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Old 02-07-2008, 04:21 PM
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I've been doing some research on good/safe areas to live in NC and for the most part have been finding alot of areas with High crime ratings anywhere from high 200's up to 800+, with a few exceptions here and there that are in the low category (50's - 90's). We live in IL, far west sub. of Chicago, and most cities around us are in the very low crime range (20 - 50). We'd love to buy an acre or two of land in NC and eventually build a home (retirement). We will consider all regions - mtn., pied., coast. Prefer not being too close to the coast, due to hurricanes, or too high in the mtns. as we're trying to get to a warmer yearly climate. Any suggestions of CITIES would be appreciated!

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Old 02-07-2008, 04:53 PM
Location: The 12th State
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Sounds like Foothills, Piedmont and Sandhills will fit your needs
Check out cities crime stats North Carolina til you find a city that suits your needs
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:30 PM
Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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1. Yancey
2. Avery
3. Madison
4. Clay
5. Ashe
If you do a search on this website for "lowest crime in North Carolina" you can come to a thread that mentioned these as the counties with least crime. They may all be in the mountains, though. I think you didn't want the mountains.

Best Kept Secret :Albemarle, NC (Stanly County)

I did a search for low crime town in North Carolina and came up with the website above.

I don't know about the crime rate, etc. You can use the City Data information about towns in Stanley County. I know and love the area and our school in Union County played their teams several times. They have wonderful children, polite and respectful.

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Old 02-07-2008, 05:49 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Default NC State Bureau of Investigation Report

2006 Crime in NC - http://sbi2.jus.state.nc.us/crp/publ...%20Summary.pdf

The 2007 report will be issued in June 2008.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:01 PM
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Thanks everyone for your helpful info. I'll definitely look in Albemarle and the other areas mentioned! The climate seems pretty much what were looking for and being between the mountains and coast would be ideal. We're about 15-20 min. (a little too far) from any major shopping right now. A 10 minute drive would be ideal - not to close, not too far. Hopefully we'll be able to visit some areas over the summer to get a feel of the different cities. We're in a somewhat rural town in NW IL and we love the open space and quiet, but have been tired of the cold winters for several years. Moving to NC or SC has been on our to do list for a long time. Unfortunately, we'll probably buy the land first and then move in 5-10 years. Thanks again!

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Old 02-08-2008, 01:11 PM
Location: Hollywood, FL
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Default Nice NC Areas

My husband and I lived in Greensboro NC near the PTI airport and absolutely loved it! Low cime, nice homes, friendly people. Not good for looking for work but wonderful to retire. Its is centrally located close enough to Viginia to visit there or other parts of NC. If it were not for the lack of jobs we would move back in a heartbeat. We have settled on relocating to Greenville SC for now. Good luck with your search!
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:11 PM
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Stanley Nc
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