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Old 06-06-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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I am looking at a house in Burlington this week.Can anyone tell me anything about Burlington?I looked at city data .com and they said they have a high crime rate.But it looks like a nice area.Thanks.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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Some parts of Burlington is bad like any other city but some parts are really nice. Burlington is a small city but not far from bigger city's. The downtown is moving in the right direction.
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:02 PM
 
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Burlington is ok. Its not terrible, its not great. What attracts you there?
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Old 06-06-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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It's not my kinda place, but we know folks who live there. There are some really nice older homes downtown and plenty of suburban neighborhoods. Alamance County as a whole is not very progressive, either in the political sense or any other sense. Schools are not very good. I do like what they've done with the Haw River Trail, though.
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Old 06-07-2017, 03:29 PM
 
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It really depends on what you're looking for. It's not for everyone. I've lived here for a year. The western side is much nicer than the eastern side. I hardly ever have a need or even want to go on the east side. The western side is close to Greensboro. You can actually get away with commuting to the Triangle or Greensboro/Winston Salem for work if you needed to. Most folks on the westside go back and forth between exit 140 and 141. There's plenty of shopping and restaurants. There are two lake marinas you can get to within a 10-15 drive. There are small parks just like any city would have. As I stated in the beginning, it really depends on what you're looking for.
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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Hate to revive an old thread but didn't want to create a duplicate one. Can anyone else provide more information on Burlington? I invest in single family homes and renovate them to hold as rentals. Burlington seems like it has a lot of decent houses in my price range. Does anybody have any of the following?:

- Information on the rental market in Burlington.
- Information on the largest employers in the city.
- Local attractions.
- Best neighborhoods? I see a user in this thread stated the western side is nicer than the eastern side, which seems to be in line with home values.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Caswell County, NC
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Well Local Attractions Im my Opinion is the Parks and Lakes
The largest Employer is Labcorp
You Also have lots of retail and Grocery stores
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:03 AM
 
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Largest Employers:

Major Employers | Alamance County Economic Development

Not really a lot of attractions in Burlington. Outlet shopping is probably number 1, but its not a tourist destination.
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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Thanks for the info and that link! Very helpful. Does anyone know if there are plans to bring new corporations to the city or build new hospitals/colleges?
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:35 AM
 
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Thanks for the info and that link! Very helpful. Does anyone know if there are plans to bring new corporations to the city or build new hospitals/colleges?
Every city is attempting to attract new companies and jobs. Burlington isn't the most desirable place, so I doubt any major new employers will move there, but there have been some small to medium size projects. There is a good sized, existing hospital already, and other than Alamance Community College, there is no college in Burlington. Elon University, a small private school, is located nearby.

Here's a list of new and expanded companies in the area for 2016 and 2017:

New and Expanding Companies - Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce
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