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Old 07-06-2015, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Southport
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Look at Asheville, Hendersonville and Boone.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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HELLO, my future husband and I are looking into moving to NC from NY.

Early 30's, no kids yet, housing between $150k-$200k, looking into the mountain region, has a bit of nightlife, good restaurants.

Future husband is currently a volunteer Firefighter since they dont pay them on Long Island, looking to get a paying Fire fighter job.

If you can let us know the best towns, it'd be much appreciated.

Thank you.
You obviously haven't read any of this and/or any other threads.
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:33 PM
 
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Seriously! we simply cannot do all their homework for them.

Lord knows we try; and a high percentage of the time we never hear from them again.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Seriously! we simply cannot do all their homework for them.

Lord knows we try; and a high percentage of the time we never hear from them again.
Isn't that the truth!
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Old 07-13-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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For those debating between two cities, city data implemented a comparison tool a couple months ago.

Users can compare two NC cities or compare a NC city to any other city in the US
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Type the name over the given cities then click compare, then a slew of information including graphs will appear.
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Old 09-25-2015, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Thumbs up Also thinking of moving to North Carolina...

Ok I hope I am doing this correctly. I am a Social Worker by trade and may want to just transfer to a VA if possible. I have no idea about housing. I would love to own another home but probably looking at a condo. My kids are grown so not worried about schools. We would love to live within an hour or so of a beach. I am looking for a friendly community - smaller about 100,000 or so. I am more concerned about taxes - property taxes , taxes on pension and Social Security income. Shopping, grocery stores - it would be nice to live around them. Commute - I just want to avoid 6 lanes of traffic if at all possible.
I know this isn't the forum but our other destination would be Tampa FL. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Southport
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Ok I hope I am doing this correctly. I am a Social Worker by trade and may want to just transfer to a VA if possible. I have no idea about housing. I would love to own another home but probably looking at a condo. My kids are grown so not worried about schools. We would love to live within an hour or so of a beach. I am looking for a friendly community - smaller about 100,000 or so. I am more concerned about taxes - property taxes , taxes on pension and Social Security income. Shopping, grocery stores - it would be nice to live around them. Commute - I just want to avoid 6 lanes of traffic if at all possible.
I know this isn't the forum but our other destination would be Tampa FL. Thanks!
Wilmington has a VA facility and is on the coast.
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Old 01-07-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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Default Movin' on

My husband and I are both retired and thinking of moving to North Carolina. The problem is where.

Here is what we are looking for:
An area somewhat near a larger city with hospital and airport.
Small town or city.
We are outdoor nature lovers, kayaking, walking,birding, photography
Near water be it inlet, creeks, rivers,lake,pond
Either mountains or coast.
House with some land.
New construction with 3-4 bedrooms, garage.
Mostly on one floor.

Any ideas?
Thanks.

Movin'
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Old 01-08-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Southport
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My husband and I are both retired and thinking of moving to North Carolina. The problem is where.

Here is what we are looking for:
An area somewhat near a larger city with hospital and airport.
Small town or city.
We are outdoor nature lovers, kayaking, walking,birding, photography
Near water be it inlet, creeks, rivers,lake,pond
Either mountains or coast.
House with some land.
New construction with 3-4 bedrooms, garage.
Mostly on one floor.

Any ideas?
Thanks.

Movin'
You are basically describing Asheville (in the mountains) and Wilmington (on the coast). I'd suggest you go to the Western NC and Coastal NC forums and search the many existing threads for further information there, as well as asking follow-up questions in those forums.
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Old 02-02-2016, 12:30 PM
 
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Hi all I just accepted a job in Mooresville, NC. I am relocating from the Philadelphia area. I have two high school teens that are currently enrolled in the 9th rank public high school in PA and my wife's and educator. After doing several weeks of research for schools, my wife decided that Audrey Kell High was probably the best school in the area. The problem is the housing would be about a 45 min. commute to work for me.

While 45 min isn't terrible, I was hoping to reduce my commute times to under 30 minutes (i've done 45 minute commute for 20 years). Are how are the high schools in Mooresville in relation to Audrey Kell High?

If I can't find a suitable alternative to Audrey Kell High I'm considering renting for 3 years (kids graduate), then purchasing a home where school taxes aren't too high. But if I could fine a nice home close to the office, with a great high school.

The kids are very athletic so competitive school sports is a must. Some of the things I look for in a community is availability. I like the night life, but not the club scene. Just like to get out and relax my mind at night and bite to eat or a drink late at night. Where big outdoor people, mountain biking, hiking, some hunting and fishing, but we don't mind the city noise. We also ride motorcycles so having access to good roads is a plus.
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