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Old 09-09-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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I have visited NC and would live to move there, but I am not sure which areas are nice to move too. I have heard nice things about them all, but unsure which is the best for affordable housing, clean and nice area, stores, schools etc. Could anyone give me advice on the following towns.
Southern Pines?
Leland?
Wilmington?
Elizabethtown?

Also, which ones are the nicest for a somewhat young person to start over.

TY
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:12 PM
 
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Do you need to find a job? If so, the nicest town is where the job is.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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I was offered a position in Pembroke, however; I have been there briefly and I do not want to move in that area. I do not mind driving some distance to my job and that is why I am wondering which town is nicer.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Of the ones you mention, Southern Pines is not too far from Pembroke but I don't know if it would make a commute you'd want all the time. The Sandhills area (which includes Southern Pines) is a HUGE golfing paradise and if you play golf, by all means choose there! If not--the population includes many, many retirees and someone your age might not like it so much.

Wilmington is a small city and would be the only one of the ones you mention with any "nightlife" whatsoever, to speak of. Leland is near Wilmington but more of a suburb. I can't speak for Elizabethtown, but imagine it's very small-town.

"Nicer" is a very subjective word and perhaps you will need to list what traits of a place are most important to you...cost of living? Recreation? Nightlife? Opportunities to take classes? Traffic? All of these have varying degrees of importance to different people and someone else's "nicer" might not be yours.

But, of the ones you list, I think that unless you're a golfer, only Wilmington would even be on the radar of someone in her 30s.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I agree with francois, Wilmington is your better option
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Wilmington, hands down.
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