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Old 03-18-2010, 06:59 PM
 
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I am moving with teenage children who like to ski and snowboard. We live somewhat rural right now. Low poplulation usually equals low crime. Living in a welcoming and friendly community is our #1 priority. Are there mountains there....I have no idea what to expect. Living at the "tip of the mit" in MI right now.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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There are several great small town environments / rural areas on the outskirts of Greensboro. I live in Gibsonville, which I lovingly refer to as Mayberry It is a 10-20 minute drive to shopping/dining both in Greensboro and Alamance County. Other areas might include Pleasant Garden to the south & Browns Summit to the north of Greensboro. Living in Guilford County equates to a 2.5-3.5 hour drive to a variety of mountains to the west and NW both in NC and VA, and a 3.5-4.5 hour drive to a variety of North Carolina & South Carolina beaches. It is a great place to call home in my humble opinion.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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Even downtown greensboro has a small town feel compared to most of the north. Just the overall difference of the general population in my opinion. There are tons of small towns in and around the Triad area, too many to list in reality. It all depends on what you are shooting for in regards to your daily routine, drive times, winter is short the mountains a few hours away, schools, etc... but you also have the ocean when the snow season isn't happening. Cost of living varies a good bit depending on which little "town" or side of town you live on. The prices are all more than fair whether renting or buying.
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Old 04-02-2010, 02:36 AM
 
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Even downtown greensboro has a small town feel compared to most of the north. Just the overall difference of the general population in my opinion.
I disagree. I grew up in the South and have lived up North in Maine, Illinois, and Minnesota. I currently live in Greensboro. It's got more cars on the road than any place up North I've lived. Downtown G'boro is pretty congested during the day. It doesn't feel rural at all. West Friendly, West Market, Battleground and New Garden are always crammed full of cars. I would say Browns Summit is a lot quieter, if you're looking for a place right next to G'boro. Kernersville is a bit farther afield, but still pretty close. Then, you've got Reidsville and Lexington if you're looking to drive a lot.

To reiterate, Greensboro is about as rural as Charlotte.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:55 AM
 
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lundbythebay,
There are many areas on the outskirts of Greensboro and in the county that would have more of a rural feel. We still have plenty of farmland surrounding the city. We are about two plus hours to the mountains and ski areas.
Tell us a little more about what type of home you are looking for. Pretty much everything from subdivisions to homes with acreage is available.
I guarantee just what you are looking for is available here.
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