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Old 06-03-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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North Raleigh is affluent/moderately affluent. "ITB" or inside the beltline meaning inside 440 is old Raleigh, families who have been here for generations, tends to be closed society.
At the risk of highly offending someone (sometimes it's just worth it ) "ITB" must be the politically correct term. When we moved here we were told by several locals that the people residing south of the beltline (which was the north 440 route around Raleigh at the time) were referred to as SOB's (South Of Beltline-ers) and the people residing north of the beltline were SNOBS (Slightly North Of Beltline-ers).
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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At the risk of highly offending someone (sometimes it's just worth it ) "ITB" must be the politically correct term. When we moved here we were told by several locals that the people residing south of the beltline (which was the north 440 route around Raleigh at the time) were referred to as SOB's (South Of Beltline-ers) and the people residing north of the beltline were SNOBS (Slightly North Of Beltline-ers).


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Old 06-05-2011, 05:23 PM
 
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I think often people are surprised to find how afluent and option filled North Carolina is. I of course love the area, after relocating here from Michigan. you have the best of all worlds here, the mountains, the shore...lots of shopping, great dining and entertainment. I really feel you cant go wrong coming to North Carolina. Having lived in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, I find that Raleigh provides me with the best in terms of a blend of safety and excitement. Be sure to research local parks and other things of interest.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Cary NC
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At the risk of highly offending someone (sometimes it's just worth it ) "ITB" must be the politically correct term. When we moved here we were told by several locals that the people residing south of the beltline (which was the north 440 route around Raleigh at the time) were referred to as SOB's (South Of Beltline-ers) and the people residing north of the beltline were SNOBS (Slightly North Of Beltline-ers).
I've been here almost 20 years and I've never heard that. lol
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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You may not find the same rich level of ethnic diversity that is well educated and economically upper class here as there. There is a rich mix in the DC suburbs of affluence and education amongst a very broad spectrum of the population. Folks their are more specifically identifed as by their national place of origin or ancestry. Here there is a tendency amongst some to lump everyone who has ancestry south of the border as Mexican. Here the percentage of affluent ethnic minorities might not be as high in some areas. Also remember when your husband was in high school the schools here may have still been segregated and the outlook on the world by older natives here may not be the same as younger. Especially regarding who should and who shouldn't have what in the way of economic security and wealth.
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Old 06-19-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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At the risk of highly offending someone (sometimes it's just worth it ) "ITB" must be the politically correct term. When we moved here we were told by several locals that the people residing south of the beltline (which was the north 440 route around Raleigh at the time) were referred to as SOB's (South Of Beltline-ers) and the people residing north of the beltline were SNOBS (Slightly North Of Beltline-ers).
LMAO! Had not heard of the SOBs and the SNOBs! Have only been here 3 years but have been fully immersed in the societal stratifications. Speaking of which, this is when the secret men's society announces their selections of the years debutantes from throughout the state. Lord, help us all!
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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At the risk of highly offending someone (sometimes it's just worth it ) "ITB" must be the politically correct term. When we moved here we were told by several locals that the people residing south of the beltline (which was the north 440 route around Raleigh at the time) were referred to as SOB's (South Of Beltline-ers) and the people residing north of the beltline were SNOBS (Slightly North Of Beltline-ers).
How appropriate in the era of obsessive political correctness -- an inclusive, equal opportunity insult for people on both sides of the beltline.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think often people are surprised to find how afluent and option filled North Carolina is. I of course love the area, after relocating here from Michigan. you have the best of all worlds here, the mountains, the shore...
NC doesn't have "the shore"...we have "the beach"!
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I've been here almost 20 years and I've never heard that. lol
I've been here over 40 and I've never heard it.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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I've been here over 40 and I've never heard it.
Same here.
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