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Old 01-02-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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My husband and I just recently moved down to a suburban area in Winston Salem, NC over the holidays with our three children ages 15,11, 7...we are currently staying temporarily in my mother's house until we find a place. I am not familiar with the area and need help please ! and what is a magnet school? my son is gifted so is that a good school for him? looking for a nice family -oriented neighborhood with a good school district, near a VA hospital, and by shopping areas.. looking for a home to rent nearby and would consider another town if recommended...any info would be greatly appreciated..thank you..:-)

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Old 01-02-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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Your first objective would be to locate the nearest VA hospital. I have heard the nearest one is in Salisbury or Hickory, if this is true it would mean a lot of time on the highway from Winston.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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There is a VA in Winston. I've been there and so have my friends. Another is Salisbury or Durham. Just all have diff speciality, I guess.

I live in Greensboro, so I can only recommend what's here.

A magnet school is the same as a regular public school except they incorporate a second language in the program, an enhanced or additional program, etc... but if I'm not mistaken, they do that to regular public schools anyways. At least that was what was explained to me.

What's the difference between magnet and public schools? - Yahoo! Answers

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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Thanks for your reponse . We found a VA clinic here in Winston.. we will check the one in Salisbury as well as the neighborhood and schools.
And yes, we do need a hairstylest out here .
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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Hi veteranwife, and welcome to Winston-Salem!

Yes, there is a VA clinic here. It's near Hanes Mall, and is convenient to I-40 so you can get there easily from just about anywhere in the Triad. But there are lots of great places to live nearby. You didn't mention price ranges, but in the southwest quarter of the county you can find choices in just about any price range.

The magnet schools are a bit more than just a second language or enhanced program. They offer focused educational opportunities in their target areas, and the missions are integrated into the regular curricula where possible. There are magnets for performing arts, international languages, skill trades, science, technology, etc. Hanes Middle School is a magnet for college-bound kids, and it also houses the highly acadmically gifted (HAG) program, so it may be a good fit for your kid. You'll find all the details at the Winston-Salem Forsyth County schools website.

Hope this helps!
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:40 PM
 
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...family-oriented neighborhood...
I've always been puzzled by this phrase: Family-oriented neighborhood

What is meant by this? What would a non-family-oriented neighborhood be like? Are their neighborhoods like this?

Not trying to be obnoxious, but genuinely curious, because I hear this phrase quite often.

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Old 01-04-2011, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've always been puzzled by this phrase: Family-oriented neighborhood

What is meant by this? What would a non-family-oriented neighborhood be like? Are their neighborhoods like this?

Not trying to be obnoxious, but genuinely curious, because I hear this phrase quite often.
It usually means neighborhoods where there are a lot of kids and even folks without children don't mind having them around (vs. "Get off my lawn!"). This would be as opposed to a neighborhood where most of the residents were, say, college students or seniors, where children wouldn't have many other kids to play with or there might be a lot of partying, etc.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Bloomfield Twp, MI
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It usually means neighborhoods where there are a lot of kids and even folks without children don't mind having them around (vs. "Get off my lawn!"). This would be as opposed to a neighborhood where most of the residents were, say, college students or seniors, where children wouldn't have many other kids to play with or there might be a lot of partying, etc.
Ah - I see. Then if that is what is meant, then I think the entire phrase is probably a misnomer, it should be any of the following:

Child-friendly Neighborhood
Children-friendly Neighborhood
Kid-friendly Neighborhood

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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There is a VA outpatient clinic in Winston-Salem, though there are certain services that are only performed at the VA Medical Center in Salisbury (about 40 min. drive)
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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I've always been puzzled by this phrase: Family-oriented neighborhood

What is meant by this? What would a non-family-oriented neighborhood be like? Are their neighborhoods like this?

Not trying to be obnoxious, but genuinely curious, because I hear this phrase quite often.

A neighborhood where skeletons are all kept in the closet.
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