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Old 11-22-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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Obviously not a hotbed of cultural activity, but I don't care about that. What I want to know is whether this a run-down, backwoods, hole-in-the-wall place or just a nice small scenic rural town?
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Cary - A great town for me
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Obviously not a hotbed of cultural activity, but I don't care about that. What I want to know is whether this a run-down, backwoods, hole-in-the-wall place or just a nice small scenic rural town?
It is like the land that time forgot. It is quite outdated, but development is very slowly staring to make its way there. It reminds me so much of where I cam from, which is now why I don't live there anymore. Very quiet, beautiful country areas, just not much around. Everything is a drive......for now.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:00 AM
 
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Thx! Also how conservative (or liberal) is it, generally? How "diverse" or not is it? etc Thx
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Thx! Also how conservative (or liberal) is it, generally? How "diverse" or not is it? etc Thx
I was looking into Pittsboro for a while. It's small, but kind of nice. It seems to have a progressive bent, I would say. Fairly short drive to Chapel Hill too (15-20 mins?).

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Old 11-22-2008, 10:17 AM
 
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Thx! Also how conservative (or liberal) is it, generally? How "diverse" or not is it? etc Thx

Probably not as conservative as I would like.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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Hm - all this "close to chapel hill" concerns me also - ie not interested in an area with college crowd and/or extremely liberal bent -
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Hm - all this "close to chapel hill" concerns me also - ie not interested in an area with college crowd and/or extremely liberal bent -
I don't think you are going to see a lot of college kids in Pittsboro. I went there once to check out the quaint downtown and get an ice cream at the soda shoppe. I posted some pictures here a while back.

To be honest I didn't get a feel one way or the other about a liberal or conservative vibe. The town is pretty small and just strikes me as a nice southern town. I don't think you will be overwhelmed with politcal vibes there.

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Old 11-22-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Hm - all this "close to chapel hill" concerns me also - ie not interested in an area with college crowd and/or extremely liberal bent -

Man, I know how you feel. The problem is, more and more areas are leaning liberal. This will continue as more kids finish their indoctrination in college. Without heading deep south, the best you may be able to do is pick a mix area, such as in Cary & Apex. If you stay away from the university areas such as CH, then you should not have their ideology forced down your throat, although this year has been quite the exception.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:13 AM
 
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Hm - all this "close to chapel hill" concerns me also - ie not interested in an area with college crowd and/or extremely liberal bent -
There's no crowd, there's only 2,000 people and change.

I would say it's less conservative than many small towns in the area, which appeals to me. I'm not sure that's a deal breaker (again only 2,000-3,000 people) but my sense was it was the type of atmosphere I'd like which sounds like the opposite of what you'd like.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:43 AM
 
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There's no crowd, there's only 2,000 people and change.

I would say it's less conservative than many small towns in the area, which appeals to me. I'm not sure that's a deal breaker (again only 2,000-3,000 people) but my sense was it was the type of atmosphere I'd like which sounds like the opposite of what you'd like.
It is less conservative then other areas, it has a bio-fuels plant, a few co-ops and health food stores. It's a wonderful small town. It's too far away for college kids, but I know a few professors that live there.

If people want to live in a town where no one votes Democrat and Limbaugh is considered great radio listening, then it's probably not going to be town for them.
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