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Old 10-12-2019, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Your problem is your budget. You're right, this area is not for you. The sprawl will spread just like it always does. Clayton will not be immune and just give a longer commute.

We don't know what locations might make sense for you because we don't know where your job would be.
1000% agree.
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:20 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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...we see more growth and traffic (what we are trying to get away from).
Unless your work REQUIRES you to move to a place like Raleigh... why do so?
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Mebane is growing, too, but not nearly like the Triangle is.



Pack snacks and drinks, because you are going to cover some ground, for sure. Good luck!
We ended up visiting Knightdale, Zebulon, Rolesville, Wake Forest, North Raleigh, and then drove back down and hung out in downtown Fayetteville. In all Raleigh areas, we can pretty much see the way paved for growth (road construction to bring more lanes, new housing developments, new buildings/brand new shopping areas. The downtown Wake Forest area was really neat, but too much of a "planned community" feeling surrounding it for what we want. Honestly, think Raleigh may not be right for us which sucks because he peripherals all make sense. We started out thinking Asheville, Greensboro, and Charlotte but discounted Asheville because of crime increase, cost of living, and lack of jobs. Greensboro we thought wouldn't have enough jobs, but will visit that next and then the areas surrounding Chapel Hill that you all mentioned. Sucks because I really wanted a solid exit plan for Florida, but now back to the drawing board. No disrespect to any of y'all that live in Raleigh, we do love it, but it just doesn't make sense for us right now.
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Old 10-12-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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We ended up visiting Knightdale, Zebulon, Rolesville, Wake Forest, North Raleigh, and then drove back down and hung out in downtown Fayetteville. In all Raleigh areas, we can pretty much see the way paved for growth (road construction to bring more lanes, new housing developments, new buildings/brand new shopping areas. The downtown Wake Forest area was really neat, but too much of a "planned community" feeling surrounding it for what we want. Honestly, think Raleigh may not be right for us which sucks because he peripherals all make sense. We started out thinking Asheville, Greensboro, and Charlotte but discounted Asheville because of crime increase, cost of living, and lack of jobs. Greensboro we thought wouldn't have enough jobs, but will visit that next and then the areas surrounding Chapel Hill that you all mentioned. Sucks because I really wanted a solid exit plan for Florida, but now back to the drawing board. No disrespect to any of y'all that live in Raleigh, we do love it, but it just doesn't make sense for us right now.

You're going about this the right way. You want an exit plan, but you're not just going where "the lists" say you should. Good luck with your search.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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You're going about this the right way. You want an exit plan, but you're not just going where "the lists" say you should. Good luck with your search.


I appreciate it. Thank you and the rest of the folks for trying to provide some assistance. Sending good vibes your way!!!
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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Look up the Greenville Spartanburg SC area.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Cary
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I'd look in the north-western part of South Carolina as stated above. Lower costs, beautiful area, and near good medical if needed.
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Old 10-13-2019, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Why would you go to Fayetteville?
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Old 10-13-2019, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Look up the Greenville Spartanburg SC area.
Just what I was thinking! Love Raleigh but this area is much less congested, has just about everything you would need, and is more affordable. Better get here quick, though, as prices are rising!
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:03 AM
 
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Now retired, I feel absolutely no draw to the area. IMHO, it's not a pretty area, and apart from a section of road here and there, or rare perspective I find it very bland - a replicating sameness.
Not a pretty area? Compared to what? Short of resort destinations literally in the intermountain west or being right on the beach, this is one of the most naturally attractive places I've seen in this country for a major metro area. Tree-filled and verdant, parks everywhere, birds singing year-around, temperate climate, no heavy industrial areas creating eye-sores.
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