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Old 01-27-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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Hello, I am currently looking at a "possible" move to the Raleigh-Durham-Cary area from Atlanta, which has become a rat-race for me.

I want to move to a smaller metropolitain area, like the one I am originally from (Dayton, Oh) but growing, prosperous, and without the Winters! And a host of more educated and progressive people.

Can anyone break down the metro area down in laymens terms? Housing prices, public schools, demographics...Also what is there for young people to do (im still single and in my 20s!) and how is dating there?

What is the job outlook the area for teachers and administrators?

Thank you much for your time!!!
Where's your job gonna be? That will be the best place to live.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:16 PM
 
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^^agreed... but I think my driving ability has greatly deteriorated now that I live a mile from the office
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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Pretty sure they just laid off a large part of the teaching work force in the area, so I would say the outlook is bad.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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We just had a meeting on how we could cut 10 more percent in our budget. All the teachers and administrators came up with some places but really schools already operate on such tight budgets. We were warned that some positions might be gone for next year, so unless alot of teachers or administrators leave or retire: Good Luck!
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:02 PM
 
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Where's your job gonna be? That will be the best place to live.
I do not think that is always true. What if you work in an area you do not like? Why live there? I say live in an area you feel you can enjoy and offers you things you like. Pittsboro is a really nice place to live, but it is not very close to anything. Potterstone Village is well worth a drive.
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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I do not think that is always true. What if you work in an area you do not like? Why live there? I say live in an area you feel you can enjoy and offers you things you like.
I agree. Proximity to work is one factor, but it's not the only one, and perhaps shouldn't even be the dominant one. Life is about more than the commute. I'd rather live in a community I love than live somewhere close to work that is less than ideal. In addition, jobs change and companies move. I've worked in 6 different locations since I've lived here - and three of those changes were because my company moved.
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