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View Poll Results: What do you like about living in this county in NC
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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Lived in NH for a brief time. Been here a long time now. Would trade places with you in a second if I could tomorrow. Much of what the previous posters who want to go back north have said, I agree. I was born and raised in a cold climate and just cannot get used to the summers here.

When winter and the holidays arrive and you're just getting into the winter mode (breathe the fresh air for a change), and then the first part of February warm days begin occasionally and you think, oh, no, it's going to be here again. Soon. It can be a welcoming sign or a disappointment, depending on your preferences.

NH is enchanting. The small villages, the short drive to the coast, mountains, into VT or ME. Can't beat it. I have never experienced a more breathtaking fall than in NH.

Friends in NH have lost value in their homes, and prices are not much different there than here. To me, the cost of living here is more than NH. Yes, they have high property taxes there but we have high lots of other things. This area has uncontrolled sprawl. I've seen it change dramatically in over a decade.

Would take a cold six months over a hot six months anytime. Headed back north as soon as possible. Just sayin'.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Peterborough New Hampshire
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Thanks for the long post no apologies necessary this is the help I need. I feel better about area now.
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Old 10-29-2010, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Peterborough New Hampshire
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Default Its the collective perspectives

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I agree negativity and differences of opinion are two different things. NC is very nice but it would be a higher cost of living for many. That doesn' t make it a bad place at all, but if COL is high on someone's criteria it has to be considered alot.
This is an awesome forum you cant get this insight anywhere and hearing the good and bad truths helps alot.
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:32 AM
 
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Just moved here 2 months ago from SE MA. You couldn't pay me enough money to move back to MA. Now that I am gone from there I realize just how much I didn't like it there. I live in Chapel Hill and there are plenty of tree-huggin' folk here, so beware.

I lived in an affluent town in MA and the cost of living here makes living there look like a bargain. The only saving will be in overall energy costs–heating, elec, natural gas/propane, petrol. Housing is so expensive here, however you do get more for your money. Taxes are the killer, they're everywhere, under the sink, in the glove compartment of the car, on the grocery store shelves. They hide and jump out of nowhere when you least expect it . . . and they're poised to go up again after this week's election.

I recommend you have firmer criteria before moving anywhere. Why do you want to move? Look in side of yourself and not externally, then visit a few places. This area doesn't sound like the right place for you based on the criteria you've provided.

Good luck in your search!
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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Facts may not always be what you want to hear, but they're still facts. Hot is still hot, whether you like it or I don't.
There is no fact that it is hot or cold. There is fact that it is higher than 90 or lower than 30, but hot or cold is completely subjective to the individual.

This reminds me of a conversation I had with someone back in the summer. It was in the 90's and she was going on about how she could not stand it. I said I felt comfortable in it. She kept going on about how there is no way I could feel comfortable. She told me I was hot and there was no way for me to cool off. She wasn't talking about her situation. She was telling me that I was wrong in my statement that I felt comfortable and did not need to cool off. It was an amazing conversation about how wrong I was about how the temperature felt to me because someone else who hates it above 70 said so.
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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There is no fact that it is hot or cold. There is fact that it is higher than 90 or lower than 30, but hot or cold is completely subjective to the individual.

This reminds me of a conversation I had with someone back in the summer. It was in the 90's and she was going on about how she could not stand it. I said I felt comfortable in it. She kept going on about how there is no way I could feel comfortable. She told me I was hot and there was no way for me to cool off. She wasn't talking about her situation. She was telling me that I was wrong in my statement that I felt comfortable and did not need to cool off. It was an amazing conversation about how wrong I was about how the temperature felt to me because someone else who hates it above 70 said so.
Yippee skippy! You've found it acceptable, and I haven't. Back to different opinions. Contribute your opinions on the temperature to the OP, don't pick apart mine. Oh and try reading the rest of what I said. If you enjoy the extreme difference from a NH winter, his mileage may vary. READ: He may like it.

Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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There is no fact that it is hot or cold.
Oh and the facts comment was regarding the expense of here vs. there. But thanks anyway.
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