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Old 05-31-2007, 11:58 AM
 
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Hi,
We still live in CA but bought 2 homes(long story) in the mountains of NC that we currently use as vacation rentals until we can relocate. We did tons of research before we bought and made 3 trips there traveling the entire state at different times of year. Though we started at the coast (too flat and humid after the CA coast spoiled us) we fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mtns! We just listed one of the homes for sale as our relocation is taking longer than expected. Moderator cut: solicitation
Best Wishes on your quest!
Susie
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:53 PM
 
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Think long and hard about NC,we did or so we thought, and have been living in the outskirts of SE Greensboro for 6 months, after moving from Southern California.
If more affordable housing is your only reason for moving, forget it.Taxes are higher , utilities are higher, local government is based on the good ol boy network and a shambles, school system is a mess.
Pluses are absolutely better and less frenetic road system and yes generally people are friendly, all ethnic backgrounds.
However the laid back Californian lifestyle is not evident and absolutely if you are not a church goer, then forget it.I am shocked at how churches on every street corner are run as businesses, and pervade the way everything is done here.This IS the Bible Belt and do not underestimate how that influences how all the local communities are run.If that is your background then great, but if not you may well feel excluded.
We have experienced a mild winter and so far summer has not been that humid.
We are all coming from different directions when relocating, but take advice of others, maybe rent first and then decide if NC suits your LIFESTYLE.
No need for Christian bashing on these boards. If you don't like the place you live then you are always more than welcome to move back to where you are from. I don't get people who move here from other areas and then try and complain about the way things are done in some parts of NC. If you don't like it just leave. Its pretty simple.
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Old 05-31-2007, 03:28 PM
 
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No need for Christian bashing on these boards. If you don't like the place you live then you are always more than welcome to move back to where you are from. I don't get people who move here from other areas and then try and complain about the way things are done in some parts of NC. If you don't like it just leave. Its pretty simple.
Sounds good to me. How about also no atheist, liberal, democrat, yankee, California bashing, etc...
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