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Old 12-28-2006, 06:00 PM
 
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mY FAMILY AND I ARE LOOKING FOR A SMALL TOWN IN/ BY THE MOUNTAINS OF NC WHERE WE GET SNOW BUT IS ALSO NO MORE THAN 30 MIN FROM SHOPPING AND SPORTS, BALLET, BASEBALL, CUB SCOUTS AND SHOPPING. eNOUGH POPUKLATION TO SUSTAIN A JOB AS A HEATING AND AIR TECH ,,,,, ANY IDEAS?
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:07 PM
 
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HELLO
BOONE OR BLOWING ROCK ARE BOTH SMALL TOWNS THAT RECIEVE AN GOOD AMOUNT OF SNOW.
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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Don't make the mistake of coming to Snow Hill if you are actually after snow. We were named for the white sands on the hills that resemble snow by the Indians back in 1799. What hills is beyond me. We have two good size ones that I would classify as hills. There is some areas that is wrapped up with kuduz that might have been hilly in the past and sandy. But not anymore. We don't get that much snow. Every now and then we get a good size one. Just enough to be inconvenient for a few days. But you can't count on it every winter.
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:58 PM
 
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North of Winston Salem, Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain.... Lots of snow, but close to town.
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:10 AM
 
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What is it like living in Snow Hill? How are the elementary schools? Hope to soon be a damn Yankee and maybe looking to settle in in Snow Hill or Ayden
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:48 AM
 
Location: From WNC, now in Raleigh
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Snow? What is this snow you speak of?

You would have to go to the northern mountain counties and be over 3000' to see anything substantial. Boone, Blowing Rock area. The French Broad basin is pretty dry and average annual snowfall in Asheville is around 15". There has only been 1.9" recorded at the Asheville airport this winter. The winters over the past five years or so have been nothing but pathetic as far as snow goes. That 15" average is pretty optimistic. Boone, on the other hand, averages 40" of snow annually.
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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What is it like living in Snow Hill? How are the elementary schools? Hope to soon be a damn Yankee and maybe looking to settle in in Snow Hill or Ayden
Snow Hill is a quiet little town. The schools are pretty good. I mean we all went to them. I graduated from the same school as my children did. And now my grandchildren are going to the same schools. We are about equal distance all the way around from larger towns like Kinston, Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro. Where I live Kinston is slightly closer that the others. But people in the western end of the county would be closer to Goldsboro. I have to say the people are what we call good folks. Nothing was any plainer that on a couple of occasions that we needed these good folks and they came through for us. And now when someone else's child need medical care and the like, we donate and buy the barbaque plates and the like. There are no bowling alley and thearters as you would have to go to one of the towns I have mentioned for that. But if you want to live in a rural quiet area, I think Snow Hill has a lot to offer. I have lived here almost my entire life.
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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How much snow are you looking for? Most of the towns listed still don't get much snow compared to other regions of the country. I think the largest snow Boone had this year was like 2 inches. Sure some years they get big snows but you can't really count on it just like any NC location. Just something to think about.
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Old 03-12-2007, 04:09 PM
 
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I agree. You can't count on a lot of decent and consistent snowfalls anywhere in the state unless you live 6684' atop Mt. Mitchell.

But then you've got gale force winds to contend with.

To keep the blood flowing in our veins we do get nifty ice storms knocking power out for about a week though! We fire up the gennies and cook wieners on the propane grill all week long while wearing our old northern thermals and wondering why it feels so much colder than it did in the north. Yep, there's nothing like a good 'ole humid southern winter where you can't drive anywhere!

Come on down, y'all!

I'm serious. Ask everyone else living here. They'll tell you I'm not fibbing. I mean it!

http://www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...torm-back.html
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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For what you're looking for, I'd check out Mars Hill. It's just north of Asheville and all it has to offer. It's a beautiful little college town and get about 18" of snow a year.
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