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Old 05-12-2007, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I was looking into the Harris, Griffin and Concord middle schools. Do you know anything about those schools?
Harris Rd. Middle is nice. We're in that zone. It feeds into Northwest Cabarrus HS and Robinson HS, two good schools.

Griffin MS is also very nice. Most students in Harrisburg go there though the school's in Concord. It feeds into Central Cabarrus HS.

I don't know that much about Concord MS. It feeds into Concord HS.
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Old 05-12-2007, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Hi we are planning to move to Concord too, we have three children (16, 15, and 14). Wich high school do you recomend for them.
Thank you for your help
Really, none of the HS's are "bad" in Concord. But the ones of highest regard are Robinson and Central Cabarrus. CC has an awesome band program and a top-rated softball team. Concord HS is still a pretty good school. It has a great band program as well and won both the NC 3A basketball and football championships. Next year (I think) the city is building a new HS in the NW corner of the city not far from Concord Mills Mall.
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:47 PM
 
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Thank you, that sounds good to me, because one of my children plays in the band.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:45 AM
 
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My husband and my two children live in RI where the taxes and school system is going down the tubes. I really feel our quality of life could be better somewhere else. I'm looking for any helpful information on Florida, North Carolina and South Carolina. How do I find information about jobs in those areas. My husband is a manager for a food chain and makes good money. Willing to take a pay cut for a better living. Looking to live where the school system is good. Eight year old twins. We would be in a position to afford a house around $350.000.00. Would like to live in a nice community with plenty for the kids. I like living not far from the market, shopping plaza, but far enough to live not close to the city! We now live in the suburbs and love where we live, just had it with the cost of living and our taxes. We currently pay $6,000 for just house taxes and that keeps going up. My house is 2,100 sq feet. No state money, so they had to close two of our local schools. That means huge class sizes and a lot less for the kids. Any information or suggestions would be appreciated. kad221@aol.com :-)
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Old 08-25-2007, 11:01 AM
 
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Default NC - stay away!

I absolutley hate NC. I was stuck here because my dad retired from the AF 15 years ago in Goldsboro, NC. The illegal immigrants are taking over this farm area! You can't go anywhere to escape them! I want to get out immediatley. I do not want my kids to attend NC schools as they are not up to par and are completly over crouded.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:40 AM
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I absolutley hate NC. I was stuck here because my dad retired from the AF 15 years ago in Goldsboro, NC. The illegal immigrants are taking over this farm area! You can't go anywhere to escape them! I want to get out immediatley. I do not want my kids to attend NC schools as they are not up to par and are completly over crouded.

One of my friends lives in Goldsboro, he hates it too. I moved to NC I live in Wake County, I love it here, but everyone that I talk to that live further west or east hate it. Maybe you would like a different town/county then where you live now.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:04 PM
 
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Default texas is best

I moved from Long island 28 years ago to the houston area. I settled in the Woodlands. Frank Sinatra sang at the opening of the outdoor music pavillion. The schools are the best.. central air conditioned something LI doesn't have. You can get a 4000 sq ft five bedroom house for under $300,000. Yes our summers are long... you can swim from april to november but it does get cold in dec jan and feb. and the leaves do turn colors only later then NY. There is no end to the stores here. We have everything.. Three huge malls just in this area Targets, walmart, saks, macy's, penny's,walgreens, CVS, Look up har.com and you can see the mls homes. Conroe school district is excellent.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I moved from Long island 28 years ago to the houston area. I settled in the Woodlands. Frank Sinatra sang at the opening of the outdoor music pavillion. The schools are the best.. central air conditioned something LI doesn't have.
Wow. Texas has air conditioning. Stop the presses. Did you mean to post this in an NC forum?

Back to the topic. My wife, two kids, and I moved to Greensboro, NC over two years ago and have been very pleased. The cost of living is low. We're close to both the beach and the mountains. We're zoned for great schools. (Grimsley is ranked as one of the best public schools in the state and among the top 100 in the US.)

Even with 1.5 million people in the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and surrounding metro area) it doesn't feel quite as crowded as other urban areas. Plenty of room to move here. We're just four miles from downtown and about two minutes from a large shopping center. There are trees everywhere. Even with the conveniences of living in an urban area, it's so green that it feels like living in the woods. (Sounds silly, but true.) While there's plenty to do here in the Triad, it's nice to be just an hour's drive to the Triangle or Charlotte. And being able to hop on a train when I don't feel like driving is a nice bonus, too.

I think most families really can't wrong with relocating to anywhere along the central NC Piedmont Crescent from Charlotte to Raleigh and points in between. We love it here.

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Old 04-04-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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hi I live in s.florida and always dream of moving to durham one day with my famly of five MYSELF AND HUSBAND AND THREE KIDS IS THIS A GOOD AREA
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Old 04-04-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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hi I live in s.florida and always dream of moving to durham one day with my famly of five MYSELF AND HUSBAND AND THREE KIDS IS THIS A GOOD AREA
For many people it is a good area. Not everyone likes it.

It's important to get a job (or two) before moving.

You can read more about Durham on the Triangle subforum.
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