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Old 12-27-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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What are your opinions of it? Is it a diverse area? Is it a good place for a young african american couple to move? Do they have a wide variety of job oppurtunities? Do they have nice shopping areas and restaurants? What is the price range between renting an apartment? What apartment complexes are nice, safe, and affordable? And any other information you can offer about the triangle area.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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This is such a HUGE area. There are probably thousands of nice, safe apartments to live in when you consider the entire triangle area. The price is going to vary depending on what toen you choose and what size aot you are looking for. I'd probably crunch some numbers nad see what you think you can afford in rent and then move from there. I think there is plenty of nice shopping (both regular and high end shopping), plenty of nice dining and I would consider the majority of the triangle pretty diverse.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:37 PM
 
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Do they have a wide variety of job oppurtunities?
That depends entirely on what kinds of job opportunities you're looking for. At the risk of starting yet another endless thread about whether the local economy is good or bad, I will say that quite a few big employers in the area have had or are planning layoffs (January has potential to be bad).

That said, certain fields are still strong. But don't think this is the land of milk & honey with regard to jobs. Maybe better than where you are; maybe not. I wouldn't advise coming down here unless you have a livable job lined up before you move.

Use the search feature on this site to look for the word "jobs" or "economy" in this forum. More than you'll ever want to read.
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Old 12-27-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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That depends entirely on what kinds of job opportunities you're looking for. At the risk of starting yet another endless thread about whether the local economy is good or bad, I will say that quite a few big employers in the area have had or are planning layoffs (January has potential to be bad).

That said, certain fields are still strong. But don't think this is the land of milk & honey with regard to jobs. Maybe better than where you are; maybe not. I wouldn't advise coming down here unless you have a livable job lined up before you move.

Use the search feature on this site to look for the word "jobs" or "economy" in this forum. More than you'll ever want to read.
The OP indicates in another thread that she is an RN.
Likely one of the better fields to be in, IMO.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Let me take your questions one at a time.

Opinions? Many.
Diverse? Widely
Race? Its a good area for all young singles and couple. Its race neutral IMHO.
Shopping? Same that Jersey has to offer give or take a few named Grocery stores.
Restaurants? See Shopping answer.
Apartments? Many big and small. $500 to $5000 per month. Just have to pick one.
Raleigh area? Its not New Jersey. It is not utopia either.
Better weather.
Lower Taxes.
Worse Public Schools.
Better cost of living.
Cheaper houses
Cleaner air and soil.
Cleaner water.
Crime is a push as its everywhere.

It is certainly worth a look and see as it has lots to offer for some while other can take or leave it. Good luck with your search!
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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Very diverse in my part of town, and, having the misfortune to have once lived in Edison Township, much more civilized than Jersey.

I've been in my apt 4 years. See what you get for the rent:

Supersized Living in North Raleigh - Northridge Crossings
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Old 12-29-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: SW Durham, NC (27713)
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Very Diverse. Where are you coming from? I come from Clark NJ which is not very, but we now live in SW Durham. We lived in Cary for 6 years before moving to SW Durham.

As I have recommended before, I would find a job first and then decide where to live. If you are a RN, then recommendation might be different if you had a job with UNC, Duke, Rex, etc.

When I moved here 8 years ago we started in this apartment complex ->
Find Durham apartments and homes for rent in the RESEARCH TRIANGLE area at Bridges at Southpoint. (http://www.bridgesatsouthpoint.com/s/homepage - broken link)

It was called something else back then (Sterling Forest I believe), but it was there before the mall came in.

At any rate, I wish you luck!
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