U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: What do you like about living in this county in NC
I like 1 50.00%
I also Like 1 50.00%
Voters: 2. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-27-2010, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Peterborough New Hampshire
5 posts, read 5,262 times
Reputation: 15

Advertisements

Hi,

Im looking for a warmer climate, lower cost of living, and having more places to go to. I currently live in Peterborough NH its a rural town of about 6000 people.

The culture in this part of the state is all granola tree hug coexist stuff. Kind of out there.
I dont like it.

Im looking for more urban but not big city place to live.
Any suggestions appreciated.
If anyone wants to move out this way I can give them info to help them
as well.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-27-2010, 09:32 AM
 
6,185 posts, read 13,844,098 times
Reputation: 4456
There are crunchy granolas everywhere. Lots here.

You might want to find another non-crunchy-granola state.

The cost of living isn't that low here.

There is also an abundance of certified techs, if you mean I.T. techs, so jobs aren't easy to come by.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2010, 11:38 AM
 
635 posts, read 1,611,926 times
Reputation: 944
Quote:
Originally Posted by certfiedtek3 View Post
Hi,

Im looking for a warmer climate, lower cost of living, and having more places to go to. I currently live in Peterborough NH its a rural town of about 6000 people.

The culture in this part of the state is all granola tree hug coexist stuff. Kind of out there.
I dont like it.

Im looking for more urban but not big city place to live.
Any suggestions appreciated.
If anyone wants to move out this way I can give them info to help them
as well.
Thanks.
You will likely be trading six of one, half dozen of the other as far as expenses go. The difference will be climate and attitudes depending on the size of the city you live in here.

Where your prop taxes are your biggest expense there along with the original cost of your home, you will get a comparatively larger home here with lower property taxes but it will be made up in idiotic little ways; newspaper tax; food tax (several different rates of it to boot); clothing tax, etc. You're trading one large bill each month in mort+prop taxes for a death by a thousand cuts and all the niggling of tiny taxes taken on every single thing.

My husband and I will wave as we pass you on our way to move to NH in the near future (hopefully).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2010, 11:41 AM
 
635 posts, read 1,611,926 times
Reputation: 944
Oh and don't forget to add in your state income tax here too...you don't have that in NH.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
1,039 posts, read 2,237,576 times
Reputation: 1148
Consider Manchester, Nashua or Portsmouth.

Heading back there in 1-2 yrs. NC isn't for me (not to say it's bad, just not for me).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2010, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
279 posts, read 605,219 times
Reputation: 192
Quote:
My husband and I will wave as we pass you on our way to move to NH in the near future (hopefully).


Be right behind you back to Maine. The grass is not always greener. Just think long and hard. We took a leap of faith, I am glad we did. Had we not, we would have never known. I have been here almsot 2-1/2 years and I still feel no connection and miss my family. The mild winters are nice, the houses are less expensive, but beyond that...not enough to make me want to stay here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2010, 02:06 PM
 
1,082 posts, read 1,859,385 times
Reputation: 909
Hey OP, I have a brother in Keene (for what it's worth).

I do believe the overall cost of living is higher in NC than NH. If you make "good money" you will be even worse off in NC than NH.

Based on what you are looking for, I think you should check out Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, TN, or maybe Mobile, AL. Or like HS_Dude said, Nashua or Manchester. Good luck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
10,323 posts, read 18,660,193 times
Reputation: 11064
Quote:
Im looking for more urban but not big city place to live.
Well, anywhere is "more urban" than a place of 6000

Raleigh is not currently "big city", but at the rate it's growing, it's headed there, already showing in the traffic congestion in many areas, pous a huge influx of people from large metro areas who can't help but make this area more "large metro-like" in attitude. In 10 years I think there will be even more "big city" characteristics, so I wouldn't think you'd want to put an area with as high growth rate as the Triangle in your sites. But maybe you'd want to define what you mean by "big city" (in terms of population, etc)?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2010, 06:12 PM
 
406 posts, read 695,553 times
Reputation: 354
Quote:
Originally Posted by BacktoMaine2012 View Post
Be right behind you back to Maine. The grass is not always greener. Just think long and hard. We took a leap of faith, I am glad we did. Had we not, we would have never known. I have been here almsot 2-1/2 years and I still feel no connection and miss my family. The mild winters are nice, the houses are less expensive, but beyond that...not enough to make me want to stay here.
I could have wrote this my wife have found the Triangle is not all that it is cracked up to be we are Moving Back to Michigan as soon as we can
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-28-2010, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Peterborough New Hampshire
5 posts, read 5,262 times
Reputation: 15
Default dont like

Quote:
Originally Posted by HS_DUDE View Post
Consider Manchester, Nashua or Portsmouth.

Heading back there in 1-2 yrs. NC isn't for me (not to say it's bad, just not for me).
Ive lived in manchester,nashua,portsmouth and you steal live freeze and die in nh.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top