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Old 01-07-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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OK. We are from the "midwest" and are considering relocating to a warmer climate to be near a great college atmosphere, and raise our family. We love theatre and the arts. We have six kids and want great schools. Safety is very important. We are also heavily involved in community theatre. We are looking from Winston-Salem all the way to Greenville, NC. With our interests in mind and kids ranging from 1 year to 16, what is the advice?
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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OK. We are from the "midwest" and are considering relocating to a warmer climate to be near a great college atmosphere, and raise our family. We love theatre and the arts. We have six kids and want great schools. Safety is very important. We are also heavily involved in community theatre. We are looking from Winston-Salem all the way to Greenville, NC. With our interests in mind and kids ranging from 1 year to 16, what is the advice?
I'd check out Chapel Hill or Carrboro.
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Dillon, Montana
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Default Winston to Greenville . . . . but WHY!?!?

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We are looking from Winston-Salem all the way to Greenville, NC. With our interests in mind and kids ranging from 1 year to 16, what is the advice?
Why stop at Greenville??? Consider Boone . . . Why? 10 reasons:

1. Appalachian State University

2. Blowing Rock Stage Company

3. Studio K Dance Workshop High Country Press

4. Watauga County School System

5. Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

6. North Carolina Ski Resorts, Ski NC, Ski Resort in North Carolina Boone

7. Hawksnest Resort - Tubing In North Carolina - Snow Tubing Family Vacation

8. Grandfather Mountain

9. Crime

and 10. Welcome to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway (U.S. National Park Service)

Oh, and there's this one too! WataugaJobs.com (http://wataugajobs.com/ - broken link)

This is a GREAT place to raise kids!

Any questions?
Blessings,
Tracey
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Old 01-08-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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OK. We are from the "midwest" and are considering relocating to a warmer climate to be near a great college atmosphere, and raise our family. We love theatre and the arts. We have six kids and want great schools. Safety is very important. We are also heavily involved in community theatre. We are looking from Winston-Salem all the way to Greenville, NC. With our interests in mind and kids ranging from 1 year to 16, what is the advice?
Hello! Off the bat Winston-Salem seems like a good fit. What kind of house is ideal? How many bedrooms/bathrooms? How much land? Do you have a budget?

Often price and amenities can be a factor in where you live. For example a 5 bedroom home on 1.5 acres for under X price may be easier to find in one or two particular areas of the state.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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........... With our interests in mind and kids ranging from 1 year to 16, what is the advice?
We have an unemployment rate of 8.1%. There are alot of other places with warmer climates and great colleges - consider them.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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Why stop at Greenville??? Consider Boone . . . Why? 10 reasons:

1. Appalachian State University

2. Blowing Rock Stage Company

3. Studio K Dance Workshop High Country Press

4. Watauga County School System

5. Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

6. North Carolina Ski Resorts, Ski NC, Ski Resort in North Carolina Boone

7. Hawksnest Resort - Tubing In North Carolina - Snow Tubing Family Vacation

8. Grandfather Mountain

9. Crime

and 10. Welcome to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge Parkway (U.S. National Park Service)

Oh, and there's this one too! WataugaJobs.com (http://wataugajobs.com/ - broken link)

This is a GREAT place to raise kids!

Any questions?
Blessings,
Tracey
I do think Boone is a wonderful town, but the OP did say they are looking for a warmer climate. Boone gets more cold and snow than many of the Midwest Cities.
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Old 01-09-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Dillon, Montana
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I do think Boone is a wonderful town, but the OP did say they are looking for a warmer climate. Boone gets more cold and snow than many of the Midwest Cities.
Oh, I don't know. Here at least the snow melts! We don't see anywhere near the snow buildup and plowing that we see on the news in the midwest and NE. Temps moderate pretty quickly. We haven't had a "decent" snowfall in town for ages! Beech and Sugar get most of it.

After a little climate research (I was curious!) I found that:


Boone's coldest month is January with an average minimum temperature of 19.60 degrees Fahrenheit. Boone typically receives an average of nearly 40 inches snow, thought we haven't seen that much in quite awhile. Like this last snowfall . . . 6" on Beech, 1/4" in Blowing Rock! And it's nearly all gone already.



In contrast, Lansing, MI's coldest month is also January with an average minimum temperature of 13.90 degrees Fahrenheit. There is an average annual snowfall of 48 inches.

Topeka, KS, also January has an average minimum temperature of 17.20 degrees Fahrenheit. Topeka's average annual snowfall is 21 inches per year.

Winston-Salem's coldest month is also January with an average minimum temperature of 28.20 degrees Fahrenheit. Average snowfall, about an inch . . . but balanced with the beautiful, SAFE place that Boone is,I can put up with just a little snow that's on the ground for 24 hours!


And our unemployment rate is 4.5 percent!



Blessings,
Tracey
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