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Old 02-03-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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I am thinking of accepting a job offer in a small town in north Carolina called Washington. It is near Greenville. I have never been there? Can anyone tell me what its like there? I love the outdoors but I read that the crime is pretty bad. What are your experiences? I love small towns and the pictures I've seen on the internet look nice. I do have children in school. How are the schools there? Thanks in advance!!
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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You should post in the North Carolina forum where's it's relevant and folks will see it.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Commonwealth Of Virginia
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I have relatives that live in Greenville, NC, and they tell me Washington is a quaint little town they like to visit.

Like the other comment, I agree, the questions you are asking would be better answered in the NC thread.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:52 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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I checked the information that you probably checked on the regular City-Data.

One thing I noticed is that the elevation is 8 feet above sea level. If you get a 12 foot hurricane, that could be a problem as close as Washington is to the river. So the first thing I would look for is the topography and find the highest ground I could.

The crime rate is a lot of times higher inside town than out of town, so I would look for something out in the county and get as far away from the water as possible. That is just logic in North Carolina. It is all right to be where you can see the water, but be high above the water if you don't want water in your house when a hurricane comes.

I have always had a favorable opinion of Washington, but I have never lived in Northeastern North Carolina, so what I have told you is just about what I know.

http://www.city-data.com/county/Beaufort_County-NC.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/Washin...-Carolina.html

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Old 02-04-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to tell me what you know! : )
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:13 PM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to tell me what you know! : )
Something you may or may not know. Bath, North Carolina, is the oldest town in North Carolina, so that area was one of the first areas settled in this state. I don't understand that crime rate either. It used to be that you did not even have to lock your doors in the rural areas of this state. None of us natives like what is happening to our state crime wise at this time. Wish I knew how to fix it there and here in Union County where I live. I hate to live in fear, but crime seems to be everywhere.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:11 PM
 
Location: NC
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bath is a small town, as you know, not too far from greenville.

its not affected by hurricanes any more than greenville, either (which is to say, other than moderate to heavy, but not severe, wind and rain, not affected too badly). historically, storms either clip the southern coast and move up the outer banks and out to sea or, come inland either further to the south, and track up towards raleigh or charlotte.

for whatever reason, g'ville just doesnt get hit that often (which is good).

been in NC most of my life, and have seen worse hurricane damage in raleigh, charlotte and princeton (in that case, flooding), than i have seen in greenville. all of those being more inland than either g'vill or washington.

because youll be east of 95 your homeowners ins will be significantly higher, though (just an FYI)
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