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Old 12-11-2009, 08:19 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Originally Posted by Gram Parsons View Post
If you want to move to NC don't go to Raleigh. You will not be able to buy a house, at least not in a safe area. Raleigh is definitely not "fairly-liberal" or open minded. This is one of the furthest right wing cities in a state known for being conservative.
Charlotte is decidedly more conservative than Raleigh, most of which is Democratic and currently has 3 Democratic Congressmen (while Charlotte has GOP Sue Myrick). Raleigh has a lot of "country club Republicans" but is generally NOT "Right-wing" especially on social issues. I say this as someone who's lived here a LOT longer than 3 years.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:04 PM
Location: Oklahoma City
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Originally Posted by gmb View Post
My husband and I both grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, but it is now impossible to raise a family here due to the extremely high cost of living. We are in our early 30's and just had a baby, so we are anxious to find a community in NC to raise our child and buy a home. My husband is a teacher and I would love to work part-time. From our internet research it appears Raleigh may the area to consider??? I have read other threads and it seems like most people relocate to NC from the New England states. What about people from southern CA? Would we experience a big culture shock? I have only been to Nashville for a week - otherwise I have never experienced the south and I have only seen snow a handful of times in my life. I have never lived outside of Santa Barbara, so I am bit nervous about any change - let alone across the country. We decided on NC as a potential place to relocate because we would be living on a teacher's salary, want a house and a safe place to raise a child. We thought about AZ, checked it out and hated it mainly because of the urban sprawl and it seems like Raleigh may have some of that?? My main concerns are finding a fairly liberal, open-minded community with teaching jobs, affordable housing, outdoor activities. We aren't sure if we will be able to first check out NC before we move there, so any help from locals would be greatly appreciated!
This is an extremely old thread but I ran across it and had to point out the blatant hypocrisy. She's leaving California because of the high cost of living. The cost of living brought about by liberal initiatives. Yet she can't make that connection and plans on continuing her support for liberal initiative and leaders in another state.

This is how the disease spreads. Poor North Carolina. It is such a beautiful place with a beautiful southern energy. It has become California's next victim.
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