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Old 09-23-2006, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Newtown, CT
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My husband and I are considering a move to Mt. Airy/Lowgap/Dobson area in the near future. After reading many of the online forum information and looking at the real estate, I'm wondering about cellphone service and high speed internet. Is there cellphone service and if so, is there a preferred/best service for that area? Same for high speed internet. There seems to be very little mention of either.

Also, we love baseball. Are there any single A, double A, or triple A affiliated teams within reasonable driving distance?
Thanks for any information you can share,
Nereid
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:21 PM
 
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I moved to Mount Airy six months ago from Pennsylvania, and yes, there is cell phone service, although not Verizon, there are no towers around here for that provider. I have Cingular and haven't had any problems with their service at all.

They also have Time Warner Cable and High Speed Internet.


As for the baseball, I don't know.

This is a really nice area to live in, the people are friendly and the town is wonderful.

Good luck in your move.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:57 PM
 
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I know a bit about Mt. Airy, as I am from the next county north in Va, Carroll County. Mt. Airy has a neat, quaint downtown. It has a small (very small mall), mayberry Mall. There is a good selection of restaurants for an area its size. You are a very easy drive to Winston Salem. (Population 200 thousand or so). There you will find the Winston Salem Warthogs (single A), and in Greensboro, the Grasshoppers play in a new stadium. The grasshoppers are AA I think.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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Burlington Royals and the Hickory Crawdads are each about 85 miles.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:11 PM
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There you will find the Winston Salem Warthogs (single A), and in Greensboro, the Grasshoppers play in a new stadium. The grasshoppers are AA I think.

The Grasshoppers are also a class A team (low-A at that), but the new stadium is AA level. Greensboro will probably pick up a AA team in a few years.

There is plenty of minor league baseball in NC. Teams I can think of are Charlotte and Durham AAA, Raleigh (actually Zebulon) AA, and single A in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Kannapolis, Hickory, Asheville, and rookie ball in Burlington.

There are also some strong youth leagues in the Piedmont (at least I know there are in the Greensboro area) if people are looking for that.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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I am thinking about relocating to Mt Airy. No, I am not sitting here daydreaming about whether or not it is like Mayberry. What I would like to know is, is there a place for someone who wants to pursue art and music? Does anyone know if a gallery is hiring? Are there any bands that are looking for a bass player? I live in NC now but am getting tired of watching the mountains turn into gated communities. I just would like a more relaxed pace. Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:37 AM
 
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I am thinking about relocating to Mt Airy. No, I am not sitting here daydreaming about whether or not it is like Mayberry. What I would like to know is, is there a place for someone who wants to pursue art and music? Does anyone know if a gallery is hiring? Are there any bands that are looking for a bass player? I live in NC now but am getting tired of watching the mountains turn into gated communities. I just would like a more relaxed pace. Thank you in advance.
You may want to consider going over the state line to either Floyd, Hillsville or Galax, Virginia. These are all wonderful little towns rich in music. If you aren't familiar with them you may be very pleasantly surprised
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Old 10-06-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
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I am thinking about relocating to Mt Airy. No, I am not sitting here daydreaming about whether or not it is like Mayberry. What I would like to know is, is there a place for someone who wants to pursue art and music? Does anyone know if a gallery is hiring? Are there any bands that are looking for a bass player? I live in NC now but am getting tired of watching the mountains turn into gated communities. I just would like a more relaxed pace. Thank you in advance.
Most of the art places along main street are small stores.

You might want to get in touch with the Surry Arts Council.

I know it is very active.

My wife and I are both from the Mount Airy area and still love the area. We still own some land there and are thinking of building on it if we ever tire of the beach area.

I actually lived on Pine Street and our former home is now the Sobotta Manor B&B which was just rated as one of the top B&Bs in the country. The new owners have done a wonderful job.

We have some friends from the coast who go to Mount Airy twelve or thirteen weekends out of the year. They absolutely love the Mountain Music events that happen on Saturday morning.

Hope Mount Airy works out for you. It is a nice relaxed place with convenient services.

-David Sobotta

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:42 AM
 
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You may want to consider going over the state line to either Floyd, Hillsville or Galax, Virginia. These are all wonderful little towns rich in music. If you aren't familiar with them you may be very pleasantly surprised
My wife, daughter and I were up in Roanoke for a weekend over the last weekend of July. We took the Blue Ridge Parkway back for a change of pace and drove through Floyd during their big music festival. Wow, that thing had a huge turnout! I had seen a few fliers for the event and it didn't seem like something that would attract so many people so I was surprised to see that there were three separate encampments, each with it's own mass.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Cumberland county, PA
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Floyd Va, is very Artsy. I've been told that it was home to a lot of hippies back in the 60's. Hence all the 'art fests'.
US Cellular is pretty much the only reliable cell service in that area (surry county). It is $$$ as well as expect dropped calls. Sprint is available, but call service is very spotty.
The job market is rough in Surry county due to all the factory closings over the last few years.
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