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Old 03-15-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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I just took a job in Asheboro. I've never been there before (but it's a good job). I'm considering moving to Greensboro b/c it seems like there'd be more going on there, but I don't know. I'm in my early 40's, SWF, kind of a progressive hippie ex-northerner. How are the people in Asheboro? Tolerant? Open? Any kind of artsy community going on there? Good restaurants? I wish I could stay in Carrboro, but I've got to go where the work is. Advice? Thoughts?

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Old 03-15-2009, 08:15 PM
 
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To me Asheboro = zoo. Congrats on a the new job!
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:09 PM
 
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There is an good arts council and a huge pottery community (= Seagrove). I've never lived there but have friends in Asheboro. I'd guess it's relatively conservative. It took a looooong time to get an alcohol vote passed. Asheboro is nothing like Carrboro.

Having said that, I've always found it difficult to live in one community and work in another. You never really have time to become a part of either. If there's someone you can talk to openly at your new place of employment, I'd suggest that before making a housing commitment. Congratulations on "moving up" in this dicey economy!
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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There is an good arts council and a huge pottery community (= Seagrove). I've never lived there but have friends in Asheboro. I'd guess it's relatively conservative. It took a looooong time to get an alcohol vote passed. Asheboro is nothing like Carrboro.

Having said that, I've always found it difficult to live in one community and work in another. You never really have time to become a part of either. If there's someone you can talk to openly at your new place of employment, I'd suggest that before making a housing commitment. Congratulations on "moving up" in this dicey economy!
Thanks :-) Well, I'll be commuting for a few weeks, so I guess I'll get a feel for the place during that time. I think I'm settled on Asheboro - I agree that working one place and living in another can make it difficult to really put down roots. I've been looking online for rentals, and so far I'm not seeing much of anything yet.

curly
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Thomasville
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I used to live in Brassfield area in Greensboro, and commuted to work in Asheboro almost daily. It was at least an hour ride one way. Getting to HWY 220 from the Brassfield area took a lot longer than the drive to Asheboro once you were on the Highway. Gotta love the 70 mph speed limit on HWY 220! I ended up finding a job in Greensboro because the commute to me was no fun.

Good luck with the hunt!
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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Asheboro is a nice town. I don't think it's too artsy however it's got a small town feel. Reminded me of where I lived in upstate NY near the Catskills
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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It's a nice small town. Home of the NC Zoo, which is a pretty big deal.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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Default Ok, I'm really confused now

So, for the past few days I've been looking on the web for a house for rent in Asheboro, and I can't find a damned thing. I see literally *hundreds* of homes for sale, that in this economy have probably been sitting on the market for months and months. I have emailed several realtors and have gotten no response. Nothing on craigslist. What is going on? Wouldn't you think people trying to sell their homes with no luck at all would be climbing over themselves to rent to a professional relocating to town? Whatever pays the mortgage, right? I just don't understand why it's so hard to find a place to live there! No vacant apartments, no vacant houses? Really?

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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So, for the past few days I've been looking on the web for a house for rent in Asheboro, and I can't find a damned thing. I see literally *hundreds* of homes for sale, that in this economy have probably been sitting on the market for months and months. I have emailed several realtors and have gotten no response. Nothing on craigslist. What is going on? Wouldn't you think people trying to sell their homes with no luck at all would be climbing over themselves to rent to a professional relocating to town? Whatever pays the mortgage, right? I just don't understand why it's so hard to find a place to live there! No vacant apartments, no vacant houses? Really?

curly

I saw a few ad's in the local paper
http://www.courier-tribune.com/class...rtment_rental/
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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I saw a few ad's in the local paper
http://www.courier-tribune.com/class...rtment_rental/
Thanks for the heads up - I can't believe I didn't think of the local paper. *smacks self in forehead* I'm still kind of shocked about the realtors not returning calls though. They also have a house rental section - this is very helpful, thank you!

curly
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