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Old 07-16-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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My husband and I along with our 4 children are looking on moving west of Winston-Salem area. We would love to be in Boone but its to far because we have 2 special needs children that we need to stay 45 min or 1 hour tops away from the childrens hospital. What would be the best small town for for us? Our childrens ages are 6,8,10 and 12. My husband is a teacher. We would like a small town with their own shops, parades, etc. Thanks.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...west of Winston-Salem... with in 45min to 1 hour tops
...small town with its own local stores with a home town feel.
...with other young families but not a neighborhood cookie cutter town
(not being snarky, but...) and since you're well off jobs don't matter?

Can you tell us where you *have* looked and didn't choose?
At least driven through and said "er, no" to?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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My husband is a elementary school teacher. So he will apply to the district we plan to move to or even the district next to ours and can drive up to 30 minutes. We plan to move over winter break or next summer since he wont be able to get in till then more than likely and we are just in the process of finding the right area.
We have been all over the Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Durham area last year and ruled it out. We just went to Boone and really liked it and now are planned on coming back up to concentrate on that area. But as I said we need to be close to a Childrens Hospital or a CF Center which is in Winston-Salem so we thought in between there and Boone might work for us.
Is there a nice town in between Boone and Winston-Salem? What the best county to live in so I can look up the school district?
Thanks
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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My husband is a elementary school teacher.
we need to be close to... which is in Winston-Salem
I'll suggest that you look no further than W-S & Forsyth County.
Human Resources / Applications & Employment Opportunities

And that you decide your home location only after the job is found.
Good Luck.

Yadkin and Davie are the next counties over
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:38 PM
 
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We would like a small town with their own shops, parades, etc. Thanks.
You won't find much in the way of regular "shopping" shops. Once a Walmart moves into the area everything else dies.

West of W-S? Clemmons, Lewisville (that's northwest of W-S, but still in the 30 minute commute). Around exit 180 on I-40. That's the Hillsdale/Bermuda Run/Advance/ Farmington area (basically covers all the compass points). There is quite a bit of convenient shopping, plus a soon-to-be complete outpost of Wake Forest Hospital.

It would kind of depend on what you are willing to pay. West of the Yadkin River, the properties become very diverse. You'll find McMansions built on the same road as run down single-wides.

Realtors in this area are used to dealing with transplants. Interview several to see if they will take you seriously when you detail your preferences or merely want to unload a house in a certain price range/area without giving you an overview of what kind of life you can expect. Speaking from experience, the realtor we dealt with when we bought our house 3 years ago was a clear example of the latter. He did nothing but take us to a house, open the door, and stand back dumbly as we prowled the rooms. If we weren't very familiar with the area already, we wouldn't have known what we were getting into.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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I would suggest Elkin/Jonesville, Yadkinville, Mt Airy, and Mocksville.

Do your special needs kids attend The Childrens Center?
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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To the poster above I would like to find the area we are interested in first then my husband will try to get into the school's in that area. I would not move to an area because of a job. Especially because of my children.

wsnc62 that is next on my list to find other parents with cystic fibrosis children to talk to them about the doctors there. I have seen the data on line and it looks good so I am sure that would not be an issue but you never know.

Thanks for all your help. I will research those towns and visit them.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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Mocksville is a nice town, but going west of W-S on I-40 doesn't exactly give you better proximity to Boone than being in W-S. Neither does going north on US 52 to Mt. Airy. For proximity to Boone and W-S you need to look along US 421. I'll second the recommendation of Lewisville, which in in the same county as W-S.

Elkin has its own small school system and always ranks high on test scores. Their downtown is undergoing a wee bit of a renaissance.

Not sure about the school system in Wilkes County, but the mid-location of Wilkesboro/N. Wilkesboro make them an obvious area to at least consider.

Someone mentioned Yadkinville. They do have a nice YMCA which is a branch of the Y in Winston-Salem, and a new cultural arts center.
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