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Old 05-21-2007, 08:13 AM
 
Location: new orleans
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I've never been to Naples (FLA) but have been to the Triangle. It is a good place to be if you like the South. It has lots of interesting stuff to do, a good museum or three, lots of sunshine, and extremely friendly folk.

My question to myself is "where will I be happiest overall?"
and that IS the question. Places I thought I'd like have turn out to be not so great ..... places I left in search of something are calling me back......

to the topic, having lived in both... I'd vote for neither .... but if I HAD to choose, it would be NC.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I'd pick N.C. hands down. Good Luck.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Az.
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I love both places (Florida and North Carolina). I've lived in North Carolina for 2 1/2 years. I've visited Florida about 4 times already. I love both. That's hard to choose.
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:00 AM
 
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hehehe, I live in NC and I wouldn't chose either right now!!!
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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I like the Naples and San Marcos Island area of Florida. But, it is pricey. If I had the dinero, I would consider there.

What is really around Raleigh? Though it is about a several hour drive to the ocean (if that is what you are thinking).

I like western NC - It is a low priced place to live, and I kind of like the mountains. Problem is, in the low lying areas it does get hot in the summer.

Blowing Rock is a great town - And, if you can afford a house with a view - WOW!
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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Default Florida yuck

Anywhere but FLORIDA.
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Old 05-25-2007, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Look at Edenton, NC.
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Forget NC, SC is now the hot spot.
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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Smile Fl. or N.C.

I'm not retired (not as yet) but as I work a traveling profession I have the pleasure of seeing my parents in Fl. quite often.

There is much pro & con but to sum it up my folks will be moving when it is more favorable to do so. In the meantime they are taking their time to explore and focus on their next locale.They are not Fl. bashers but have had their fill and desire to move to a more civil area.

I myself like Fl. and so did they (to some degree) but after careful review of their comments I may not be retiring to Fl. when I am eligible.

I doubt if you could go wrong with N.C.--- I'd take a long hard look before I'd choose Fl.
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Old 06-08-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Smile The Carolinas are the "New Florida"

I had someone say to me that the Carolinas are the "new Florida". It's true that it's getting to be more popular, especially where I am in Northern Virginia where everywhere in North Carolina is a fairly easy 4-8 hours drive away. I know our company has gotten a significant amount of interest regarding the Carolinas over the past year.

Also, I don't recall if I've mentioned this before in one of these forums (I think I have), but a number of people are relocating from Florida to the Carolinas. There's even a term for them if they were originally from the Northeast, moved to Florida and then went to the Carolinas; they're calling them "half-backers" or "J-turners" because they have gone halfway back up the coast.

Many are making this choice to avoid the heat, hurricanes, cost of living, congestion, and/or insurance costs associated with Florida.
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