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Old 11-17-2008, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Any suggestions on a quaint family town in NC? I am in healthcare and can find a job anywhere. Looking for a town with good high schools and near things for adults to do i.e dinner, dancing, etc.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Efland
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Hillsborough. It's in between Durham and Chapel Hill and not too far from Raleigh. You will be close to Duke and UNC for short commutes, really some of the best healthcare in the world. Here's a forum on Hillsborough: A photo tour of Hillsborough :)

If you have any questions about the Triangle I would definitely ask on this forum: http://www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...pel-hill-cary/
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Any suggestions on a quaint family town in NC? I am in healthcare and can find a job anywhere. Looking for a town with good high schools and near things for adults to do i.e dinner, dancing, etc.
Is this something you might be interested in?
Baxter Village
Fort Mill Living

If so, this is actually Fort Mill, South Carolina. This town is one of Metro Charlotte's best kept secret. In Fort Mill, SC, you will enjoy being next door to the Carolina's biggest and best amusement park (Carowinds). You will also escape NC's higher property taxes (SC has cheaper property taxes). The best part about Fort Mill is you would only be 15 minutes away from Charlotte's night life and entertainment. Many people in the Fort Mill area take a quick drive (5-10 minutes) to the I-485 light rail station in Pineville NC and ride the train into Charlotte's uptown for dancing, dinner, and work.

You literally have dozens of small towns within the Metro to choose from. I just think Fort Mill's South Carolina advantage will give you more house for your money. Here is a little more about Metro Charlotte.

Here are some things to do:

Concord Mills Mall(Nascar Speedpark)
Concord Mills NASCAR SpeedPark (http://www.nascarspeedpark.com/concord.html - broken link)
South Park Mall Simon Malls | More Choices €” SouthPark Information, SouthPark Gift Cards
Levine Museum Levine Museum of the New South
National Whitewater Center US National Whitewater Center //// TAKE IT OUTSIDE !!! \\ - Home
Discovery Place/IMAX DISCOVERY PLACE | igniting wonder since 1981 | CHARLOTTE NATURE MUSEUM | IMAX | Discovery Place with the Charlotte Observer IMAX Dome Theater and the Charlotte Nature Musuem are the things to do in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit the Discover (http://www.discoveryplace.org/home/discovery_place-imax.php - broken link)
Jillian's (South End) Home*-*Jillians Charlotte
Panthers Panthers.com - Schedule
Bobcats BOBCATS: 2008-09 BOBCATS SCHEDULE
Carowinds Carowinds | North and South Carolina's Themed Amusement Park

Here is a youtube video tour of Charlotte's urban side. Every video was shot within a 3 mile radius of uptown Charlotte. I hope this helps. Enjoy!!!


New Night life

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New Urban Restaurant (there is more than just this, I just haven't recorded them yet)

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Be sure to watch these next videos in "high quality". This icon is located on the bottom right hand corner of my next 9 videos. Enjoy!!!

Here is a video after a Bobcat's game at the Arena station

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Here are some videos of a Panthers' Sunday

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Old 11-17-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: in a house
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Any suggestions on a quaint family town in NC? I am in healthcare and can find a job anywhere. Looking for a town with good high schools and near things for adults to do i.e dinner, dancing, etc.
I suggest that you get all your "ducks in a row" before you take the long trip here sight unseen. Not all healthcare professions are in demand and not all areas of the state are experiencing drastic nursing shortages that can't be filled with our in-state graduates.
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Old 11-18-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
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To add to mm_mary73, you need to know that a large share of people who lost their jobs when the textile bubble burst around here went into the medical field. Right now, a lot of rural counties outside of the big metropolitan areas have an overabundance of nurses and general practitioners right now, so make sure you're coming down for a surefire job, and not just on speculation.
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