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Old 09-14-2011, 12:00 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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Pinehurst, Southern Pines and most of Moore county has what you are looking for except 30 minutes to the coast. Two hrs will get you to Carolina Beach or 2.5 to Myrtle beach.
In the words of Mick Jagger "You can't always get what you want".
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:09 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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TuborgP.. have you lived in New Bern? Know much about it?
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Wouldn't say I know a lot ...
People like it and it is well spoken of...
Are you describing the New Bern in NC?
I've never heard a positive word said about the place.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:59 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Are you describing the New Bern in NC?
I've never heard a positive word said about the place.
Neither have I. The demographics tell the story.
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Neither have I. The demographics tell the story.
Racist?
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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New Bern NC Neighborhoods- All about New Bern NC Communities and Subdivisions from www.new-bern.nc.us
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Racist?
Why would you suggest that?

Take a look at how New Bern's young adult population (especially males) move away...among other demographic details. It's definitely not a top place where people want to live...

The local economy is driven by construction (practically non-existent), education (a community college and unranked K-12 schools), public administration (insignificant) and services (minimal).

Did I mention that the crime rate is well above average.
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Old 09-14-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Why would you suggest that?

Take a look at how New Bern's young adult population (especially males) move away...among other demographic details. It's definitely not a top place where people want to live...

The local economy is driven by construction (practically non-existent), education (a community college and unranked K-12 schools), public administration (insignificant) and services (minimal).

Did I mention that the crime rate is well above average.
Perhaps like many popular destinations in NC there are multiple populations comprised of those who have lived there for generations and newbies who have arrived over the last 20 years seeking retirement and recreational activities. The populations have very different resources and needs. Perhaps, just perhaps.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Why would you suggest that?

Take a look at how New Bern's young adult population (especially males) move away...among other demographic details. It's definitely not a top place where people want to live...

The local economy is driven by construction (practically non-existent), education (a community college and unranked K-12 schools), public administration (insignificant) and services (minimal).

Did I mention that the crime rate is well above average.
...when I clicked on the Demographics link you provided in regard to New Bern, I see listed a high percentage of nonwhite population. (The link just shows demographic stats, not crime stats.) While one might be tempted make direct correlations between income levels and crime, caution may be called for before such correlations are proved for this particular city as with all particular cities, to distinguish carefully between different kinds of crime including the ever-present white collar crime.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Hmm, the wiki demographic data is based on the 2000 Census. Try looking elsewhere for the 2010 stuff. For those who care about such things, the white population appears to be greater than 70% and the town also appears to be growing. There's also a greater percentage of married couples compared to the national average and a greater percentage of Baptists. Unemployment is a tad higher as is crime. I can't link to the numbers without linking to a site that would violate the TOS. Google or DuckDuckGo is your friend.
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Old 09-14-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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So I retired to High Rock Lake in Salisbury,NC. My wife and I really enjoy the area 3 Colleges in town plenty of young people so I can feel older then I am. If you like golf there are 4 good layouts to play on. See a lot of people biking and just relaxing. Plenty of restaurants. 1 hour to Charlotte, Winston and Greensboro. Nice area nice people.
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