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Old 07-12-2007, 11:54 AM
 
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I am hoping to find a bit of assistance here. My husband and I relocated to PA from CA about year ago, however, it is just not working out for us. We work at home and can work anywhere so that is not a consideration. We are looking for an area to live where the people are friendly and welcoming! We have no kids and are in our late 50's. We have horses and other pets and need about 12 or more acres and a large house. We must be about an hour +/- from a large airport and also need good doctors within an easy drive. Having places to shop, coffee shops, nice restaurants, etc. is really important also. We do want a safe area and little snow, LOL.

I don't mean to ask for so much <g> but that is what we really are trying to find. Any advice is most welcome. We are planning a visit to the South in early August and while we are looking in NC would consider other locales in the South also. Many thanks for your help.

ruth
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Cornelius
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I am hoping to find a bit of assistance here. My husband and I relocated to PA from CA about year ago, however, it is just not working out for us. We work at home and can work anywhere so that is not a consideration. We are looking for an area to live where the people are friendly and welcoming! We have no kids and are in our late 50's. We have horses and other pets and need about 12 or more acres and a large house. We must be about an hour +/- from a large airport and also need good doctors within an easy drive. Having places to shop, coffee shops, nice restaurants, etc. is really important also. We do want a safe area and little snow, LOL.

I don't mean to ask for so much <g> but that is what we really are trying to find. Any advice is most welcome. We are planning a visit to the South in early August and while we are looking in NC would consider other locales in the South also. Many thanks for your help.

ruth
Plenty of rural places around Charlotte that are very close to everything you need. In fact, you can have a horse farm in one spot with a shopping center a mile away. LOTS of horses down here!! Try Union, Iredell, Cabarrus, Lincoln, Rowan, and Gaston counties. My favorite of these would be Union, which is more posh than the other counties and very horse friendly, imo.
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Eastern TN
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Depending on your budget, you might also look at the greater Raleigh area (including Southern Pines in Moore County). SP/Pinehurst is horse heaven and is a very pleasant area. Charlotte and RDU (Raleigh-Durham) are the only decently sized airports in the state.

For more specific horse friendly areas, browse the message boards of nchorsenews.com
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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Default Try the Chapel Hill Area and Pittsboro.NC

My sister lives in Pittsboro which is mostly rural although very close to a 5 star restaurant called Farrington Village. You are about 1/2 hour from Raleigh Durham airport. There is Duke Medical and another famous hospital there. Chappel Hill has all the dining a quaintness of a college town and you would be close to Raleigh with great restaurants and the people from Research Triangle Park. You won't see much snow but can see some and defintely ice at times but only for a few months. 2 and 1/2 hours away you can go to Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach or Carolina Beach which are beautiful places where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Wilmingon has great river side restaurants.

Charleston is another location but you won't see any snow!

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I am hoping to find a bit of assistance here. My husband and I relocated to PA from CA about year ago, however, it is just not working out for us. We work at home and can work anywhere so that is not a consideration. We are looking for an area to live where the people are friendly and welcoming! We have no kids and are in our late 50's. We have horses and other pets and need about 12 or more acres and a large house. We must be about an hour +/- from a large airport and also need good doctors within an easy drive. Having places to shop, coffee shops, nice restaurants, etc. is really important also. We do want a safe area and little snow, LOL.

I don't mean to ask for so much <g> but that is what we really are trying to find. Any advice is most welcome. We are planning a visit to the South in early August and while we are looking in NC would consider other locales in the South also. Many thanks for your help.

ruth
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:12 PM
 
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Thank you so much, folks, for your excellent suggestions! These are areas that I had not looked at as yet so I am really excited to start my research. I am glad for realtor.com so we can check out prices and of course, we love city-data.com for a wealth of info that is not easy to find in one place.

I will let everyone know how our hunt goes and again, many thanks!!

ruth
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:34 PM
 
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If your still don't want to be far from the city I'd consider bonterra in Union County it's about 30 minutes from charlotte and they take extremely good care of your horses. It is however a little expensive though.
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Old 07-14-2007, 11:52 AM
 
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You may also want to check out some areas in Franklin County in and around Youngsville and Franklington - there are some great horse friendly communities there!
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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Check into Randolph or Rockingham Counties. Both are rural counties, beautiful counties, with a lot of horse properties and within an hour or less from PTI airport in Greensboro
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:06 PM
 
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Do you have a horse at Bonterra? My horse was at the Bonterra barn. I would not say extremely good care was taken of our horse. Considering he got ringworm and was bitten by a snake. You also have to work at the barn on the weekends. My horse is now 30 mins away and is getting extremely good care.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:04 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Well, two cents worth here, just a little north of Greensboro is Oak Ridge, a rural community with a lot of "horse" activity, they also have an old mill, water powered that grinds really good flour, grits, et al. The post from AnnieP may have been alluding to Oak Ridge, among other places, close to airport....
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