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Old 03-13-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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I've done my fair share of research, especially on here but I'm not seeing a whole lot of feedback on my age group... maybe it's just the website... I'm about to graduate from Corpus Christi, TX and I'm for a couple jobs in teh W-S/Greeensboro area (4 jobs to be specific) and I was really excited because I've been wanting to move back to the east coast. But I'm in my younger 20s... is this really the kind of a town a person my age can havbe fun in while starting their career? I'm not looking for a huge city, I live in Corpus Christi, TX (pop 285,000) but I want something with more liveliness than the dull "island lifestyle" im in right now. From what I've read most people think it's not great for a young-single lifestyle...Anyone in their 20s that live there think that too ?? Any suggestions of other places in NC/SC that isn't too metropolitan, but still fun for a young 20 something female ?
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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I've done my fair share of research, especially on here but I'm not seeing a whole lot of feedback on my age group... maybe it's just the website... I'm about to graduate from Corpus Christi, TX and I'm for a couple jobs in teh W-S/Greeensboro area (4 jobs to be specific) and I was really excited because I've been wanting to move back to the east coast. But I'm in my younger 20s... is this really the kind of a town a person my age can havbe fun in while starting their career? I'm not looking for a huge city, I live in Corpus Christi, TX (pop 285,000) but I want something with more liveliness than the dull "island lifestyle" im in right now. From what I've read most people think it's not great for a young-single lifestyle...Anyone in their 20s that live there think that too ?? Any suggestions of other places in NC/SC that isn't too metropolitan, but still fun for a young 20 something female ?
Charlotte is THE place to be for young single professionals!

GOOD LUCK!
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Old 03-15-2008, 06:19 AM
 
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Greensboro isn't bigger than 285k. we are probably somewhere around 240k or so you have to factor in that we have been a victim of urban sprawl but the gaps are starting to fill in. there are also other cities within 15 minutes in each direction. as a 27yrold who has lived here his whole life, its not too bad but the minute someone compares us to raleigh or charlotte, we fail in comparison. As a female, you'll be fine here. I hear more guys say greensboro sucks for singles than ladies. The minute you aren't single, it doesn't suck lol.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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Greensboro is a pretty cool city. Its a beautiful city, lots of trees and its continuing to grow. Its also a college town with a lot of colleges. It doesn't have a lot of young professionals like Raliegh and Charlotte, but it is a very calm place to live that is only 4.5 hours from Atlanta and DC. The beauty of the east coast is that everything is close to each other and if you wanted to go to Charlotte or Raleigh to chill its only a 90 minute drive to Charlotte and 50 minute drive to Raleigh. Being single isn't that bad, and I don't think its a big problem for females. Males usually have the problem.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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If I was you I would look into Charlotte or Raleigh area first. Raleigh has NC State a large university with many college students along with a few smaller colleges. There are also beautiful neighborhoods and more job potential. But if I had to pick between Winston and Greensboro, I would probably pick Greensboro for someone younger. However, Winston is probably the cheapest city to live in out of the ones listed.
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:21 PM
 
Location: greensboro
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Greensboro is the perfect location for singles- we're only 1.5 hours to Charlotte and Raleigh if you can't find anything to do here, but we're cheaper than both. Plus we have a booming downtown these days- if you can't find stuff to do here, you ain't lookin hard enuff!

Not to mention we're 2 hours to the mountains and 3 or so to the beach. Dang near perfect if you ask me.

But I am biased...
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Old 03-24-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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Default Winston-Salem for singles

Hi there..what about W-S for a single professional women in early thirties? I live in Chicago now, but in the suburbs. I like the slower pace and relative safety of the burbs, but I miss the singles and action of the city. A smaller city like W-S seems like it would offer both options, and since I can work from home, I love the lower cost of living. I could afford a backyard for my dog to enjoy, I know he would love it.

I don't need a bar scene, I love the outdoors and just want to explore a new area. That said, I'd also like to meet someone who has similar interests.

Do you think W-S would provide this type of environment?
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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You asked for other suggestions within the Carolinas, and I think you should consider Charleston as well.
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Old 03-31-2008, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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Charlotte.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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I would definitely not recommend WS for a young professional. Ive been here a year and honestly even having 10 of my closest friends with me the nightlife sucks. There just isnt a whole lot to do. You know its bad when Wild Wing Cafe is the best dancing spot. I think it would be a great place to raise a family though bc its relatively cheap.
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