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Old 08-28-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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We are leaving the military in a couple months. My mother recently moved to Clemmons, NC because of a job offer she got in Winston-Salem. We are looking into moving to that general area so our daughter can be around her Grandma. I have never lived in NC, this is completely new to me and she has only lived their a short time as well so her knowledge is limited.

Ultimately we want to be in safe neighborhood, family oriented (we have a five year old). The schools need to be good because of our daughter. I need to be in driving distance of a college because I need to take a couple courses in physics/chemistry then I am eventually applying to medical school once that is done. (yes I know about the medical schools in NC...another bonus of NC)

We have no idea what our budget will be because he doesn't have a job lined up yet. He is IT cybersecurity, the average for that job in NC is $50,000-$110,000 so who knows where we will land on that scale.I say we expect to make even less than that so if we do get a good job lined up then we will be happier, I am a penny pincher so I always prepare for the worst with money.

I know Clemmons seems nice, but I want to look into the other nearby areas as well. What areas or neighborhoods would you suggest? Any nearby you absolutely advice to avoid? (we will not go anywhere poverty stricken/high crime because of daughter)
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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Clemmons is in southwest Forsyth County, and anywhere on that side of town is pretty nice with good schools. There is not an area that I can think of that you should avoid.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: High Point, NC
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You might want to look into Ardmore. It's a great area of town and would be within your price range I would think. Here's a link to some of the neighborhood associations, including Ardmore.
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Old 08-28-2012, 11:34 AM
 
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No link was in that post.

I will check out Ardmore, thank you for that.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: High Point, NC
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oh. well i guess it doesn't do much good to copy the link if i forget to paste it. here it is- Smitty's Notes > Community > Community Listings good luck with your upcoming move. i hope you'll enjoy winston : )
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:16 PM
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My advice is to stay in army. Retirement pay is ok, but TRI Care is priceless. You will realize this ultimately. I have several very wealthy friends that work simply for health insurance. I doubt you will heed this advice because you are chasing wants. One day you will realize it is the needs that are important. Regardless, good luck.
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