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Old 07-28-2008, 09:50 PM
 
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Hi from Seattle!

I hope you've had success in your move and job search. I have a question now for you:

I'm thinking of moving TO Farmville. Is it really that redneck a place, given the influence of Longwood University and all? I visited recently, and it seemed quite the quaint and upwardly bound little college town.

I'd sure appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:55 PM
 
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I've a question for you: I'm thinking of moving from Seattle TO Farmville. My impression is that it's an upward-moving, quaint little town greatly influenced by the presence of Longwood University. But, now your comment has my radar up. Is Farmville, VA really a "Farmville, Virginia is a dirty, racist, partisan place that should be picked clean by vultures."? If so, maybe I should rethink the faculty position they've recently offered...
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Graham, North Carolina
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Hi from Seattle!

I hope you've had success in your move and job search. I have a question now for you:

I'm thinking of moving TO Farmville. Is it really that redneck a place, given the influence of Longwood University and all? I visited recently, and it seemed quite the quaint and upwardly bound little college town.

I'd sure appreciate your thoughts.
Hello! I'd love to provide you some information on Farmville. I finally made the move to the Burlington area. I'm now making a pleasant, peaceful living in Graham, which is four miles outside of Burlington.

When it comes to Farmville, looks can be deceiving. On the outside, it looks like a forward moving, progressive community. Such a statement couldn't be farther from the truth. Longwood, which I have a serious distaste for as a former student, likes to give the image of progression in the community. Honestly, though, the University and the Town of Farmville have been in a pissing match for years. They don't really care for one another and their actions show it. Just this last year, both wasted tons of money trying to "beautify" themselves... with neither being quite successful. If the town does something Longwood doesn't like, they'll build a new and useless building in an awkward place. If the University does something the town doesn't like, they'll take parking away.

Of note, parking around Longwood is sad. There are T O N S of faculty parking spots, but minimal student spots. For example, in my sophomore year, they had approximately 375 designated sophomore parking spots. How many sophomore parking decals did they sell to students? 525! Be prepared to hear students complain... a lot (and rightfully so).

The community itself is a joke. You'd be surrounded by some of the most unintelligent, self-absorbed, greedy folks you'll ever meet! That's saying a lot considering that most of the community is at or below the poverty line. I dare say, most of that is by choice because they live off the government and community clinics. As a bank manager, I saw proof of this every first and third of the month. Folks then swarmed to Wal-Mart to cash their checks and load up on crap. Take note that Wal-Mart is your only department store within an hour radius. You'll have to drive quite a ways to Lynchburg, Charlottesville or Richmond for decent shopping.

Gangs and drugs are a big problem in Farmville as well. It's not unheard of for people to get jumped in parking lots and be robbed. It's also a yearly thing for a drug dealer or two to wind up dead in the area. You can imagine why.

All in all, Farmville is a sad place. People are ultra-conservative, regressive and not apt to listen to new and progressive concepts. If the bible says it's not ok, well then damn it you're a sinner! Rednecks are abound and they're proud of it! On the opposite end of the spectrum, thug life is the way to be for most minorities in the community. Education is not looked upon in a positive light. All in all, to most folks, it's all about driving a nice ride and having a good time.

As to the living situation, homes are typically overpriced and utility pricing is jacked up.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I know my review of Farmville is drastic and sad, but it's honest and straight-forward. Thanks for asking!
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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Well,....just for grins and giggles, Mebane also has the best Mexican Restaurant in this part of N. Carolina, get there early in the evening and you are quite likely to be the only "gringo" in the place. Also, for such a small town, one would not normally find two really nice restaurants, there is a quite good Italian place in downtown Mebane (downtown Mebane, hummmmm, sounds strange when phrased thusly) Highway 70 is the main drag, there is a parallel street across the tracks south of 70 (the library is there, on the western edge of town) and another parallel north of 70, bunch of antique shops, a bakery, a couple of bars, and an upscale grocery. The downtown area is about a quarter of a mile long, oh yeah, a few banks, a great hardware store and Southern States (a feed and plant store, Cindy, is the local plant guru (what is the feminine of guru?) One of those rare times I actually try to be politically correct.) The Mebane Enterprise and Fishwrapper is the local paper. All in all, it really is a nice place to live, except, last week, someone, presumeably a newcomer, actually honked their horn at me, and not to wave hello, in the years I've lived here, that was the first time this had happened. So be warned, there is at least one person here without manners!
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Well,....just for grins and giggles, Mebane also has the best Mexican Restaurant in this part of N. Carolina, get there early in the evening and you are quite likely to be the only "gringo" in the place. Also, for such a small town, one would not normally find two really nice restaurants, there is a quite good Italian place in downtown Mebane (downtown Mebane, hummmmm, sounds strange when phrased thusly) Highway 70 is the main drag, there is a parallel street across the tracks south of 70 (the library is there, on the western edge of town) and another parallel north of 70, bunch of antique shops, a bakery, a couple of bars, and an upscale grocery. The downtown area is about a quarter of a mile long, oh yeah, a few banks, a great hardware store and Southern States (a feed and plant store, Cindy, is the local plant guru (what is the feminine of guru?) One of those rare times I actually try to be politically correct.) The Mebane Enterprise and Fishwrapper is the local paper. All in all, it really is a nice place to live, except, last week, someone, presumeably a newcomer, actually honked their horn at me, and not to wave hello, in the years I've lived here, that was the first time this had happened. So be warned, there is at least one person here without manners!
What are the names of these restaurants? My husband and I are moving to an apartment in Mebane next week. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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I'm from Ohio planning on moving to either. Zebulon, mebane, or Burlington.. any suggestions.im looking for a small town yet still have nearby shopping like walmart.
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