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Old 05-09-2006, 07:51 PM
 
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I have been searching here and seen a few areas of interest. Apex, Oak Ridge, Summerfield. Crime is low and income is ok. Not much diversity is ok. Small town feel but big town "city" near by for shopping malls, etc.

Am I on the right track?

Thanks!!
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Oak Ridge and Summerfield are good towns to live in from what I hear. Also, check out Pleasant Garden (love that town!), Julian, Climax, Level Cross, Forest Oaks and Franklinville. I'm sure I'm probably forgetting a town or two.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 05-10-2006, 08:14 AM
 
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Thanks. Not all the towns are on Sperling's.com
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:24 AM
 
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Anyone else care to add ?
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Old 05-10-2006, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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I did a whole lot of looking two years ago and chose Lenoir. If I had it to do over I'd probably moved to Hickory which is where we recreate and shop.
We moved here for the weather, four seasons none of which are extreme. Summer last year was hotter in Indy which I left than it was here. Wonderful Falls and Springs. It snowed here twice last year yet there are four ski resorts within forty miles. If it gets warm in the summer you can be in the mountains and find cooler temps.
Lots of outdoor recreation.
Ashville, Greensobro and Charlotte airports are all about 70 miles.
Although Hickory has about anything you'd need serious shopping is less than fifty milles.
Take a look at how much of the country you can get to in a one day's drive from Hickory.
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Salisbury moved from Long Island, NY
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Concord, Kanapolis, and Salisbury are also good. Concord has plenty of shopping and also has a nice rural area. Kanapolis is right next to Concord and has more of a small town feel, although it is going through a bit of trouble now. The big textile mill that suported the town was just demolished for a bioresearch center to go up. I live in Salisbury which is a nice town, it has a great history and historical areas that are preserved. I like it because it takes me 5 minutes to get to town (Wal-Mart, Food, Groceries, Shopping) and I am still surrounded by woods, love my privacy, and I only have a 1/2 acre of land. These three places are just about in the middle of the state, so if you wanted to go on vacation to the mountains it's about a 3 hour trip, and about the same to the beach, unless you wanted to go to Myrtle (5 hours). Statesville and Huntersville are also great places to live, my brother just bought a house in Statesville and will be moving from NY soon!!
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:39 PM
 
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Salisbury crime showed a 7
Concord is 5&6 for crime.
Kanapolis is 4&3 for crime. Better! Any information on it?
Also Pinehurst sounds good? Crime is rated a 3
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Pinehurst - big golfing mecca. Lots of sand and pine trees. (Nothing wrong with that, of course.) Closer to the beach than other towns that were mentioned. (A plus in my book. ) Not far from Fayetteville and Fort Bragg.
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:23 PM
 
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Pinehurst - big golfing mecca. Lots of sand and pine trees. (Nothing wrong with that, of course.) Closer to the beach than other towns that were mentioned. (A plus in my book. ) Not far from Fayetteville and Fort Bragg.
Good area? Around here by the "golf course" is a good area to live. Same there?
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Old 05-10-2006, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Snow Hill, NC
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You can always come to Snow Hill in Greene County and "discover" Snow Hill. LOL
Seriously, I was being a bit sarcastic since they hung those banners up to
Discover Snow Hill", Population about 1500 if we count the ones housed in the county jail.
We are about 90 miles from the coast being Wilmington and Morehead City. Wilmington might be closer to 100 miles SE of us. We are about 55 miles from the Pamilco Sound area too. Snow Hill is your typical small town. People have more pride than they do money most of the time. But we don't seem to mind. I guess I have lived here too long to know how to live anywhere else.
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