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Old 05-12-2006, 01:27 PM
 
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Originally Posted by mom2justynsarah
I'd say a decent size city. Which areas are the ones former northerners flock to?

CARY (just outside of Raleigh, pop. about 100k).... aka Confined Area for Relocated Yankees. Would be the most "northernized" city in NC.
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:07 PM
 
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Default I'm thinking of NC, also.

I love the Outer Banks, but don't know if I could afford to live there.

What I'd love to find is a place near the coast with the following criteria:

Ciy-type amenities without the cons of a city, that is

A good public library

Low-cost rental, preferably older well-constructed building, ideally close to mass transportation, grocery stores, library

Noncongested roads

Safe, low crime.

Open-minded community


Schools and churches are not an issue.

Any ideas, in North Carolina or other states are welcome. I'm a freelance writer, so I have flexibility on where I move, but I have some disabilities and am looking for a place with limited need to drive for the future. I'm currently living in Chicago, but there are way too many people and cars here, as well as too many 30 degree days.
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:25 PM
 
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The only issue I would strongly consider if I were you, is hurricanes. Being disabled, having to evacute and then having to come back to a severly damaged or possibly destroyed home would be 10 times as difficult.
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Old 05-13-2006, 03:55 PM
 
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How about Hickory and Morganton?
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Old 05-13-2006, 05:48 PM
 
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Default Albemarle

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I'm also moving from South Florida.. What does anyone know about Albemarle?
It is a sleepy little town about an hour east Charlotte. Not a lot going on there. I guess Pickler must have brought that one to mind.
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Old 05-13-2006, 05:50 PM
 
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How about Hickory and Morganton?
I know the whole area of Hickory and Morganton quite well. Have family and property there yet. It is somewhat deperessed jobwise since the furniture plants closed. Actually Caldwell County which is the next county over (between Hickory, Morganton and Lenoir was the county with the highest unemployment in the state a year or so ago. I am not sure if that is still true. It was due to the furniture plants closing.
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Old 05-13-2006, 05:53 PM
 
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Default Northerners flock to?

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I'd say a decent size city. Which areas are the ones former northerners flock to?
All of them. Actually, it is better IMO to assimilate.
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:56 AM
 
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It is a sleepy little town about an hour east Charlotte. Not a lot going on there. I guess Pickler must have brought that one to mind.
No actually, the amount of house that you get for your money is what's bringing that to mind... LOL
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Old 05-14-2006, 06:39 PM
 
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Default Albemarle

I don't think you are going to find a lot of new housing there nor a lot of large sq ftg housing.
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:38 PM
 
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It is a sleepy little town about an hour east Charlotte. Not a lot going on there. I guess Pickler must have brought that one to mind.
Also in Stanly, the county seat of Albemarle is AL-buh-marl. Pretend to say it like you have a mouthful of marbles. (from an article, How to sound like y'all from here)

I couldn't pronoune that for nothing and we kept passing the sign on the freeway. Finally my husbands uncle (from Arkansas) said "it's Al-buh-marl" We were laughing so hard.
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