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Old 09-23-2007, 06:08 PM
Location: finally in NC!
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Hi, all,

we're interested in moving to an area like Warrenton, but have concerns about whether we'd be in the middle of Nowhere as far as medical care, periodic good shopping, culture. I know Raleigh is about an hour and some away. Can anyone help with what it is really like to live in these small towns (that are not bedroom communities for a larger city)? Thanks to all.
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Old 09-23-2007, 07:28 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Warren County is rural with a population density of 46.6 persons per square mile, but you would be only around a hour away from some of the best medical care in the nation at the Duke University Medical Center. Duke ranks #7.

Duke University Medical Center - Hospital Directory: Detail View - U.S. News & World Report (http://health.usnews.com/usnews/health/best-hospitals/directory/hospital-detail.php?id=6360355 - broken link)
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:27 AM
Location: Eastern TN
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It's hard to respond without knowing more about your needs and interests. Warrenton has some "plantation" feel to it still--and there are clear boundaries in Warren county among Indians, Blacks and whites in the area.

It remains fairly poor economically and not very developed. Raleigh or Durham really isn't that far for occasional shopping/medical needs. Many folks travel to Chapel Hill or Durham for medical needs from Warren and nearby rural counties. Rocky Mount is closer for other needs.

It is a beautiful area in my opinion and there are some stunning older homes and properties. Jobs are not plentiful, though.
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Old 10-12-2007, 01:35 AM
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Default you're right!

It is absolutely the middle of nowhere. Very few restaurants, even fewer stores. No doctors or hospitals. In order to do anything real you need to go to Raleigh which is quite far to have to go so often.

Unless you are EXTREMELY low-maintenance I would strongly advise against living in this area.
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