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Old 07-07-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Does anyone know anything about (or live in/near) Troy, NC? We are thinking about transferring there for school. I understand it's a small town (which is fine with me!!!!). What major city is it close to?

Hubby and I have considered driving over and staying at a B&B or hotel one weekend to get a feel for the city!

Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I lived about 10 miles from Troy for a number of years and attended West Montgomery High School for a couple of years. The closest major city is Greensboro about 60 miles away to the north.
Montgomery is an economically depressed rural county. About 23% live in poverty. The unemployment rate in May 2012 was higher than the state's average rate.

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Old 07-08-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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So not the best place to move to huh? My husband is wanting to transfer to the school over there to learn the art of gun-smithing. I'm completely for it, but we will have a little one by then and I know that we will need to have jobs set up before we move!
I noticed on their website that the B&B has closed down. Where would one stay if they were to go visit the little town of Troy?
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I noticed on their website that the B&B has closed down. Where would one stay if they were to go visit the little town of Troy?
There's the Duck Smith B&B in Seagrove, about 14 miles away, The Inn at Eagle Springs in Biscoe about 12 miles away, and a couple motels in Troy. Seagrove is known as the pottery capital of NC, so there are other craftsmen around. Further away is Asheboro, a larger town.

I had never heard of the gun-smithing school in Troy, and it sounds interesting.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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Take a good look at Albemarle and Asheboro when you are there and picking a place. They are small cities about 20-30 mins away, but at least have a mix of commercial centers to shop for things. Troy is a very small town with few services, and little is open after weekday daytime business hours.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Thank you for the great information! Please keep it coming!!! We haven't decided 100% but I wanted to research as much as I can before we start making serious moves toward, well, moving there!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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There's very little there, but it's a beautiful area. It's in the Uwharrie National Forest, about an hour south of Greensboro (via US 220/I-73), and about the same distance east of Charlotte (via NC 24/27). If you have any interest in outdoor activities, you'll like the area.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:34 AM
 
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Using the internet to view a Map of Troy, NC would help. It is not close to Greensboro, its closer to Charlotte.
In the middle of nowhere, you may find peace and quiet.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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Does anyone know if Time Warner services the Troy area for cable tv and internet? Does anyone know how good the Verizon cell service is out there?
Thanks!
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Sol System
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The Verizon service is spotty , due to topography. I was out there Saturday , and couldn't get good service. The one call I received kept dropping. As for TWC , I don't know , they may service that area.
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