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Old 06-21-2007, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Winston - Salem, NC
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What's everybody's take on Thomasville?

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Old 06-21-2007, 08:38 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Thomasville as well as Lexington are two towns that are in a challenging phase for the future. Both cities was both a primary source for textile and furniture jobs but the leaders are going to need to something to attract new industry.
Those two industries have been back bone for those cities about since they was incorporated.

Thomasville is a very laid back town unless you are finding a home in the country club area I would look for a location in the outskirts preferably south and west. You probably could find a good older home with a few acres of land at a decent price. It more a buyers market in that county.

The population tends to be generational vs newcomers

It is a cute historic style quaint city if that is what you are looking for but I do not expect thomasville furniture to stay in production within next 15 years and the city can become a slum unless there is some type of turn around.

Biscuitville is the deal though lol they even have real doggie biscuits if you have a traveling dog.
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Old 07-27-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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I grew up just outside of Thomasville, so you may be teaching at one of the schools I went to (East Davidson, E.L. Brown Middle, Fairgrove Elementary or Pilot Elementary). Thomasville has had some very rough times lately. The whole town is full of empty Thomasville Furniture plants where the jobs have moved to Mexico or China. There have been a few new companies relocate there like Unilin flooring. Typical small town with mostly friendly people. Seems like every 20 minutes a train goes through town and the whold downtown area has to come to a standstill until the train is gone. The good thing is that you are very close to the larger towns in the area for entertainment and shopping (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point). City schools are ok, county schools are better. Usually, the biggest thing that goes on during the weekends for the locals is cruising!
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