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Old 04-12-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Maine, USA
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Default family moving from ME to Kinston, NC

family moving from ME, to Kinston, NC

Please help me ?
We moving to Kinston, NC, area, due to job relocation for my husband & as well to be in warmer climate, and something new and different,
Please tell me Good and bad and what parts are safer and dangerous,
thanks
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Wilson
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family moving from ME, to Kinston, NC

Please help me ?
We moving to Kinston, NC, area, due to job relocation for my husband & as well to be in warmer climate, and something new and different,
Please tell me Good and bad and what parts are safer and dangerous,
thanks
Wow, that is going to be a tough adjustment for you. I don't know what to tell you. But I can say this.....the last city in NC I would move to is Kinston. The money better be good!

Live in New Bern or Winterville and commute! Trust me!

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Old 05-04-2008, 06:52 AM
 
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family moving from ME, to Kinston, NC

Please help me ?
We moving to Kinston, NC, area, due to job relocation for my husband & as well to be in warmer climate, and something new and different,
Please tell me Good and bad and what parts are safer and dangerous,
thanks

I was born and raised in Kinston, and I can tell you, that this town is definitely dying. The mall here can't support itself, the only place to shop is Walmart. It is a small town with small town values, crime is high, mostly on the "East Side" of town. If you do have to relocate, your best bet is to go on the North side of town, preferably around the HWY258N area, if you have any kids, Banks school is the best public school in that area, good luck to you.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Swansboro, NC
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Ditto, do whatever you can not to live near kinston.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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I lived in Kinston for a while and my family is still there. It's a very small town with nothing to do. I would recommend moving outside of town to the Winterville/Greenville area and commuting. Good luck with your move!
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:18 PM
LLN
 
Location: Upstairs closet
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I drive through it a lot, and it is TIRED. You will be in severe culture shock. Please do not judge the rest of us as if we were Kinstonians. I expect there are some nice enclaves here and there, but you are going to have to find them. I live in New Bern, 25-20 minutes, very easy, interstate like commute. I don't think Greenville is much if any further.

Quite honestly, I do not think I have ever seen anything positive on this board about Kinston, Good luck to you.

lln
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:47 AM
 
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If you do move to kinston you might won't to stay away from the downtown east side of kinston if you're looking for somewhere safe. And if your looking for somewhere to go to school don't go to contentnea-savannah middle school unless you're a trouble maker,drug dealer,or gangbanger. Here let me put it to you this way Kinston is GHETTO as f***.
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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You'll probably like the winter in Kinston, but hate the summer.

KINSTON 5 SE, NORTH CAROLINA - Climate Summary
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Old 10-06-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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I drive through it a lot, and it is TIRED. You will be in severe culture shock. Please do not judge the rest of us as if we were Kinstonians. I expect there are some nice enclaves here and there, but you are going to have to find them. I live in New Bern, 25-20 minutes, very easy, interstate like commute. I don't think Greenville is much if any further.

Quite honestly, I do not think I have ever seen anything positive on this board about Kinston, Good luck to you.

lln
I'm sure there are plenty of wonderful Kinston natives that wouldn't want to be grouped in with you. What a condescending, judgmental, and overall poor attitude.

Like a lot of Eastern NC, Kinston is economically depressed and there are some rough areas. However, there are a lot of positives associated with small-town living.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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Hey hey hey, Kinston is moving up people. Tractor Supply is coming to Kinston. Boom! It's just an eastern NC town that hasn't found it's feet.
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