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Old 12-08-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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I am being relocated to the Martinsville area, What are some good areas to look to live? Is there any advantage/disadvantage to living in NC vs VA? What is the job outlook like in Martinsville? Is it feasible to commute from Martinsville to Greensboro ore Winston-Salem?
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:57 PM
 
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If you type Martinsville in the search box, I'm sure there are previous threads about it here. It has a very low cost of living with houses at bargain prices, due to the poor employment situation with many mills and industries having failed and pulled out. To its credit, the city has a science museum, and a NASCAR raceway.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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If not to nosey what kind of company
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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I am being relocated to the Martinsville area, What are some good areas to look to live? Is there any advantage/disadvantage to living in NC vs VA? What is the job outlook like in Martinsville? Is it feasible to commute from Martinsville to Greensboro ore Winston-Salem?
Good areas to live in Martinsville include Forest Park, Chatmoss, some areas of Collinsville and Ridgeway. There are nice areas and more in the way of shopping and restaurants in Danville (30 minutes from Martinsville).

If you live in NC and work in VA you will pay income taxes to both states. Generally speaking property taxes are higher in NC. But the suburbs North of Greensboro are nice and schools in Guilford county have a good reputation. And Greensboro is a nice little city with shopping and restaurants as well.

Job outlook in Martinsville is not great but there are some companies that have come and created jobs recently. If you are being relocated here with a good company and a good job it's not a bad place to live as long as you don't need night life or a metro social scene. I wouldn't suggest anyone move here without having a job lined up.

It is feasible to commute between Martinsville and Greensboro (45 minutes or so). Not to Winston-Salem (90 minutes at least from Martinsville)
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Laurel Park is nice on the outskirts and Axton ,Leatherwood .Houses are cheaper .My son worked for Star Tek before it closed .Depends on how much you want to spend and how far you want to drive ,but I would stay outside the city and since you already know Art I'm sure he can guide you as he should know the area .Spencer Group realty ,Rives S .Brown and Evan Realty and Southern Virginia properties and Berry Elliot have listings for the area and houses range from 20 thousand and up .Depends on where you would like to live and afraid Danville is farther than 30 minutes and there are places like Ridgeway closer to NC .NC taxes are higher
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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I'm a Martinsville native but I have to agree with Ains101 who seems to be subtly steering the OP to move to Greensboro. Commuting is very feasible, though it depends on your job I would assume. Many people do it. To shorten your drive time you may want to live in the northern part of Greensboro.

Why are you relocating to Martinsville? Is your job moving you or are you moving and for other reasons and need to find work? The unemployment rate in Martinsville is the highest in the state. Not a lot of professional opportunities. If you insist on living in the Martinsville area, there seems to be a nice townhouse complex in Laurel Park. Good luck.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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Any house you want to check on go to the pittsylvania GIS sight it will give you all the info on the address you are looking at .
Great tip; I will keep that in mind. Thank you.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:14 AM
 
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If not to nosey what kind of company
Sorry for the late response. I am a search marketing consultant; help clients gain and keep high rank in Google for their website so they can boost their sales. Minor focus of my company is website design, hosting and web maintenance.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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your welcome and it is easy to look up all the tax info and and it gives you pics of the house plus land size and size of house .Just remember where it says put in address do not include the word street or road as it will not give you anything and below will give you area in case there are duplicate addresses.My son set up his brothers sight when he was doing construction down here .He loves the computer stuff but when he shows me something on the puter he types to fast for me to keep up .I'm a puter dummy he is a puter wiz
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