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Old 01-12-2008, 03:58 PM
 
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Default Scranton PA area to Raleigh area

Im moving there from Scranton Pa area. Has anyone else moved from this area to there/ Is it better for work and more to do? How about the cost of living there as compared to PA?
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Im moving there from Scranton Pa area. Has anyone else moved from this area to there/ Is it better for work and more to do? How about the cost of living there as compared to PA?
Well, the move wasn't direct...

Born in Susquehanna.
Quality time in Tunkhannock.
2nd-4th grade in Honesdale.

All of that was long ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

You will pay less for ice-melt, snow tires, etc.

What type of work do you seek?
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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I moved from PA 12 years ago. I'm from the western side of the state. Jobs are definitely more plentiful, weather is better but the cost of housing will be higher. We have loved it and never regretted our decision. We do miss family a LOT.
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Old 01-12-2008, 07:30 PM
 
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I got my wife to move from Shawnee to here.....but she did it for me so I guess that's a unique situation.
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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I got my wife to move from Shawnee to here.....but she did it for me so I guess that's a unique situation.

Do you guys like it? weather? How about tornados?
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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Not directly, born raised in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton area then onto New York and then Wake Forest NC.

It is better for work here in most every area of jobs I can think of. Service, Engineering, Medical, and IT fields appear to be better here.

Retail and food services is about the same.

Many more teaching opportunities here but salary is less here then in PA/NY.

This area is not good for Snow Plow drivers but as long as they can drive a truck the job market is good.

Groceries are more here than Scranton. Taxes are MUCH LESS. Gas is cheaper here.
More traffic here on most major roads than on say Rt 6 near the Viewmont Mall on a Saturday.

I would suggest you visit the various website about the area and the public and private school systems if you have school age children.

At the moment the area in a very bad drought but one day it will pass to.

Good luck with your move to sunny and warm NC!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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Not directly, born raised in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton area then onto New York and then Wake Forest NC.

It is better for work here in most every area of jobs I can think of. Service, Engineering, Medical, and IT fields appear to be better here.

Retail and food services is about the same.

Many more teaching opportunities here but salary is less here then in PA/NY.

This area is not good for Snow Plow drivers but as long as they can drive a truck the job market is good.

Groceries are more here than Scranton. Taxes are MUCH LESS. Gas is cheaper here.
More traffic here on most major roads than on say Rt 6 near the Viewmont Mall on a Saturday.

I would suggest you visit the various website about the area and the public and private school systems if you have school age children.

At the moment the area in a very bad drought but one day it will pass to.

Good luck with your move to sunny and warm NC!!!!!
We Dont have kids just doggies. Are the homes sturdy there? What about tornados?
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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Tornadoes are not a real issue here. Even in Tornado Alley in the middle of the country, your chances of even seeing a tornado in your lifetime are very tiny, so obviously the chances of losing your house in one is too small to comprehend. Basically, I wouldn't worry about it.

There are some realtors and at least one home inspector on this forum who should be ablet to tell you about the sturdiness of the average home. Foundation issues are pretty widespread in this area, but other than that it's probably a case-by-case basis with some houses built cheaply and some that are more solid.
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:19 PM
 
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It is just my husband and I wanted to buy home outright. Do you think that is possible to get a good sturdy home for around 100k? We just need about 1200 square foot
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Old 01-12-2008, 09:21 PM
 
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How much is food tax and clothes tax?
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