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Old 02-21-2007, 11:06 AM
 
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I am seriously considering a move to NC in the next few years. I am from the NY metro area and hate it, hate it, hate it. I am so not a New Yorker/Jerseyite. I lived in rural PA for 13 years and loved it - except the cold and the snow. People were nice, friendly, didn't drive like animals, said hello, weren't rude, pushy, obnoxious and demanding like they are here. Sorry to all you New Yorkers/New Jerseyans but I was born and raised here and got out the first chance I could never regretting it for a minute. I am forced back here due to unforseen circumstances and find that nothing has changed. I want to live somewhere where you can smile and say hello to someone and not get looked at like you are a murderer. I need someplace more relaxed where I can spend lots of time outside and gardening. Schools are not an issue as all my kids are out of or almost out of high school but being near a dance studio with adult classes might be nice. The heat is not an issue - it's a tradeoff. You can live with your ac on and be in sunny weather or hide in your heated stuffy house 6 months out of the year. I can't handle the rat race and everyone always in a hurry and the inconsiderateness and never thinking of anyone else that goes on here. Don't know where to start looking - which areas, where to find info...i know - i am rambling. any advice would be appreciated. Desperately seeking peace, quiet, manners and serenity. Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I am seriously considering a move to NC in the next few years. I am from the NY metro area and hate it, hate it, hate it. I am so not a New Yorker/Jerseyite. I lived in rural PA for 13 years and loved it - except the cold and the snow. People were nice, friendly, didn't drive like animals, said hello, weren't rude, pushy, obnoxious and demanding like they are here. Sorry to all you New Yorkers/New Jerseyans but I was born and raised here and got out the first chance I could never regretting it for a minute. I am forced back here due to unforseen circumstances and find that nothing has changed. I want to live somewhere where you can smile and say hello to someone and not get looked at like you are a murderer. I need someplace more relaxed where I can spend lots of time outside and gardening. Schools are not an issue as all my kids are out of or almost out of high school but being near a dance studio with adult classes might be nice. The heat is not an issue - it's a tradeoff. You can live with your ac on and be in sunny weather or hide in your heated stuffy house 6 months out of the year. I can't handle the rat race and everyone always in a hurry and the inconsiderateness and never thinking of anyone else that goes on here. Don't know where to start looking - which areas, where to find info...i know - i am rambling. any advice would be appreciated. Desperately seeking peace, quiet, manners and serenity. Thanks.

Can I make a suggestion? Check out the Virginia board. I believe the Roanoke area may be just what you are looking for.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:00 PM
 
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thanks for your help. i'll check it out.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Fairhaven, MA
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I am seriously considering a move to NC in the next few years. I am from the NY metro area and hate it, hate it, hate it. I am so not a New Yorker/Jerseyite. I lived in rural PA for 13 years and loved it - except the cold and the snow. People were nice, friendly, didn't drive like animals, said hello, weren't rude, pushy, obnoxious and demanding like they are here. Sorry to all you New Yorkers/New Jerseyans but I was born and raised here and got out the first chance I could never regretting it for a minute. I am forced back here due to unforseen circumstances and find that nothing has changed. I want to live somewhere where you can smile and say hello to someone and not get looked at like you are a murderer. I need someplace more relaxed where I can spend lots of time outside and gardening. Schools are not an issue as all my kids are out of or almost out of high school but being near a dance studio with adult classes might be nice. The heat is not an issue - it's a tradeoff. You can live with your ac on and be in sunny weather or hide in your heated stuffy house 6 months out of the year. I can't handle the rat race and everyone always in a hurry and the inconsiderateness and never thinking of anyone else that goes on here. Don't know where to start looking - which areas, where to find info...i know - i am rambling. any advice would be appreciated. Desperately seeking peace, quiet, manners and serenity. Thanks.
I live in South Durham and my next door neighbor is a single white female from NYC, prob late 20's...She teaches and is going for her MAsters at UNC...She's been here since December and she loves it here...
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Any of the major cities in N.C. are fine places to live...Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Asheville, Charlotte, Wilmington...depends on if you want mountains, ocean, or in between, and how much do urban amenities mean to you? Do you see yourself in a suburb or medium-sized, larger, or smaller city? or a small town that is a short drive to the city? N.C. has it all...
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:09 PM
 
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I am seriously considering a move to NC in the next few years. I am from the NY metro area and hate it, hate it, hate it. I am so not a New Yorker/Jerseyite. I lived in rural PA for 13 years and loved it - except the cold and the snow. People were nice, friendly, didn't drive like animals, said hello, weren't rude, pushy, obnoxious and demanding like they are here. Sorry to all you New Yorkers/New Jerseyans but I was born and raised here and got out the first chance I could never regretting it for a minute. I am forced back here due to unforseen circumstances and find that nothing has changed. I want to live somewhere where you can smile and say hello to someone and not get looked at like you are a murderer. I need someplace more relaxed where I can spend lots of time outside and gardening. Schools are not an issue as all my kids are out of or almost out of high school but being near a dance studio with adult classes might be nice. The heat is not an issue - it's a tradeoff. You can live with your ac on and be in sunny weather or hide in your heated stuffy house 6 months out of the year. I can't handle the rat race and everyone always in a hurry and the inconsiderateness and never thinking of anyone else that goes on here. Don't know where to start looking - which areas, where to find info...i know - i am rambling. any advice would be appreciated. Desperately seeking peace, quiet, manners and serenity. Thanks.
I am a local in Murphy NC. Good luck, so many people are relocating here especially from Florida the innocence of serenity is gone.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:22 PM
 
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Default I'm right wit ya on that

I concur. See my posting:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...-post-see.html
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Old 02-28-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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Hi, my family and I recently moved to the Charlotte area from New Jersey, I am originally from NY (Brooklyn). We love it down here and would never move back. You have a true 4 season's to enjoy the summer is hot but it's hot all over, the winter can get cold but nothing like up North and overall you still can enjoy most days outside without having to run from the frostbit nipping at your nose from the short walk from the car to your house! Good lukc in your search...
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:22 AM
 
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hey they just lost the key and you can't get in to NC sorry!!!

just kiding don't wait get your butt down here asap. you will be sorry if you don't!! in a few years the values in real estate will be equal and you will have missed the boat. Hickoy,Statesville,Stanley,Maiden) these are realy good areas to look in.
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton, NC
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Default swacko

swacko's post is absolutely on target. I moved to a rural area of NC from a large southern metro area and could not be happier. However, unless you are retired or don't need to work for a living, you likely will need to first go toward the areas that will be able to employ you.
Swacko is right though. Don't wait too long. Prices are going up, up, up. Good luck.
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