, SC and were impressed but I'm not sure I'm ready for the really slow pace. Any suggestions on somewhere in the southeast where there are walking trails, good concerts, access to an airport, decent commuting times, and reasonable cost of living?
Houston, Atlanta or Dallas.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Connecticut... but trying to get out
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Well although the other poster doesn't recommend it, I just took a relocation trip as well (which included Greenville, SC) and would highly suggest Raleigh and Charlotte. Charlotte was a bit more bustling, but the piney area of NC where Raleigh is is more beautiful, in my opinion. Both great places, IMO.

Also on my roadtrip was Austin, TX (which I chose to relocate to now after the trip), Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Asheville, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and San Antonio. Atlanta and Dallas felt too huge, Houston we liked a lot(huge however we found life to feel slower there than Dallas and Atlanta), Oklahoma City and Tulsa too small for us personally- but great cities to us, Nashville too country for us but also a great city, Asheville too hippy and in the middle of nowhere (hit harder by recession), and San Antonio just didn't compare to Austin.

Good luck! If you do a search of threads made by my user name, you'll see two really long raleigh charlotte reviews I made.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:48 PM
 
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NASHVILLE

Beautiful city, tons of parks and virgin forests with miles of walking trails, an excellent concert scene, a nice airport which is a hub for Southwest Airlines (cheap air fares) and pretty centrally located so you're not too far from most of the rest of the country.

Being home to a dozen universities including such prestigious institutions as Vanderbilt and Belmont, Nashville is definitely more than country music. Musicians of all genres routinely go to Nashville to take advantage of its outstanding collection of resident musicians, and even country music stars enjoy a night out at the symphony.

These pics are all taken within Nashville's city limits:









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