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Old 10-30-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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I live in Greenville, and its about a 40-50 minute drive, according to where in Greenville you live. The only thing going on here is ECU football. There are clubs downtown but geared to the college students, basic restaurants (chains) with a few independent restaurants for variety. My husband and I alwasy drive to Raleigh/Durham for fun. Knightdale will probably be best, at least you can get to Raleigh/Durham/CH for fun things to do and still not have too bad of a communte to Wilson to work.
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Old 11-05-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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RENT first. Take your time. Find out what cities and communities you like. A lot of real estate agents need work right now, maybe they'll help place you in a fitting rental property for a small fee.

Just like a buyers agent, any real estate agent can help you find a rental property and you don't pay their fee. The owner of the property pays the fee. I looked at rental properties all day yesterday and this morning with a client and I'm seeing them tomorrow to finalize everything. We did stop for a quick lunch and they bought mine too which surprised me. I've never had that happen before.
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Old 11-13-2010, 02:10 AM
 
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While Wilson is a great small town, if your looking to party every night then I wouldn't recommend it. There are several local bars and a few chains but thats about it. Lots of Trivia and general sports watching and elbow bending, but no karaoke.

Dunno which is more important to you. 15 minute access to a Karaoke but you're on the freeways over an extra hour every day commuting and cant come home for lunch/a quickie :-) OR drive 40 minutes to the nearest karaoke spot when you feel the urge but your daily commute is only 10 minutes.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:42 AM
 
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Knighdale and Clayton are little suburban areas with more of the chain places to eat. For a couple like yourselves Chapel Hill, Carboro and Durham have a lot of what you are looking for. Many local places to eat and more bars for young people to hang out in. Even downtown Raleigh will help in that area. Wilson is about an hour from Raleigh ( I believe ). I don't know that much about Wilson but have heard it is a small town. For the land you will want with the dogs, your money will get you more in Clayton, Knightdale and Wilson. You will just need to drive to where the nightlife is. Which is not a bad thing
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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I also think Knightdale will be a good choice. You are not far from Raleigh either. With easy access to 440 and 540, you are well connecetd from Knightdale.
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Old 11-21-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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Knighdale and Clayton are little suburban areas with more of the chain places to eat. For a couple like yourselves Chapel Hill, Carboro and Durham have a lot of what you are looking for. Many local places to eat and more bars for young people to hang out in. Even downtown Raleigh will help in that area. Wilson is about an hour from Raleigh ( I believe ). I don't know that much about Wilson but have heard it is a small town. For the land you will want with the dogs, your money will get you more in Clayton, Knightdale and Wilson. You will just need to drive to where the nightlife is. Which is not a bad thing
Perhaps you are not familiar with Knightdale? We are 15 mins from downtown, it's a straight shot on hwy 64/new Bern Ave. And, 10 mins from Triangle Town Mall, and 15-20 mins from North Hills. My friends love staying with me when we go downtown as I am so close to everything. Clayton is south of here and would add many miles to their commute. For subdivisions check out Planter's Walk ($150k- $275k), Princeton Manor ($250k-$325k?) and there are some nice homes on acre lots a few mins south of hwy 64.

PS- for them to live in CH, Durham, Carrboro would be an unimaginable drive...shudder! It's 40 mins from 540 knightdale to downtown Durham, so figure CH to Wilson would be roughly 2 hrs in rush hr.

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Good thread, good info.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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I too work in wilson, and I got a relocation package from my job as a perk. Well I thought it would be cool to have a 3 mile commute to work. While that was nice, I found that its is not really the spot for me. Chain stores and chain restaurants are king. I'm young, 24 years old, and I like going to bars in the evening. Well there's four of them that I know of:

-O'Cools: crowd varies, sometimes its just old men, sometimes young people during the summer. I'd say its fun 50% of the time

-Bucks: Ew. Don't go here. Drunk 14 year olds abound (I'm exaggerating for emphasis, but yea its kinda gross)

-Doghouse: closes really early, like 9ish. Not really sure if you can consider that a bar

-50/50: has a dress code thats only enforced for "riff-raff". Read into that what you want.

I moved to Raleigh in March and have had a much better time. There's a better selection of food and nightlife, people seem healthier, there's more outdoor activities to do with umstead right around the corner. Overall Raleigh has been much better. Its worth the 300 bucks a month I spend in gas, the extra hour and a half a day spent driving, and the 25,000 miles a year I put on my car to commute to Wilson rather than live there.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Default Apartments for rent.

Where would I have the best luck renting an apartment if I was working in Wilson?
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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Where would I have the best luck renting an apartment if I was working in Wilson?
you may want to post this in a separate thread & in the general NC forum. wilson is not particularly in the triangle area, although you could certainly live somewhere in the triangle area that might allow you to commute to wilson. basically, just letting you know that you may get more info if you posted a separate thread on this & gave more details on what sort of commute you would want, price range, etc.
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