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Old 03-16-2006, 10:38 AM
 
Location: VT
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Hey Everyone!! I wrote before about getting info about Rocky Mount. I didn't recieve any replys. I have been looking around different areas. I just am not sure where to move. I am looking for a town within 2-3 hours of the coast. We don't want to live in a big city. Also we have two elementary aged children. So we would like an area with good schools and low crime rate. Anyone that can help, please do!! Thank you in advance!
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Old 05-21-2006, 12:45 PM
 
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Question relocating from nyc

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How about the Raleigh area. That is just 2 hours from the coast. 3 1/2 to the Outer Banks. Wonderful area to live,play and raise a family in. If you need any info on this area I am an agent here and would love to send you some.

Debbie
hi debbie i,m also looking to move end of summer from ny i have been to wake forest and the city of raleigh what is the best nicest part as far as high schools go as its also my first priority,some one said the wakefield area but can i hear from you and your in put thanks debbie
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Old 05-21-2006, 07:46 PM
 
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Southbound..

You should schedule a small vacation and check the areas yourself to get a feel for what you'd like..

I spent A LOT of time researching a town we thought we wanted to live in.. Looking for housing, crime information, talking to a realtor, etc.. and after all that hard work, we thought we were set, only to find out we didn't like it when we went for a final visit.. We wound up buying a house were our friends live, which wasn't what we expected.

Good luck on your search!
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:05 PM
 
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Southbound..

You should schedule a small vacation and check the areas yourself to get a feel for what you'd like..

I spent A LOT of time researching a town we thought we wanted to live in.. Looking for housing, crime information, talking to a realtor, etc.. and after all that hard work, we thought we were set, only to find out we didn't like it when we went for a final visit.. We wound up buying a house were our friends live, which wasn't what we expected.

Good luck on your search!
It is best to have a few places in mind I would assume
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:11 PM
 
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Just curious jadeny what area ws the one you didn't like? and where did you end up buying?
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:33 PM
 
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It is best to have a few places in mind I would assume

Oh, of course.. I agree with you 100% .. However, the only way you'll know if you like the neighborhood or town enough to move into it, is by scheduling a visit.. And I only say this because sometimes people come here (not you OP), and kinda want people to tell them "move here or there". We all have different needs.

We had first looked into Salisbury.. however, all the nice houses I saw online within our budget wound up being in not too desirable places. I remember this really beautiful house with 1700 sq ft. 3/2, deck, etc. if looked really pretty and affordable to us.. However, when we went to see it personally, the houses across the street looked horrible, super high grass, looked abandoned and dirty. We wanted rural, but it kinda felt too far from work possibilities for us.

Our five days in NC were very productive for us.. we went to police stations, interviewed potential neighbors and really benefited from talking to the people in the neighborhoods we like. We also got in touch with people from our religious denomination, who were really happy to provide us with information and assist us with our possible move. We returned home very satisfied with our trip and decision.. I also felt relieved that there are neighborhoods nowhere near the rate of congestion that we have in Central Fl.. It helped relief some of my concerns.

Thanks for asking and have a nice evening!
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:46 PM
 
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Just wanted to briefly add that the reason i said you should visit, is because sometimes its hard to find info on the best little quaint towns.. It's like finding a treasure..lol..
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Old 05-21-2006, 08:53 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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We had first looked into Salisbury.. however, all the nice houses I saw online within our budget wound up being in not too desirable places. I remember this really beautiful house with 1700 sq ft. 3/2, deck, etc. if looked really pretty and affordable to us.. However, when we went to see it personally, the houses across the street looked horrible, super high grass, looked abandoned and dirty. We wanted rural, but it kinda felt too far from work possibilities for us.
Well, what has to be understood is the towns/counties outside of the more popular areas (Raleigh/Charlotte) have not developed the stringent zoning that the more popular relocation places employ. And efforts to bring dwellings and property use into line have met with resistance. There is a strong "my land/my use" attitude. I see that in the county where I live (Davie). You can have a frou-frou McMansion on one plot, with a scuzzy single-wide just down the road. As the developers move in and buy up the large tracts, you see more comformity and nicer homes.

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Old 05-22-2006, 04:19 AM
 
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I personally thought that Salisbury's south area was very beautiful.. We met with people that lived in a gorgeous and very peaceful subdivision. (Waaay beyond what we could afford). If work wasn't an issue, I would've liked living there had we found a house on a decent street. DH and I drove through the entire town of Salisbury and the only houses within our budget were the new ones with the little land. We had a couple of showings too. It was a really tiring weekend. At the end, I would've had to drive way too much to get to work, since my work prospect right now is at Greensboro. Other than that, Salisbury would've been fine.

I'm willing to do a lot of things to get further away from this madness here. Wish you could've seen the horrible drivers I had to deal with today at 5:30am..

I hope I expressed myself properly (english is my second language, just a disclaimer.. lol.).

Have a nice day!!
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Old 05-22-2006, 05:14 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I personally thought that Salisbury's south area was very beautiful..
Salisbury is an old town -- older than Charlotte and Raleigh even. Up until the last decade or so, it's been able to retain its sleepy southern aura, so you can still experience a lot of charm.

Have you looked at the 29/85 corridor - Lexington, Thomasville, Archdale? It's an easy jaunt from any of those towns to Greensboro, they are surrounded by rural areas, and ought to be reasonably priced, house-wise.

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