U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-25-2007, 05:27 PM
 
40 posts, read 142,946 times
Reputation: 75

Advertisements

Would somebody please describe the city of Rocky Mount, NC? How are the schools, taxes, people, entertainment????? Is it growing or dying? Is crime high or low? Thanks!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-25-2007, 06:25 PM
 
29 posts, read 90,225 times
Reputation: 22
I have been there a few times, we have a house in Enfield (15-20 min North). I liked most of it, people seemed really nice. There are parts that were undesireable, like mostly every city. Downtown is not thriving by any means, but there is growth in other areas. Rocky Mount pretty has everything that you would want available, and I know that they are working on some projects to improve the economy in the not-so-great part of town. Only 45min to an hour to Raleigh for anything else...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-11-2007, 04:52 PM
 
57 posts, read 402,631 times
Reputation: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by da3234 View Post
Would somebody please describe the city of Rocky Mount, NC? How are the schools, taxes, people, entertainment????? Is it growing or dying? Is crime high or low? Thanks!!!
Rocky Mount has a TERRIBLE public school system. The Private schools are solid. Doesnt have much entertainment. The restaraunt selection is pretty bad for a city of its size. Crime is high in the ghetto areas like any other city. Rocky Mount isnt as nice as it was 20 years ago, or probably even 10 years ago for that matter. Its also experiencing a "white flight" in that the white people in many of the suburbs are moving out to the outlying areas of Nash County. Stay far away from the Edgecombe county side, or just Edgecombe county for that matter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2008, 01:44 PM
 
6 posts, read 52,521 times
Reputation: 16
I have lived here since January of 2005 and really like it. It is close to everything. I have had a good experience with the school system, but like anything, it depends on teachers, students, etc...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-11-2008, 01:53 PM
 
6 posts, read 52,521 times
Reputation: 16
I forgot to mention the restaurants, go over to Mario's, Westridge Grill and Honeybaked Hams in Westridge Shopping Center, Cuvee on Zebulon, of course Outback and Texas Steakhouse provide consistent food and service as well. Starbucks in Target, Java Mott's, and Via Cappucinno offer good coffee, the last two places have chess tournaments, live music, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-20-2008, 01:28 PM
 
57 posts, read 402,631 times
Reputation: 72
Thats pretty sad If thats the best Rocky Mount can offer in terms of restaraunts. Even Wilson has some very nice restaraunts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2009, 04:17 PM
 
2 posts, read 13,333 times
Reputation: 10
This thread is pretty old, but I'm hoping for some response. I'm considering a move to Gay Street in Rocky Mount. Can anyone tell me about this particular neighborhood? Is it safe? Ok for kids?Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-21-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Oriental, NC
917 posts, read 2,090,860 times
Reputation: 449
No, Gay street is in the "gang area" Look further west out near Red Oak.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2010, 04:50 PM
 
1 posts, read 6,946 times
Reputation: 11
i lived in Rocky Mount for 3 years....It's Undesirable in every way possible!!! NO Entertainment, Gangs, Violence, there has been several shootings at the only mall in town...Cops are lazy as hell and the people are even ruder!!! The housing is going down almost at 2% a yr. and the restraunts have to be paying off the health inspector cause my wife worked at several places and they were so bad we couldnt eat out cause we knew to much!!! Go live in Wilson or Raleigh...but NOT Rocky Mount!!! For you your kids and who ever else I can think of.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2011, 08:27 PM
 
3 posts, read 8,492 times
Reputation: 11
Default R m

you gotta be kidding
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top