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Old 08-21-2010, 02:27 AM
 
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hey everyone, I have never been to NC and I plan to visit before I move but I'd like to get any helpful information in the meantime!
I'm 23 years old and working on my master's degree so that I can teach English [grades 7 - 12] I would love to move to North Carolina once I graduate and a friend of mine who is studying to be a nurse is planning to move down there with me!

I've heard a few things about Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington
I'm leaning towards Raleigh [or surrounding areas]
She's leaning towards Charlotte
Wilmington kinda sounds nice to the both of us but - hurricanes! ah!

We're planning to move January 2012 but of course it's smart to research as soon as possible

When offering us advice keep in mind:
we're both in our early twenties - 23/25..although by then we'll be 25/27 haha not that that's a huge difference
I'll be pursuing a career as a middle school/high school English teacher
She will be pursuing a career as a nurse
safety is a concern!
and so is entertainment!
fun, safety, not too expensive, single men [ ]and a place to find good jobs in our related fields! pleaseeeeee! thank you
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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2012 is a long way off. Things can change and by then maybe Mars Hill or Frogsboro will be the trendy hot spots to be?
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: The South
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Read, read, read the forums and find the jobs first! There's tons of info on here then ask specific questions. Best wishes.
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Old 08-21-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Charlotte has a bit more to offer in terms of entertainment, but it's not a huge difference. I don't think you could go wrong with either one. I'd pretty much let the jobs decide.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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hey everyone, I have never been to NC and I plan to visit before I move
I'm sorry, but if you have never been here, what on God's Green Earth has made you decide to move here?? That's typically a decision someone makes after visiting somewhere and liking what they see--not just throwing a dart at the map.

What specific things have put NC in your sights, that you are ready to move to a state you've never been to? What is (as far as you know secondhand) in NC that's not somewhere else you have been? I just can't quite fathom your mindset, especially as NC has a high rate of unemployment at the moment.
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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Oh...worried about hurricanes....in 1989 Hurricane Hugo did tremendous damage to Charlotte after tearing through SC.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Oh...worried about hurricanes....in 1989 Hurricane Hugo did tremendous damage to Charlotte after tearing through SC.
That was a bit of an anomaly. In most cases, Charlotte is pretty insulated from the direct impact of hurricanes.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:55 PM
 
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I'm sorry, but if you have never been here, what on God's Green Earth has made you decide to move here?? That's typically a decision someone makes after visiting somewhere and liking what they see--not just throwing a dart at the map.

What specific things have put NC in your sights, that you are ready to move to a state you've never been to? What is (as far as you know secondhand) in NC that's not somewhere else you have been? I just can't quite fathom your mindset, especially as NC has a high rate of unemployment at the moment.
I've had a lot of friends who have moved there [some on a whim] and loved it so I took that into consideration

I'm not just looking at NC, I'm looking at other states on the east just asking specifically about NC on an NC related forum

I plan to visit before I move

obviously a job is the ultimate factor

it's hard for a teacher to find a job anywhere at this point, especially where i live

I just thought I could see if anyone might have anything positive/negative/helpful/insightful things to say about specific places in NC that would interest a female in her mid twenties looking for better weather than in central NY, some culture, entertainment, good schools to possibly teach at and other singles for friendships or relationships
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