First question - have you been there yet? It really reminds me of smaller towns in Florida, to be honest. There are some nice areas, the downtown has undergone a great revitalization with some unique boutiques and coffee shops and galleries, with residential lofts... it's quaint. However, there are still pockets that are more impoverished and have more crime, definitely check the individual schools, and you'll see older strip malls and traffic congestion in areas, too. The whole town kind of ebbs and flows as the 82nd is either deployed or all stateside, as it is a military town.
It's not North Raleigh, but it's not the end of the world, either.