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Old 03-11-2010, 08:59 AM
 
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I think you should check out downtown Greenville, SC. It's much cheaper to live there than here, so your 6 months will stretch out further. It's popular for young people, and the downtown is really great. They have tons of affordable apartments right in downtown. I think you would really like it it you visited. They also have a good job market there.
Greenville.. hmm.. looks beautiful.. I'm truly open to anywhere, although Raleigh is my 1st choice. Problem is, I'd be driving 9 hours to Raleigh and I'm not sure how many other destinations I'll be able to see. Especially further south.. But it looks so nice... Ahh I have to see how much PTO I can afford to take at work.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:27 PM
 
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Thank you! (And I probably sound motherly since I'm a mom.)

I wish my (grown) children would appreciate my advice. Their favorite response to me is, "Mom, let us make our own mistakes!'

Sometimes it's like watching one's (young) children walk into traffic.

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Haha very sound, level headed advice isn't it? And it's much appreciated..
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Raleigh,NC
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I think you should check out downtown Greenville, SC. It's much cheaper to live there than here, so your 6 months will stretch out further. It's popular for young people, and the downtown is really great. They have tons of affordable apartments right in downtown. I think you would really like it it you visited. They also have a good job market there.
Greenville SC does have a cute, but also smaller DT than Raleigh. With a smaller job market and a higher unemployment rate(10.7%), I'm not sure I would recommend it over Raleigh to anyone. Raleigh has a better job market and has much more to offer beyond that.

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Old 03-12-2010, 05:23 AM
 
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Blink,

Try to hit downtown Raleigh on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. Hit the Glenwood Avenue South Areas (Glenwood Avenue section between Peace Street and Hillsborough Street) Tons of bars, restaurants and night life. There are also pockets of activity down around Moore Square and Parts of Fayetteville street. Some other places in and around downtown to consider checking out:

The Remedy Diner (tiny restaurant & bar w/ interesting atmosphere)

Boylan Bridge Brewpub (sit outside for a nice view of Downtown)

Raleigh Times Bar (sit inside by a window or outside to people watch)

Morning Times Coffee (go upstairs)

Solas (trendy "upscale" dance club)

Grab some Cue' at The Pit (nice Bar there too)

Stop by Seaboard Wine (Free Wine Tasting Sat 12-4)

Helios (The downtown Coffee Cafe (has beer and wine too & free wifi)

Natty Greens (New Brewpub that opened this week)

Tir Na Nog (Irish Pub in Moore Square)

If you are in town on the frist Friday of the Month check out Art Space

Another Option

Get in your Car and drive over to Five Points

Grab some Pizza at Lilly's Pizza

Have some Coffee at Third Place (http://www.thirdplacecoffee.com/ - broken link)

See a Movie at the Rialto (http://www.therialto.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemi d=9 - broken link)

Other Options:

Go to the Flea Market at noon on Saturday and People Watch (Its HUGE)

Drive a few miles north of downtown and Check out North Hills (lots of shopping and restaurants)

Visit the LoneRider Brewery on a Thur, Fri, or Sat and have a pint at their friendly tasting Bar.

For apartments, I would look into places in and around Cameron Village if you want to be closer to downtown. If you end up needing to be out in the burbs look into places near Lake Lynn around Creedmoor & Lynn Road.

Google "New Raleigh" and "Go Go Raleigh" read these blogs during the months leading up to your visit. You will learn a lot about new things coming to the area and stuff to do.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:52 PM
 
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NorthRaleighGuy knows how to enjoy a city.

Keep in mind Solas has a dress code.

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Blink,

Try to hit downtown Raleigh on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. Hit the Glenwood Avenue South Areas (Glenwood Avenue section between Peace Street and Hillsborough Street) Tons of bars, restaurants and night life. There are also pockets of activity down around Moore Square and Parts of Fayetteville street. Some other places in and around downtown to consider checking out:

The Remedy Diner (tiny restaurant & bar w/ interesting atmosphere)

Boylan Bridge Brewpub (sit outside for a nice view of Downtown)

Raleigh Times Bar (sit inside by a window or outside to people watch)

Morning Times Coffee (go upstairs)

Solas (trendy "upscale" dance club)

Grab some Cue' at The Pit (nice Bar there too)

Stop by Seaboard Wine (Free Wine Tasting Sat 12-4)

Helios (The downtown Coffee Cafe (has beer and wine too & free wifi)

Natty Greens (New Brewpub that opened this week)

Tir Na Nog (Irish Pub in Moore Square)

If you are in town on the frist Friday of the Month check out Art Space

Another Option

Get in your Car and drive over to Five Points

Grab some Pizza at Lilly's Pizza

Have some Coffee at Third Place (http://www.thirdplacecoffee.com/ - broken link)

See a Movie at the Rialto (http://www.therialto.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemi d=9 - broken link)

Other Options:

Go to the Flea Market at noon on Saturday and People Watch (Its HUGE)

Drive a few miles north of downtown and Check out North Hills (lots of shopping and restaurants)

Visit the LoneRider Brewery on a Thur, Fri, or Sat and have a pint at their friendly tasting Bar.

For apartments, I would look into places in and around Cameron Village if you want to be closer to downtown. If you end up needing to be out in the burbs look into places near Lake Lynn around Creedmoor & Lynn Road.

Google "New Raleigh" and "Go Go Raleigh" read these blogs during the months leading up to your visit. You will learn a lot about new things coming to the area and stuff to do.

Good Luck!
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