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Old 09-07-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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I moved from Chicago to Cary....mostly I like it. The main downside is how in your face people are about religion and the lack of good restaurants.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I moved from Chicago to Cary....mostly I like it. The main downside is how in your face people are about religion and the lack of good restaurants.
That's strange that you've had that experience in Cary. I lived in Greenville for 4 years and I was always getting question about religion and getting handed copies of Watchtower, etc. I moved to the Triangle area two years ago and I have never had anyone ask me about religion since.

As far as lack of restaurants, yeah they probably aren't as good as where you came from but that is really a minor detail. As long as you have a job and can handle the humid summers and don't mind it getting slightly cold in the winter, you should be fine. Everything else should work itself out.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:56 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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We moved from Central NJ to the Sandhills of Moore co.
Less traffic than NJ
Lower cost of real estate than NJ
Lower taxes than NJ
Less snow than NJ
Amtrak only 12 miles away
Much shorter and milder Winter season
Lower utility bills than NJ, $150 a month vs $500 a month

A few negatives

Much longer hot weather season than NJ, could not cope without A/C
No really good NY,NJ style Italian restaurants
Rural drivers tend not to use turn signals (keeps you guessing)
Major airport 70 miles away. RDU

The plus's outnumber the minus's

Some people complain about the bible thumpers but if that's what they want to do it's none of my business.
If they come to my door I say "Thank you but I am not interested and have a nice day"
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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Stay put. Charlotte area reeks! Very conservative, not singles friendly and not enough of diversity to suit my taste.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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The Mebane area is really nice, small town, friendly people, fairly good shopping (Tanger Outlet Mall) and a really good Mexican Restaurant. The library in Mebane is disproportionately large for such a small town. The populace is fairly well educated, lots of colleges and Universities within a 60 mile radius.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl.
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Hi all. Considering a move from Miami to NC in the future. Would love to hear from anyone that has relocated from somewhere to nc. Where did you come from, where in nc did you go, things that you like/dislike, how it compares to where you came from and any regrets? Thanks!!!
Well we moved to the Raleigh area after almost 30 years in South Florida, perhaps I didn't do my homework but this is the "real" south not like so fl. Very different. Not a lot of culture here though they try. I am NYC born & raised before living in So Fl. This place is way laid back if that's what you are looking for. It gets colder than I thought, 20' s sometimes even lower. Some people do not like Northerners, they feel we ruined the South! It does offer the beautiful mountains, a change from the sub tropical beaches we had in So Fl. Without going on and on, I have very mixed feeling about living here, and we are contemplating moving back to the Orlando or Northern part of Florida, not use to the colder temps. Hope this helps a bit, good luck!
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:41 AM
 
Location: on the High Seas
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Well we moved to the Raleigh area after almost 30 years in South Florida, perhaps I didn't do my homework but this is the "real" south not like so fl. Very different. Not a lot of culture here though they try. I am NYC born & raised before living in So Fl. This place is way laid back if that's what you are looking for. It gets colder than I thought, 20' s sometimes even lower. Some people do not like Northerners, they feel we ruined the South! It does offer the beautiful mountains, a change from the sub tropical beaches we had in So Fl. Without going on and on, I have very mixed feeling about living here, and we are contemplating moving back to the Orlando or Northern part of Florida, not use to the colder temps. Hope this helps a bit, good luck!

I know for a fact that Florida has more Italian-Americans from NYC and Northeast. So many people from Florida have East-coast accents. But there are many people in North Carolina that are from up North as well. When I went to Cary NC , I met people from the Boston area and New York. The Triangle area, Charlotte area, Asheville , all have transplants from up North, more and more people are retiring in NC these days .
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:19 AM
 
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If you are looking for specifics on the differences between Miami and the Triangle, lots of people have asked variations of that question! Did a broad search on "miami moving" specifically in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill/Cary forum (using advanced search) and lots of threads come up - some directly answering your question, others more tangential with input from people who have experience in both places.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/searc...earchid=805953

I'm sure you could do the same in the Charlotte forum.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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Moved from NJ 3 months ago. Can't find a job in this state. This state seems to have the worst job market.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:41 AM
 
Location: NC
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Moved from NJ 3 months ago. Can't find a job in this state. This state seems to have the worst job market.
Too much stiff competition for jobs. Out of curiosity, why did you move to NC (in this economy) without having a job lined up first?
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