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Old 07-12-2006, 07:34 PM
 
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Originally Posted by mhogan10010
North Carolina will end up like Florida. Funny, I have relatives that left NC 25 years ago to move to Florida for opportunity and low costs and milder weather (they were from Western NC). Now the migration is in reverse.
Everyone on these forums should read David Brooks book, On Paradise Drive. It is a fascinating study of why we Americans are so mobile and have such a penchant for looking for the next ideal place to live. Seriously, it makes you think.
My suspicion is that the small towns kind of off the beaten path will not change all that much. However, the area where developers are dumping money and the state is investing in infrastructure will become more and more congested and more expensive. Then everybody will move to Tennessee. After they ruin Tennessee, then on to Arkansas and then to Mississippi. Finally, after all the poor folks leave New Orleans, the Government will raise the entire 9th ward, and turn it into a gated community.........

None of those other towns you mentioned have any appeal to me.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:43 PM
 
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People have been relocating all over for many years

...if it is something you never looked into, you would not see that, as more and more look into leaving where ever they area, it becomes more apparent...

I think due to our economy and high costs in many areas, it is seen more now the never..

Someone told me ( I do not know the truth or fact to this) that the biggest change in NC growth is the Floridians coming there. People over time have moved into NC, but rare to see someone coming from Florida...

Whether it is costs ther enow too, or the hurricane issues, I really do not know...but I still know many people going to FLorida so to try and figure all this out, I do not think it is possible ...


MI may be another big spot in years to come as they have an economic depression there due to the auto industry and healtcare (friend of mine just left to go to MN due to this) - Noted yesterday, Google is putting something htere and many companies follow Google...

I guess we can debate this issue for hours


I have had an education here in Az the last few years. Look at all the Californians coming here in droves. Why? because they are priced out and want bigger homes. You mentioned will there be enough jobs? With more people comes more business and more jobs. AZ is not job central let me tell you. We are one of the fastest growing cities in the countries and I have seen it all here in the last few years. The pay is horrible the schools stink and it's as hot as hell 3/4 of the year. We have not run out of jobs in AZ their is plenty to go around. I can't even think of a nationa company that is here.

I can only imagine what will happen to NC. I do beleive Charlotte will become like Phx. Give it 3-5 years maybe sooner. Look at the number of people on the forum. That should tell you something.

Unless you have lived in Phx. LV or Fla you probably have not seen what we have seen happen.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:45 PM
 
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I agree with you in that respect growth in many areas are cylical like anything else, people follow jobs...Like the MI example, they are trying to bring more people to that state by offering tax incentives, the same thing is going on in NC and even NY governor race, revitalizing our area is on the agenda...Many people, no matter what, will just stay where they are. and many will move

..Generally speaking when the economy takes a rise or fall, the entire nation is usually effected in someway (good and bad) when jobs fell due to 911 and tech boom, many other areas felt the impact too and each area has it's own ups and downs... The reasons people move or stay or so varied amongst each one of us and I guess that is why America is America, with our diversity and freedoms. ( I do not see many leaving the USA!!)

That's right good point, people are dying to get in not out.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:56 PM
 
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A friend of mine I met while living in NC had an interesting experience with one of these planned communities. He grew up in a big family in Eastern NC. He became a Ford executive and lived literally from one end of the country to the other. After he finally retired (last place he lived while working was Southern Cal.), he moved back home to Eastern NC to be near his brothers and sisters. After about two years (miserable the whole time), he and his wife moved to a planned community with everything (outside of Phoenix). They stayed about 4 years, but eventually moved back near family. All the amenities just didn't satisfy when his kids were both in other states and all his family as well. He is back in Eastern NC near most of his siblings, sweating it out, but much happier.

Probably was sweating it out in Phx too. LOL I complain about Phx but it's really not as bad as the Phx forum says. I don't mind the heat. I am tired of this place though and want to move on.

I always say if you want a good laugh go to the Phx forum. It's horrible!! yet we have all this growth. Go figure.

Nobody is worried about schools there, they keep coming.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:16 PM
 
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I have had an education here in Az the last few years. Look at all the Californians coming here in droves. Why? because they are priced out and want bigger homes. You mentioned will there be enough jobs? With more people comes more business and more jobs. AZ is not job central let me tell you. We are one of the fastest growing cities in the countries and I have seen it all here in the last few years. The pay is horrible the schools stink and it's as hot as hell 3/4 of the year. We have not run out of jobs in AZ their is plenty to go around. I can't even think of a nationa company that is here.

I can only imagine what will happen to NC. I do beleive Charlotte will become like Phx. Give it 3-5 years maybe sooner. Look at the number of people on the forum. That should tell you something.

Unless you have lived in Phx. LV or Fla you probably have not seen what we have seen happen.
Its been 95-110* these last few weeks! A/C runs day and night. Along with ceiling fans.
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:36 PM
 
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Its been 95-110* these last few weeks! A/C runs day and night. Along with ceiling fans.
I'm leaving AZ also but I must agree that the beating AZ is getting isn't realistic. More and more companies are moving here so the jobs are around. I work with students who make what I consider an excellent salary in the local companies..Intel, Freescale, Google, etc.
Last but not least..I know it is hot here and that is tough but no earthquakes, hurricanes or tornadoes..a now and again microburst. Of course, no rain either which would be nice once in a while
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:47 PM
 
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Well due to the lack of smart sustainable growth, and the areas converting every piece of old farm land or forest into sprawling subdivisions & strip malls, we'll see two issues: 1) more traffic congestion than even now and 2) we'll run out of land to bulldoze and build on.

If, however, the counties and cities start getting smart about all this growth...building UP instead of OUT, then maybe it won't be so bad. One could hope.
Well said! I agree completely. It seems as though there are more houses and "acres" of concrete than green space.
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:48 AM
 
Location: MD - by the bay (from PA to FL to CO to MD -now onto NC!)
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Hi everyone..

Hey, EmJake-- I am in MD moving to NC, too! I don't do the DE tax-free shopping thing, I am just north of Balt on the bay, so its a bit far to drive regularly.

Here's the thing (everyone, anyone..), in one year I'll be a teacher. I'm an older student with kids of my own, too, so school quality is a big deal to me. I've been searching, using a NC report card site, for schools in small towns meeting AYP that are not crowded.

I'm looking in the areas surrounding Charlotte, but on a northerly track.

Anyone have any knowledge of the school system out there, or how I can best investigate the possibilities? We are going to visit in a few weeks to do some looking around, with the hope of relocating next summer after I graduate.

Any teachers out there, or anyone with with some experience in the local public school politics?

Thanks!

PS. I lived in S. FL through the boom years. It was not a bad place before, now it is crowded and impersonal, and its terribly expensive. My mom, who still lives there, is also relocating.. to NC!

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