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Old 04-01-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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I am looking for a place in NC that is withing 30 minutes of foothills but not so close that icy roads are an issue. I am interested in a mid size town(min of 50,000 max of 100,000) or city . I have learned that nice small towns cover the entire state so I know it's likely there will be one of those nearby for visiting. I would like a college of any size within 30 minutes as well. I am not interested in Asheville . Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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Salisbury may fit the bill. Alot of people dont realize the Uharrie range is east of town going out 52 to 49. 4 colleges in town.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Thanks Boss!
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Country of BIGOTS and HATERS
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Salisbury may fit the bill. Alot of people dont realize the Uharrie range is east of town going out 52 to 49. 4 colleges in town.
Salisbury would be a great place to look.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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salisbury has a beautiful old down town.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I am looking for a place in NC that is withing 30 minutes of foothills but not so close that icy roads are an issue. I am interested in a mid size town(min of 50,000 max of 100,000) or city . I have learned that nice small towns cover the entire state so I know it's likely there will be one of those nearby for visiting. I would like a college of any size within 30 minutes as well. I am not interested in Asheville . Any help would be appreciated.
Look at Wilkesboro - it has everything on your list
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The NC foothill counties, those counties that are in both the Piedmont and Mountain Regions:

Surry
Wilkes
Caldwell
Burke
McDowell
Rutherford
Polk

I don't know of any cities with populations between 50,000 and 100,000 within a 30 minute drive of those areas.

However, resistant knobs and hills, called monadnocks, which occur in the Piedmont Region, include the Sauratown, South, and Uwharrie Mountains may be a substitute for the foothills.

Last edited by mm34b; 04-01-2012 at 08:33 PM..
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:19 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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The NC foothill counties, those counties that are in both the Piedmont and Mountain Regions:

Surry
Wilkes
Caldwell
Burke
McDowell
Rutherford
Polk

I don't know of any cities with populations between 50,000 and 100,000 within a 30 minute drive of those areas.

However, Resistant knobs and hills, called monadnocks, which occur in the Piedmont Region, include the Sauratown, South, and Uwharrie Mountains may be a substitute for the foothills.
The Kings Mountain range falls in the monadnock category & Gastonia is right there.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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Wow! Thanks everyone! So many great places to choose from. I would like this to be my final move so I want to get it just right. I will only me able to visit a few times from my latest home in Sarasota so the research is important.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Wow! Thanks everyone! So many great places to choose from. I would like this to be my final move so I want to get it just right. I will only me able to visit a few times from my latest home in Sarasota so the research is important.
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