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Old 11-28-2007, 09:14 AM
 
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I am currently communicating with a property owner about renting a 3 bedroom house. It is on Strickland Drive in Smithfield, NC. I'm thinking about apply for it. Can anyone tell me about this area? I'll be relocating to NC in about 3 weeks! HALLELUJAH!! I can finally say GOODBYE to Milwaukee!
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:15 AM
 
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Smithfield is the county seat. In all honesty, it depends on which side of the tracks you are on down there. Happy moving.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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You know what..Smithfield has kind of shocked me lately. I have been traveling to Smithfield for several years now, mostly just to hit up the outlet centers. I remember how small Smithfield was, mostly older folks, houses kind of run-down..

Well, I was actually out there about a month ago, we decided to take a different route to the outlet center. We drove through a few neighborhoods, found a couple of shopping centers and made a stop at Walmart. I was actually taken back at how crowded Walmart was! I live in Clayton and its always busy there too but it was a mad house at Walmart. The neighborhoods we drove through had a ton of really nice houses. Everyone was extremely friendly. I was just taken back a bit on how much Smithfield has grown!

Still, if you are looking for some peace & quiet, you have definately come to the right place.

Good luck on your move! I think you will happy with your decision.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:10 PM
 
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You know what..Smithfield has kind of shocked me lately. I have been traveling to Smithfield for several years now, mostly just to hit up the outlet centers. I remember how small Smithfield was, mostly older folks, houses kind of run-down..

Well, I was actually out there about a month ago, we decided to take a different route to the outlet center. We drove through a few neighborhoods, found a couple of shopping centers and made a stop at Walmart. I was actually taken back at how crowded Walmart was! I live in Clayton and its always busy there too but it was a mad house at Walmart. The neighborhoods we drove through had a ton of really nice houses. Everyone was extremely friendly. I was just taken back a bit on how much Smithfield has grown!

Still, if you are looking for some peace & quiet, you have definately come to the right place.

Good luck on your move! I think you will happy with your decision.
Thank you so much for your reply. It has really helped me. I'm putting in my two weeks notice at work tomorrow and I wanted to make sure I secured a home in a nice area, as I do have children, before I leave my job. I believe as long as you have the protection of God and His angels, you can move in the midst or drug boulevard and murder street and still be okay. With your post I may just go for the house. I think Wal-mart can be in the middle of a desert with barbed-wired around and it would still be crowded. We should be called the United States of Wal-Mart.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Thank you so much for your reply. It has really helped me. I'm putting in my two weeks notice at work tomorrow and I wanted to make sure I secured a home in a nice area, as I do have children, before I leave my job. I believe as long as you have the protection of God and His angels, you can move in the midst or drug boulevard and murder street and still be okay. With your post I may just go for the house. I think Wal-mart can be in the middle of a desert with barbed-wired around and it would still be crowded. We should be called the United States of Wal-Mart.
You really have nothing to worry about in Smithfield. Everyone is extremely nice, its a "country" kind of feel in some places. Very quiet. There are tourists around the outlet center area (do you blame us? lol) but other than that, its a really nice town to live in.

I think you will be quite happy here.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!!
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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You really have nothing to worry about in Smithfield. Everyone is extremely nice, its a "country" kind of feel in some places. Very quiet. There are tourists around the outlet center area (do you blame us? lol) but other than that, its a really nice town to live in.

I think you will be quite happy here.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU!!!!
Great! I'm a city gal trapped in a country gal's body, just screaming to get out!
I just went to the outlet's website and oh my; looks like we're going to have one heck of a shopping experience. I can't wait to hit the outlet stores!
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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Smithfield in general: County seat of Johnston County. There are some very nice areas in Smithfield. The largest is probably South Smithfield. The majority of the homes will be a little older in South Smithfield, but they are still nice homes. With the exception of a very few neighborhoods, I would have no problem recommending any place in South Smithfield as long as the house met your personal needs (# br's, # ba, etc). There are also some beautiful homes on the Neuse River and at Holt Lake.

The residents of Smithfield are very friendly and are very unassuming. I know 2 individuals in Smithfield/Selma that each have a net worth of 30 to 50 Million and you would never know it. Their houses are about 2500 to 3000 sf. One drives a Maxima and the other drives a Prius. They don't see themselves as any better than anyone else in town. While that may be a statement of those two individuals and not the town, I do think their attitudes and values are a direct reflection of the fact that they were both raised in Smithfield.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:21 PM
 
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Smithfield in general: County seat of Johnston County. There are some very nice areas in Smithfield. The largest is probably South Smithfield. The majority of the homes will be a little older in South Smithfield, but they are still nice homes. With the exception of a very few neighborhoods, I would have no problem recommending any place in South Smithfield as long as the house met your personal needs (# br's, # ba, etc). There are also some beautiful homes on the Neuse River and at Holt Lake.

The residents of Smithfield are very friendly and are very unassuming. I know 2 individuals in Smithfield/Selma that each have a net worth of 30 to 50 Million and you would never know it. Their houses are about 2500 to 3000 sf. One drives a Maxima and the other drives a Prius. They don't see themselves as any better than anyone else in town. While that may be a statement of those two individuals and not the town, I do think their attitudes and values are a direct reflection of the fact that they were both raised in Smithfield.
Wow!! I really appreciate everyone's comments. I'm emailing the property owner right now as we speak to send me an application. Do you know anything about the Strickland Drive area?
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:17 PM
 
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Best part is anywhere here will not be winter there!

Will google Strickland Drive and see if I know it.

You will be A-OK there.

Last edited by playnice; 11-28-2007 at 02:20 PM.. Reason: googled
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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Best part is anywhere here will not be winter there!

Will google Strickland Drive and see if I know it.

You will be A-OK there.
AWWWWW be nice I can't wait until I get there so I can tease the people here about enduring another cold midwestern winter!
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