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Old 04-29-2010, 05:08 PM
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and I have to say I was really disappointed. The last time I was in Greensboro was three years ago and the traffic has gotten worse. Traffic in and around Kernersville and Colfax is just as bad as anything in NJ. Rt 68 from Stokesdale to I-40 was bumper to bumper in the morning commute.Are they ever going to stop expanding the Interstates?
I was looking for a nice neighborhood away from the city about 5-10 miles and what I mostly saw were nice sub divisions mixed in with some very run down older
neighborhoods.
I was hoping for a change of pace with the crowded conditions in NJ and found the same in NC, I am disappointed.
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Old 04-29-2010, 07:58 PM
 
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You should look in the stokesdale / oakridge areas. Or perhaps Gibsonville / Mcleansville.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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Since you're from NJ you really shouldn't be surprised. Traffic never gets better in a growing metro, only worse. Typically by the time leaders discuss, plan, buy, and build roads the improvement is already outdated. Commute times on 68 are always a nightmare unless you catch it during off peak times. This will never change until they finish the northern loop of the 840, and as I said............
You may want to look into the counties of Randolph, Davidson, Rockingham, Stokes, or Surry. They may be more to your liking.
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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If you think the traffic in Greensboro is bad, then I can only assume that you've never been in another city of nearly 300k residents. Among cities of that size, Greensboro is easily the least congested I've ever been in. Have you seen the traffic in Winston?!!

Congestion has increased, which is sad because the planners around here had done a terrific job until the 90s.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:44 AM
 
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Traffic in and around Kernersville and Colfax is just as bad as anything in NJ.

Huh?
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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Visit this forum often and see how many times someone says they are moving here from another state, especially NJ and NY--that is why our roads are so congested and traffic is worse. When everyone decides to go somewhere because it isn't crowded-guess what-it becomes crowded after awhile.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:26 AM
 
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and I have to say I was really disappointed. The last time I was in Greensboro was three years ago and the traffic has gotten worse. Traffic in and around Kernersville and Colfax is just as bad as anything in NJ. Rt 68 from Stokesdale to I-40 was bumper to bumper in the morning commute.Are they ever going to stop expanding the Interstates?
I was looking for a nice neighborhood away from the city about 5-10 miles and what I mostly saw were nice sub divisions mixed in with some very run down older
neighborhoods.
I was hoping for a change of pace with the crowded conditions in NJ and found the same in NC, I am disappointed.
Was this on one day or several days? I live in the NW part of Greensboro, the Battleground area and we don't have anything at all like this. ??? Weird. *shrug* I really don't know what to tell ya!
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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Where NJ are you relo'ing from? Many parts of NJ are rural and have zero congestion. For someone to think that there will be no congestion, in a city w/a pop of over 300k, during peak rush hours, is somewhat unrealistic. Conjestion is everywhere, it just depends on your frame of reference as to what you are willing to tolerate. We are relo'ing from the Washington DC area - anything is better then here.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:13 PM
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Where NJ are you relo'ing from? Many parts of NJ are rural and have zero congestion. For someone to think that there will be no congestion, in a city w/a pop of over 300k, during peak rush hours, is somewhat unrealistic. Conjestion is everywhere, it just depends on your frame of reference as to what you are willing to tolerate. We are relo'ing from the Washington DC area - anything is better then here.
We are coming from Somerset County which is at the very edge of Suburbia. The next county is Hunterdon which is beautiful and I was hoping the rural areas outside of Greensboro would be the same, they are not. I guess we will have to look in other areas of NC.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Well, PDD, if that's what you think, then that's your personal truth, and that is what you need to do. Not every town is going to be suited for everyone. In the end, it all comes down to, do I feel happy here? Do I like the vibe and the people? Or am I forcing it?

I'll admit there have been times when I think, "why did I move here?" But I know the answer to that: for me, for our family. There are times when I wish I'd gone to Raleigh, or Asheville, but there are just as many times when I'm so glad we are here and feel *wow* about it. I don't think of Greensboro as being the kind of place I've fallen in love with and want to be buried here, but...it grows on you. It can happen, surely as the sun goes up and down every day.

My only complaint is the lack of "Fancy!" Hahaha! Seriously, how may times can you go to Target? I don't think Greensboro is the kind of place where our spouses can easily surprise us with a night on the town, or anything along those lines. Greensboro don't do fancy. BUT this averageness, this sense of regular comfort, and knowing the people you see everyday is what makes it special. It's cozy.

It all depends on what you want PDD, what you really, really want. As you search you will get closer. So if nothing else, I congratulate you on having made your list that much shorter. It's no easy task. Believe me!
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