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Old 05-09-2006, 11:51 AM
 
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Hi all,
we are looking to relocate from the Northeast to near the Raleigh area (haven't decided where yet), but after reading many of these posts we started to get worried.

Here is the deal: we want to get away from the people from New York and New Jersey (sorry, I don't mean to offend, but we have grown up near there our entire lives and we are very displeased with this area right now). Honestly, we want to move out into the "country". We want close to an acre of land and the small town friendliness we thought we would get there. If we wanted to live with Yankees we would stay up north.

When we came to visit last year, it seemed exactly like what we are looking for, now we are not so sure. I suppose my real question is then, where can we go to stay away from the transplants? They are the reason we are moving out of our state. They invaded us first, ruined life here for us, then made their way down the coast.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
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Old 05-09-2006, 11:53 AM
 
Location: I temporarily live on Earth until my owners bring me back to Nephlon 12
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Stay out of Cary. Some people say Cary is an acronym for "Central Area for Relocated Yankees."
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Old 05-09-2006, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Stay away from the major metro areas, i.e. Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte. They like to cluster around those areas in large numbers for some unknown reason. Maybe employment?

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Old 05-09-2006, 01:35 PM
 
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The eastern 3rd of the state is much less "transplant friendly" and is much more the "old south". I know this sounds weird, but I am a transplanted northerner (from upstate ny) who lives in Apex (just outside Raleigh) and is moving back north. I like the inland Northeast, which is VERY different from the Bos-wash corridor, a lot, and it is where I feel at home and where I am moving back to this year. But I have to say that I really do enjoy "home town" North Carolina. Where almsot everyone was born and raised in the area and it has a very strong community feel. These areas unfortunetly also tend to be the ones the LEAST welcoming to newcomers' especially ones from the NYC metro. They also tend to not have the most vibrant economies. But I'm assuming that if you want to move to the country a high-tech economy isn't a major prioriy. I'd suggest the areas NEAR but not on the coast. The coast tends to be heavily "transplanted" and also gets slammed by hurricanes quite often. Places like Samspson, Duplin, and Bladen Counties are, as it sounds, the types of areas you are looking for.
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The eastern 3rd of the state is much less "transplant friendly" and is much more the "old south". I know this sounds weird, but I am a transplanted northerner (from upstate ny) who lives in Apex (just outside Raleigh) and is moving back north. I like the inland Northeast, which is VERY different from the Bos-wash corridor, a lot, and it is where I feel at home and where I am moving back to this year. But I have to say that I really do enjoy "home town" North Carolina. Where almsot everyone was born and raised in the area and it has a very strong community feel. These areas unfortunetly also tend to be the ones the LEAST welcoming to newcomers' especially ones from the NYC metro. They also tend to not have the most vibrant economies. But I'm assuming that if you want to move to the country a high-tech economy isn't a major prioriy. I'd suggest the areas NEAR but not on the coast. The coast tends to be heavily "transplanted" and also gets slammed by hurricanes quite often. Places like Samspson, Duplin, and Bladen Counties are, as it sounds, the types of areas you are looking for.
I lived in one of those NC "hometowns". When I moved there in July of 1960, the town had a population of 1,200. Forty-six years later, the population has grown by an additional 200 folks and almost everyone is related.
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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Cary: Citizens Are Relocated Yankees
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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If you come to Snow Hill, I can almost guarantee you that you will be one of the few that moved here on purpose. LOL
They put up banners last week that read, "Discover Snow Hill, founded in 1828." I nearly laughed my head off. With a population of about 1500 people just in the city limits, I bet Greene County doesn't have 10000 people in the entire county. As for discovering anything that I don't know that already existed, I doubt that I will find anything. Maybe someone will move here that hasn't been here so long that they won't overlook whatever it is that we are suppose to discover. The Indians did that for us. But seriously, we have our good points, few that they are. It is just that not many people pick up a North Carolina map and say "Honey, let's move to Snow Hill in Greene County."
Most people that are here got here through two ways. Their family, all 13 generations of them were born here and so were you or you married someone that had the 13 generations of family here. But if you come here, please let me know in advance. I will round up everyone to welcome you here. They would probably do it anyway. Like I said, someone purposely moving here is rare if not impossible. Good luck where ever you land.
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Old 05-09-2006, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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If you come to Snow Hill, I can almost guarantee you that you will be one of the few that moved here on purpose. LOL
They put up banners last week that read, "Discover Snow Hill, founded in 1828." I nearly laughed my head off. With a population of about 1500 people just in the city limits, I bet Greene County doesn't have 10000 people in the entire county. As for discovering anything that I don't know that already existed, I doubt that I will find anything. Maybe someone will move here that hasn't been here so long that they won't overlook whatever it is that we are suppose to discover. The Indians did that for us. But seriously, we have our good points, few that they are. It is just that not many people pick up a North Carolina map and say "Honey, let's move to Snow Hill in Greene County."
Most people that are here got here through two ways. Their family, all 13 generations of them were born here and so were you or you married someone that had the 13 generations of family here. But if you come here, please let me know in advance. I will round up everyone to welcome you here. They would probably do it anyway. Like I said, someone purposely moving here is rare if not impossible. Good luck where ever you land.
You're right. Your entire county has a population of only 21,000.
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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"You're right. Your entire county has a population of only 21,000."

I figured that there were cities just to the west of us that had that many people in it. And Greene County isn't even the smallest county in North Carolina. I wonder where Clay County ranks? I bet it is one of the smallest if not the smallest. And Lee County is small as well. Mecklingburg is the largest I believe.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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"You're right. Your entire county has a population of only 21,000."

I figured that there were cities just to the west of us that had that many people in it. And Greene County isn't even the smallest county in North Carolina. I wonder where Clay County ranks? I bet it is one of the smallest if not the smallest. And Lee County is small as well. Mecklingburg is the largest I believe.
The smallest NC county population is Tyrrell with 4,149.

Clay is 5th smallest with 8,775.

Lee County is small in land area only. Lee has almost 50 thousand residents.

Greene ranks 19th smallest population.

Mecklenburg is the most populated county.

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