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View Poll Results: Which metropolitan region do you like the most?
Raliegh-Durham-Chapel Hill 38 59.38%
Winston Salem-Greensboro-High Point 26 40.63%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

Old 11-05-2006, 09:23 PM
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Of the two metropolitan regions listed, which do you like the best? Why?
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Old 11-05-2006, 10:36 PM
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Winston Salem-Greensboro-High Point

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Old 11-06-2006, 12:46 AM
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I can't pick one over the other. They're just two totally different creatures.

Raleigh is sleek and shiny, but slippery when wet! Where as Greenboro is the sad little kid who feels his parents love his big brother better so he's always striving to keep up and please... and ya gotta love him for it! I visit both cities for different reasons. I visit Greensboro primarily because of its proximity, but would choose it over Raleigh anyway as far as shopping is concerned because Dillards & Belk has everything that fancy pants Raleigh has to offer as far as I'm concerned. I usually go to Raleigh to visit relatives; to the St. Patrick's Day Parade and other festivals and because they have a good Catholic bookstore I like. I go to Greensboro to my favorite health food store; to a certain restaurant just for their calamari, or to Mr. Dunderbaks to get a Sailor sandwich & a Belgian beer.

Raleigh is the big, cool yet narcissistic friend you're in awe of and want to show off to your other friends. But then you get tired of hearing him brag on himself and think... "I sure miss my ol' easy going, down to earth, unshaven, hung-over buddy Greensboro who I don't have to work so hard to impress...

Raleigh is Gregory Peck.

Greensboro is Robert Mitchum.
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:46 AM
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Default NC Favorites?

We lived in the W-S/High Point/Greensboro area for 6 years. I would pick it over R/D/C because it is a slower pace of life. Our last residence was in Kernersville, which is halfway between W-S and Greensboro. It is booming and the town is having a hard time keeping up with traffic problems.

We really liked living in NC but are now back in MA to keep an eye on my wife's elderly mother who is in ill health. But one day we might go back there or even to VA which is also a nice place to live. Both NC and VA have a lot to offer; more than New England (lived there 24 tears) and more than other parts of the country. I would look at both states as a possible place to relocate.
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:17 PM
Location: Downtown Greensboro, NC
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I love the Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point area
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:46 AM
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Grew up in W-S and still have the bulk of family there. Been in Raleigh area for 20 years. Much prefer the Triangle overall to the Triad. Do like the proximity to the mountains from the Triad. But the job situation in the Triangle is so far superior to the Triad it isn't funny.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:45 PM
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Triangle, esp. Chapel Hill area for diversity and liberal people!
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by fern33 View Post
Raleigh is Gregory Peck.

Greensboro is Robert Mitchum.
Not to throw things off track, so what does that make Charlotte?
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:26 PM
Location: The 12th State
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Originally Posted by mfrank2109 View Post
Not to throw things off track, so what does that make Charlotte?
Good luck in getting a response since that poster hasnt posted since January and that post is dated November of last year
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:35 PM
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Greensboro i by far the best, way over half the population is liberal, and keep in mind, the stats show that at the pace that greensboro and raleigh are growing, greensboro will soon be bigger than raleigh. right now, raleigh is a tiny bit bigger than greensboro.
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