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Old 02-15-2011, 06:29 PM
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I've written here a couple of times before asking for input about my move. My fiancee and I are looking for a slow-paced small town, with moderate weather (we're more concerned about the heat than the cold). We both have health conditions that make us tired and weak often and city life is just not working out for us. So hard to keep up. Traffic is another big issue for us - we're looking for a place where driving is more relaxed.

On the other hand, we also want to be able to find jobs. We're not looking for careers per say, as we're both on disability, but we do want slow-paced part-time jobs that we'd enjoy.

All of that being said, we do need our new town to have a decent hospital and doctors (not necessarily in town, but nearby)-

We're both drawn to the mountains. So far ,we've really liked what we've read about Tryon, NC, particularly because of the weather and doesn't hurt that it's called the friendliest town in the South. Seems like there's enough to do there and a real sense of community. (We haven't visited yet)

We also like Harpers Ferry - beautiful scenery and it's a lot closer to our families , who live in NJ and WV.

Any other suggestions anyone? We're beginning to feel like we want to be closer to our families , but, of course, that would mean moving further up north which isn't exactly what we wanted.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:48 AM
Location: Lansing, MI
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You might be better asking about Tryon in the NC forum. I personally have not been there, but have heard there is a very strong horse community associated with the town.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:40 PM
Location: North Carolina
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I live in Rutherford County, NC, not too far from Tryon, and today it is 93 degrees outside, with a heat index of 108, humidity of sixty percent, and a dew point of seventy-seven. It's hot outside, and it will be that way until September. It doesn't get quite as hot in Tryon, but there will be days when the temperature there pushes ninety, and the humidity will be sort of high pretty frequently. Right now in Tryon it's 95 with a heat index of 100, humidity of thirty-seven, and a dew point of sixty-six. You can tell that while it isn't quite as hot, there isn't a ton of difference. Tryon is a nice place, you are also close enough to Lake Lure to visit, and it is a nice town. However, there aren't a ton of things to do there, but you can always go to Asheville or Charlotte. If you are looking for somewhere that is cool in the summer, this isn't it. Also, some winters are really mild and we hardly get any snow, and some winters the low temperatures can approach zero with highs never getting out of the teens. Snow during these winters ranges from eight inches to over three feet. You never really know what it's going to do in the winter. Severe thunderstorms, hail, and flooding are also possibilities. We rarely have any flooding, but we frequently experience thunderstorms. The typical storm here isn't severe, but when they are severe we usually get winds in excess of seventy miles per hour, golf ball to soft ball sized hail, and isolated tornadoes. However, this doesn't outweight the beauty and benefits of living here. I think you need to explore both places and find which one best fits you and the lifestyle you are looking for. Good luck!
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:03 AM
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Check out Elkins, West Virginia. It's a small college town with excellent services and the climate you're looking for. City of Elkins || A great place to call home.
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