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Old 04-20-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Cleveland-Akron-Canton
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chapel hill/carborro might fit you a bit better. its more left-leaning and has a neat community feel. there are probably more people your age around there, too. i think you should be concerned more with finding a job though. the job market in the whole raleigh area pretty much sucks
Ah, gotcha... Yeah my buddies told me otherwise. So its good to hear a perspective from others on the job market. I guess I won't know until I try. Just want to know if I might like the area before applying/visiting.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Yep, I have a friend that has been looking for work in graphic design for going on three years now. She works part-time as a secretary for a non-profit just to pay the bills.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Cleveland-Akron-Canton
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Yep, I have a friend that has been looking for work in graphic design for going on three years now. She works part-time as a secretary for a non-profit just to pay the bills.
In the Raleigh area? Yeah its rough for us designers.
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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You'll love all the farmer's markets, and local farms, in the area. It has made it much easier to get quality local produce, and I'm looking into local, grass fed beef which wasn't really an option where I lived before, other than picking it up at Whole Foods.

Regarding your job hunt, I would suggest not just looking at local jobs, but opening up your search to companies that support teleworking...then you can live anywhere.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:38 PM
 
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In the Raleigh area? Yeah its rough for us designers.
Yeah in Raleigh. Personally I'd try to find a job first because the market is pretty tough here. Or at least have a decent amount of freelance that you're doing to pay your bills.
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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Cue *sad trombone*

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Old 04-20-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Cleveland-Akron-Canton
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Cue *sad trombone*

I guess I missed that comment!
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:07 AM
 
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My opinion:

You'll love it here if you decide you will put yourself out there and actively find fun things to do. For some reason, people move here thinking that the area will entertain them while they sit passively at home. Then they get depressed and post on here about how lonely they are and how they hate it here and it's all NC's fault. At your age, go for it. Move around until you find the right place for you. There is a huge mix of people here from all over the country and in some areas, even the world. Come on out, bring a good attitude, be friendly, join meetup.com if you need to, and have fun.

*Since the job thing has already been covered, I'll skip my "don't move without a job or at least a good savings account" speech.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:34 PM
 
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It is not a conservative here as one would think. Liberal Hill..UMM I mean Chapel Hill is more left leaning like mentioned. We are from the southwest Ohio area and this is very similiar. Do we like it here yes, would we take a chance to move from here...yes. It does have a little bit of everything for everyone but it does not serve us well. Others love it here. We have been here for 5 years and still trying to adjust. Right now our house is on the market. I have a job offer in another state. Make sure you have a job lined up. I have been laid off a few times, but I am in the commercial construction division of things. Releigh has faired well in the market and times for the most part compared to other areas.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Cleveland-Akron-Canton
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It is not a conservative here as one would think. Liberal Hill..UMM I mean Chapel Hill is more left leaning like mentioned. We are from the southwest Ohio area and this is very similiar. Do we like it here yes, would we take a chance to move from here...yes. It does have a little bit of everything for everyone but it does not serve us well. Others love it here. We have been here for 5 years and still trying to adjust. Right now our house is on the market. I have a job offer in another state. Make sure you have a job lined up. I have been laid off a few times, but I am in the commercial construction division of things. Releigh has faired well in the market and times for the most part compared to other areas.
Thanks for the response. Definitely not moving without a job. Whats the hardest adjustment for you if you don't mind me asking?
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