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Old 04-02-2008, 10:03 PM
 
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On our travels in GSO, we passed through Jamestown. We liked what we saw, but we were only passing through at the time.

What are your impressions of it?
Are there zip codes to avoid?
Is it hard to get to UNCG from there?
Is public transportation there nil?

Thanks!
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:23 AM
 
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Jamestown is a one ZIP Code town - 27282.
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Old 04-03-2008, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Jamestown is a great town within Guilford County. As you probably noticed, it's mostly residential, except along Main Street where the library and town offices are. There's a golf course, parks, and walking trails. All of the Piedmont-Triad area (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point) is easily accessible from Jamestown.

Yes, public transportation is prety much nil. There is a bus route from HiTran (the High Point Transit) that hits a couple of spots along Main Street and goes to and from the GTCC campus. However, all of the transit services are linked together through PART (Piedmont Area Regional Transportation) so you can transfer from one route to another relatively easily.
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:53 AM
 
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Default Jamestown

I have lived in Jamestown for the past 12 years - if you want small town living, a place where you get to know people, but can be in GSO or HPT in 10 minutes, then this is the place for you and your family. The area North of Hig Point Road (off Guilford College Road) is a little more upscale. Some great areas in all price points - Whittington Hall, Forestdale North and East, Cedarwood, Woodbine. We wouldn't live anywhere else!
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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Jamestown is too small to have more than one zip code, so knowing the bad streets is the key to avoiding trouble. Don't move to ANYPLACE on the street named Scientific or any road that connects directly to it. Triangle Lake Road and Kivett Drive are also bad parts, though they may technically be part of High Point.

Any address East of the golf course is going to be nice, and you'll have your choice of new construction with home owners' associations or older neighborhoods with a little more freedom. You'll find it difficult to find a ranch-style home; almost all homes are at least two stories. Basements are common, as are brick facings.

As mentioned, it is generally a nice place to live (I'm from California, originally). Quick access to the highways (85, 311, and 40) make it easy to get to just about anyplace else. Getting to UNCG is a straight shot down High Point Road (though that one stretch of road changes names no less than FIVE times!) with one turn when you're in sight of the school. You can't miss it.

People are generally friendly here. The folks at the Post Office are very friendly and will know your name and address on sight after your second visit at most.

If you're from a big city (like me) you may experience some culture shock here. Tobacco is still allowed in restaurants (some voluntarily prohibit it, but not many). There aren't many radio stations, and most are country or religious. The county will tax you on your car every year, even after you pay your sales tax at purchase and annual registration. The schools are some of the worst in the nation. People seem to think that if you have to go "all the way across Greensboro" to get something, you're going too far. There's an airport in Greensboro with decent coverage, and an Amtrak station in High Point.

Hope this helps prepare you for what's ahead! Good luck on your move, and welcome to North Carolina.
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Old 05-01-2008, 06:02 AM
 
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Jamestown is a very good place to live... Its the "high end" of the triad .
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:28 PM
 
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Hi I had a quick question. My wife and I are going to be in Greensboro starting tomorrow up until Sunday to look at some places in Jamestown. Can anyone tell me if Aurora Way is a good street. I noticed its pretty close to Kivell Rod, which another poster here mention as a bad street. Any help would be apreciated! Thanks,
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:10 AM
 
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If you're from a big city (like me) you may experience some culture shock here. Tobacco is still allowed in restaurants (some voluntarily prohibit it, but not many). There aren't many radio stations, and most are country or religious. The county will tax you on your car every year, even after you pay your sales tax at purchase and annual registration. The schools are some of the worst in the nation. People seem to think that if you have to go "all the way across Greensboro" to get something, you're going too far. There's an airport in Greensboro with decent coverage, and an Amtrak station in High Point.
Yeah, some of that stuff applies to me, too, even though I lived in NC most of my life.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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Default Jamestown, NC

Jamestown, NC is a short drive from High Point and Greensboro. I would say you could be there in less than 15 minutes with heavy traffic. Also, Jamestown has lower taxes and utility rates than these cities. The town website is [URL="http://www.jamestown-nc.gov"]www.jamestown-nc.gov[/URL].

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