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Old 04-24-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Hello, my husband and i decided it was time to move to warmer weather for our handicapped daughter. We also have 2 other children 3 and 10. We are looking for a good place to raise the kids. We chose NC for the Childrens hospitals. But we would like to be on the outskirts of a small town. Also we would like to stay within an hour or so of the childrens in Raleigh or Duke.

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Old 04-26-2010, 05:45 AM
 
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hopefully a moderator will move this over to the Raleigh/Durham forum to help you get the answers you're looking for...
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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In terms of this area, you might check out the town of Elon. It's just east of Greensboro in Alamance County. Its a safe, quiet town and the home of Elon University. The elementary schools are quite good scoring at 90% or better out of 100. The high school scores at 80% out of 100, so not bad either. It has a nice downtown area and it places you close (30-40 minutes) to the UNC Children's Hospital in Chapel Hill Welcome to North Carolina Children's Hospital — N.C. Children's Hospital, http://www.med.unc.edu/phyrehab/patient-services as well as Duke Medical Center in Durham.

Welcome to Elon, North Carolina
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Old 01-19-2011, 05:04 PM
 
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I too am looking for a small town in rural NC to move to. I now live at the beach, but want to move towards the foothills, but I have medical issues, so I need a town that is 30 minutes or so from a good hospital. I dont want to live in the mountains, because of the winter snow. I must be able to get to the hospital if I need to. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Teresa
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:08 AM
 
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Just to complicate things for the OP, Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem (part of the Wake Forest/Baptist Medical Center) is a very well-respected facility. So really, you could live just about anywhere along the I-40 corridor in central NC and be close to world-class medical care for your child. There are dozens of great small towns to consider--you said you want to be on the "outskirts" of a small town, so I assume you want rural living? Plenty of that available too in counties like Chatham, Granville, Alamance, Randolph, Stokes, Davie, etc.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Greensboro
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Greensboro, Kernersville, Winston Salem, Burlington....All offer what you need, good hospitals east and west of you. All within driving distance all great places to live.
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: NC, USA
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There is an often overlooked small town between Greensboro and Durham, close to Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and Burlington, that would be 5 major hospitals located within 30 miles, and the best Mexican restaurante in any of the major cities. Mebane, holds , the southern equivalent of "Block Parties" once a month during warm weather, with fireworks for special occassions, small farmers market downtown on Saturdays and a library disproportionately large for such a small town. There are two coffee shops downtown, a native American tribal office, antique shops, a major upscale mall outside of town by the interstate-Saks Fifth Ave., Brooks Bros., Banana Republic et al. It also hosts, Saturday and Sunday, the largest Hispanic flea Market in the state, the Sheriffs Dept estimates 25,000 people/weekend, a wonderful place for produce, seafood, almost anything you can think up, including animals. The town is pronounced MEH-bin. It is also close to (within a 50 mile radius) UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, Wake Forest U., Duke U., N.C. A&T U., N.C. Central U., N.C. State U., Elon, U., It is either Alamance Co. Schools or Orange Co. schools, both are good, Orange is excellent.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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There is an often overlooked small town between Greensboro and Durham, close to Raleigh and Chapel Hill, and Burlington, that would be 5 major hospitals located within 30 miles, and the best Mexican restaurante in any of the major cities. Mebane, holds , the southern equivalent of "Block Parties" once a month during warm weather, with fireworks for special occassions, small farmers market downtown on Saturdays and a library disproportionately large for such a small town. There are two coffee shops downtown, a native American tribal office, antique shops, a major upscale mall outside of town by the interstate-Saks Fifth Ave., Brooks Bros., Banana Republic et al. It also hosts, Saturday and Sunday, the largest Hispanic flea Market in the state, the Sheriffs Dept estimates 25,000 people/weekend, a wonderful place for produce, seafood, almost anything you can think up, including animals. The town is pronounced MEH-bin. It is also close to (within a 50 mile radius) UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, Wake Forest U., Duke U., N.C. A&T U., N.C. Central U., N.C. State U., Elon, U., It is either Alamance Co. Schools or Orange Co. schools, both are good, Orange is excellent.
I have never heard of mebane, where exactly is this town. Is this where you live? what is the average age of the people in this town. Do they have a model railroad club close by?
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have never heard of mebane, where exactly is this town. Is this where you live? what is the average age of the people in this town.
Here is the City-Data info page for Mebane.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Location: USA
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Maybe you might think about a place like Asheboro. It isn't far from the major hospitals, but it is still somewhat close to civilization. Storms seem to miss this place, and it only snows a couple times a year. The roads are always plowed, unless you live on the outskirts where there are dirt roads. It seems small enough, yet close enough to everything else to meet your needs.
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