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Old 04-04-2006, 12:31 PM
 
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Hi, I am looking to move to Greensboro North Carolina fron South Jersey. Need to Know is this place a great place to raise Two Daughters? Hows the High School? Crime Rate? IS the Area Nice to raise a family If not PLEASE let me Know where in North Caroline to Move to. My Husband thinks Greensboro is it. I hate to move my family to a area and school that they would not like. So please give me ANY information on this area that you can. I thank You for all of your help and time. Have a great day! Angela Moving SOON!!!!!!
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Old 04-04-2006, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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Hi angela41,
As you can see, a lot of us are moving from NY/NJ. I'll be going to the Charlotte area in June with 2 daughters and a son. Where in S.Jersey are you from?
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Salisbury moved from Long Island, NY
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I wouldn't advise anyone to send their kids to a school in a large city environment, too many distractions and worries. If he is set on G'boro I would try to talk him into the rural areas near there. From experience I like it here in Salisbury, but it is about an hour from G'boro. Salisbury has the best of both, we are an hour south of Greensboro and an hour north of Charlotte.
Try out these two sites:

http://www.psk12.com/rating/index.php

http://www.news-record.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060205/NEWSREC010201/602050303 (broken link)
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:52 PM
 
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moving straight into a big city like greensboro is tough, but it would be nice. I would not recommend bringing two young girls into the city. I too would have to recommend some of the smaller cities like pleasant garden, winston salem, eden, or even Cary. Cary would be a good choice if you are interested in raising your daughters in a wealthy environment. Greensboro is my favorite city in nc. Also some of the best beaches in NC are Ocean Isle Beach, Holden, Hilton Head, or even a few other secluded beaches where nobody officially lives. Hope this helps you out.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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moving straight into a big city like greensboro is tough, but it would be nice. I would not recommend bringing two young girls into the city. I too would have to recommend some of the smaller cities like pleasant garden, winston salem, eden, or even Cary. Cary would be a good choice if you are interested in raising your daughters in a wealthy environment. Greensboro is my favorite city in nc. Also some of the best beaches in NC are Ocean Isle Beach, Holden, Hilton Head, or even a few other secluded beaches where nobody officially lives. Hope this helps you out.
I would not consider Winston-Salem to be a small city. It is basically the same size as Greensboro.
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Old 08-05-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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moving straight into a big city like greensboro is tough, but it would be nice. I would not recommend bringing two young girls into the city. I too would have to recommend some of the smaller cities like pleasant garden, winston salem, eden, or even Cary. Cary would be a good choice if you are interested in raising your daughters in a wealthy environment. Greensboro is my favorite city in nc. Also some of the best beaches in NC are Ocean Isle Beach, Holden, Hilton Head, or even a few other secluded beaches where nobody officially lives. Hope this helps you out.
Not to pick on john879 but rural life can be tougher on kids as opposed to city life, IMO. Reason being; the potential lack of activities. If your kids are involved in after school activities the small town budgets can affect what types of activities are publically & privately available, this could cause your kids to get in more trouble. Put it this way, my job causes me to frequent Rockingham county and there is no shortage of teenage moms there.
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:58 PM
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Location: Metro Atlanta
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Default Not a "big city"

I don't consider Greensboro to be a "big city" -- it's smaller than Charlotte and isn't anything like Atlanta, DC, Miami, etc. I lived in Greensboro for several years and enjoyed my time there. It is a very comfortable size to me -- large enough to have sufficient shopping, events, some museums, etc, but small enough to be able to move around easily and not feel too congested.

There are some spotty neighborhoods in GSO, but it is overall a very nice town with an extensive park system. I believe there were about 12-15 high schools in Guilford County when I left there a couple of years ago. Some are better than others, so it depends on where you decide to buy or rent.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:58 AM
 
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The size of any City is all relative. I don't consider any City in NC to be that large in relation to Chicago, New York, Detroit, Atlant, etc. However when you compare Greensboro to a smaller town like Asheboro or Thomasville, then it does seem like a big city. It all depends on what your use to. Charlotte is bigger than Greensboro; however Greensboro is bigger than Durham. It's all relative.
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