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Old 05-31-2006, 10:32 PM
 
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We moved from the Southern Tier of NY to NC 14 years ago & accomplished 2 things, lower property taxes and milder winters. We moved to the western part of the state which I would consider beter, less heat, beter views, more small towns. But I Think it all depends where you come from. If your from a city (Like the CA people that are posting) this seems low priced and un hurried. If your from rural NY, NC is high priced, fast growing, and very busy!!! I'minformed will know what I mean when I say Hendersonville NC is like Bolivar, NY (a small rural town in NY state) with Bocca Raton, FL building over it. We miss the old house's & are tired of the traffic & housing devolpments, & growth, And La de da's!!! ( there's a spa on every corner) But We don't miss the Snow & high taxes and we have met lots of great people here & have done well.
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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We moved from the Southern Tier of NY to NC 14 years ago & accomplished 2 things, lower property taxes and milder winters. We moved to the western part of the state which I would consider beter, less heat, beter views, more small towns. But I Think it all depends where you come from. If your from a city (Like the CA people that are posting) this seems low priced and un hurried. If your from rural NY, NC is high priced, fast growing, and very busy!!! I'minformed will know what I mean when I say Hendersonville NC is like Bolivar, NY (a small rural town in NY state) with Bocca Raton, FL building over it. We miss the old house's & are tired of the traffic & housing devolpments, & growth, And La de da's!!! ( there's a spa on every corner) But We don't miss the Snow & high taxes and we have met lots of great people here & have done well.
Traffic, spas & La de Da's in Hendersonville??? Which parts?

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Old 05-31-2006, 10:53 PM
 
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We moved from the Southern Tier of NY to NC 14 years ago & accomplished 2 things, lower property taxes and milder winters. We moved to the western part of the state which I would consider beter, less heat, beter views, more small towns. But I Think it all depends where you come from. If your from a city (Like the CA people that are posting) this seems low priced and un hurried. If your from rural NY, NC is high priced, fast growing, and very busy!!! I'minformed will know what I mean when I say Hendersonville NC is like Bolivar, NY (a small rural town in NY state) with Bocca Raton, FL building over it. We miss the old house's & are tired of the traffic & housing devolpments, & growth, And La de da's!!! ( there's a spa on every corner) But We don't miss the Snow & high taxes and we have met lots of great people here & have done well.
I'm not really familiar with Bolivar, but I do know what you mean about old houses. Most small towns in upstate ny have many houses built in the 1800s and that just adds charm. It also shows that the areas haven't grown much in the last century economicaly or population wize so it's not great, but it does add something to an area. Western NC actually reminds me a lot of upstate ny, at least durring the summer months. I have only been to Asheville once and I also went camping near grandfather mountain and thought it was absolutely beautiful.
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:54 PM
 
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YIKES!!! They need a commercial bug zapper
My biggest nightmare, I can just feel them crawling on me, eeewww!
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:05 PM
 
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Like I said it all just depends where you come from.
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:15 PM
 
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I'm not really familiar with Bolivar, but I do know what you mean about old houses. Most small towns in upstate ny have many houses built in the 1800s and that just adds charm. It also shows that the areas haven't grown much in the last century economicaly or population wize so it's not great, but it does add something to an area. Western NC actually reminds me a lot of upstate ny, at least durring the summer months. I have only been to Asheville once and I also went camping near grandfather mountain and thought it was absolutely beautiful.
Yes they do look alike, which was one of the attractions. I think some of this is "be carefull what you wish for" Along with the growth comes the down sides of congestion Ect. and of course everyone wants the door shut behind them after they move to a popular place! I have enjoyed reading your coments, Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:46 AM
 
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I kinda noticed that people in the NC side are more harsh with the words than the SC side. Interesting.

My guess for that would be that NC is seeing a heck of a lot more growth than SC. NC is becoming overcrowded in a lot of areas quite quickly. A lot of people on this forum want small towns close enough to large cities for the aminities offered in a larger area. Every southern state offers small towns close to large cities that are quite special. A lot of people think that NC can stand to "share the love" with it's neighboring states.




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Old 06-01-2006, 09:45 AM
 
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My biggest nightmare, I can just feel them crawling on me, eeewww!
I am petrified of bugs. So this may sound as a dumb question, but do locusts exist in parts of NC? I can't even imagine the thought of seeing a cockroach let alone a locust.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:32 AM
 
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So this may sound as a dumb question, but do locusts exist in parts of NC?
ummmm....I'm not sure about actual locusts, but we do have cicadas (cicadias). They are pretty harmless, as far as I know. I've never been bothered by one in any way. You hear them on hot summer days, in eastern NC for sure. The names Cicadas & locusts are commonly misused interchangeably, but they are actually two different bugs.
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Old 06-01-2006, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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ummmm....I'm not sure about actual locusts, but we do have cicadas (cicadias). They are pretty harmless, as far as I know. I've never been bothered by one in any way. You hear them on hot summer days, in eastern NC for sure. The names Cicadas & locusts are commonly misused interchangeably, but they are actually two different bugs.
What are the ones that live underground, but come out in-mass once every 15 years or so?

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