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Old 05-07-2007, 09:13 PM
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If you are looking for diversity, then Mt. Airy is NOT the place, trust me, I have lived here for 18 years!! There are no jobs here, the economy continues to decline and the most exciting thing to do here is gossip about your neighbors. My husband and I are actually relocating as we speak before we go crazy. Yes, the cost of living is low here, but thats because there are no jobs, unless you want to work at wal mart or mcdonalds and make minimum wage and get on food stamps, or open up a little store that is "Mayberry" themed so tourists can ask you about Andy and Opie. Mount Airy has evolved into a tourist/retirement town, so if you want to retire or know of anyone who is going to, then I would reccomend Mt. Airy!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:20 PM
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Smile Great area to semi-retire

I do not know your husbands hobbies, but golf is great in the area. I lived in Mount Airy for 14 years and left 4 years ago to return home to Alabama. I miss the4 seasons and the great people. Winston-Salem should provide opportunity for you in the healthcare industry. The arts are also great in WS and Greensboro.

I visited MT Airy last summer and it has becomevery touristy, but he people are still very friendly. If I were moving back, I would probably look at the King area just because of proximatity to healthcare, shopping, and entertainment in WS.

If you move anywhere in the area, check out Cross Creek Country Club. Membership is very reasonable and they offer a not-resident rate for anyone over 15 or 20 miles from club. That would include the King area.

Good luck
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:00 AM
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Any info on "MayBerry" would be appreciated!
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:14 AM
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Exclamation Merged Duplicate Threads

Other recent Mount Airy topics merged with new post just above (scroll back).
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:01 PM
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I think Mt. Airy is BACKWARDS and not for anyone who is looking for diversity. I've never seen a place like this. How do people live like this? If you're not the 'norm', you won't fit in. My husband and I have 2 children and it seems like it's very 'low income' in this small town. We just went to the 'fall festival' and boy was that a sight to see. I don't think I've ever seen more people wearing 'rebel' shirts. What happen to diversity? YIKES! I think it was more scary than anything!
I am so glad we came and saw.. I'm even more happy we left and will NEVER come back. I want my kids to know more than what this place has to offer. That's for sure!
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