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Old 02-29-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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Hi all, my husband and i are in our late 20's with 2 small children, schools and churches are important to us. my husband will be looking for work proably with a home builder or any place thats hiring! i'm interested in being near Raleigh, but on the outskirts where housing and land is less expensive. we want to live near raleigh because we have family in goldsboro, but we are torn because living in a beautiful place with mountains, hills, streams and hiking is even more important, i want to raise my kids in a down to earth town where we can spent time enjoying nature. we've thought about moving to the west side of the state or even eastern Tenn. but we are a young family and like the cultural benefits of being near a bigger city. is there anywhere that has the best of both worlds? any small towns with good schools near a big town? any tips of advice would be greatly appreciated! -Brandi
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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Hi all, my husband and i are in our late 20's with 2 small children, schools and churches are important to us. my husband will be looking for work proably with a home builder or any place thats hiring! i'm interested in being near Raleigh, but on the outskirts where housing and land is less expensive. we want to live near raleigh because we have family in goldsboro, but we are torn because living in a beautiful place with mountains, hills, streams and hiking is even more important, i want to raise my kids in a down to earth town where we can spent time enjoying nature. we've thought about moving to the west side of the state or even eastern Tenn. but we are a young family and like the cultural benefits of being near a bigger city. is there anywhere that has the best of both worlds? any small towns with good schools near a big town? any tips of advice would be greatly appreciated! -Brandi
I think Clayton may be worth looking into. It is an area that is growing (houses and commercial development) so hopefully your husband could find work in construction, it is 20-30 minutes outside of Raleigh, housing and land is less expensive than in Raleigh and Clayton is located between Raleigh and Goldsboro.

FWIW, here in the piedmont region of NC you will need to drive a few hours west if you desire to see mountains. The Triangle area has a lot going for it, but we don't have any mountains.
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