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Old 03-13-2007, 09:17 AM
 
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Hello Everyone!

Currently we live in IL and are very anxious to move. We are extremely tired of the long winters. I know, that is how most people feel. Anyway, I am a teacher and we have two children, 1st and 2nd grade. We really want to find between 5 and 10 acres with some trees. We do not need to be close to the city at all, in fact, prefer not to be. We want to live in the country where it is beautiful and relaxed. However, I still want to be able to drive to the grocery store or Target in 20 minutes though. It is also extremely important that we are in a good school district. I do not want to move somewhere that everyone is moving to and have to worry about overcrowded schools. We would like to come visit in April or May, but need some direction of what towns might fit our needs. If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Try Mt. Airy (Surry Co.), Mt. Pleasant (Cabarrus Co.), Cherryville (Gaston Co.), Rutherfordton (Rutherford Co.), or York (York Co.) (SC).
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:34 AM
 
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Edited by Skip. I answered thinking I was in the Triangle forum. Sorry!

I'm sure you'll find some good places if you've got the whole state to consider. Personally, I like the Asheboro area where there's a wonderful zoo and the landscape is really pretty.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Try Mt. Airy (Surry Co.), Mt. Pleasant (Cabarrus Co.), Cherryville (Gaston Co.), Rutherfordton (Rutherford Co.), or York (York Co.) (SC).
Friend you read my mind!!! I was just about to type a post about Surry county and you beat me to it
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Rutherfordton, NC
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Freind's suggestion of Cherryville would be good. Rutherfordton is great as well but it is not within 20 minutes of a target though. Might want to also consider areas surrounding Hickory.
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Old 03-13-2007, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Friend you read my mind!!! I was just about to type a post about Surry county and you beat me to it
We seem to do that a lot!
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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Default From Hickory Nc

Hickory is a nice place to live and has lot's of rural surrounding area's. Hope you can visit.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:55 AM
 
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We live 45 minutes from Raleigh and 15 minutes from three smaller towns. We are in Johnston County. The Western part of the county is growing very quickly ( it borders Wake County where Raleigh is) but we are East of I95 and this part of the county is just as country as it ever was. Johnston county has excellent schools. Our kids' schools ( elementary & middle ) are not overcrowded and the teachers and staff are hometown people. One of my daughters teachers just moved from Michigan last summer because of the opportunities for teachers and there is still a need for teachers in our county. We are out in the country but close enough to town to have access to what we need. The Research Triangle park is about an hour away, Fayetteville is 45 minutes away, Goldsboro is 30 minutes away, and the beach is two hours away. Life is a lot slower and relaxed out here. Our schools are 12 minutes from our house. If you end up deciding to move down and want to live outside of town we have 40 acres for sale that is situated the same distance from these cities.This land could be divided into smaller tracts, but nothing smaller than 10 acres. - [email]early84459@mypacks.net[email]
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