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Old 10-30-2006, 09:52 AM
 
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My husband & I are currently live in S. Florida with our two children & two dogs. But we are sick and tired of the hurricanes. Plus the cost of our house tripled since purchasing it. If we sold it. we could invest in a bigger house & better quality of living.

We have heard great things about N. Carolina. I see that this forum has a lot of activity (which I like). Please tell me what areas we should look into? Our kids are young (7 and 17 months). We are looking for good schools, family friendly communities, lots of recreation, and close proximity to a larger city.

Our price range is 130's-180's. We don't mind transplants (heck most of S. Florida is a mini New York!). So we are open to a variety of communities. As long as the kids can live a good quality life, we are happy.

Thanks so much!
mom2justynsarah
For your price range you would have to go into the charlotte area or another big city, I live in Boone, in the mountains and you can hardly get a small 2 bedroom for the price range here, its ridiculous up here, plus you have state taxes and they tax you to death here, the cost of living is sooooo much higher here than anywhere I have lived.Texas is your best bet, SA area is the best for higher income, lower housing, so is anywhere outside of Houston, Texas os by far your best best bet
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:58 PM
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We decided to relocate with our 2 kids - same ages as yours to the Asheville
area. There are many smaller towns around Asheville that are still affordable.
Check into Hendersonville, Arden, Weaverville.
We are moving in January- tired of Sarasota.
www.greatschools.net is an awesome tool for info on schools.
Best of Luck to you
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:46 AM
 
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Default Concord area

I heard the Concord area was a good area to raise kids and the schools were were good also. Is this true folks?
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Old 11-03-2006, 06:04 AM
 
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The Greensboro area and Guilford County is nice. Pleasant Garden (love that town), Oak Ridge, Summerfield, Level Cross, etc. - all nice small towns near Greensboro that you could find a good home and raise your family.
You wont find too much in the Oak Ridge /Summerfield area in the 130-180K range. For 200K and up you have a good chance of finding something nice if you're not looking for a brand new box-in-a-box cookie cutter house.
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:23 AM
 
Location: The southern mountains of NC
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I live in Murphy,NC which is the in the very most western tip of the state, in the mountains.We're about 2 hours from Asheville,Atlanta,Chattanooga and Knoxville. This is a wonderful community, beautiful surroundings and friendly people. You can get a nice home for about 180K, there are still a few around 150, but they usually need some work. I have worked in real estate here for a few years and the "give-aways" are definitely gone, but the prices are still fairly reasonable, especially compared to other places. The schools here are great and a lot of times, are grades PK - 8, which I thought was really nice when we moved here.

Hope this helps! If you have any further questions, I'm happy to help!
Marian
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Old 11-09-2006, 11:43 AM
 
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Chapel Hill! Very progressive, and great schools. It's more expensive than some other areas, but not crazy expensive. We just moved to Chapel Hill recently and LOVE it!!
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Chapel Hill! Very progressive, and great schools. It's more expensive than some other areas, but not crazy expensive. We just moved to Chapel Hill recently and LOVE it!!
"Expensive" is a relative term The poster is looking to spend from $130 to $180,000. Chapel Hill hasn't seen those prices in ten years!
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I live in Concord and love it. There are homes in all price ranges, it's safe, the schools are great, and we're close to Charlotte and all to all it has to offer. Don't plan on ever leaving!
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:24 PM
 
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We also are relocating to NC from OHIO. And I need any info anyone can give me on a place to live and raise a 9 and 13 yr old. My husband will be working in Fayetteville and is willing to drive 40 mins or so. We came down there this past weekend and couldnt even find a nice rental house in a good school district. Please help!! Trish from Ohio.
Sanford (Lee County) is a 30 minute drive to Fayetteville. I'm very familiar with central n.c. towns, have lived here for nearly 20 years and have school age kids, and am NOT a realtor. If you send me a p.m., I can give you more info.
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:27 PM
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My family and I are relocating Around Charlotte or Winston Salem, in May. We live on Long Island now
I can not wait
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