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Old 06-22-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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Regardless of where you go in the world, there will be people who adamantly argue that "X" city has nothing to offer. Just go to the different forums on City-Data. Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh - these are cities that many claim are devoid of social activity.
W-S and Greensboro do not have a vibrant social scene, but they are not Manhattan, so one should not expect that they would. They do have a reasonable number of options for entertainment and recreation compared to most cities their size not located on the coast.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:12 PM
 
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Wow!!

I am planning on relocating to NC and Winston-Salem was one of the cities I was planning on visiting . Very interesting as I am a single and would like some entertainment, nightlife, socializing in a city. Is Greensboro the same way ??

Dont do it. You will be sorry, It's very boring and depressing even for someone like me who is married and has a kid. I've been here six years and still not used to this city.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Dont do it. You will be sorry, It's very boring and depressing even for someone like me who is married and has a kid. I've been here six years and still not used to this city.

Are you referring to Winston-Salem, Greensboro or both?
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:28 PM
 
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Dont do it. You will be sorry, It's very boring and depressing even for someone like me who is married and has a kid. I've been here six years and still not used to this city.
What? Has someone drawn a perimeter and told you to not set a foot past a certain point? *sheesh*

True, I don't have many needs. W-S has a good mall (better since the wilder element has been corralled by the curfew) when I'm in the mood to shop, some fine bookstores, excellent medical care facilities, and decent enough restaurants if not the most wide-ranging in cuisine. I just posted an article detailing an increase in the number of after hours places for the drinking crowd. But what I like best about living in this area is that it provides for my needs and is central for exploring other parts of the state -- even this part of the country.

I doubt that W-S is a city that caters to those who want to draw a circle around them and expect a diverse life within that small area; it's certainly not an Atlanta, NY or San Francisco - you can tell that by a simple drive around. It does, however provide for the simple needs of many while being central and easily accessible to a wider range of the country. I can afford to live here and save my $$ for exploring other parts of the country.

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Old 06-26-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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Dont do it. You will be sorry, It's very boring and depressing even for someone like me who is married and has a kid. I've been here six years and still not used to this city.
Wow! That makes me feel a little better. Even if you are single you'd feel the same way. It has been a while since I was last in Winston-Salem, and my experience was such that I never want to set foot in that sorry city ever again. The words: ''boring and depressing'' pretty much summarize 99.9% of the state. It's also pretty cliquey too.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:40 PM
 
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Dont do it. You will be sorry, It's very boring and depressing even for someone like me who is married and has a kid. I've been here six years and still not used to this city.
Ha, ha! Ditto! Plus two little kids - going on 4 years and trying to plan our exit strategy.....
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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Ha, ha! Ditto! Plus two little kids - going on 4 years and trying to plan our exit strategy.....

I hear that. If only moving out was that easy. Sometimes, I just want to run away and abandon everything.
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Old 06-27-2010, 05:44 PM
 
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I hear that. If only moving out was that easy. Sometimes, I just want to run away and abandon everything.

That bad huh!! Maybe I should scratch this one off my list and just visit the others (Raleigh/Durham). Are these more alive cities than Winston-Salem?
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:11 PM
 
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I hear that. If only moving out was that easy. Sometimes, I just want to run away and abandon everything.
We have a decent savings account and I actually had that thought run in my head. I am way too practical and frugal to live off savings; hence one of the reasons I am in Winston-Salem!! We were lured here by affordable housing and now realize owning a decent home with a large yard out in the 'burbs of W-S isn't all that it is cracked up to be. We are seriously thinking about putting our house on the market next spring and just renting until we can find a way out of here. We don't want the house (again the major reason we are here!!) to hold us back. I am looking at this move as a major learning lesson. I need to dream bigger, be a bit more of a risk taker, less scared and live more with heart than my head. Winston-Salem is practical, safe, predictable, tired....
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:46 AM
 
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Different strokes...
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