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Old 01-26-2014, 03:53 PM
Location: Under the Carolina Blue Sky
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Originally Posted by ciacsuperman View Post
My father moved from Branford, CT with his wife almost 2 yrs ago. At first he told me it was tough (obviously since all his family is still here). But he said after a while he grew. He met new people and loved the ride home (they own a house in the wood on a dirt road). I recently went down with my 4 yr old daughter to visit and love it down there. CT is way to expensive and tough. I have lived here all my life but with being married and 3 children, 7, 4 ad 7 months, its expensive...But we have been talking about moving south for a couple years. I hear Fuquay-Varina is good, my father loves Holly Springs and its 20min or less from stores.
Since you are parents of young children, one of the things you must be realistic about is extended family. That is the one thing that kept my husband and me up north (Westchester) until our daughter was grown. How much of a void will that leave?

I KNOW how expensive it is, but in doing your calculations remember that HOUSING costs are where ppl find a significant break down here. Will you maintain the same pay if you do a job transfer? If you take a paycut, will it be ok?? Day to Day costs are much the same as up north.

if you make the move, the kids need to be in a neighborhood to make friends and play outside. Can't go too far into the woods but Holly Springs still has patches of farmland on a few roads that makes it feel rural when you drive on them. Great place to raise your family and I have found the town to be predominantly northerners.

This is a wonderful place. However, as is often said on this forum, it's not perfect. Given the little ones depending on you, do your research and be realistic.

Good luck to you guys and enjoy the trip when you come down.
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