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Old 06-16-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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Hey everybody. So my situation: I was just hired for a job in Kernersville and I'm trying to see if I should live in town or if it would be possibly worth living in in Winston-Salem and commuting.

About myself: 24 years old (no kids and not looking to have any), moving with my girlfriend (who will probably be looking for work in the city as I doubt she'll find the job she is looking for in Kernersville). We probably won't be living together at first though... We just want to live close to each other. Looking for an apartment.

I enjoy the outdoors and keeping active. So having parks and gyms close by is a plus. Another plus would be living within 15-20 minutes from a health food store such as Whole Foods. I'm pretty liberal so it would be nice to live in an area with people who share at least somewhat similar views. Or at least an area where there are other young people (people in there 20s). (I'm guessing that would be closer to Wake Forest???) I only bring up being liberal because I want to know: Is Kernersville is "progressive" at all? Somewhat subjective I know....

Keeping in mind with all this is that I'm looking for affordable housing - just a small apartment in a safe area.

So what area(s) would you suggest and is it worth looking outside of Kernersville and making the commute or should I stay right in Kernersville?

I'm visiting the area next week so I might answer some of my own questions during my trip, but the more ideas I generate prior to my visit, the better.

Thank you for any info you can provide!
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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Depends in what you preceive as progressive, liberals & conservatives alike live together and share activities. If you are a liberal blow hard who regularly forces his view upon others then you may not want to live in K-vegas.
During your visit you may want to look a Greensboro, it's a short drive from Kernersville.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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ok, I'll look into Greensboro too. No I don't force my views upon others. Hmm, maybe I should have worded my post differently... However, I am vegan so living in a place that has health food stores and decent restaurants (that aren't steak houses) would be nice. That's sort of what I'm concerned about more or less. I don't want to drive 40 minutes to buy tofu And why am I hearing Kernersville being referred to as K-Vegas???
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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There maybe some hidden gems as far as restaurants go in K-vegas but from my observations most are chain restaurants. W-S & Gboro will likely be your source for your dietary needs; W-S has Whole Foods with Trader Joes coming soon while Gboro has Whole Foods & Earthfare.
"K-vegas" is an inside joke amongst friends making reference to the growth spurt it has seen in the last 20 years.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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Kernersville is more of a family environment. I think that you, as a 20-something single, would be happier living in W-S than Kernersville. It's an easy commute. Check out Smitty's Notes for events and other things happening in W-S.

BTW, in the 20+ years I lived in W-S, I never heard it referred to as K-Vegas.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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Kernersville is more of a family environment. I think that you, as a 20-something single, would be happier living in W-S than Kernersville. It's an easy commute. Check out Smitty's Notes for events and other things happening in W-S.

BTW, in the 20+ years I lived in W-S, I never heard it referred to as K-Vegas.
............and now you have.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:47 AM
 
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Yes, thanks for broadening my horizons. All I meant by my comment is that "K-Vegas" is not a commonly used term.
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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Okay, great! Thanks for the info so far!! Just arrived in town yesterday. Well I'm not single, as I'm moving with my girlfriend, but I can see that while Kernersville appears to be great for families, I'm looking for more activity. It looks like I am between looking at eastern W-S or western Greensboro. Just don't know exactly where to begin (okay, well I guess I know where to begin, just trying to scope out these areas the best that I can)... I found some nice, affordable apartments closer to the Hanes mall today but that's about a 30 min drive to my job. I'm hoping to keep my commute to 20 or less minutes..

Is one area nicer? (Eastern W-S vs. Western Greensboro)? For some reason, when I search for apartments online with a Kernersville zip code, I'm finding a lot more listings for Greensboro nearby than I am for W-S.

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Old 06-20-2012, 04:17 AM
 
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It looks like I am between looking at eastern W-S or western Greensboro.
Western W-S isn't *that* much farther away.

Once your in the car the largest portion of the commute is getting to/on 421
and of course getting off 421 and to the other address at the other end of the trip;
another few miles on 421 won't add to that appreciably.

Start with the area between Wake Medical and Forsyth General.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Boone, NC
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All I meant by my comment is that "K-Vegas" is not a commonly used term.
Just coming out of high school, I found the term to be extremely common. Maybe it's just a new thing.
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