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Old 02-20-2006, 12:42 PM
 
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I am considering relocating to the hickory area from MA.
I like the small town feel, but also will need some type of employment. How feasible is commuting the the Charlotte area to work?
Are there any "Hickory-like" areas near Charlotte?
Need your input on pros and cons of the Hickory area.

Thanks
Len
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Old 04-01-2006, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Helena, AL
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Talking On your possible move to Hickory from MA

Hello, I know your post is from Feb but I thought I'd try to help you anyway. My husband was born and raised in Hickory and most of his family is still there so we get up there several times a year. Hickory has grown by leaps and bounds but somehow managed to keep the small town appeal. Travel from there to CLT shouldn't be too bad, maybe 45 min to 1 hr drive. Having said that I should also say that I haven't made that particular drive in a long time, since my husband and I go to Gastonia and up Highway 321 to get to Hickory. There are a lot of small town areas between there and Charlotte. Hope this helps you at least a little bit. Good Luck and take care.
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:50 PM
Aly
 
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Default Also Hickory

Hi,

My husband and I are also relocating to Hickory and seeking info on sites like this. If you find out anything please let me know via private message and I will do the same, if you like.

Thanks!

Aly
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Greater Charlotte area
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Hello, I know your post is from Feb but I thought I'd try to help you anyway. My husband was born and raised in Hickory and most of his family is still there so we get up there several times a year. Hickory has grown by leaps and bounds but somehow managed to keep the small town appeal. Travel from there to CLT shouldn't be too bad, maybe 45 min to 1 hr drive. Having said that I should also say that I haven't made that particular drive in a long time, since my husband and I go to Gastonia and up Highway 321 to get to Hickory. There are a lot of small town areas between there and Charlotte. Hope this helps you at least a little bit. Good Luck and take care.
I have driven the Hickory to Charlotte route many, many times over the last 40 years. With the new 321 open, you can make it in about 1 hour and 15 minutes if the traffic is good which it never is on I-85. Statesville would be the nearest thing to Hickory IMO. Statesville is in Iredell County and you would get there via I-77. It is 40 miles from Charlotte and it another nightmare commute. Depending on what kind of work you do, you may not have to come in to Charlotte.
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Monroe
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Hickory would be quite the commute to Charlotte everyday. I would suggest finding a job in Hickory or a closer city. What kind of work are you looking for?
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