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Unread 05-31-2007, 07:30 PM
Location: Anderson, SC
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Default Hickory vs Salisbury

We are planning on relocating to Hickory as soon as we get our house sold. We've been to Hickory & really liked it there but I came across Salisbury on the net recently & it appears promising also. Would like to hear from anyone who has been to BOTH on the major differences between the towns. Thanks!
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Unread 05-31-2007, 07:47 PM
Location: Concord, NC
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Both are nice towns. Hickory is a small metro area, but very nice and beautiful (in the NC foothills). It's about an hour from Charlotte and Asheville, and a little farther to Winston Salem.

Salisbury is nice as well. It's in the Charlotte metro (40-45 minutes from the city), but only 45 minutes from Greensboro and Winston Salem as well.
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Unread 05-31-2007, 07:56 PM
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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How do you like summer heat? The further you get away from the mountains the hotter it gets.
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Unread 05-31-2007, 08:24 PM
Location: The 12th State
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there isnt really much weather difference between hickory and salisbury
Hickory HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA - Climate Summary (http://cirrus.dnr.state.sc.us/cgi-bin/sercc/cliMAIN.pl?nc4015 - broken link)
Salisbury SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA - Climate Summary (http://cirrus.dnr.state.sc.us/cgi-bin/sercc/cliMAIN.pl?nc7615 - broken link)

Both of are cute quaint towns and both need local orgainzations to give a little more love in revitalizing their downtowns. I like salisbury downtown for the fact it still has a hardware, vacuum, music store, and antique stores and cute canopy window fronts.

Both are near lakes Hickory has Lake Hickory and Salisbury has High Rock lake and if you move before 4th of July you should spend the day at Dan Nicholas park then watch the fireworks on the lake.

Restaurants I highly recommend in Salisbury are: One of the original Krispy Kreme Doughnut restaurants esp when hot n now sign is lit and you can watch your doughnut being made, Sweet Meadows Cafe a very cute downtown restaurant in a 40's or 50's building with original tin ceiling, and on one side is this beautiful tall Magnolia tree.
La Cava Itailian Restaurant in an 1800 church (sounds crazy but really cool restaurant) LaCava Restaurant

Both have good location to larger cities but still small town feel.
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Unread 06-01-2007, 10:35 PM
Location: North Carolina
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Welcome to Salisbury Post Online Edition - Salisbury, NC - Serving Rowan County For Over 100 Years to keep up with area news. A just-posted article notes that property tax rates actually dropped this year.
Salisbury Post | LOCAL NEWS | No property tax increase for Salisbury (http://www.salisburypost.com/area/314870997467994.php - broken link)

Bad news: unfortunately, Salisbury has been included in the metro-area designated as the 16th worst in the nation for ozone pollution, which surprised me. I work in that area and never would have thought the air was so bad The Salisbury Post - Rowan County residents still can't breathe easy (http://tinyurl.com/2og8mq - broken link)
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