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Old 10-15-2006, 09:16 AM
 
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I would like some of you North Carolinians to please tell me the reason(s) so many people are moving to your state. Has the unprecedented population growth affected the quality of life? Is it becoming another Florida?

 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I don't think is just North Carolina. Have you looked at Georgia? TONS of people are moving there as well. I think that will the changing economy, people are doing what they have todo to make their lives better.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:39 AM
 
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Yes it's true..... NC and Georgia are the only places in the country right now where a family can make it!
 
Old 10-15-2006, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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North Carolina's population growth is not uniform. Some NC counties are booming while others are losing population. NC has 100 counties.

Fastest Growing States

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Old 10-15-2006, 11:04 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I think western N.C. is the most beautiful place in the world, I don't even live there (yet).
 
Old 10-15-2006, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I would like some of you North Carolinians to please tell me the reason(s) so many people are moving to your state. Has the unprecedented population growth affected the quality of life? Is it becoming another Florida?
One big reason? A healthy economy because its people are not being choked by labor unions like other states in this country. My sister is a nurse in NY state and I cannot believe the levels of bull she has to go thru with all the different unions and organizations she is required to join (and pay a hefty fee that they call "dues") for the privilage of working in her chosen profession.

Milder winters, but still a change of seasons. Generally lower cost of living, especially still true away from the high growth areas. GREAT state universities for your children to attend if they graduate from a NC high school. Mountains and beach easily accessable for vacations. Pretty clean state politics.

I could go on and on
 
Old 10-15-2006, 11:26 AM
 
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I agree with most everything, but I think there is a lot of "grass is greener" syndrome. I saw that with vegas and especially florida. People were saying this and that are soooo much better than where we live and then well you know the rest. I agree NC has a lot of positives but there are also a ton of negatives. Overall I believe it still a good place to live depending what your willing to give up.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I agree with most everything, but I think there is a lot of "grass is greener" syndrome. I saw that with vegas and especially florida. People were saying this and that are soooo much better than where we live and then well you know the rest. I agree NC has a lot of positives but there are also a ton of negatives. Overall I believe it still a good place to live depending what your willing to give up.

Just curious, what do you feel like you had to give up? I personally don't feel as though I lack for anything
 
Old 10-15-2006, 12:59 PM
 
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I guess in some ways I'm spoiled but growing up on long island I had the beaches 10 mins away and the entertainment capital of the world 30 min. train ride. My love is music and although there are some great acts that come through NC- nothing compares to NYC - but hey nothing does when discussing entertainment.

Schools don't compare to the NE. I know NC has some decent schools but there is so much emphasis/importance on education in the north. Thatís not to say there aren't good schools and bright people in NC; it's just different.

BUT to get both good entertainment and great schools you pay for in taxes BIG TIME.

I donít know anything about medical services and I'm sure with places like Duke and UNC there are some good services but I have lived in Fl. the last couple years and have family in Va. and Georgia and we all still see our doctors in NY. Some things I have seen and heard down here are eye opening.

I'm still doing a lot of research and have some "guinea pigs" in NC, maybe in a couple years I'll move but seeing what happened to Fl. and how the area deteriorated so quickly, I waiting to see what happens to NC.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 05:18 PM
 
Location: State of Bliss :-)
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Yes it's true..... NC and Georgia are the only places in the country right now where a family can make it!
LOL! Fer sure. Which is why so many of them are doing quite nicely in or moving to states other than N.C. or GA.

Regards,

Cassie
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