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Old 08-01-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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My husband and I have been in NC since the end of February this year (moved from CT) - we currently live in Sherrills Ford (just outside of Mooresville). We're renting now until we get more familiar with the area and state and determine where we ultimately want to buy a house.

We moved for friendlier people, lower cost of living, more moderate winters. We have no family here and took a leap of faith to spend the next half of our lives someplace new (we are almost 40). No kids, just furry ones - cats. We moved to Sherrills Ford as we found a home to rent that met our needs and figured being near Charlotte would be a good thing in case I needed to find a marketing job, however I was able to keep my job that I had in CT and now work remote doing Marketing and love it. I don't see my job changing anytime soon. My husband is currently looking for work in mfg - production or quality control.

After being here 5 months we've been exploring the area and thinking about the future. Some things we like:
- being a bit rural (we'd love to have a few acres someday)
- close to amenities - shopping etc. although we're disappointed in the restaurant selection in Mooresville as there are a ton of chains...we prefer mom and pop places

Things we'd change:
- better restaurant selection
- better shopping (we personally like to shop and I also own an Ebay business so need to find better shopping to find re-sale items - especially consignment shops)
- less traffic - I77 and 150

We'd like to find some town options that have the best of both worlds...a bit more rural so that we can find a house with a few acres of land, but close enough to good shopping and restaurants. We are foodies and love going out to eat on weekends and trying new places. We are open to all areas of NC since we have not yet set down our roots yet and I can work from anywhere with my current job.

1. Where you are working - me from home, my husband is currently looking for manufacturing job
2. How much you are willing to spend on housing - up to $300k for 2500 s.f. house or larger
3. How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate - 45 min tops
4. If you have kids: Private school or public school? - none
5. What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight? Small town feel to live, but close to bigger town with restaurants/shopping, wineries. Near a lake would be nice...but not necessary. We also love the feel of living at higher elevations - i.e. mountains
6. Community amenities important to you - shopping, restaurants, few acres of land available

Thanks for all and any advice you can give! Again, we're open to most areas of NC!
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:06 PM
 
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Thanks for all and any advice you can give! Again, we're open to most areas of NC!
Rather than piggybacking on this thread, you'd be much better off to start your own separate thread. All you need to do is copy and paste what you've already written, and make up your own thread title. Good Luck!!!
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:50 PM
 
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My husband and I have been in NC since the end of February this year (moved from CT) - we currently live in Sherrills Ford (just outside of Mooresville). We're renting now until we get more familiar with the area and state and determine where we ultimately want to buy a house.

We moved for friendlier people, lower cost of living, more moderate winters. We have no family here and took a leap of faith to spend the next half of our lives someplace new (we are almost 40). No kids, just furry ones - cats. We moved to Sherrills Ford as we found a home to rent that met our needs and figured being near Charlotte would be a good thing in case I needed to find a marketing job, however I was able to keep my job that I had in CT and now work remote doing Marketing and love it. I don't see my job changing anytime soon. My husband is currently looking for work in mfg - production or quality control.

After being here 5 months we've been exploring the area and thinking about the future. Some things we like:
- being a bit rural (we'd love to have a few acres someday)
- close to amenities - shopping etc. although we're disappointed in the restaurant selection in Mooresville as there are a ton of chains...we prefer mom and pop places

Things we'd change:
- better restaurant selection
- better shopping (we personally like to shop and I also own an Ebay business so need to find better shopping to find re-sale items - especially consignment shops)
- less traffic - I77 and 150

We'd like to find some town options that have the best of both worlds...a bit more rural so that we can find a house with a few acres of land, but close enough to good shopping and restaurants. We are foodies and love going out to eat on weekends and trying new places. We are open to all areas of NC since we have not yet set down our roots yet and I can work from anywhere with my current job.

1. Where you are working - me from home, my husband is currently looking for manufacturing job
2. How much you are willing to spend on housing - up to $300k for 2500 s.f. house or larger
3. How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate - 45 min tops
4. If you have kids: Private school or public school? - none
5. What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: small town feeling? small city excitement? suburbia delight? Small town feel to live, but close to bigger town with restaurants/shopping, wineries. Near a lake would be nice...but not necessary. We also love the feel of living at higher elevations - i.e. mountains
6. Community amenities important to you - shopping, restaurants, few acres of land available

Thanks for all and any advice you can give! Again, we're open to most areas of NC!
I'd recommend looking around Greensboro and Winston-Salem...places like Kernersville, Oak Ridge, and Lewisville. Small towns, close to shopping and restaurants in the neighboring city. Good possibility of finding a manufacturing job too.
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