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Old 02-12-2008, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Hi all,

Thinking of relocating to Greensboro Area, but coming from the Northeast, I am wondering how the cities are set up? Example: No one lives in Hartford, but that's where most of the jobs are, so lots of people live outside....West Hartford, Wethersfield, etc. But a lot of the postings that I have seen say that people actually live in Greensboro?? Are there areas nice enough in the city to raise kids and feel safe? Or is it better to live outside the city & commute? If option 2, what towns should I be looking at?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Are there areas nice enough in the city to raise kids and feel safe? Or is it better to live outside the city & commute? If option 2, what towns should I be looking at?
Absolutely. Some areas that come to mind are:

Adams Farm: Beautiful lots, curved roads with sidewalks, built on the site of a former horse ranch.

Anywhere around the Grandover Resort and golf club. Beautiful estate homes, some on the course itself.

Anywhere around the Guilford College Rd. and GTCC area.

Anywhere around the Bryan Blvd area and up into the Battleground Ave. area.

Anywhere in the North Elm, W. Market, and Friendly Ave. areas.

Heading East out of Greensboro in the Stoney Creek area.

Other areas outside of Greensboro would include Whitsett, Summerfield, Stokesdale, Browns Summit, Jamestown, McCleansville, Colfax, North High Point, Kernersville, Burlington, and Mebane.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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It's actually the complete opposite of CT. You're right, in CT most people don't live in the city, which is why Hartford is ranked as the poorest city in the country. In CT, usually the farther out you go away from the city, the more expensive the home and land costs are. In the south, with some exceptions, cities cover a much larger geographical area and are usually growing larger as they annex more and more of the outlying areas.

Also, keep in mind that CT is a bit unusual in that each town has the sole responsibility for raising tax revenue themselves, unlike other states like NC where taxes and some services (particularly school systems) are extended across the county.
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