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Old 05-07-2007, 07:54 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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interesting comparison thread about this state verses CT

http://www.city-data.com/forum/conne...-you-vote.html

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: SC
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interesting comparison thread about this state verses CT

http://www.city-data.com/forum/conne...d=1#post683270
yup, every states has it's pros and it's cons. One just has to decide if they are living somewhere where the cons are starting to outweigh the pros. It happens to people who've lived in one State their whole life, and hate living there. It happens to people who move all over the USA and make the best of where they're at, for as long as they're there.

Some people come to NC (or it could be any move to another state that wasn't ones "home state") , and love it dearly and will never leave. Some come here, and tolerate it, for either family/job issues, and some come here and detest it and just want to go home or some other place.

It's a personal decision on how happy/miserable one wants to be...or sometimes it's a financial decision. We can only make ourselves happy and choose the right thing for ourselves and our families.

There's many things I miss about home, there's things I don't, snow for one.
There's many things I love about NC, there's many things I don't. But I'm making the best of it, my family is here, the weather is beautiful, and I got a decent job, so it's going from the "tolerate it" level for me personally, to I like it level, maybe someday I'll reach the I love it level
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Matthews
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yup, every states has it's pros and it's cons. One just has to decide if they are living somewhere where the cons are starting to outweigh the pros. It happens to people who've lived in one State their whole life, and hate living there. It happens to people who move all over the USA and make the best of where they're at, for as long as they're there.

Some people come to NC (or it could be any move to another state that wasn't ones "home state") , and love it dearly and will never leave. Some come here, and tolerate it, for either family/job issues, and some come here and detest it and just want to go home or some other place.

It's a personal decision on how happy/miserable one wants to be...or sometimes it's a financial decision. We can only make ourselves happy and choose the right thing for ourselves and our families.

There's many things I miss about home, there's things I don't, snow for one.
There's many things I love about NC, there's many things I don't. But I'm making the best of it, my family is here, the weather is beautiful, and I got a decent job, so it's going from the "tolerate it" level for me personally, to I like it level, maybe someday I'll reach the I love it level
My wife did the exact same, from not liking, to toleration to liking now that she has a good crew of freinds here...
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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I agree, its what you make of it. We just moved here. We've been here a month. I was raised in Florida. The adjustment was hard, there are pros and cons, but you have to focus on the pros. I think Charlotte is beautiful and the people here are very nice. I think we will be very happy here.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:35 PM
 
Location: In a house
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It's true...you make it what you want it to be. I just moved here from CA a month ago and I dearly miss my family and friends. But...I have never in my life met the kind of friendly people in CA that I have met here. And they smile!! It is going to take some adjustment I know but a person has to be willing to work at anything that is worth having. It is very different here from CA--foods, people and weather but it isn't bad, just different. I for one plan on NC being my home for many years to come. Happy to be here!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:47 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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That is awesome I often take for granted what NC has to offer for instance in 30 years I have never been to outer banks and Im changing that next week.
I miss my sister who is in San Jose I wish she would get home sick but I think she is addicted to going to Lake Tahoe lol .
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Woodlynne NJ
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Default Home is where the heart is

The wife and I just put the "sign in the yard" here in NJ.
We are going down next week to find a home.
We are praying that things will work out cause we don't, at this stage in our lives, have much of a choice.
We do have people in NC from back here so that will help us when we move.
I don't have anyone here that I truely care about but the wife has a lot of friends and religious things she is involved in.
Of course, we will miss certain things about NJ.
But............isn't there always a but?
We have enjoyed, during many vacations, the people, places and things in NC.
Financially, this is THE move. Age wise. This is THE move.
When we make the move...............that is our last.
We are only uncomfortable in how things will ALL COME TOGETHER.
All this being said............if you are in a financial position to move back.......and you truely miss your relatives and friends then no matter what NC or another state has to offer..............you will move back to where your heart truely is.
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:59 AM
 
Location: NC
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It is what you make it! I would choose NC over CT anyday! The people here are some of the nicest I have ever met. There are many really fun things to do with the family. I am not paying taxes out through the nose. I get the mountains and the ocean. OK, I can go on and on...let's just say I am glad to have left CT and come to this beautiful state!
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:16 AM
 
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Why get so defensive? NC is not for everyone. Neither is CT. That is what makes the world go round. I never understood bashing people from other places because of where they are from. That goes on a lot here too (in NC).
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:16 AM
 
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I don't understand why anyone would base such an important life changing decision on the opinion of total strangers. Get a life and live it where you want to live.
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